Electric skateboards are cool — that’s official — however they arrive ten-a-penny today. If you wish to discover a good one, China is the place to look.
However don’t fear, we went there and did the looking for you.
At our TechCrunch Beijing occasion earlier this month, I frolicked with the group from Stary, a really cool firm from China’s electronics hub Shenzhen. Rex Chen, the corporate’s CEO, took a while out of the present to offer us an indication of Stary’s board — which raised a massively spectacular $ 740,000 on Kickstarter earlier this yr.
Not solely is the Stary board fast — with a prime velocity of 18.6 MPH — however it's significantly, significantly mild because of a battery that's stashed contained in the board itself, and a motor that's subtly constructed into one of many rear wheels. Did I point out a handheld management which — fortunately for these with as little talent as me — features a break?
All of this combines to make one of many least assuming motorized skateboards on the earth.
Good news: should you missed the Kickstarter marketing campaign and just like the look of the board, you possibly can go forward and order one from Stary.io, the place they're promoting for $ 899. Truthful warning although, it gained’t ship till March 2016 — however, when you’re into skating, it’s fairly darn cool and well worth the wait.
Source : TechCrunch