Kickstarter

A-Bike Electic

The electric A-Bike was our first product to start in a kickstarter campaign.

We reached our target in just one day!

Below are some snippets from our campaign…

The A-Bike Electric is the world’s lightest and most compact electric bike. Its telescopic design means it can be folded to fit into any journey. The electric power assistance makes riding easy and keeps you going for up to 15 miles (25 km).

The A-Bike Electric is great for those that want to have more freedom and fun on their daily journeys.

Get there faster, save space and arrive in a good mood.

Designed in the UK

The original A-Bike concept was led by British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair. We’ve taken the same durable, light and compact telescopic design and made it electric!

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Why the A-Bike Electric?

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Freedom to go

There’s no need to wait, just transform the A-Bike Electric and it’s ready for you in less than 10 seconds. No more delays waiting for public transport, arrive on time and happy.

Take it with you

Don’t worry about theft or having to find space in the bike park. Being light and compact means you can easily carry it and tuck it away when you need to.

It’s convenient to carry on all forms of public transport, saves space at home or work and easily fits under tables in coffee shops.

Feels easy and effortless

Just start pedalling and the power assistance automatically kicks in to do the hard work for you. Clever sensors detect when you’re slowing down, on a hill for example, and automatically provide more power assistance when you need it. Go further and get there faster. Take on hills. No sweat!

Stay clean

With other folding bikes it’s difficult to avoid getting bike chain grease on your hands and clothes. The A-Bike Electric has an enclosed bike chain that means you don’t get dirty.

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It’s Electric!

The lightweight detachable quick charge 24V battery can take you up to 15 miles (25 km) which makes it great for both commuters and joyriders. Powering up for your next ride is simple. Leave the battery in the bike, or if you prefer take it out to charge somewhere else. There’s no need to worry if the battery runs out as you can always still ride it like a normal bike.

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Simple but clever battery

The red power button has a simple one click action to turn on or off the electric motor so you can choose when you want power assistance. Four LEDs display how much power you have left so you know how far you can go before needing to recharge. You don’t need any special tools to take off the battery, the quick release strap means you can conveniently remove it for hassle free charging.

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It’s not just light, it’s the lightest!

The heavier the bike the more effort you need to get it going. Using aircraft grade aluminium and high-strength glass-reinforced polymers we’ve made the A-Bike Electric lightweight without compromising on durability. This makes A-Bike Electric feel light when you’re on and off it.

It’s easy to carry so giving you more freedom to go where you want. Take it upstairs and use shortcuts to get there even quicker.

Telescopic design that fits into your journey

The A-Bike Electric’s telescopic design means you can transform it in less than 10 seconds to save space whenever you need it. Take it on the train, in a taxi and the bus. Being compact means that when you arrive you can carry it in with you.

Save space at home by tucking it away behind the sofa or in a cupboard. It’s easy to take with you into work or even a cafe too.

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Dual chain-drive and brushless motor

You might think that having smaller wheels requires more effort but our engineering means a normal and easy pedalling action. The dual chain drive has been optimised so that the rate of pedalling matches the rate the wheels turn, this makes riding A-Bike Electric feel like riding any other bike.

The brushless motor optimally housed in the front wheel gives your legs an easier ride. Start pedalling and feel the bike do the work for you. Clever sensors detect when you’re slowing down, on a hill for example, and automatically provide more power assistance when you need it.

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Easy to adjust seat

The durable quick release bike seat clamp means you can easily personalise the height for different riders. It’s really convenient for when you’re on the go and want to make the A-Bike Electric even more compact.

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Why so compact?

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Made to feel and work like any other bike

Is it easy to fold and unfold?

Sure! It’s designed to be folded and unfolded in less than 10 seconds. Your A-Bike Electric comes with a simple step by step guide to get you up to speed and riding in no time.

The wheels are small – is it easy to ride?

If you can ride a bike, you can ride A-Bike Electric! The dynamically geared dual chain system means you pedal at the same rate as you would on a full sized bike. The electric motor automatically kicks it to make pedalling feel effortless.

Pocket Smoovie

The Pocket Smoovie was another world first product from Mayhem UK. We designed, manufactured and trademarked our own Pocket Selfie Stick in 2015 with great success, a product that continues to do well on the high street today with its sleek look and metallic colours.

The Pocket Movie Stick was the next gap in the market for us. With our clever designers and inventors the Pocket Movie Stick – Smoovie was born and with it a new trend. Kickstarter also agreed – we hit our target again in the first two days!

Below is a brief summary of another successful Kickstarter campaign:

Everyone can now record smooth and shake free video. Never watch jittery video again! Pocket-sized, most affordable and easy to use!

Our revolutionary design means Smoovie is significantly lighter and more compact than other video stabilisers. We’re excited because professional looking video is now simple, compact and affordable enough for everyone!

Take it anywhere and everywhere, and when inspiration strikes you’ll have it to record great video to keep and share forever. Use Smoovie at home, on the go or on your next adventure!

Traditional video stabilisers are much bigger and heavier, with tricky and time consuming set up. Instead of relying on weight and friction Smoovie cleverly uses magnetic force, allowing anyone to record smooth video without all that bulk.

We’ve made Smoovie really simple easy to set up. Just pull out the telescopic counterweight balance to the marker for your smartphone or GoPro, and Smoovie calibrates itself! Aaand action!

Be more creative with your shots! The handle is adjustable so you can get the shots you want. Get up high or go down low!

Plus with a more natural handgrip there’s no more holding your smartphone at odd angles so no more wrist ache!

The patent-pending gimbal design uses two lightweight but super strong neodymium magnets. This magnetic attraction is what keeps shots steady by reducing the shaking created when you walk or move. Go where you like and record fantastic looking smooth videos!

Compact size 19cm x 4cm x 3.5cm (and extends up to 11cm).

Weight 125 grams (4.4 oz), that’s less than a Big Mac!

Holds All popular Apple, Android and Windows smartphones up to 86mm in width and 225 grams in weight. Plus all GoPro models with Smoovie Plus.

Materials Two strong neodymium N42 magnets, durable ABS and acetal plastic body, protective TPE rubber pads and long-lasting stainless steel telescopic tubes.

 

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It’s not quite as good as the large, heavy and expensive equipment that professionals use. But we’re excited about Smoovie because it’s affordable, easy for everyone and can be taken everywhere. When inspiration strikes, you’ll have it!

After five months of development and four rounds of rapid prototyping using 3d printing, machining and duplication techniques, our design has been tested in different scenarios and we’re really pleased with the outcome. Currently the design is going through a final iteration to refine the aesthetics so that Smoovie looks and feels great too.

In January this year Alex travelled to China to discuss the manufacture of the Smoovie project with factories the team had long term relationships with already. After comparing the quality of prototypes produced and manufacturing processes, a selection was made.

We are confident that the manufacturer we have chosen is best suited to help us get Smoovie ready for mass production so that we can deliver a product that satisfies our requirements and more importantly that you’ll be happy with.

We are an experienced team based in London and HK who have designed, developed and delivered products  on a global scale. We know how to bring innovative ideas to life and take them to market.

Our product designer Alex Kalogroulis has worked on many innovational designs. In his early years he worked alongside British Inventor Sir Clive Sinclair on the award-winning A-Bike which is displayed in London’s Design Museum. Alex has also led design on other products like Sea Scooters and Smart Touch kitchen gadgets. He also teaches future designers on the Innovation Design Engineering master’s course at London’s Royal College of Art.