Another great project in Kickstarter. The Movpak is a backpack electric skateboard -hybrid backpack and an electric skateboard.
Last year, we featured a sleek foldable electric scooter – Stigo , an e-scooter which neatly folds into a stroller like . And early this year, remember the cool Backpack Kickscooter? Movpak is very similar in concept, except that it packs an electric motor that’s let you ride it without sweating.
Movpak is designed for students, for campus transport, and for commuters to tackle short travel or the “last mile” problem.
Movpak in e-Skateboard mode – with custom helmet
It can reach speed of up to 24 km/h (15mph), and a range of 14 km (9 miles) with full charge
It can function as a regular backpack. But you will need to consider the thing to pack, because the Movpak alone already weights 7.7 kg (17 lbs). Sounds heavy for a backpacking trip. But it can actually come handy as it allow charging for your mobile devices as well.
Wondering how it runs? – It’s electric motors can be controlled using a wireless hand held remote. It’ll probably take some to get used to, even for the experienced skateboarder.
Close Ups. Movpak’s electric motor can be charged full in just two hours .
It’s designer also claim that the Movpak is airport friendly. Good news.
Checkout the videos below, and see how Movpak are design to work. Also see its first impression in Silicon Valley and New York
Here’s how the designers envision Movpak in real world
Now here are actual First impression of the Movpak, in Silicon Valley
And here is how New York reacts to Movpak
Want one? Well, they have 29 days left on their KickStarter campaign. I would love to get one, except that the cheapest pledge to get one is $999 USD (and this is already gone). So you’ll now need at least $1,190 USD to get one.
So still want one? – If you do get one, please let me borrow 🙂