For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!
Subscribe:

Tag Archives: commute

Self-Balancing Jyrobike Means No More Nasty Spills

Jyrobike

As someone who never really learned to ride a bike without training wheels (yeah, shame on me), the Jyrobike sounds like a godsend. It’s dubbed as the “world’s first self-balancing bike” that promises to stay upright, even when the one riding it has particularly poor coordination or balance. This is all possible thanks to a combination of smart design and gyroscopic technology that ensures that the bike remains steady even at low speed, which is integrated in a battery-powered control hub in the front wheel.

When the battery runs out, the bikes gravity-resisting feature fizzles out, and it rides just like a normal bike, so be careful if you haven’t gotten the hang of riding one without any help yet.

Continue Reading

Spokeless Sada Bike: Sleek, Portable, Foldable

Sada Bike

Bikes don’t get any more compact than these. This is the Sada Bike and it’s perhaps one of the most compact bikes you will ever see. This is possible because of how the bike is constructed in the first place. The wheels are essentially anchored using a small frame and clamp, so it’s easy to fold it into itself when you’re done pedaling for the moment or have reached your destination.

Another unusual feature are the wheels, which as you can see, are spokeless. This makes the whole thing more compact compared to other foldable bike systems.Continue Reading

Pibal is a Bicycle and Scooter In One

Pibal Bicycle

If you feel like cycling but have a scooter and feel like scooting but have a bike, then you should check out the Pibal. It’s a bicycle-scooter hybrid that lets you do either in one neat commuting machine. The Pibal is a product of a collaboration between French designer Philippe Starck and Peugeot, who created it for a free cycle scheme in France.

The awesome part? The first 300 of the Pibals are being manufactured and will be delivered by June to citizens, who will be able to take it out for a spin and go places for free.

Continue Reading

Halfbike is Essentially a Pedal-Powered Segway

Halfbike

 

Want to ride a bike without actually, well, riding one? Sounds impossible but that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do with the Halfbike. As the name implies, it’s an alternative mode of transportation that’s inspired by the bike–or at least, half of it. It’s basically a pedal-powered Segway of sorts that comes with a single brake and a handlebar that looks like a gigantic joystick.

It was created by Kolelinia, who explains: “Halfbike is great for commuting and transforms it from a monotonous task into a vibrant part of our everyday life. It is suitable for short distances and in conjunction with public transport could be taken on board for longer trips. Halfbike is compact enough for an elevator, light enough to carry it on stairs and fits into spaces too small for a normal bike.”

The winning point has to be the one about portability for me, although you might want to go for a regular bike or a car, even, if you’re going someplace far. The Halfbike is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $899 will get you one of your very own.

VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

Commute Case Folds Open and Transforms Into a Scooter

Commute Case

The Commute-Case looks like something you’d see on the Jetsons with its sleek and futuristic design. While it looks like some strange contraption to be used to wheel your briefcase around, it’s actually much more than that. It’s a compact electric scooter that folds into a briefcase or trolley when it’s not in use.

When you’re ready to go, just fold it open and scoot along. The Commute-Case weighs 27 pounds with a weight capacity of 275 pounds. It has a top speed of 12.5mph and boasts of a 25-mile range. Like most scooters, it’s weatherproof and comes with a manual handbrake.

Continue Reading

Scooter Snuggies: Ride in Style and in Comfort

Scooter Snuggies

It’s hard to travel by scooter during winter because of the elements. You could brave the chilly winds by bundling up in sweaters and coats, but that won’t help any when you’re maneuvering tight corners. Electric bikes and scooters are especially popular in China, so you can count on the enterprising Chinese to come up with a solution of sorts: the Scooter Snuggie.

It’s a snowsuit hybrid of sorts that’s designed to cover the chest and leg area of the rider, effectively protecting them from the biting cold. The wearable shields are being sold online on Taobao, which is the country’s largest web-based mall, and are available in a variety of colors and patterns.Continue Reading

One Shot Transforms Into a Bike In Seconds

One Shot Bike

One Shot is the ultimate portable bike. It isn’t shaped like a typical bike, although it still rides like one. Obviously it’s not meant to be ridden on mountain trails either, judging by the size of the wheels on this thing. It is, first and foremost, a portable bike. It was designed to be used with the rail transit in mind, as the sleek design allows it to be stowed in the train when commuting.

Essentially, One Shot helps you get to the places where you need to be minus the emissions (if you were riding a car) and minus the sore legs (if you were walking or running the entire time.) It folds up easily into a trolley-type rolling case which you can lug around using the attached handle when you’ve reached the station or when you’re not using it for easy handling.

Continue Reading