For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the link, in case you’d like to look up more information:

smart_chairSmart Chair
(January, SCI Life)
Weighing only 50 pounds, the Smart Chair is the lightest full-on powerchair ever created, and even cooler — it’s foldable. That’s right, the Smart Chair can be folded and put in the backseat of most cars. While being able to put it back together independently, even for agile paraplegics, may be a bit tricky, it’s still a great solution if you want both a power wheelchair and the ability to ride in a car.

It also has built-in anti-tilt technology because of its lighter weight and has a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds. And before you speed demons sign up for one, know that it has a slower max speed — 3.75 mph. The best part is the price. The Smart Chair costs only $1,799 — a fraction of most powerchairs (but it isn’t made for someone who needs a complex rehab powerchair). The company is based in Los Angeles.