How SpnKiX Works

SpnKiX -- motorized skates you strap to your feet
SpnKiX -- motorized skates you strap to your feet
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Walking is so passé. We've been doing it for so long that we don't even think about it anymore. So why can't we have some device to spice up our walking lives? Well, now we can.

SpnKiX, pronounced "spin kicks" just in case you skimmed over that, are motorized skates that strap to the bottom of your shoes and let you glide over the pavement. Before you go thinking you don't need motors on your feet, consider those long walks with the dog when you really don't feel like walking, or perhaps that long walk to work that you'd like to cut just a little bit shorter. SpnKiX could be the invention for those in between distances that are too long to walk, but anything else is just overkill.

The futuristic skates are controlled by a variable speed wireless remote, have rechargeable battery packs and, after a little practice, can go up to 10 miles per hour (16.1 kilometers per hour). We know, that's not really that fast. But how fast does your current pair of motorized sneakers go? About zero miles per hour? That's what we thought, because they never existed before.