Best Bet: Electric Bike

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No, this is not the hot new tricycle on Park Slope playgrounds. It’s a high-tech ­electric bike ($5,000 at hammacherschlemmer.com) made for adults. Users sit upright with the handlebars at their sides and steer with their hips Segway style. Signaling, braking, and acceleration — it hits speeds of up to fourteen miles per hour—are controlled by buttons at your fingertips. The rechargeable battery lasts six miles, and once you’ve reached your destination, the 32-inch-tall, 25-pound two-wheeler folds into a neat little package. The morning commute never looked so fun. Plus, speckled egg soaps, Splendid's new lingerie line, and more from this week's issue. [NYM]