Do you ever get the feeling that manual labor is slowly getting phased out? Just look at our modes of transportation. We’ve got electric bikes, electric skateboards and even Segway’s to eliminate walking. What’s next, electric skates? Actually, that looks to be the case.
These new electric skates, dubbed Skataz use a 350 watt motor to move you about. The motor is only attached to one skate, since that’s really all you need to propel yourself forward. Also, you don’t need to take off your shoes to wear them, which is nice for those times when you need to take off your skates. The bad part is that this does make them a bit bulkier than your average skate. The control mechanism is wired to the motor (not shown in the picture above), which just seems dangerous. Wires and wheels just don’t mix all too well. The Skataz aren’t in production yet, and I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if they never made it there.