When PowaKaddy released the original Touch trolley in 2010 we liked its intuitive control system that was a real step change in technology.
The 2016 version sees the patented Touch 'n' Go take the next step, now requiring golfers to only rest their hand on the newly designed grip and start walking for the highly-intelligent trolley to begin moving at the speed of its user.
From there the Touch will continue to move at the same speed even when the golfers hand is off the trolley.To bring the Touch to a halt the user simply needs to place their hand on the grip and stop walking.
PowaKaddy has included a new Kinetic LED Power Display that turns green when the trolley is on the move and turns to red when it has stopped. An integrated USB port is also discretely housed in the handle to allow for the charging of smart phones and GPS devices.
Andy Thompson, PowaKaddy R&D, explains the appeal of the trolley:
The Touch takes trolley technology onto a whole new level and provides golfers with one of the easiest control functions ever seen. Golfers of all ages and abilities will love how simple and intuitive the Touch is – it simplifies controlling the trolley’s speed and allows them to concentrate fully on their game. Crucially, all the technology is out of sight and out of mind, so it really is as simple as Touch ‘n’ Go
Despite its apparent simplicity the advanced technology of the Touch means it has undergone 2 years of robust and extensive testing to ensure it can handle a wide range of terrains in the most extreme weather conditions, as Thompson continues:
It’s an extremely intelligent technology and a significant amount of work has been undertaken by our R&D team to make sure it performs seamlessly across all sorts of terrain. That’s important – you can have a lot of innovation and exciting features, but the trolley needs to perform perfectly.
The chassis of the Touch has been upgraded too, with a new a sporty profile thanks to the rear diffuser on the back of the trolley's PowaFrame and the Deluxe Sporty 11" quick release low-profile wheels. All of this is driven by a powerful whisper-quiet 200 watt motor that provides the ultimate in reliability and performance.
The chassis is easy to put up and down via a simple three-way folding mechanism and your bag will be secure thanks to PowaKaddy's recognisable Key-Lock Base and Bungee Bag Straps with Anti-Pinch handles.
The Touch also incorporates the simple to use Plug'n'Play battery technology that can house the whole range of PowaKaddy batteries from standard lead-acid to the thinnest Lithium battery on the market today.
Re-engineered lithium-ion battery technology ensures PowaKaddy Lithium delivers 20% more staying power based on its 18 hole Lithium Battery 260Wh and 36 hole Lithium Battery 388Wh.
The Powakaddy Touch 2016 comes in either Polar White or Classic Black Frame and prices start from £399.99 depending on battery choice.