Do you want to own a high-quality e-board with a top speed of 40 km/h or 25mph? Well, Mellow is the right device for you!
Mellow Boards, a team of skateboard enthusiasts from Hamburg, Germany, have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a certain gadget called Mellow.
The German-made product is the first electric drive that fits under every skateboard. It also includes a remote for speed control and a replaceable battery. A companion app allows users to adjust settings, and track their skateboarding journey using GPS. Aside from that, the awesome gadget even includes a USB port, allowing it to double as a portable charger for phones or tablets. Amazing, isn’t it?
“The two in-wheel motors deliver direct transmission and a performance that will let you carve powerfully, fly up hills, and put a big smile on your face. What’s more–our motors can free wheel too. There are no belts and transmissions involved so there is no friction whatsoever,” the Mellow’s Kickstarter page reveals.
Do you also know that Mellow is the first e-board project that is 100 % “made in Germany?”
Well, that’s all thanks to the founder of successful Kickstarter campaign, Johannes Schewe, who has been a board-sports German enthusiast and sports economist for more than 15 years. He’s with the very talented ex-BMW electric-car-engineer Kilian Green in pursuing such drive. Indeed, their tandem makes a quality German product.
According to Schewe and Green, board enthusiasts and players can order the Mellow Drive solo or as a complete setup with a board until June 11. The gadget has two-year warranty and its swappable battery has one-year warranty. As of this writing, backers can currently purchase the Mellow for just under $1,000; the device will retail at $1,669. Moreover, Mellow is scheduled to ship in May 2016.
Wow, it seems that Mellow is really a must-have, especially if you want to upgrade your favorite board.
So if you’re interested, make sure to check out Mellow Boards’ Kickstarter page!