The Voyager line of electric transportation stood out at Sakar’s Toy Fair booth in New York City’s Javits Center this week for a slew of innovations, including the incorporation of a technology proprietary to the company: Dash Charge. The $499 Dash Charge Pro and $299 Dash Charge Zero e-scooters, due out in late summer, carry the tech, which, according to company spokesman Lloyd Gladstone, solves one of electric mobility’s main pain-points, in that it lets the rider use his or her smartphone as an “intelligent dashboard.” He explained that built-in dashboards tend to be limited to providing data only as to the device’s speed and battery power. With the use of an app on the smartphone, the rider can, among other things, predict the mileage range left in the battery charge; it calculates this based on inputting data on the rider’s weight.
Moreover, a Qi wireless charger is built into the mount that would hold the smartphone. If the rider’s phone isn’t Qi-compatible, there is a USB port that can be used for charging. The Zero is designed with smaller wheels than the Pro, and has a lower maximum speed.
Also new under the Voyager banner, slated for early-summer introduction, are Space Shoes ($249) which Gladstone characterized s the ‘next-generation hoverboard.” The system is split into two units, letting each foot move independently. The split design also makes the Space Shoes easier to carry. The Shoes can be selected depending upon the LED light color the user wishes to have emanate from the base; atop the Shoes, a separate LED indicator changes color to red if the battery charge is low and in need of recharging.
The Voyager hoverboards line remains robust, with varying light-up features including strobe effects, starting at $199. A $249 package includes a strobing hoverboard and a glow-in-the-dark cart attachment, which is also available separately for $49.