WalkCar - Laptop-Scale Motorized Skateboard (VIDEO)

Given how much our team love modes of transportation -- from the Hoverboard to hover wheels -- we couldn't help sharing the WalkCar posted on TechInsider.io:

Kuniako Saito, a Japanese engineer, and his team at Cocoa Motors, have created a laptop-sized personal vehicle that weighs less than seven pounds. The device, dubbed the “WalkCar,” is described as a “car in a bag” because it can be easily carried around.

It's sort of like a small, four-wheeled electric skateboard meets a Segway.

The device is powered by a lithium battery and comes in both indoor and outdoor models. It only weighs between 4.4 to 6.6 pounds depending on the model, but can carry a person of up to 265 pounds, according to a Reuters report.​

Riders steer the WalkCar by shifting their weight from side-to-side in the direction they want to go. It can reach speeds up to 6.2 miles per hour and has a range of about seven miles after it's been charged for about three hours, according to the report....

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