Just how lucky are kids today? Not only do they get Power Rangers and Spongebob Squarepants on telly - rather than the reruns of Bagpuss and Mary, Mungo and Midge the Linters had to put up with while growing up - and flavours of crisps that would've had a newsagent burned as a witch back in 1976, they also get the coolest toys.
Take the humble scooter, for instance. In the 70s, we'd been lucky to get anything more than a plank of wood with two wobbly wheels and a broomstick handle attached in the most rudimentary fashion. Now there's Zinc, and its multi-fangled scooters for all occasions, including the ultimate two-wheeler, the Nitro.
Not just a plain old scooter, the Nitro is pimped to the max with a dashboard speedometer and on-board sounds - including ignition, revs and screeching for when the brake is applied. It also comes with front and back lights for night-time use, and folds flat for storage.
There's not a lot more to it than that, but what else can a scooter have before it moves into powered-transport?
Speaking of which, Pocket-lint has decided that the £29.99 Zinc Nitro is not for kids aged 6+, as suggested by the company, but is, in fact, for us. We're reclaiming it for all those who had to make do back in the 70s.
And we're going to don our Mod parkas and ride them down to Brighton in protest (we can't afford proper Vespas or Lambrettas). Or, at least, we would if we weren't really old and knackered. Oh.
What do you think? Are scooters just for kids? Let us know in the comments below...
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