If you read the news, or have wandered off a curb in the last year or so, you’re familiar with electric scooters.
Cities like San Francisco are scrambling to regulate the new phenomenon, while cities like Austin already have a slew of one-word rental companies (Bird, Lime, Skip, Spin) runnin’ wild.
You might, though, have wondered when you could bring one home. Ride-share commuting is useful but wouldn’t it be nice to crank on one of these somewhere a bit less … Frogger?
Enter: Inboard Technology’s The Glider, which just launched on pre-sale for a cool $999.
glider (4 images)
Inboard Technology was founded by competitive kiteboarders turned Santa Cruz entrepreneurs Ryan Evans and Theo Cerboneschi in 2014. The name might ring a bell — they sell the popular M1 Electric Skateboard and once struck a deal on Shark Tank.
Basically, they know what they’re doing, and The Glider is their latest solution to conquering “the last mile” ( … of your commute, though we say take the thing out for many miles, whenever). The 750W Glider can run up to 22-MPH, handles hills up to a 15% gradient and even comes with swappable batteries, so you can charge a few and not worry on those days you head far from the house.
To pre-order one of your own, head here. It’ll help you snag $300 off the expected retail price.
All images from Inboard Technology
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