Remember going to the roller-rink, skating around with 80’s disco pumping and multi-colored lights playing while skating by girls in bell bottom jeans and a brown button up? No, not really? Well, inventors are still hoping that getting around on electric roller skates will be the future. SpnKix is a lithium battery powered skate that the creators are hoping will take us to the next realm and an away from walking from place to place.
The newly created wearable mobility device is a Kickstarter project that was developed by product designer Peter Treadway, and straps over your shoes as a lightweight fiber-reinforced nylon frame that also can be controlled with a wireless remote. The skates can get you to a speed of 10 miles per hour and has two to three hours of electric life while spinning around town. The design itself looks similar to a mini-Segway for your feet.
The motorized skate shoes are the most well created product in this genre ever, and although the speed isn’t quite as high as expected, the design and product R&D is. After being in development for five years and numerous prototypes, the SpnKix will begin production in the New Year and begin shipping in March 2012 because it will surely surpass its goal of raising $25,000 on Kickstarter. The skates will retail for $649, but with a pledge of $375 you can grab yourself a new pair of motorized skates.