Feeds

Mk II... er, Tank Chair trundles into Las Vegas

For when Rambo retires

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

CES The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week has seen a wealth of innovative ideas on show, and one such creative concept is Tank Chair. Strictly speaking, this isn't new, but the Mk II that was on show features many improvements over the original.

As a company spokesperson explained to Register Hardware: "At first,it might seem a little strange, but think of the fact that you couldn't take a wheelchair onto the beach..."

Indeed.

Tank Chair Mk II

Tank Chair Mk II: good job Davros never had one of these...

True to the proverb that necessity is the mother of invention, the original concept came as a result of the difficulties faced by the designer's wife, who is disabled.

Coupled, quite possibly, with additional desire to be in the biggest, baddest wheelchair imaginable, mercilessly crushing anyone crawling along the curb in a sub-standard, shopping mobility cart.

It's constructed out of a one-piece steel chassis and the tracks are made from ruggedised rubber and lightweight aluminium struts. The 24v, 2hp, 127rpm variable speed motor is powered by four Optima Deep Cycle batteries. It also has a 22:1 gear ratio and can traverse a ten per cent incline. Pricing details of the all new and improved model weren't available, however.

Dial 1-888-tankchair for more info. Naturally.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.