With the release of the new 2 wheel self balancing electric scooter, 2015 continues to be an exciting year for gadget fans. All around the world, individuals are taking to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to post photographs as well as videos of themselves zipping around on this 2 wheel contraption which basically looks like a plank with a wheel on either side.
Los angeles Self Balance Scooter
A combination between a skateboard as well as a segway, this miniature Segway (without the handle) sort thing is blowing up in popularity, fuelled in part by the quantity of celebrities that have been seen on one. From Justin Bieber Kendall Jenner to Jamie Foxx, to Soulja Boy, all have tried their hand and appear to have had a lot of fun doing so.
Nicknamed the'swegway' (because of it's likeness to the Segway, but a 'trendier' version) we're uncertain completely where this special electric scooter originated from or who devised the first. It originated from some factory in China. The initial glimpses we saw of it were a product known as the IO Hawk, a scooter that sells for a whopping $1800. This was back in January of 2015. Since then many more affordable versions of the same merchandise have come on the common price and also the marketplace in the moment seems to be around $500.
Electric 2 wheel scooter
How does it work? Basically you stand on both panels and shift your body weight slightly forward or somewhat back and it feels this bodyweight change and proceeds backwards or forwards. It can also turn left or right. This scooter is proving to be so popular it's really being touted as the personal mobility device of the near future. Who wants to walk when you can glide? Plus it's a whole lot quicker than walking, going at speeds of 6mph to 10mph.
Where is it possible to buy one? All these are available on quite several different sites but under different brands and at significantly different costs. For example the IO Hawk mentioned previously is $1800 while the Phunkeeduck is about $1500 and much more economical is the Monorover R2 which comes in at just $400-$600 (depending on the place you buy it). What is the difference between all these? None whatsoever. In fact they are all almost precisely the same except for several little, barely noticeable differences. It simply depends on your own budget and whether or not brand name is essential for you.