Users can control the electric skateboard with a wireless handheld controller. A built-in Wi-Fi module enables the use of a smartphone app, which can help users customize their ride. The skateboard’s 165 Wh lithium battery can be fully charged in 90 minutes.
“Our main focus was user experience,” says Matt Belcher, founder of Marbel. “Weight was the big choice for making it easier for people to carry and use every day.”
Marbel seeks to raise about $90,000 through a Kickstarter campaign. Those who make a pledge of $1,099 will be placed in line for one of the electronic skateboards, set to ship in November of this year.