Category Archives: What could possibly go wrong?

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

Flying Wheels!

It looks like it’s Japanese week here at WT!

Not content with skating ninjas, our friends in Japan rolled various wheeled things down a ski slope and included a play-by-play announcer with high tech graphics!

If anyone wants to fund our Kickstarter campaign, WT wants to roll American wheels down a slope.  I’m sure they will go even farther and faster!

Roll Baby Roll!

For $170 you can rocket! If by rocket, you mean “roll at 7mph”

Acton R5 Rocketskates are on sale at woot for $170.

This is the most flattering photo they could find.

These things are controlled by a wireless remote control or by an app running on your cell phone. Imagine the shenanigans if you were to get your hands on somebody’s remote? The laughter might almost justify the legal liability that would surely result.

Per the vendor,

“The ACTON R5 RocketSkates are motorized electric skates that can propel a wearer at up to 7 mph. A set of step-in footplates secure most types of footwear with strap bindings similar to those on snowboard boots, accommodating small and large feet.

Supporting riders up to 180 lbs., the powered skate’s (red buckled skate) twin 6”-diameter wheels has a 50-watt motor integrated into its fiber-reinforced nylon frame. Control acceleration and breaking using the included remote control or remote control app. The footplates also pivot down to put your foot in contact with the ground for walking or going upstairs.

The powered skate has a removable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 45 minutes of continuous power (up to a 5-mile range), ideal for travel across a school campus, to a local cafe, or while roaming a neighborhood festival. Battery recharges in 1.5 hours using the included AC adapter.

5 mile / 45 minute range
Max speed: 7mph
Motor: Dual 50W DC hub motors
Battery: Li-ion rechargeable (charges in 1.5 hours)
Maximum User Weight Capacity: 180 lbs.”

Futuristic Robot Suitcase

I try so hard not to mock entrepreneurs, but then things like this happen.

Yes, sexy women everywhere will soon be swooning over dorky guys and their robot suitcases, that is until the robot suitcase trips a little old lady in the airport and crushing legal bills leave him homeless.

SURPRISE! That will never happen and the dorky man’s fortune is secure. This is because the Indigogo campaign behind this product will surely fail and he will lose only his $399 pledge.