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Nimble Cargo Scooter Makes Local Shopping Easier

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The Nimble Cargo Scooter is designed to help you shop by attaching a cargo basket to a foot-powered scooter. It’s made for those of you who live relatively near a grocery store and tend to go shopping on your bicycles, but who’ve realized that carrying a case of 24 beers tends to destabilize the ride quite a bit. By lowering the center of gravity and putting the basket near the floor, you can lug around a much larger quantity of items, while having a bit of fun in the process.

Uses aren’t limited to shopping, of course. Paperboy? You’d be able to stack a lot more papers on this thing than on a bike… Of course a paperboy is unlikely to have the budget to swing an item like this. The asking price is $300, although you do get “top-quality components [that] include industrial non-marking Colson wheels, a 3-D computer aided design aircraft-grade aluminum frame, T6 high tensile strength aluminum front forks and a 3mm thick industrial food grade HD polyethylene plastic cargo box.”

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Electric Scooter Uses iPhone As Dashboard

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Not the most popular mode of transport in the US of A, a good chunk of the rest of the world loves their scooters. The A4000i from Japan’s Terra Motors is fully electric, with a range of 65km, which should be enough for the average commuter. Reaching top speeds of 65 kmh (40mph), the A4000i features a recessed space on the dashboard in which an iPhone is meant to go. Once there, the phone will display your current speed, as well as battery charge and other information.

Other features include a removable battery, which you can carry inside with you to charge. This is particularly useful if you live in a high rise building, and lugging the whole bike with you inside is not an option. Finally, the battery is rated to last 50,000km (31,000 miles), which is about 5 times more than a standard battery from other e-bikes.

The A4000i will be released this November, mostly in Asian countries. Its estimated price in the Japanese market will be ¥450,000, which is about US$4,500.

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Attaching A Scooter To A Carry-On Bag? If That’s Not Genius, What Is?

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It’s been out for a bit, so bear with us. But having seen the Micro Luggage Scootcase for the first time only recently, we were duly impressed and decided to write about it anyway. It’s a hard-shell, cabin-sized luggage with a built-in kickboard scooter! Running late to catch your next flight? Deploy the scooter, roll past everyone and arrive at your gate on time without even breaking a sweat. It’s genius.

It was developed by Micro, a Dutch scooter company, in conjunction with Samsonite over a period of 3 years (no word on why it would take 3 years to develop something like this), so you know you’re not getting some cheap piece of garbage. The scooter is non-detachable so if some overzealous TSA agent takes a power-trippy objection to it, you may have some problem. But we don’t think there’s any regulation against scooters in airports, is there? Better be sure, because as cool as this is, it’s not cheap: €299, or about $390.

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