If you’re too cool (or poor) for a segway and can’t get your hands on a motorized unicycle, these electric shoes are for you. Strap one onto each foot and cruise at 13.5 mph for 2-3 miles (or 30 minutes) without a recharge. Speed is manged by a handheld controller and turns you have to slow down and change direction unfortunately. It would be far more impressive and enjoyable if you could simply lean forward/back and left/right to control movement (version 2 perhaps). Check the video and specs below:
How do the iShoes work?
You simply strap them onto your shoes, and with the handheld control be able to travel at speeds up to 13.5mph.
How would someone benefit from using the iShoes?
The iShoes are benificial because they move you at speed faster than walking. A 20 minute walk, is 5 a minute ride on the iShoes.
How are they controlled?
You simply push the handheld button to accelerate, and ease up to engage the electronic brake.
How far can they go?
The iShoes can go 2-3 miles or 30 minutes of casual riding on a single charge.
What do they run on?
They run on rechargeable Lithium batteries
How much time does it take to charge?
It takes 2 hours to fully charge your iShoes.
Do I have to fully discharge the batteries before recharging?
No, Lithium batteries last longer if they are charged midway.
Is it hard to ride the iShoes?
There is a certain amount of skill required to ride the iShoes. Most people are comfortable going full speed after a day or two of practice.
Should users wear a helmet?
We highly recommend wearing a helmet if riding above 5 mph.
Do the iShoes work in wet conditions?
No, the iShoes are designed to be used only in dry envoronments.
How do they Turn?
A basic method of turning is slowing to a stop, turning and continuing. Experienced riders make turns with a skiing style,
placing one leg forward and steering with it.
Via our friends at HackedGadgets