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With Stark Mobility’s Electric Skateboard, You Are The Remote

Electric skateboard is a norm today, but 99.9 percent of them requires the use of a remote, or an app for control. Now, lets take a step back and think about it: do we really need that (the remote)? Well, Germany company Stark Mobility (no relation to the fictional Stark Industries) certainly did not think so. Armed with this resolution in mind, the company set out to create StarkBoard, the world’s first electric skateboard that leverages intelligent weight and motion tracking to put controls in your hands, or lower torso, to be precise. In other words, you are the remote. Continue reading With Stark Mobility’s Electric Skateboard, You Are The Remote

Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!

Electric skateboard is a dime a dozen today. There are so many manufacturers out there today that consumers are basically spoilt for choice. Hell, you can even cobble one together with a drill if you really want one on the budget. In other words, there aren’t really any breakthrough in electric skateboard development. I mean, a deck, four wheels with a motor or two can hardly be ‘breakthrough’, really. Sadly, skateboard isn’t spared from the monkey see, money do syndrome. The best you get are, oversized wheels for off-road skateboarding, but alas, the concept remains pretty much the same. But the Ungoverned Drifter you see here is a whole new ball game. Continue reading Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!

The Future Of Electric Skateboard Is This: Without The Need For Remote

Imagine this: you walk up to a skateboard, get on it and it starts moving. Sounds more like a probable scene from some sci-fi movies, right? I mean, no control on hand and so, it is more sci-fi then reality, right? Nope. Not quite. This fantasy tech of traveling is real and it is called Spectra. Conceived by Walnut Tech, Spectra is billed as the first and only electric skateboard with a continuously learning 3D posture control system that lets you ride it without the need a remote in your hand. I know right. Finally, your hands can be free to do gestures or whatever as you zoom down the street and your legs, no kicking. It is a seemingly small development, but no small representation of what the future is for skateboard and the future, as it seems, is here now. Continue reading The Future Of Electric Skateboard Is This: Without The Need For Remote

Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

By now, electric skateboard is a commonplace and most electric skateboards function as they should, but if you look closer, they are also mostly single-wheel drive which anyone with basic electric know-how can cobble up one. However, the Blink Qu4tro Electric Skateboard you see here is not ‘most of them’ because, as the product name hints, it is ‘quattro’ which means, like Audi’s quattro, it is all-wheel drive. Yes. You heard that right. A four-wheel drive electric skateboard and that’s not something you see or read about everyday. Continue reading Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

This 3.3 lbs Kit Will Turn Kick-powered Skateboard Into An Electric Vehicle

Electric skateboard is still in its infancy and as such they are not cheap. Even if you have no qualm about dropping handsome money for one, the boards the handful of manufacturers have to offer may not appeal to everyone. Or maybe you just could not let go of your seasoned kick-powered deck. Whatever the case maybe, we have good news for you, or rather Barcelona-based Unlimited Engineering has good news for you. The outfit has came up with the world’s first electric skateboard powertrain, called Eon, that will turn your manual skateboard into an electric vehicle “in seconds,” enabling it to cruise at a blazing 22 mph and up to a range of 15 miles. Continue reading This 3.3 lbs Kit Will Turn Kick-powered Skateboard Into An Electric Vehicle

DIY Drill-powered Skateboard Left Us Pretty Much Speechless

As cool as an electric skateboard is, not everyone can afford to drop a grand for it, but that doesn’t mean you have to live without it. Well, that’s if you have the knack of tinkering and you have a battery-powered electric drill lying around. That, plus some other stuff like bolts, spare grinding brush et cetera. As shown by Igor from Inspire To Make, he has successful converted a regular longboard into an electric one and all he did was to modify one of the front wheels to fit a flexible drill bit extender. From the looks of it, it looks pretty much like a real electric-powered longboard, except that it does not have wireless control like most such board touts since the flexible drill bit extender has to run the length from the hand to the wheel. Continue reading DIY Drill-powered Skateboard Left Us Pretty Much Speechless

At 23 inches, Bolt is the World’s Smallest Electric Skateboard

Conquering the last mile without breaking too much sweat while on your daily commute is a challenge that can be solved by public transport-friendly transportation devices such as skateboards and foldable bicycles. Bicycles would be a clear winner if not for its bulkiness, no matter how tiny it can be collapsed down. Even then with a skateboard like the longboard, it may be deemed cumbersome if the train is seriously packed. While a skateboard as compact as the Penny skateboard seems to be the most viable solution, there is still the kicking to deal with, but not if you are looking at the Bolt Electric Skateboard. Developed by Milano-based Bolt Motion, this super compact electric skateboard measures just 23 inches and weighs in at mere 9 lbs, making it possibly the world’s lightest and smallest electric skateboard. In fact, it rightfully should be the world’s smallest electric vehicle that you could carry tied to your backpack. Continue reading At 23 inches, Bolt is the World’s Smallest Electric Skateboard

This is Monolith, The World’s First Electric Skateboard That is Driven by In-wheel Motors

Electric-powered skateboards are ok. They could save you some leg works when shuttling between point A and point B, but until now, they plagued by weight issue and they are anything but discreet; meaning the external motor(s) makes them pretty unsightly. If those two things irk you, then look no further than the Inboard‘s electric skateboard – the world’s first and only skateboard with in-wheel motors, which pretty much eliminates both aforementioned ‘issues’ with today’s electric skateboards. Driven by patented, weather-resistant Manta Drive in-wheel direct drive motor, the Monolith as it is called, negates the need for external belt system and therefore achieving significant weight saving and drive efficiency. In-wheel motors also gives it a boost in the aesthetic department since no external motors are visible. In fact, it looks almost like any traditional longboard with no hint that it is actually electric-powered. Continue reading This is Monolith, The World’s First Electric Skateboard That is Driven by In-wheel Motors

One Less Thing To Carry: A Backpack That Is Also An Electric Skateboard

if you have been conquering the last mile using a skateboard (i.e. using it as a form of transportation between public commutes), you will know the pros and cons. lets talk about the cons. first, you have one more thing to carry in addition to your backpack (that’s if you carry one) and second, it requires endless kicking, which is something you don’t want to do cos’ turning up to work drenched in sweat sucks. the solution? stuck an electric skateboard into a backpack and wa la, problem solved and that’s precisely what the creator did to create Movpak: a backpack with an integrated electric skateboard. like most electric-powered skateboard, it operates via a remote which you can conveniently stash in the backpack when you don’t need it. Continue reading One Less Thing To Carry: A Backpack That Is Also An Electric Skateboard

Where This Wheeled Snowboard Goes, It Doesn’t Need Snow

quit playing virtual snowboarding games on your Playstation 3 just because winter season is over, cos’ LEIF Electric Freeboard is here to keep your snowboarding adrenalin high – even on paved road. as the post title says, where this board goes, it doesn’t need snow and that’s made possible through a clever design that incorporates two inline skate wheels, each powered by a brushless motor, mounted on 360-degree rotatable casters under the skateboard. this setup allows the board to be maneuvered like a snowboard cutting through streets as if there are powered ground. the real kicker here is of course, the sport of LEIF is season-free, well, maybe not so much for winter season when the roads are all iced up, but still that’s like 70 percent of the time you’d be ‘snowboarding’ dry and top that up with your regular winter snowboarding schedules, that’s like 100 percent time of year where you can snowboard. Continue reading Where This Wheeled Snowboard Goes, It Doesn’t Need Snow