We've been having a blast here at Gizmodo HQ getting ready for the Home of the Future, the real-life home we'll be showing off in New York beginning on May 17. Here's a little peek at two products from the transit world of tomorrow that we'll be featuring in our home.

Now, we don't want to give all the surprises away just yet. You'll have to keep your eyes locked on Gizmodo—or come visit the space any time between May 17 and 21. But there are two products from our home featured in this video. First up is the Local Motors Cruiser, which packs a 21st-century zero-emissions electric powertrain in a bike that's loaded with early 20th-century motorcycle style. The battery-powered electric motor gives it a top speed of nearly 25MPH and a cruising range of about 20 miles. Keep in mind, this is just one of the bikes we'll have to show off at the Home of the Future.

Unboxing the Future: Badass Bikes and Motorized Skateboards

And if you're paying attention, you'll also see some of our staffers zooming around on a Boosted Board, a motorized longboard with regenerative braking and a battery similar to what you'd find on a Tesla. This thing is the bomb, and I busted my ass the first time I tried it out because it went so fast. There's a learning curve, to say the least—a fun learning curve, that is.

Unboxing the Future: Badass Bikes and Motorized Skateboards

And we want you to come have fun with us, future-style, starting on the 17th. Sure, you'll have to wait a while, but this is a little something to sate your appetite in the meantime.

Unboxing the Future: Badass Bikes and Motorized Skateboards

The Basics

Dates: 05/17/2014–05/21/2014

Location: 268 Mulberry Street, near Houston Street in SoHo. Nearest subway: Broadway-Lafayette.

Hours: 11:00 am to late. The Gizmodo gang will be working on-site all week—with super-fast wifi, on snazzy furniture—and we'll be hosting events every night. Check back for more information on how to RSVP.

Cost: Free!


For all media inquiries regarding the Gizmodo Home of the Future, please contact Patrick Kowalczyk at patrick@pkpr.com.