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Folding Backpack Scooter

Foldable Backpack Scooter

We talked about a carry on luggage with a fold-out scooter last February, and you guys thought it was pretty neat. But that one was almost $400, while the Glyde Gear FLY is about one fifth that much, and seems to do much the same thing. It’s got a 1550 cu in / 25.4L capacity, and is made from 600 Denier Polyester, whatever that means. The fold out scooter can carry a man weighing up to 200lbs, and the entire thing should fairly easily serve as a carry on in any plane. Granted, it’s not made by Samsonite and doesn’t look as slick as the $400 option, but $90 to have the ability to scoot around an airport, between gates? That’s well worth it, in our opinion.

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The Gibbs Quadski Does 45mph On Land Or Water

This vehicle really looks like it should be in a Bond movie, or at the very least in some action flick with a spiffy chase. We think that being able to go 45mph on land or water, with nothing but a 4 second transition period gives the Gibbs Quadski some pretty serious cred. Powered by a BMW Motorrad K1300 engine, the Quadski is able to retract its wheels at the push of a button and give the rider the same level of performance in water than it does outside. Previous such vehicles have topped out at 10mph, which we agree is a ridiculous speed at which to have any kind of chase. Note however that as much as it looks like a AWD ride, it’s actually RWD. We’re not familiar enough with ATVs to know if that still qualifies it as a “quad”, but we’re not here to argue semantics. We can just tell you that if you want one, you’ll have to be ready to pay $40,000 when it goes on sale in November.

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