LAS VEGAS -- Around this time each year, Sin City becomes Geekville. It's the Consumer Electronics Show -- the mecca for everything techie. This year an exiting, innovative and useful toy caught Gadget Grrl's eye: the all-electric maxi scooter. It does lots of nifty little tricks, but costs a pretty penny. Next, a veteran device gets a fresh look: adapters. These new ones are made for the Apple ( AAPL) iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry Pearl and 8800.
|Vectrix Electric Scooter |
Top speed 62 mph.
Range 35-55 miles.
Regenerative braking adds up to 12% incremental charge to the battery.
Time for a full charge is three hours, but you can charge incrementally.
V3 is expected at the end of the summer. Check the Web site to see if these scooters are available in your area.