Acer’s ebii, an out-of-left-field try at an e-bike from an organization greatest identified for inexpensive PCs. [credit: Acer ]
While you consider Acer you most likely consider PCs, whether or not they’re low-cost beater laptops and tablets, barely nicer however nonetheless budget-focused ultrabooks and gaming laptops, or bizarre swing-and-a-miss experiments. However at this time the corporate introduced one thing else solely—the “ebii,” a light-weight e-bike that, except for an related smartphone app, has nothing to do with PCs or tablets.
We have reviewed e-bikes with fashionable designs and interesting curvature, however the ebii appears decidedly extra utilitarian. The chunky “ebii Field” within the center homes the management field, battery pack, and headlight, and the seat and handlebars jut upward out of it. In a nod to its historical past as a PC and pill maker, the ebii’s 460 W battery might be eliminated and used as a conveyable charging station for USB-C gadgets.
At simply over 35 kilos (16 kg), the ebii is light-weight—it saves weight partly by utilizing a single-sided fork for the entrance tire. Acer says it could accommodate most riders between 4.75 and 6 ft tall (145 to 185 cm), that means that particularly tall riders most likely will not discover it snug. The bike additionally will not break any velocity or distance data, with a prime velocity of round 15 mph and a 68-mile vary.
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