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Zoom Up To 12 MPH With RocketSkates

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While you may feel a little Kickstartered out thanks to a certain potato salad project, the ACTON R RocketSkates project is worth a look if you like the idea of roller skating minus all that pesky exercise. The project page describes them best:

WHAT ARE THE ACTON R ROCKETSKATES™?

They are electric, motorized skates. Simply strap the RocketSkates™ over your shoes and off you go!

Remote controllers? We don’t need remote controls! Your hands are now free for interpretive dance moves as you cruise about town- your feet control the skates.

Each skate has two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor, and are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The skates communicate with each other so they maintain the same speed and behavior.

RocketSkates™ connect to smartphone via the ACTON App. You can monitor your skates and their performance. Route tracking, skate diagnosis, battery status, games, and social interactivity; the app keeps you in touch with other RocketSkaters.

A Software Developer Kit (SDK) will be available for developers interested in creating games and app features for RocketSkates™.

I say best because, of course, I’d describe them as “OMG SKATES THAT MAKE YOU GO ZOOOOOOOM!”

Currently, they come in 3 models: the R-6 lasts for 45 minutes/6 miles, the R-8 lasts for 70 minutes/8 miles, and the R-10 lasts for 90 minutes/10 miles.

Head after the break for more pictures and the video.

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(Kickstarter via Engadget)

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