Things seem to get smaller and smaller with every passing year.
Take water-jet propulsion systems, for instance. San Diego, California-based start-up company Bixpy LLC recently introduced the Bixpy Swim Jet, a portable, handheld water-jet propulsion system.
The Bixpy Swim Jet weighs 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms), and generates enough thrust to pull a snorkeler or diver at 1.8 miles/2.9 kilometers per hour. The “travel” battery allows about an hour and 15 minutes’ worth of cruise time, and the “high capacity” battery lasts for about two hours. It has a depth rating of 100 feet/30 meters.
Company founder and CEO Houman Nikmanesh says:
“We’ve worked incredibly hard to bring The Bixpy Jet to life and we’re excited to give water sports enthusiasts new ways to enjoy their favorite activity on the water so they can explore new places and find new adventures.”
The Bixpy Jet sports lithium-ion battery packs. Additionally, the motors and all of the accessories are saltwater resistant for use in any body of water.
Funded via IndieGoGo last year, the company surpassed its initial US$40,000 (37,805 Euro) goal by 110 percent in less than 24 hours. By the end of its 40-day campaign, the Bixby Jet was funded at 398 percent with the support of 235 backers from all over the world.
Bixpy expects to ship out its orders in early May of 2017. The company is accepting pre-orders through its website and offering special payment plans. The Bixpy Swim Jet will retail for US$725.00 (685 Euros).
For more info about the Bixpy Swim Jet, check out the video below or go to the company’s website at bixpy.com.