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Blink-Board is a smartphone-controlled electric skateboard

Acton, the company best known for its powered RocketSkates, has unveiled its latest creation at CES: an electric skateboard that can be controlled with a smartphone.

The Blink-Board is a compact electric skateboard which aims to set itself apart from the much larger alternatives on the market.

At just 26.5 inches long, the Blink-Board is more reminiscent of so-called ‘Penny Boards’ and can connect with your smartphone thanks to the addition of Bluetooth connectivity.

Riders will be able to use their phone to control the board as well as check a variety of stats and updates including speed and battery life.

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As well as this, you can connect with other Blink-Board riders through the smartphone app, and if you forget your phone, there’s also a remote control included.

The gadget features a 1500W motor which allows speeds of up to 15 mph and the board weighs around 10 pounds (4.5kg).

According to the Acton website, the device can travel for approximately
45 minutes (about 6.5 miles) on a full charge and will support both
Android and iOS devices.

Acton told Mashable that the board will cost $500 and will be available by the end of January, although it’s likely that only applies to the United States.

Check our CES 2016 hub for all the latest updates from the tech expo.

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