Not just any electric skateboard, the Speedboard only has two wheels connected by a patented spring-loaded linkage mechanism. This means the front wheel can pivot up to 30 degrees as the rider leans into turns. Think of the riding experience as similar to carving slopes on a snowboard, thanks to 10.3-inch Kenda pneumatic tires, which can handle just about any terrain. Read more for a video and additional information.
Most auto enthusiasts are familiar with Porsche and its beautiful vehicles, but did you know they also help design other things, like yachts? Introducing the Royal Falcon One. Measuring 135-feet from bow to stern, the RFF 115 features five three guest suites, a master bedroom with its own private deck, a VIP room, sun deck with jacuzzi, a dining area, bar, an exterior aft lounge, a stern tender garage, and crew quarters. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The original Segway PT (Personal Transporter) is basically a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporter invented by Dean Kamen and brought to market in 2001. The latest models, the i2 SE and x2 SE sport, are steered by leaning the handlebars to the right or left and have a maximum speed of 12.5 mph, thanks to a pair of 2 horsepower (1.5 kW) Brushless DC electric motors with regenerative braking and a range of up to 15–25 mi (24–40 km), depending on terrain. Read more to see what happens when Brad DeBerti installs 37-inch truck tires on a Segway.
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At $850K, the Enata Foiler is a flying yacht that sits on four hydrofoils, enabling you to glide 5-feet above the waves at speeds up to 40 knots. The hydrostatic propulsion system generates an impressive 740 hp, while joystick controls make piloting a breeze, though we still recommend plenty of professional training before taking anyone out. Its sleek carbon fiber chassis keeps things light, even when the seating area is full of passengers. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Lexus makes amazing cars and then luxurious yachts as well. Introducing the LY 650, based on the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept, it was designed by Italian yacht studio Nuvolari Lenard and boasts a two-tone exterior with a coupé-inspired roofline as well as a stunning interior offering all the amenities you’d expect from a 5-star hotel penthouse suite. Read more for two additional videos, pictures and information.
Sweden-based company Hövding has unveiled its third-generation inflatable bicycle helmet, complete with built-in Bluetooth capability. Called the Hövding 3, this airbag-like device syncs with smartphones so it can send messages to friends and / or family in case of an accident. Simply put, it’s worn around the neck like a collar, and upon impact, it automatically inflates, just like a car airbag, instantly protecting the head. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Taiga Motors may be known for their electric snowmobiles, but the Orca is their first foray into personal watercraft. This all-electric watercraft is powered by a 23kWh battery producing 134kW of power (180 hp) and can hit a top speed of 65 mph, while offering two-hours of continuous use on a full charge. It also features a waterproof digital display that can be used to show GPS maps, LTE / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth connectivity, information from water temperature sensors, onboard cameras feeds and sonar. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
When jet ski meets yacht, you get the Vanqraft V16, which measures in at 16-feet long. With enough room for a total of six passengers (driver included), this watercraft boasts jet-ski-like controls, and is powered by a 1.8L Yamaha engine with jet propulsion generating 200 horsepower, which is good for a top speed of 40 knots in the standard model or 50 knots in the supercharged Veloce version. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
British inventor Richard Browning, also known as “Rocket Man”, has successfully completed a historic flight over the Solent from the UK (Hurst Castle) to the Isle Of Wight (Fort Albert). Weighing around 55-pounds, this jet-powered suit consists of five micro gas turbines capable of producing more than 1,000 bhp combined, strapped to the wearer’s hands, forearms and rear. When turned on, they propel the rider upwards and into the air. Read more for the video and additional information.
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What if you could take an air taxi straight from your apartment building without having to take an elevator down to the ground floor first? Industrial designer David Vultaggio’s Bentley Majestic Walker passenger drone lets you do just that. Simply put, it takes off and lands vertically from a landing / charging pad that hangs off the sides of buildings. Read more for additional pictures and information.