Priced at $500, these nifty RocketSkates are designed to be strapped on over regular footwear, and monitor foot movements to make them easy to control. Each skate features two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor that are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. When you want to let the motors do the work, simply tip your feet back so that only the rubber wheels make contact with the ground. If you need to climb stairs, just tip forward and walk on the balls of your feet. Continue reading for a video and more information.
According to The Daily Mail, “Their maximum speed is 12 mph (19 km/h), and the range depends on the model chosen. The $249 R6 will get you around 6 miles (9.7 km) or 45 minutes of use, the $499 R8 is rated for 8 miles (12.9 km)/70 minutes, and the $599 R10 will whizz along for 10 miles (16 km) or 90 minutes.”