Micro Falcon X3 electric scooter: ‘Why should the little people get all the fun?’

electric mini scooter

photo: micro-scooters.co.uk/electric-scooters

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Micro Falcon X3
£799.95, micro-scooters.co.uk
Weight 7.9kg
Top speed 25kmh
Range 10km
Charge time 1 hour

Along with pogo sticks, zip wires and climbing nets, I spend a lot of time looking enviously at kids as they scoot themselves to school. I’d have been rubbish at it – I never managed any tricks on my skateboard – but I’d have loved it. It was inevitable an adult version would come along. We big people don’t like the small people to have all the fun: how else do you explain trampoline parks and cosplay? We’ve also seen a huge rise in electric personal transportation being used as ‘last mile’ vehicles, whether it’s bikes, hoverboards, skateboards or scooters. The idea is you drive to the station, get on the train, then scoot from the station to the office. And Micro’s Falcon X3 will make that last leg of your journey the most fun. It’s a lightweight folding scooter propelled by a surprisingly juicy motor. It has a top speed of 25kmh, which feels thrilling on its little wheels, and is operated with a simple grip twist. There’s a rear brake light, too, for added safety. It only takes seconds to fold, fling over your shoulder and then stride into the office. Remember to wipe the smile off your face, though: you are an adult.

blubel handlebar mounted seafoam gold coloured bell navigation system

Cool kit

Never again get lost on your scooter or your bike with Blubel’s clever, bell-sized satnav system. The simple navigation device costs £79, blubel.co

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