Adam Contoret has developed an handheld electric jet engine that allows a standup paddleboarder to travel at up to 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour).
Do you work on the other side of the river? Tired of bridges and traffic jams? No worries. A 40-year-old engineer has created a portable electric thruster that will make you glide over rivers and lakes at full throttle.
Contoret spent two years fine-tuning the invention – DreamScience Propulsion – in his garage. The result is quite impressive, even though the device only lasts for ten minutes, in the early version. The good news is that you can easily recharge batteries.