Because the power chair I bought on ebay is a Jazzy, I've checked out the message boards over at their site for owners. Luckily they're pretty liberal about allowing you to participate if you buy used equipment which says a lot for them in several ways. One thing it shows is that their euipment lasts well enough that folks can buy it second hand and the other is that they follow up with technical/service advice. Kudos to them on that!
One of the things I noticed over there is how people discuss how they rig up their power chairs. One guy did a Harley theme complete with their packs and decals. Others repaint their shrouds in various colors and patterns. Many accessorize and share those ideas.
But what intrigues me as a high tech wannabe is when they talk about wiring up their chairs - using the batteries as a power source, for example, for a cell phone or other device. (As to a cell phone, the question was asked 'How many calls do you make that you need to power it up that way?") But be that as it may, there is the 'cool factor'. I could see me wiring up a laptop.
Months ago I saw a device that was designed for power chair users and posted about it. It was a central hub of electronic devices but it was contained in a shield (called the Gryphon Shield). That didn't appeal to me since I don't even like using a wheelchair tray. I'm more interested in an open space design.
I have no plans to wire my wheels. My pride technician indicated that my ebay chair is quite old - a senior citizen it seems. So I'm not going to put any extra strain on it except to have it take me around my house. However, that doesn't stop me from occasionally rolling around with my laptop - unplugged -and being a 'wired wheels wannabe'.