Turboant X7 Electric Scooter Review
The entry-level electric scooter niche is a cutthroat affair right now. Companies that are more or less known in the scooter industry are battling for a piece of the pie as more and more riders are looking at e-scooters as a solution to avoid clogged city traffic or simply as an alternative to shabby public transportation networks that don’t properly cover their areas.
Enter Turboant and their X7 electric scooter, a contraption that’s looking to dethrone the hugely-popular Xiaomi Mi M365 and steal some of its customers. Turboant was kind enough to send us the X7 for reviewing purposes, so inevitably, we took it for a spin. Our impressions are for you to read in the hands-on review that continues below.
Fancy a Gaming Chair That’s Inspired by the GT-R? Nissan Has One, Sort of
Fellas, since there’s an official-y National Video Games Day celebrated in the US of A on September 12th, it’s only natural to have our news feeds flooded with all sorts of marketing gimmicks that would attract even more fans (to be read buyers) to the already-big industry that is video gaming. And believe it or not, esports are coming in hot as a rapidly-growing niche.
OK, but what’s the automotive industry have to do with it? Well, it turns out Nissan got its designers’ creative juices flowing with three esports chair designs that are inspired by the carmaker’s GT-R, LEAF EV, and Armada SUV household names.
Ramsmobile’s 999-Horsepower RM-X2 Is Out For Rezvani Tank Blood
There’s no shortage of alien-looking SUVs and supercars/sports car looking for eccentric owners. The Rezvani Tank is one of the first contraptions that come to mind, but so does the 1,200-horsepower Zenvo TSR S and its active rear wing or the Apollo IE.
But there comes a time when a crazy manufacturer you thought you never heard of concocts a devilish vehicle that brings more questions than answers. Ramsmobile is one such carmaker. In fact, Ramsmobile describes itself as “a manufacturer of luxury off-road vehicles,” but it also produces Hybrid-X doors made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and stainless steel. The company is rooted in Belarus but makes its SUVs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We, however, stumbled upon them thanks to the RM-X2 bulletproof SUV. Well, it’s not exactly an SUV, but bear with us while we clear the air for you.
Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser Skateboard Brings “The Thrill Without The Bill”
The world is not lacking electric skateboards and places to buy them these days. It goes the same for electric scooters and electric bikes. It’s like people will try to come up with just about any sort of invention to avoid walking altogether. But let’s get back to electric skateboards. Now, some say they put a massive dent into the whole skateboard idea and, based on their ethos; we might as well see electric rollerblades making their way into online shops. Purists aside, electric skateboards can provide a cheaper, easier-to-haul alternative to chunky e-bikes and e-scooters. As you’d expect, they’re available in all shapes and sizes (also prices, for that matter), and they’ll keep coming like that.
One such new e-skateboard design is Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser. The Seattle-based company argues that its product is “substantially different” from other offerings for a simple reason: it doesn’t have a handheld controller, which means you’ll get the electricity flowing by pushing it the old-school way, and all the electric motor will do is maintain the speed you’ve achieved. Let’s get into more details.
Ford’s Flexibus Is Your New Cute and Affordable Camper
Campers are making a comeback in various shapes, as trailers or as fully fledged vehicles. So there’s no surprise that carmakers will, now more than ever, look to secure a piece of that pie. They’re currently doing just that when it comes to e-scooters, which have showed enormous lucrative potential over the past years and show no sign of slowing down. All that despite governments beginning to launch laws that would moderate their use.
Coming back to the topic at hand, Ford has just introduced its own version of an affordable camper. It’s called Flexibus (pretty suggestive, don’t you think) and was unveiled at this year’s Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany. Essentially, the Flexibus is an entry-level RV, if you wish, that addresses those customers who want a vehicle they can go camping with but one that’s also usable for daily errand running. This is where Flexibus comes into play.
Hyundai’s Workers Will Wear This Exoskeleton And Soon, You Might Too
Exoskeletons, in their purest biological sense, are a common sight among insects, especially arthropods. The purpose of such an outer armor is to protect the organism’s softer tissues. As opposed to humans or mammals, for example, which have grown internal skeletons or endoskeletons that are covered in soft tissue. In the broader sense, an exoskeleton is also a device that can gift whoever wears it with more strength and endurance - not quite full-cyborg stuff yet, but pretty close.
As it turns out, such exoskeletons are popular in car plants but also in other fields. Ford’s factory workers use such contraptions as of 2018, as do BMW’s and Toyota’s. We’ve mentioned the automotive sector because Hyundai just came up with a new exoskeleton design that’s meant to “alleviate the burden in overhead work.” Let’s check it out.
Hyundai Wants an Electric Scooter in Every New Car It Sells
The electric scooter industry is booming, despite the fact that these things have pushed governments into considering banning them or come up with a new set of laws to regulate their use in urban areas. As it turns out, when used incorrectly, electric scooters can leave their riders with serious injuries, not to mention other innocent people. We’ve covered the topic in greater detail here. However, today’s piece is not about safety issues.
Long story short, Hyundai is launching a new electric scooter that might end up in every new car the Koreans sell, as the company wants to look at ways to improve last mile mobility, a logistical living hell that’s forced carmakers like Ford to develop its own delivery robot.
Here’s What the McLaren GT Was Missing In the First Place
It’s been a while since McLaren lifted the veils off its GT and we are not going to lie, we’ve been wondering when the carmaker would see fit to introduce some sort of accessories that would complement the car’s luxurious ethos. Honestly, we were hoping for a GT-inspired watch that McLaren would come up with as a nice way of saying here, thank you for buying our cars, we’re giving you this matching, unique-to-you timepiece to go with it. That’s not off the table yet but, for now, McLaren is settling for a new bespoke luggage collection developed by its MSO arm to go with the new GT.
As the new 2020 Land Rover Defender is rapidly heading towards its debut, we can’t help but look back at the Defenders of old. With the new one already promising a lot of high-tech gear and all the whatnot that will make life easier for modern drivers once they run out of asphalt, we cannot think at what would happen with all those rusty Defenders retired in barns or simply left to bear the mark of time in God knows what junkyard. Land Rover’s thinking about that too, in case you missed the news. The company is now offering a set of packages and upgrades through its Classic arm. They’re inspired by the Defender Works V8 70th Edition and give owners a chance to breathe new (also fancy) life into their beloved Defenders. But that’s not the reason we brought you here. In fact, we think there’s a better alternative to look after your Defender: getting it to a restomodding specialist and let the experts work their magic.
This Australian Company Will Turn Your Jeep Wrangler JL Into an Overlanding Beast
Jeeps and overlanding are a match made in heaven. They go hand in hand like pancakes and maple syrup, which is something that companies are looking to explore to the fullest. One such company is ARB, which can fit every post-2018 Jeep Wrangler JL model with a bucketload of overlanding-focused parts. As if the Wrangler wasn’t tough enough, ARB’s Overlanding Package touches on literally every base you can think of. It’s pretty much like giving Hulk a gamma-ray potion, so let’s check out what’s what.
These Off-Road Electric Skateboards Will Take You Anywhere
We’ve got off-road cars, off-road bikes, so come to think of it, the idea of an off-road skateboard that’s also electric doesn’t seem too far-fetched, does it? Well, certainly not to Velox, who’s been making off-road-oriented electric skateboards using heavy-duty parts and brushless electric motors. Now, the company claims its electric off-road ‘boards are in a class of their own and at the same time a revolution in electric skateboarding - who knows, maybe that would trigger a massive trend in the near future. With such a statement on the line, we thought we’d have a look at what Velox’s lineup looks like, so here’s what’s what.
Vintage Electric’s Roadster Is the Most Gorgeous E-Bike You’ll See All Year
Electric bikes? We’ve seen a few so far. But none of them comes closer to the Vintage Electric Roadster when it comes to packaging. Just like many other similar startups, Vintage Electric was founded on the idea of making a different kind of vehicle that would persuade people to ditch their cars and experiment something that’s both stylish and powerful. That something was an electric bike - built from the ground up with a lot of retro flavour baked into its design. Moreover, the idea behind the brand was to remove the rider from the daily text messaging and news flipping activities. At this point, Vintage Electric sells no more and no less than five bikes, but we’re here to talk about their recently launched Roadster. So let’s find out what’s what.
Check Out the First Electric Scooter That Fits Inside a Backpack
While e-scooters come in all shapes and sizes, their proportions aren’t yet to a point where we can fully consider them items that are hauled easily from A to B. Moreover, you’ll have to blame the electric motor or motors as well as the battery pack for the hefty weight, despite the fact that most e-scooter manufacturers are looking at lightweight materials such as aluminum to avoid customers getting backaches from lifting too much weight. The MiniFalcon project, however, wants to deliver an electric scooter that fits in a backpack and at the same time, won’t force you to get too friendly with your chiropractor.
The Best Car Dash Cams You Can Buy on Amazon
Car dashboard cameras are not a novelty anymore, which is why you can literally browse through an ocean of offers of dash cams of all shapes, sizes, and levels of technology. It’s that abundance of products that can often mislead the customer and leave him scratching to top of his head while being bombarded with all sorts of offers. So to make things easier for you, we’ve done the legwork, combed through Amazon’s vast number of car dash cameras, and came up with six winners split into three price brackets: dash cameras priced under $50, between $50 and $100, and over $100. This way, you’ll be able to stay within your budget’s limits but also make the choice that brings the most value for money. With that said, let’s check out the proposals.
Origin’s Big O Platform Is Where the God of Gaming Lives
Alright. We don’t even know where to begin, so here it is. Origin PC has just created what could very well be the Holy Grail of gaming. No, let us rephrase that: Origin PC’s Big O gaming platform is the god of gaming and we’re expecting hordes of gamers to start worshipping it and offer their sacrifice. Or, how Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger puts it, “this is the infinity gauntlet of gaming.” Now, you’re probably asking what has gotten into us but once you hear it, you’ll understand. The Big O somehow manages to incorporate a gaming PC, an Xbox One X, a PlayStation 4 Pro, and a Nintendo Switch. Yes. All of them in just one package that celebrates Origin’s 10th anniversary. Well, friends, let us point out that fact that, to us, Origin has just become the Dan Bilzerian of gaming.
At $375,000, Is Hennessey’s Goliath 6x6 Truck an Aberration?
Underneath the Hennessey Goliath 6x6 sits a 2019/2020 Chevrolet Silverado, a truck that starts at $28,300 and can go up to $58,195 in its highest standard configuration. Hennessey is asking $375,000 for each Goliath 6x6 it churns out. By the way, only 24 such contraptions will leave the tuner’s backyard and John Hennessey, the company’s head honcho is adamant that the Goliath 6x6 will make “a huge statement everywhere our clients go.” Of course, this isn’t Hennessey’s first stab at the 6x6 niche as you can probably recall the $349,000 VelociRaptor truck developed on top of the Ford F-150 Raptor. But when we look at other, more expensive vehicles of similar ilk - think the $511,000 Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6, Hennessey’s creations begin to make sense, financially-speaking at least.
The Fuell Fluid Electric Bike Wants To Break Range Barriers For Good
Electric bikes? We’ve seen our fair share. Each of them wanting to catch the eye with a feature, no matter how small, when all we really want is range, range, range. Carmakers are also pretty active in the e-bike segment, with names like BMW, Peugeot, and Lamborghini each offering such a concoction. So here comes an Indiegogo-backed electric bike project that wants to turn our worlds upside down with a claimed range that pretty much trumps every other e-bike option out there. Meet the Fuell Fluid electric bike. Now that we’ve pushed your curiosity button, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Finding the right camper trailer for you these days is a double-bladed-sword affair. On the one hand, compared to some decades ago, the spectrum of choices is a lot wider, but on the other, there are so many offerings and sub-niches that the soft-core customer might get easily confused. If we can draw a parallel, the scenario is similar to what’s happening in the car industry, where SUVs and crossovers of all shapes and sizes are creating new niches on a regular basis. Nonetheless, there’s one thing that you can’t miss when it comes to the Patriot Campers X1H camper trailer: it is built rough for people who are not afraid to challenge themselves and their gear. Let’s check it out.
Aquarobotman Nemo Underwater Drone
Air drones are in full swing right now with people having them perform lots of tasks, including filming, taking pictures, or providing surveillance for a particular area. Then there’s Amazon and its Prime Air program, which wants to deliver packages of up to five pounds in less than 30 minutes using a fleet of small drones. But utilitarian duties aside, air drones are fun. But do you know what’s also fun? Underwater drones. Now, exploring our oceans and seas has always played a significant part of mankind’s agenda, for various reasons. People hunt for lost treasures or perform research that helps understand and preserve the underwater flora and fauna, or they simply want to get in touch with what lies beneath and take video of their underwater adventures. As of recently, however, underwater drones have been rising to popularity and one of the latest such contraptions to hit the market is Aquarobotman’s Nemo.
8 Chevrolet Corvette Items You’ll Love To Buy From Amazon
Let’s face it, America has been in love with the Chevrolet Corvette since day one. But with the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 out of the bag, the love affair has all the chances in the world of getting more effervescent. After all, a mid-engined Vette has been somewhat of a wet dream for Chevy and with that finally turning into reality, the Corvette fanbase is in for an ego boost. Truth is, however, that not all of us will afford the new Corvette C8, even if it’s priced at under $60,000, which is way cheaper than its most notable rivals. Yes, McLarens and Porsches, I am looking at you. So why not celebrate America’s greatest sports car with these cool items you can find on Amazon?
Gotrax GXL V2 Electric Scooter Review
When Gotrax launched the GXL electric scooter, the company was adamant that those who bought it would begin to love their commute. And they were true. The GXL (or Glider XL) became a popular choice and a sought-after electric scooter on Amazon - so much so that Gotrax decided to offer an improved version of it, suggestively called GXL V2 (or Version 2). As some of you might know, the Gotrax GXL is a direct competitor for Xiaomi’s Mijia M365 electric scooter and a popular choice for those with short daily commutes thanks to its zippy character, low weight, and adequate range. Even more enticing for buyers was the “ride now, pay later” program Gotrax offered for its GXL e-scooter. We’ll get to that and more in a jiffy.
Xiaomi Mi (M365) Electric Scooter Review
You might have heard about Xiaomi in a different context than electric scooters, but that’s alright. The Chinese giant has been quickly expanding its tentacles to smartphones and fitness gear (especially bracelets and smartwatches), so it goes without saying that the company couldn’t just sit and watch the e-scooter boom without launching its own product. The Mi electric scooter, which, according to Xiaomi’s marketing talk, was created to work “as simple as it looks.” Well, it does look good, we’ll give you that. In fact, the scooter was awarded the Red Dot Award for design, but as it often happens, coming up with a tempting e-scooter isn’t just about the looks. So let’s dive deeper into what the Xiaomi Mi electric scooter has to offer.
Glion Dolly Electric Scooter Review
E-scooter buyers know they have to deal with a sea of choices that are expanding even more as we write this. But it a market that’s beginning to cover pretty much everything the customer wants, it’s the well-rounded packages that gain the most traction in terms of sales. Such an example is the Glion Dolly electric scooter. Now, its makers say the Dolly was designed to end tedious commutes in such a way that you won’t ever need to travel by car or by bike. In doing that, Glion’s Dolly aims to deliver a pretty frank offer that stays in an affordable price range while offering a little something from each world. Mind you, the Glion Dolly doesn’t tick all the boxes like some of its (way) more expensive peer, but this electric scooter was not created with performance in mind. For that, there are other scooters which we’ll present in detail here on TopSpeed. But for now, let’s take a closer look at the Glion Dolly e-scooter and what it brings for the hardcore commuter.