Category Archives: Think of the children!

Better Face Plants with Electricity

This Scooter Packs a Punch! (direct quote)

If there is one thing we know at Wheeled Thing, it’s that when it comes to wheels, bigger is better.  Big wheels roll over cracks or potholes that a smaller wheel will get stuck in.  Big means they ride smoother that don’t have speed wobbles…

One of our biggest frustration with the Razor Scooter fad was the fact the wheels were way to small, and sent too many children to the hospital for facial reconstruction surgery.

Well, plastic surgeons of Ameraica… I’ve got great news for you – The Eon Scooter will soon be flinging kids off their scooters at speeds up to 45 mph!

 

The video on their Indigogo page is 1:30 in length.  Of that time, only 20 seconds (with some of in slow motion), show the person riding the scooter.  35 seconds are shown with the owner dragging or charging the scooter.  That’s right, expect to be dragging this thing around more than riding it.

Included Dork Mode

We urge you not to buy this rolling death trap… but our friends at Eon were kind enough to include a “folding mirror” which will help you to remove the gavel from your chin and  repair your front teeth.  At Starbucks they hate when you walk in with exposed face road rash.

Please clean the blood off your face before entering the office

Goodbye Spokes, Hello Plastic!

Japan Week continues at WT with a look at the “Airless” tire being developed by Bridgestone and reported by DesignBoom

Could these be better than your classic spoked tire?  While I like the fun look, traditional bike wheels are pretty excellent, durable and cheap.

I’d love to get my hands one one of these, while I text with the other hand.

Airless Bike Tire

Look Ma, no air!

Bridgstone also seems to think this is a good idea for cars too!

Airless Car Tire

This would look great on my Hummer!

AeYO!

“AeYO!” is the sound you’ll make when you hear the price 648 Euros or when you hit the ground in a heap after wiping out on this bike/skates combo that is neither a bike nor skates but something in between. Who thought it would be good to strap more restrictive things to your skates?

From http://www.aeyo.com/

 

Don’t Text and Fart

While this may be a little outside the core competency of Wheeled Thing – it is something we know all too much about.

While reading an article titled “Japanese tourism board writes pamphlet to remind Chinese visitors to not fart or burp in public” on the website Shanghaiist, I was served an ad with the headline, “Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks

Text-and_Burp

Don’t Text and Fart

That leads to two questions:

  1. Was this ad served because we should not burp and fart while texting and/or driving?
  2. What kind of tips do you need not to text and drive?  I mean, I could use some tips to prevent farting and burping, but if you are driving, don’t text – how hard is that?

Skyscraper hoverboard

This is DANGEROUS! He should be wearing a HELMET!

Hoverboard Battery Die?

OK, you’re having a great time hovering around New York City… and, well it happens to all of us, your batteries die.  What do you do?  Hop on public transit and go home.  Not!

Your next step will should be to request and Uber… or even better use Citibike.

MTA-Loves_Hoverboards

Please Hover Somewhere Else

It looks like maybe we should rename them the Devilboards