We would all like to see hoverboards out and about in this day and age – if only because Back to the Future II indicated that we are supposed to have hoverboards sometime in 2015. Hoverboards are most likely in process of being made, but while we wait, a similar product is in the process of being made dubbed “RevoBot”. If you’ve ever heard of SkyWalker, then you’ll know what I’m talking about, but for those who do not know what the SkyWalker is, let me tell you more about the RevoBot.
RevoBot is an advanced control board that moves by using your feet as the controller. Leaning your feet forward moves the board forward, leaning back… well moves the board backwards. Turning is where it might get difficult for some, but may not be difficult at all. Turning to the right, you point your left foot downward and turning left you do the same thing, but your right foot is being pointed downward.
There are some pretty neat features RevoBot comes with. All features being:
- Bluetooth capabilities – Connect your phone to RevoBot and start listening to your music while you’re on the move.
- It has an advanced 3rd generation super intelligent control panel.
- Uses Samsung’s lithium ion battery.
- Charging time is 2 hours.
- 5 different colors to choose from.
- LED lights to help you be seen in the dark or low light areas.
The five different colors I mentioned above are for the pedals and the body. Black on black is one, there’s one with a black body and red pedals, one with a white body and black pedals, a blue body with black pedals, and a limited edition one with a carbon fiber body and black pedals. I’d definitely like to see the carbon fiber RevoBot.
As for specs on this, max speed is 7MPH, the motor power is 700W (350W x 2), 8″ for the tire size, it lasts 10 – 12 miles on a single charge. Can climb up to 15 degrees. It’ll hold up to 230lbs. It is stated in the FAQs that the max weight limit is 230lbs, but cannot guarantee about the performance at that weight. Dimensions (L – W – H) are 580 – 185 – 175mm, platform height is 110mm, ground clearance is 30mm, and the net weight is 10kgs.
Pricing is what it is when it comes to products like these, but fortunately, you don’t have to pay for RevoBot at full retail. You can pay $195 now and then the remaining $490 after the campaign is done. Not too bad, but if you’re asking can you pay at any time while the campaign is still going, that isn’t said. “Super early riders” were able to pay $585 when the full amount is $685. “Early riders” only pay $265, “late, but not too late” pays $665, and for $1,175 you’ll be able to own two RevoBots. Cost of shipping in the US is $54 and any international shipping costs are $117.
RevoBot is set to arrive in mid September this year and production has already started.
What are your thoughts on RevoBot? Think it’s worth $685? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: Indiegogo