I knew that this was going to be a little trickier than the hoverboard, but as I watched the M3 demonstration in our office parking area, I was starting to feel cocky, especially because of my skating experience during secondary schooling and into my tertiary years. Oh, and let’s not forget the gifted thumbs that have led me to countless trophies on Playstation Network. A particularly sensitive touch is necessary because the M3 uses a remote throttle that you hold in your hand and get on with it. Easy, right? Wrong. Well, at least I was, when the M3 shot out from me the first time. The throttle is twitchy and the M3 is capable of a 20 km/h top speed, so helmet and some padding come highly recommended.
I eventually got slightly comfortable, but its 11,5 kg mass makes the electric skateboard a little less wieldy than the World Industries boards I used to kick around on in my youth.
At least you’ll get to school faster than your mates, kids, because kicking is so 2006. Adults, especially first-timers, need not apply.
Price: R7 990,