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Meet Movpak, the backpack you can ride to work

Kickstarter Movpak Electrical Skateboard Backpack

The Movpak, which is currently raising money on Kickstarter, is an interesting two-in-one product that some commuters will love: An electrical skateboard that offers a range of up to 9 miles and a speed of 15mph and a backpack that stores the board while not in use. Thus, the Movpak might just be the personal transportation device you’ve been looking for.

The Movpak isn’t the first electrical skateboard that’s popped up on crowdfunding websites, but considering that it also offers a way of storing the skateboard, as well as plenty of other things you may need during the day, it’s definitely a contraption worth checking out.

A Movpak unit costs $1,190 on Kickstarter right now, and should ship at some point in April 2015 assuming it reaches its funding goal of $100,000 – with 36 days to go in the campaign, the company has already raised over $36,000 from backers.

The Movpak skateboard/backpack can be controlled with a wireless remote, and its battery can recharge mobile devices on the go, in addition to powering the skateboard. Furthermore, to reach a full charge the Movpak only needs to be plugged in for two hours, which means it should be ready to go again by the end of the work day.

A video showing the Movpak in action follows below.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.