XTOUCH to bring self-balancing electric scooters to GITEX Shopper

Consumer brand raves about foot vehicles, sets price at AED1,499

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XTOUCH to bring self-balancing electric scooters to GITEX Shopper The S1 can reach speeds of 10kph.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 27, 2015

Consumer Electronics firm XTOUCH has announced that its self-balancing electric scooter, S1, will make an appearance at GITEX Shopper 2015.

The hands-free, foot-pressure-controlled vehicles are equipped with sensors designed to detect users' movements. By leaning forwards or backwards, while applying pressure with the toes or heals, users can control direction and pace.

"We're extremely excited to bring this scooter to [the region]," said, Bruce Chen, CEO at XTOUCH. "The sleek, smart-looking, compact design gives [it] far-reaching appeal. It is one of the most exciting products that will be available at GITEX Shopper and to match the excitement, we have carefully priced our scooter at just AED1,499."

A built-in gyroscope identifies body positions and relays them to the on-board CPU. The scooter can reach speeds of 10kph. The vehicle comes with a 4400mAh Samsung battery that, according to XTOUCH, can reach full charge in less than an hour and allows drivers to cover a distance of 20km.

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