Phunkee Duck will take you on a phunkee, 16 kilometers long (sub)urban ride, reaching maximum speed of 19 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour). 

Do you still like walking? Celebrities seem to be less and less fond of traditional walks, having a lot more (lazy) fun just riding the Phunkee Duck. Causing all the hype is a transportation device that looks like a skateboard with two wheels. The 'traveler' moves by leaning forwards and brakes by leaning backwards. You can steer by leaning slightly to the left or right with the opposite foot. The more expensive and much heftier Segwey, for example, has bigger wheels, a LeanSteer Frame and handlebars.

Developers claim Phunkee Duck brings the future of personal transport system and they have set the price accordingly. One device will cost no less than 1,499.99 USD. The futuristic transporter weighs about 8 kilograms (18 lbs) and can carry a person up to 130 kilograms (300 lbs). It is powered by a Lithium-ion 36v 4.4AH battery that should last between 6 and 7 hours on a full charge. Once the battery is drained completely, it takes about 2-3 hours to fully recharge.

It looks cool (it would be even cooler, if it was redesigned into Marty McFly's hoover board; just a thought), but would you say this is just another lazy person's over-the-top gadget or you endorse it for being a welcomed innovation for people with various health problems or disabilities, who would really benefit from using it?

June 23, 2015 Driving photo: PhunkeeDuck

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