Gadgets on the go – Yamaha Tricity Scooter, Magnum Ui5 e-bike and Intel Compute Stick

When it comes to modern life it’s important to not only get places in style, you have to use the best equipment when you get there.  Today we looked at three gadgets which prove we are living in the 21st century, a cool electric bike, a scooter with all the benefits of a car and a computer the size of a packet of gum.  Amazing!


Yamaha Tricity

Designed (some say) in the future and featuring twin front-wheels that automatically lean when cornering, the Yamaha Tricity is the only Scooter in New Zealand that you can ride on the motorway with a car licence.

It performs like a two-wheel Scooter but with an increased feeling of stability which inspires confidence and makes the Yamaha Tricity a very fun ride indeed.

From $4,499 ($5,199 with ABS), it’s actually cheaper than a year of car commuting for many city dwellers.  This commuting revolution will not be televised, but test rides are available now, visit


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The Magnum Ui5 is a stylish electric bike, designed in Germany, sold around the world and now available in New Zealand.   Electric Bike Report gave this bike a 9/10, calling it “a beautifully designed, purpose built, affordable electric bike well suited to urban riding or commuting”.

The integrated 13ah Samsung battery, the powerful rear-hub motor,the easy step-through frame and the comfortable riding position make this bike among the best in its price range.

Urban CleanTech is a retail store based on Scotland St, Freeman’s Bay, Auckland and offer full service and support. All of their Magnum bikes come with a 1 year warranty.

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Intel Compute Stick

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When it comes to doing business on the go, this is one gadget that really fits the brief.  The Intel Compute Stick, $298, is a new category of computing devices that enables you to transform a simple screen into a fully functioning computer. Any HDMI enabled TV or monitor can become a basic computer by simply plugging in the Intel Compute Stick.

Connect, add a keyboard and compute. It’s that simple.

The Intel Compute Stick enables some great everyday usages. For consumers at home or traveling, the ability to browse the web, access content, view personal photos and movies, stream movies and TV shows, and Skype with friends are all possible with the simple addition of an Intel Compute Stick to a TV.

All prices correct at time of publication. Products subject to availability