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These crazy ‘Rocketskates’ have already passed $230K on Kickstarter

19
Jul
2014

Remember that good-looking, electric Marbel skateboard, that managed to raise over $365,000 on Kickstarter, or more than four times its goal? In case you wished someone would come up with a similar project for roller skates, you should check out the Acton R “Rocketskates,” which have already raised more than $230,000 on the same crowd-funding site, well over the $50,000 goal, with 35 days to go until the campaign is finished. The Acton R Rocketskates are “remote-free, strap-in, smart electric skates,” that are supposed to offer a completely new roller-skating experience to skaters. “Each skate has two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor, and are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack,” the company says. “The skates communicate with each other so they maintain

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