Just when you thought those little scooters couldn't get more annoying, I give you the Razor XLR8R. Now, not only do you have to worry about getting plowed over by an out-of-control kid speeding towards you on the sidewalk, but this motorized version is disturbingly loud.Jaded adult opinions aside, I tried to look at it from the view of those kids who think having a motored anything will give them a sense of freedom. Even then, I found it totally impractical. The motor weighs a ton, making it too front-heavy. It's also hard to steer, and almost impossible to push in a straight line while walking next to it. And for a kid who meets the weight requirement - under 120 pounds - picking it up and carrying it is no easy feat. To Razor's credit, it does include a parental control safety feature that allows its speed to be limited to 5 mph. On its own, it goes up to 10 mph. Powered by a rechargeable battery, the scooter is also environmentally friendly. The verdict: If your kids insist on one of these pesky toys, go motorless. Any questions? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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