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Magic Wheel – Part skateboard, part scooter, part I’ve-got-no-idea

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The Magic Wheel has been around for a little while it seems, but I must have missed the memo. It’s a single large pneumatic tyre with a castor at the back for stability, that you ride just like a skateboard or scooter. It weighs 6kg so it’s easy to transport up stairs or onto the bus and it can travel over slightly rough ground like cobbles and grass.

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Maximum rider weight is 120kg. I reckon the only thing missing is a power source, it would make a great electric scooter, ala the Yike Bike. US$222 from Brando or £119 from Magic Wheel.

A couple of years ago a Euro designer was bored and was sick and tired of everyone whizzing around on aluminum scooters. So he retired to the garden shed for a while and got to work! The end result is staggering, out came a sleek, cool scooter that when mastered made travelling effortless and at the same time grabbed everyones atttention!

Tags: gadget, eco+gadget, personal+transportation, brando, magic+wheel, scooter

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