Electric Skates

Electric Skates

Skates have taken most of the work out of walking, and now the next evolution of locomotion has arrived because Electric Skates take most of the work out of skating.

They might not be the most aerodynamic looking things on the planet, which is totally okay since these things roll instead of fly, but you might get the impression that you’re flying when you’re whizzing along at 8MPH. Each skate has an 80-watt motor built into its fiber-reinforced nylon frame, and 6-inch-diameter rubber tires handle riders up to 180lbs with no problem at all.

Electric SkatesYou can control the skates with a handheld wireless remote, which controls both skates simultaneously. In addition to controlling the throttle, the remote also handles the braking, although you can also go the old-school route by dragging the heel stopper to slow yourself down.

Removable lithium-ion batteries in each skate provide your get-up-and-go, providing up to 40 minutes of skating fun. Once your hi-tech cruising drains the batteries, it only takes about five hours to recharge them and have you ready to go again. Just in case you think the whole idea of motorized skating takes a little getting used to, you’ll also get removable training wheels.

Electric Skates

  • Fits men’s shoe sizes 6-14, women’s 7-15 1/2.
  • For ages 16 and up.
  • 10 1/2″ H x 9 1/2″ W x 9″ D. (16 lbs.)

You can take what little effort there is in walking out of the equation with the Electric Skates for $699.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

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Marty Shaw

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Marty Shaw is a Texas-based writer, who is addicted to geeky gadgets and all things Doctor Who-related. When he's not trying to figure out a creative way to hitch a ride in the TARDIS, he imagines what it would be like to live through a zombie apocalypse as an uncool version of Daryl Dixon.

3 Responses to “Electric Skates”

  1. Interesting. If aerodynamics only apply to things that fly, why do F1 cars looks so strange?

  2. Shut up Gus, you Jersey Shore wanna-be homo. Why can’t you just be happy that we’re finally getting motorized skates? You’re one comment is that you criticize the writer of the article because aerodynamics of airplanes has nothing to do with motorizes skates?!

    Good job Marty, and thank you for bringing these to my attention.

    • Wow way to make your comment sound ignorant with your “jersey shore wanna be homo” That has nothing to do with the discussion and makes you immature. On a more mature note, I think the skates are pretty cool and prove that technology will never cease to improve.

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