Solutions for the ‘last mile’ of your commute vary from the weird to the boring, but this nifty and lightweight scooter will certainly put a smile on your face
Micro Falcon X3
Price £799.95, micro-scooters.co.uk
Top speed 25kmh
Charge time 1 hour
Along with pogo sticks, zip wires and climbing nets, I spend a lot of time looking enviously at kids as they scoot themselves to school. I’d have been rubbish at it – I never managed any tricks on my skateboard – but I’d have loved it. It was inevitable an adult version would come along. We big people don’t like the small people to have all the fun: how else do you explain trampoline parks and cosplay? We’ve also seen a huge rise in electric personal transportation being used as ‘last mile’ vehicles, whether it’s bikes, hoverboards, skateboards or scooters. The idea is you drive to the station, get on the train, then scoot from the station to the office. And Micro’s Falcon X3 will make that last leg of your journey the most fun. It’s a lightweight folding scooter propelled by a surprisingly juicy motor. It has a top speed of 25kmh, which feels thrilling on its little wheels, and is operated with a simple grip twist. There’s a rear brake light, too, for added safety. It only takes seconds to fold, fling over your shoulder and then stride into the office. Remember to wipe the smile off your face, though: you are an adult.