Electric Skates Offer High Tech Boogie Nights

The folks at Hammacher Schlemmer are practically DARING you to commute to work in these things or at least raise the technological bar at your roller derby games.


These are the motorized electric roller skates that propel a wearer at up to 8 mph. Riders up to 180 lbs. simply strap the skates on over their shoes, held securely in place by dual fasteners similar to those on ski boots. Each skate has an 80-watt motor integrated into its rugged fiber-reinforced nylon frame that powers its smooth-rolling 6″-diameter rubber tires.

A handheld wireless remote control throttles both skates simultaneously up to 8 mph; gentle stops are achieved by pulling the switch back–engaging the skates’ electronic brakes–or by dragging the heel stopper. Each skate has a removable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 40 minutes of continuous power (5-6 mile range) ideal for travel across a school campus, to a local cafe, or while roaming a neighborhood festival. Batteries recharge in five hours using the included AC adapter. Includes removable training wheels. 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.)

Via Hammacher Schlemmer


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