Walnut Tech AKA Walnutt, the electric skateboard maker with a thing for tiny skateboards, has just announced the pre-sale of its third-generation Spectra X electric skateboard and it is, well, tiny. Despite the diminutive size, Spectra X promised to deliver “a perfect balance of portability and range.” It has almost “unlimited range” – thanks to the swappable batteries.

Walnutt Spectra X Electric Skateboard

In theory, as long you load up with battery packs, you can go on indefinitely. We said in theory because, at $99 a pop, buying a bunch of the battery could make you broke. Also, I am pretty sure the dual hub motor will be crying for a break. Anyways, the battery, which is a Samsung 18650 battery, is seamlessly integrated to the underside of the board without marring the aesthetic.

Swapping out battery literally takes a second and with one hand. I find it odd that Walnutt felt the need to emphasize the one-hand part. Anywho… I guess it is cool to know that you can swap battery like a boss. Maybe? Still on the battery… each pack offers between 8 and 10 kilometers (5-6 miles) range and also, Walnutt said the battery is air-friendly, though it did not detail how so. One thing for sure is, Spectra X electric skateboard is more sustainable compared to its cohort since the skateboard need not to be disposed when the battery’s lifespan ends.

Walnutt Spectra X Electric Skateboard

There are 3 ways of riding the Spectra X: 3D posture control (basically, leaning), using a dedicated remote, or using the Walnutt Go app installed on your mobile device. Speaking on the control methods, Walnut Tech said the Spectra X boasts lighter and more sensitive sensors. It claims 2 millisecond fast reactive posture control sensors that are “precisely tuned for 3 different speed modes.” Another boon with the sensors is, there is no specific feet placement to start ride.

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Other notables include a top speed of 30 km/h (about 18.6 mph), ability to tackle 25 percent incline, maximum load of 100 kilograms (220 lbs), and an IP66 rated construction.

There are two models being offered: a $499 Spectra X and $599 Spectra X Premium. The latter further boasts 24 hours Sentry Mode, anti-lost, P2P sharing, real-time location tracking, remote diagnose and more. Walnutt Spectra X Electric Skateboard is available to order from Walnutt website as we speak. Continue reading to catch the product intro video.

All images courtesy of Walnutt.

Published by Mike chua

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