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Transportation Technology

Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work 102

Posted by Soulskill
from the pretty-much-what-meets-the-eye dept.
cartechboy writes "If you're going to sell a brief case for $6,000, there better be a pony inside — or at least an electric scooter. Who wouldn't want to transform their boring old briefcase into an electric scooter and zip off to (or away from) work? The Commute-Case, as it's known, is essentially a briefcase you can ride to work. While in briefcase mode, if you extend sections of the front and back, wheels, handlebars and a step for your feet pop out. In 3 to 5 seconds, your briefcase is now an electric scooter that can go up to 25 miles on a single charge and weighs 27 pounds. Don't count on actually carrying stuff to work with this briefcase (there's a scooter inside)."
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Transformer-Style Scooter Lets You Ride Your Briefcase To Work

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  • by ArcadeMan (2766669) on Saturday March 15, 2014 @06:41PM (#46495471)

    Don't count on actually carrying stuff to work with this briefcase (there's a scooter inside)."

    Either the built-in storage compartment doesn't count or Soulskill didn't even bother to watch the video.

  • by ModernGeek (601932) on Saturday March 15, 2014 @06:59PM (#46495535) Homepage
    Business professionals such as attorneys and executives are the only people still using briefcases, middle management and your average run of the mill desk jockey might buy one of these as a toy, but not at this price point. You'd have to get it down to the sub-$500 level to hit that target market. This thing is defective by an order of magnitude on many levels.
  • Bad pictures (Score:4, Insightful)

    by jesseck (942036) on Saturday March 15, 2014 @08:42PM (#46495981)
    If they have a product, they should use actual images of those. Their homepage has fake pictures, done poorly. The man boarding a train? Probably not their market, and his reflection in the train clearly shows no "transformer" scooter. The lady in the airport? Looks like an out-of-place runway model, with unnaturally straight features. Man by the bus, he also has some unnatural characteristics. I understand using props for marketing, or prototypes. To do "press releases " with poor photos is bad form. Then again, I'm not sure who will use this product either, and if it exists beyond a designer's computer.

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