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Acton R5 Rocket Skates Can Cruise for 5 Miles and Look Weird Doing It

by Shane McGlaun
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Acton is showing off some cool new skates that are now available to pre-order. Rocket Skates might be a misleading name –  they’re not actually propelled by rockets, and that is probably a good thing. The battery-powered R5 Rocket Skates look a bit like wheelchairs for your feet and are sure to get you noticed.

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You clamp them on your feet and they have a battery inside that helps you zip around the city having fun or getting to work. The battery will let you roll around for up to five miles at speeds up to 12 mph, and they take just 90 minutes to charge. Acceleration and braking can be controlled by a remote or an app on iOS and Android devices. That app will also track your route and distance traveled.

As you can see in the video below, they take a little work to get used to, but they look pretty cool in action:

The R5 Rocket Skates will ship sometime this month for $399, making them the most value priced skates in the line to date.

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[via Acton]



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