From Ars Technica: While they aren’t actually propelled by rockets, [these] motorized and battery-powered skates will scoot you along at speeds of about 12 miles per hour, and creator Peter Treadway has high hopes that they’ll compete with skateboards, bikes, regular skates, and plain old feet as a form of urban transit.
Really? Peter Treadway? These drew some amusing comments on MetaFilter:
“‘There were no survivors,'” “And I’ve been watching Wile E. Coyote cartoons for the last hour now. Thanks for ruining productivity,” and “Get a Xootr; you’ll look just as silly, but at least you’ll get some exercise.”