The Turbowheel Dart 25 mph electric scooter is 1.2 kW worth of fun

There are plenty of simple, lightweight scooters for casually tootin’ around town. This is not one of those scooters. The Turbowheel Dart is part electric scooter, part main battle tank. This is the kind of electric scooter that can tackle any commuting scenario and still have something left in the tank for screwing around doing donuts in parking lots on your way home. The Turbowheel Dart is definitely in a different power class than the budget-level $299 electric scooters. This is a powerful 1,200W commuting machine with a design robust enough to withstand the abuse of real, everyday commuting. It’s got a powerful motor, dual wheel mechanical brakes in addition to motor braking, full suspension, and an over-the-top light kit. See the full tech specs below. The front stem suspension doesn’t look like much, but it actually has a surprising amount of travel. Combined with the dual rear shocks, the Turbowheel Dart has extra cushy suspension. I was hopping curbs just for fun because of how well the suspension took it. Smaller road imperfections are nearly nonexistent after being absorbed by the suspension. One of the toughest tests for electric scooter ride quality is riding over b...

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like mini guitar amps

The Fender name is legendary in the world of music for its guitars and amplifiers. But now the company is setting its sights on a new chunk of the music industry — Bluetooth speakers. The company is launching two speakers: the larger $349.99 Monterey, and the smaller, portable $199.99 Newport. The $349.99 Monterey is the more powerful of the two new speakers, which is logical, given that it’s meant to stay put on a shelf or cabinet unlike the portable Newport. It features four drivers — two woofers and two tweeters — for 120W of power, both RCA and 3.5mm aux jacks for hooking up audio sources, and comes in a wooden enclosure. The Newport is comparatively weaker, only driving 30W of power with two woofers and a single tweeter. But along with a smaller size and price point, the Newport includes a built-in battery, which Fender says should last for up to 12 hours of playback. The Newport also includes a USB port, so it can double as a portable battery pack in a pinch. Both speakers have designs inspired by the company’s classic ‘68 Custom amplifiers, with the same retro grilles and labels, knobs, and buttons that you’d expect from a Fender product. Fender is also...