With the release of the new 2 wheel self balancing electric scooter, 2015 has been an thrilling year for gadget fans. All more than the globe, individuals are taking to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to post pictures and videos of themselves zipping about on this 2 wheel contraption which essentially looks like a board with a wheel on either side.
A cross in between a skateboard and a segway, this mini Segway (with out the deal with) type factor is blowing up in popularity, fuelled in part by the quantity of celebrities that have been seen on 1. From Justin Bieber to Soulja Boy, Kendall Jenner to Jamie Foxx, all have tried their hand at this nifty little gadget, and appear to have had a lot of enjoyable performing so.
Nicknamed the 'swegway' (simply because of it's likeness to the Segway, but a 'cooler' version) we're not certain entirely exactly where this particular electric scooter originated from or who invented the first. Most likely it originated from some factory in China. The first glimpses we saw of it in the media had been a item called the IO Hawk, a scooter that sells for a whopping $1800. This was back in January of 2015. Since then many less expensive versions of the exact same product have come on the market and the typical price at the moment appears to be around $500.
self balance scooter
How does it work? Essentially you stand on the two panels and shift your physique weight slightly forward or slightly back and it senses this bodyweight change and moves backwards or forwards. It can also turn left or correct. This scooter is proving to be so popular it's really becoming touted as the personal mobility device of the future. Who desires to stroll when you can glide, correct? Plus it's a lot faster than walking, travelling at speeds of 6mph to 10mph.