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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500
Razor's e-skates are equal parts Heelys and hoverboard
As a cranky, childless adult in her late thirties I've largely missed the boat on personal transportation trends like Razor scooters, Heelys and hoverboards. This year Razor manages to combine all of those things into its new Turbo Jetts e-skates: It's the sort of thing that your inner child will love, even as your adult self screams, "Get off my lawn!"
The hard plastic skates go over your existing footwear, and will snap over shoe sizes youth 12 to adult 12. One of the skates has a removable lithium-ion battery, which you'll wear on your dominant foot. Neither skate is particularly heavy and, while not exactly petite, they're still small enough to be stowed away in a bag or backpack for a day at the playground or office.
The battery lasts for about 30 minutes, though it's really dependent on the weight of the person wearing them: Smaller children might be able to squeeze a few more minutes out of them, while adults pushing the skates' max weight of 176 pounds will have to recharge a lot sooner. Luckily the battery only takes one hour to power up fully: It's a pretty good ratio between play time and charge time, one that ensures that kids won't get too frustrated waiting to use these again.
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