When the Segway was first announced in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen declared that it would change the way people move around in urban environments. While its incredibly high price tag made it unapproachable for most people, a new Indiegogo campaign, URB-E seeks to be the next urban transport king. Available in the 3-wheel Commuter model or the 2-wheel GP model, you get a 27-pound lithium-ion battery powered foldable electric bike that boasts a top speed of 15-mph and a 20-mile range. Prices start at $799 for a model made overseas to a $1599 model made here in the United States. As a special perk, there is a dock for inserting your smartphone for recharging using the built-in Li-Ion battery pack. The whole thing folds up quickly into a compact wheeled-luggage type arrangement to make it easier to fit onto a bus or train. If you want to get in on the ground floor of the next trend in urban transport, better act quick. The campaign ends on March 21st and has raised almost all of its goal with two weeks remaining. Visit the URB-E Indiegogo campaign page for info or to pledge.
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