Automotive, Cycling & Transportation

Caseboards’ Skateboard Looks Good in the Boardroom

  Electric longboards are becoming increasingly popular for getting around, but carrying them around once you reach your destination is a real pain. If only there was a board that turned into its own case. Caseboards is an electrically powered skateboard that folds into a briefcase, making it easy to carry around. The board uses a powerful 500-watt brushless electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery that gives the skater a range of up to 18 miles depending on load, surface and grade. The board also uses regenerative braking that will charge the battery when slowing down or going down steep hills, potentially extending the ride. Riders control the board with [...]

The Extreme BajaBoard Takes the Skateboard Off-Road

  All vehicles provide some freedom and the most fun of those take us off the beaten path. Everything from the Jeep to the mountain bike has changed our off-road experience, and now it is the skateboard's turn. BajaBoard is an off-road electric mountain board that can power a rider down dirt paths or across fields at just over 30 miles per hour. Four independent RockShox shock absorbers in a double wishbone configuration provide the rider with stability on each of the all-terrain wheels with the suspension system actually designed to handle jumps. Power to the board comes from a removable lithium battery pack that feeds juice to each the three-kilowatt [...]

Smartphone-Sized JUMPR can Jumpstart a Car

  Portable power is a lifesaver when a small mobile device like a phone or camera is running low on juice and with JUMPR, really big mobile devices can also get the power they need with a jumpstart. JUMPR is no bigger than a smartphone and packs enough power to jumpstart a dead car battery. Inside the metallic case is a 6,000 milliamp-hour lithium polymer battery that is capable of delivering twelve volts at a peak of 300 amps. With the included jumper cables, that gives JUMPR the ability to start almost all four- and six-cylinder engines. As impressive as that is, JUMPR will be of most use on an everyday [...]

The Lumen Bicycle Uses Ambient City Lights to Glow Bright

  When you are out in the bright lights of a big city night on your bicycle, safety means being seen. The Lumen glow bicycle uses those bright city lights making urban riding safer. The Lumen glow bicycle is coated with a retro-reflective powder that contains hundreds of thousands of microscopic spheres. These spheres do not just reflect the light, they return the light to its source giving the bike and rims a glow that can be seen up to 1,000 feet away without charging luminescent tape or batteries. During the day, the hand-welded double-butted chromoly steel bike has a stylish charcoal color. At night, since the spheres depend on a [...]

The URB-E E-Vehicle Makes Urban Commuting a Breeze

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   People looking for alternative and green urban transportation are getting another option that is also extremely portable. URB-E is a foldable electric scooter that completes your commute giving you a compact and lightweight vehicle for the, "last mile." URB-E unfolds from a form factor that enables the system to go anywhere when not in use, like on a train, bus or pulled along like luggage. The vehicle only weighs twenty-seven pounds, including the lithium-ion battery that will power URB-E for a range of up to twenty miles and charges in just three hours. A 250-Watt [...]

Turn Heads with the Lunasee Hi-Viz Wheel Lighting Safety System

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   Riding a motorcycle at night safely means being seen and not wondering if the next car encounter will be the driver that did not see you. The Lunasee Hi-Viz Wheel Lighting system lights up your bike profile with a stylish glow, ensuring people will notice. The Lunasee Hi-Viz Wheel Lighting system is a combination of frame-mounted LED lights and wheel rim applied photoluminescent tape. Installing the system takes about two to five hours depending on your skills and involves applying the four-millimeter tape to the wheel rim, fastening the LED pods to the swing arm [...]

OBDLink MX WiFi Truly Connects Drivers with Their Cars

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   If you have ever experienced the frustration of a dashboard light diagnostic and wondered if the mechanic is being honest with you, or maybe you want to really check out a vehicle before you buy it, then you need to check out OBDLink MX WiFi. OBDLink MX WiFi is a small dongle-type device that connects directly to your automobiles on-board diagnostics port and allows real-time interaction with your car. Setting up OBDLink takes about three minutes, just plug it in, download the app to your Android, Windows or iOS smart device and select the OBDLink [...]

RYNO is Single-Wheel Personal Transportation with Style

  If you are a fan of John Hart's "B.C." comic strip, you know the fastest way for a cave-person to get around is on their single rock-wheel scooter. The RYNO Cycle is a new evolution in personal transportation for the modern caveman and woman. The RYNO Cycle is an all-electric single-wheel personal transport that self-balances much like a Segway and can propel the rider at ten miles-per-hour for up to ten miles on a single charge. The cycle uses two sealed lead-acid batteries to drive the motors giving the bike enough torque to carry up to 260 total pounds of rider and cargo. The batteries require no special tools for [...]

Motorized Coasting on an E-Go Cruiser Electric Longboard

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   When I hear the term, "e-vehicle" I usually think automotive or bicycle; not skateboard. The E-Go Cruiser longboard is changing my mind and forever changing casual sidewalk surfing. The E-Go Cruiser is a quality Canadian maple deck longboard that uses a 400-watt peak electric motor and a synchronous drive-belt transmission to power the wheels. The speed is controlled through a wireless hand-held throttle with two selectable top speeds depending on your style, either 10 or 20 kilometers per hour, or about 7 or 12 miles per hour. The top obtainable speed of the board is [...]