Hovertrax Auto-Balancing Transporter
- Orbitwheel Skates - $99.50
- Freeline Grom Skates - $79.99
- Freerider Skatecycle - $149.95
- The Solowheel - $1,795.00
- Ehowheel Self-Balancing Unicycle/Electric Scooter Bike - $1,598.00
The Hovertrax has no learning curve and requires no skills to use, which is good because you can bet that if I'm too lazy to walk myself down the street or hallway, I am definitely too lazy to learn how to use a complex piece of equipment. This indoor/outdoor personal transporter is auto-balancing and, at a slight lean of the feet, travels forward, backward, left, and right. Users can also spin clockwise and counterclockwise during motion for quick retrieval of anything they may have inadvertently left in their dust.
Hovertrax weigh only 9 pounds for convenient backpack and giant ladies' purse storage, and can travel up to 6 mph over 4 miles, or the approximate distance from Concourse A to Concourse D in the hell-cursed Dallas airport. The machine's two halves tilt independently, and each wheel has its own motor fitted with a gyro sensor and accelerometer. Batteries recharge in about an hour when plugged into a wall outlet.
No stranger to compact human movers, Hovertrax creator, Inventist, is also responsible for OrbitWheel skates and the Solowheel. Kickstarter backing of the Hovertrax runs through June 30, 2013.
Suggested via Dude Product Tips by Robert M.
August 2014 Update: The Hovertrax is now available for pre-order directly through the Inventist Website--follow the link below. The company estimates shipping will begin in September 2014.