Before Razor’s spark-kicking Jetts Heel Wheels came on to the market, kids had been zooming down the malls with sneakers embedded with heel wheels. Razor’s solution serves to turn any shoe into heel wheeled kicks without the need to buy a pair of ‘specialized’ sneakers. Apparently, Razor thinks add-on heel wheels aren’t enough. A year on, it came up with another novel version: Jetts with electric motor and it is calling it Turbo Jetts. I am not into this heel wheel thing (obviously), but if I am not wrong, this is the first of its kind.
With Razor Turbo Jetts Electric Heel Wheels, it will save your kids the need to kick to get moving and boy, does it sounds like fun to us. I am curious here. Does it fits the giant feet of a grown ass man? Driving the Turbo Jetts is a 80W geared-drive motor, found stuck to the heel of the right heel wheel, which is powered by a 12V lithium-ion battery. The 80W motor and 12V battery combo affords it up to a brisk speed of 10 miles an hour (16 km/h) for up to 30 minutes in between charges.
Beyond electric locomotive, the Razor Turbo Jetts Electric Heel Wheels feature a heavy-duty polymer “quick click” frame, hook-and-loop strap, proprietary 50 mm urethane wheels with sealed bearings, integrated pressure-sensitive power control, and is sized for U.S. sneakers size youth 12 to adult 12. Oh, it fits grown as man too! Brilliant. It is recommended for ages 9 and up, but the rider should not be more than 176 lbs (79 kilograms). Damn! I nearly can’t make it!
Anyways, it is worthy to note that Razor Turbo Jetts Electric Heel Wheels is only powered on one side (that’s the right side), probably to make it easy to handle and less dangerous. I would imagine having both sides motorized would take some synchronization which is easier said than done. Or maybe it is just cost issue, plus if it can work with one motor, why not?
No words on the pricing and availability at this point, but for those roaming around CES may be able to catch the Turbo Jetts in flesh at the CES 2018.