Acton RocketSkates are smart motorized skates that fit right over your shoes. Once they’ve been powered on, simply push off and the motors will take over to propel you forward. For accelerating, lean forward and for braking or stopping, put your heel down. This means that the rider has complete control over the motor without the hassle of a remote. With an app and Bluetooth connection, the skater can track their route and mileage as well as the progress of other Acton RocketSkaters in the area.
After less than three weeks out, Acton has raised over $300,000 from over 500 backers and still has several weeks to go. The two campaign stretch goals of $100,000 and $200,000 have been surpassed. Because of this, all backers will now receive Acton backpacks and helmets. Acton RocketSkates take the best of motorized transportation and app capabilities. While the skates themselves aren’t super stylish, their remote-less power is certainly desirable.