This Laptop-Sized Sea Scooter Will Help You Dive 30 Metres Under the Sea
The Geneinno S2 is small enough to take on a plane and hits speeds of up to 4 km/h.
Underwater scooters have certainly come a long way from the torpedo-like transports that were developed during WWII. Case in point: the Geneinno S2. This smart sea scooter is not only impressively compact, but it also connects to an app to improve your underwater experience.
Measuring 48 cm long by 25 cm wide, the svelte design is about the same size as a MacBook Pro, according to Geneinno. It can be easily popped into a backpack or suitcase to join you on your travels. The S2’s 97 Wh battery pack is also conveniently below the Federal Aviation Administration’s carry-on limit for batteries (100 Wh), so the scooter can be taken with you into an aircraft’s cabin.
In the water, the two electrically powered propellers generate 22 N of thrust to pull you to depths up to 30 metres. You can choose between two gears depending on how fast you want to travel: a high speed of 4 km/h mph and a low speed of 3 km/h.
The scooter also has a built-in energy-saving chip, which means it consumes less power. You should get about 45 minutes of underwater fun before you need to resurface, and recharging the battery will take about 1.5 hours.
The accompanying app, meanwhile, allows you to monitor the device’s speed, depth, distance, onboard light and battery. There is also a special “parental mode” that enables an adult to control the scooter using the app while their child is taking a spin.
Another highlight is the mount at the front of the gadget, which can house either a GoPro camera to record your adventures or a light to illuminate darker waters.
Geneinno’s designs have been continually refined over the past few years to bring divers more power with less bulk. In addition to launching the second-generation S2, the company also recently upgraded the S1 to make it tougher and compatible with the app. The S2 will set you back $535, while the S1 is priced at $834.
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