Video: Motorized Skates SpnKix now available for purchaseJuly 20, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
The most important fact for a company is how it promotes its product and what impact that promo has on the end-user. As portrayed in the above picture the new motorized skates by spnKix are developed aiming hipsters to be its end-users. But is it just that these skates are a style statement or are they really useful mode of transportation?
These skates have been in development from 2010 and now they are available for purchase, in their final form. With two wheels, one on each side as well as a small wheel at the back these motorized skates seem to be quite stable.
The side wheels are powered with a 85 W motors which allows a maximum speed of 13kmph (8 mph). With a lithium ion battery pack that provides it an autonomy figure of approx 10kmph (6 mph), they prove to be what they are, we must say.
But the high prices might make them less appealing than they really are. The price for these fancy skates is said to be $699 (€585). Maybe the future versions are more optimized and comparatively cheaper or else it will be hard for them to become a financial success.