I love seeing new tech like spnKiX. Yes, they're a little different, expensive and they don't go very fast...but they're innovative. And that counts for a lot. With so much technology focused on making transportation more efficient it's good to see true alternative forms of mobility. We've been using cars and planes for a while now, but motorized shoes? Nope. Those are new.
Although they look difficult to learn how to use, check the YouTube videos, some people will master them, and I'd bet they figure out a way to put them to some practical use. Here's to hoping spnKiX evolve into a bicycle alternative, or something even cooler. If they make an off-road pair with some serious torque, I'd be all in.
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