Remote-controlled tire boggles the mind

How does it work? Why was it made?

Dvice

Here's a perfect Father's Day gift if your dad's a fan of unicycles and other single-wheeled vehicles: a remote-controlled tire.

That's right, just the tire--no vehicle whatsoever. The creation of TOSY, a Vietnam-based toy and robot maker, the "R-Tyre" is billed as the "the first radio controlled tire in the world," according to Dvice. And as dubious as we are of " world's first " claims, we're inclined to believe this one.

Endless questions come to mind about this gadget--not the least of which is "Why?"--but there's one in particular that has an almost existential ring to it: If you're shopping around for one of these, should you kick it?

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