Apple iGo personal transporter will redefine eco-friendly transportation


As Apple gears up for life at the new Cupertino campus, they seem to be at their innovative best. The latest thing coming from their stable is the iGo Personal Transporter, which will help employees to travel around in an eco-friendly way. The “iGo Personal Mobility Device–the first human-powered transporter” is originally, dated to 1989 and was meant to function as an internal communication device, will soon undergo a design restructuring, thanks to an internal design contest that will bring it up to date. As as a prize, there will be an “all-expense paid trip to the Apple manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China”, if reports are to be believed. The proposed feature list includes an iOS 5.x system with upgradable 128/256 GB flash storage, with 3 USB 3.0 ports, built-in speakers and microphone and docks for all their mobile computing products like iPad, iPhone and iPod.

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The other specs include Thumb controls on each handle, 2.7 miles/hour speed with adjustable stride speed on a lightweight aircraft aluminum body vehicle that supports up to 300 lbs of loads. If going into retail, reports suggest that the price would be around $8,000 with customization options like picking out color, inscriptions, sun visors and obstacle-sensing bumpers.
[ZDNet]

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