Hammacher Schlemmer has a wide, wide variety of wares. It carries
everything from cups to 3D webcams
, so it's no surprise to hear that it
also carries electric skateboards that even Marty McFly would be
jealous of. The newest gizmo to grace the company's electronic
storefront is the 19-MPH Skateboard, which is exactly what you'd think:
a motorized skateboard that travels at up to 19 mph.
The board is powered by a 36-Volt battery and it hosts a 600-watt
motor; it's capable of hitting its top speed in just 4 seconds, and it
can supposedly head up hills and over terrain without issue. Both
acceleration and braking are handled via a remote wireless trigger, and
the battery provides a range of up to 10 miles from a four-hour charge.
It weighs 40 pounds, and it has 4"-diameter solid urethane wheel; it's
10.5" wide and is built from a maple veneer wood. It'll handle loads up
to 225 lbs., and it's a surefire way to make any dream come true this
Christmas. It's available now for $599.95, and we hear insurance is