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A week after Superstorm Sandy descended, people of the East Coast, many still without power, are attempting to return to normalcy. For a bulk of the area, this means braving the elements to venture back to work. Commuting can be frustrating, and in the wake of the storm, travelers have myriad obstacles to deal with: overcrowding, hours-long waits, limited schedules, downed lines, gas shortages, the list goes on. The most efficient solution is to, well, not travel at all, working from home as long as possible. But for those who need to present at the office, construction site, or space station to put in a 9-5, there are a few things to reduce stress.
Transportation options haven’t quite evolved as we had hoped. Flying cars appear to be a ways off. Segways didn’t quite live up to the hype. And hoverboards remain a work in progress. What we’re left with are cars that parallel park themselves and a scooter craze that I really thought would be dead by now. The problem with scooters, however, is everything that they become difficult to ride when you’re holding things. In order to keep your hands free while on a scooter, you need to carry a backpack. Well, that just makes you top heavy and prone to disastrous falls. Granted, I don’t leave SkyMall Tuesday headquarters without first putting on a helmet, but not everyone is so careful. But what if you need to get somewhere with a backpack’s worth of belongings and you’ve realized that teleportation, like the aforementioned transportation dreams, has yet to become commercially available? Well, what if your scooter was your backpack? Or, your backpack was your scooter? Thankfully, our friends at SkyMall know a good mash-up when they see one, and that’s why you can now get to school, work, or through the airport while riding your Glyde Gear Backpack Scooter.
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