A Segway you can carry in a laptop bag? That’s what Cocoa Motors promised when it revealed the WalkCar, an ultra-compact personal transport, last year. And finally, after a year of perfecting its design, the WalkCar will be available for pre-order starting on October 21st.
The final specs have the WalkCar measuring in at roughly the same size as a 13-inch laptop. But inside its 2.8 kilo carbon fibre frame, you’ll instead find electric motors capable of propelling the tiny transport at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour, and a battery good for about a full hour of scooting around town.
The WalkCar is steered by gently leaning your body from side-to-side, which means there will probably be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering maneuvering the device. But for your commute to work that’s a minor tradeoff if it means never having to hunt down a parking spot, or a safe place to lock up your bike.
As for pricing, the WalkCar will set you back about what a decent MacBook costs these days: $1,280/£1,050. But you’ll once again need to be patient for an entire year since pre-orders aren’t expected to ship until September of next year. The train’s not that bad, is it? [Cocoa Motors via New Atlas]