Several kids on my block have electric scooters that they zoom around on all day long. These things look like the stand-up kick scooters that everyone was using about 10 years ago, but they run on a battery and can go up to 10mph. Now that my son has seen everyone else around here with one, he wants one too. And I’m actually thinking about buying it for his birthday in February!
The model I’m looking at is the Razor E100, pictured above. Here are the specifications according to the manufacturer:
- Powerful fun at speeds up to 10MPH!
- Up to 40 minutes of continuous use
- NEW chain-driven, high-torque motor
- NEW twist-grip throttle
- 125mm polyurethane rear wheel
- Rechargeable battery
- Hand-operated front brake
- 8″ pneumatic front tire
- Ages 8+
- Weight Limit: 120lbs
- Product decorations and specifications subject to change.
Now, it says the scooter is for ages 8+, but I’m going to get it anyway — even though my son will be just five on his next b-day. If he has the proper protective equipment when he rides it, I don’t think there’s any real danger of getting hurt. Besides, by the time the weather gets nice enough to ride the scooter outside, he’ll nearly be five and a half !
I really wish they had toys like this when I was a kid. Heck, Razor sells electric scooters big enough for adults, so I might end up buying one for myself too!