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Get an electric hoverboard for just $130


Grab a hoverboard that's fun for the family and 43% off.
Pair this hoverboard with your iPhone and go for a ride.
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We might still be a ways off from actual floating hoverboards, but that doesn’t mean you can’t zip around at ground level with a bit more style. Whether you’re coasting through campus or taking your dog for a rolling stroll, a self-balancing scooter like the Hover-1 Ranger is a fun way to go for a ride.

Especially when it only costs $129.99 (regularly $229).

Gogoro electric scooter could roll into U.S. faster than expected


After turning heads at CES last year, the Gogoro electric scooter is rolling out new plans for world domination.
After turning heads at CES last year, the Gogoro electric scooter is rolling out new plans for world domination.
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Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage LAS VEGAS — The makers of Gogoro, the electric smart scooter that wowed CES last year, have two unassuming tools for gaining traction beyond their launch city of Taipei.

The first is a charger for their 20-pound battery packs; the second is a website that lets wannabe owners nominate their hometowns to become Gogoro hubs.

Best of CES 2015: Get a glimpse of the fantastic future


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Anything goes at International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

LAS VEGAS — Walk the halls of the massive International CES trade show and you’ll be bombarded by an outrageous number of pitches for products with radical new features.

Cult_of_Mac_CES_2015 You can glimpse the shiny happy future of consumer electronics at the show, although some of the innovations on display are clearly destined for the dustbin of gadget history.

At the biggest booths, reps for big companies like Sony and Samsung — but, sadly, not Apple — talk up the latest additions to their product lines. At smaller booths, inventors show off prototypes for products that may not ever roll off an assembly line. There’s a nonstop blitz of “world’s first” products.

It’s impossible to see everything, but it’s a blast trying. Here are Cult of Mac’s picks for the best of CES 2015, from Lightning-enabled headphones and massive TVs to drones and self-adjusting belts.

Japanese Scooter Uses Your iPhone As Its Dashboard



The new A4000i electric scooter from Japan’s Terra Motors can hit 65km/h (40mph) and do 65km on a full charge (or “gallon”) of electricity. Used to travel 20km per day. The scooter will cost just $29 per year to run. That’s even less than my bike, which I fuel with a combination of delicious pizza and chocolate.

But the real reason I’m writing about the A4000i Is that it’s a giant, mobile iPhone dock.