With the launch of the new 2 wheel self balancing electric scooter, 2015 has been an exilerating year for gadget fans. All over the world, individuals are taking to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to post photos and videos of themselves zipping around for this 2 wheel contraption which basically appears like a board having a wheel on each side.
A mix of a skateboard and a segway, this mini Segway (with no handle) type thing is bolstering in popularity, fuelled simply by the amount of celebrities that have been seen using one. From Usher to Soulja Boy, Kendall Jenner to Jamie Foxx, have the ability to tried their hand with this nifty little gadget, and appear to get had a large amount of fun this.
Nicknamed the ‘swegway’ (as a consequence of it’s likeness towards the Segway, but a ‘cooler’ version) we aren’t sure entirely where this type of electric scooter comes from or who invented the initial. More than likely it descends from some factory in China. The initial glimpses we had from it in the media were a product or service referred to as IO Hawk, a scooter that sells for a whopping $1800. This was back January of 2015. Since that time many cheaper versions of the product attended out there as well as the average price right now is apparently around $500.
How can it work? Basically you climb onto both panels and shift your body weight slightly forward or slightly back plus it senses this bodyweight change and moves backwards or forwards. It can also turn right or left. This scooter is becoming so well received is in reality being touted as the personal mobility device into the future. Who wishes to walk when you are able glide, right? Plus it’s really a lot faster than walking, travelling at speeds of 6mph to 10mph.
Where can you get one? These are generally positioned on a number of different websites but under different brand names and at vastly different prices. For example the IO Hawk stated earlier is $1800 even though the Phunkeeduck is approximately $1500 and much cheaper could be the Monorover R2 which will come in at only $400-$600 (determined by that you purchase it). What’s the difference between all these? None at all. In reality they’re all almost exactly the same with the exception of several small, hardly noticeable differences. It really depends on your budget and whether brand name is very important to you personally.