Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Most Dangerous Object in the Office: Segway Drift W1 E-Skates

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Most Dangerous Object in the Office: Segway Drift W1 E-Skates

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

First there were exploding hoverboards. Then came the e-scooter wars. Now Segway is courting the “mobility” market with these $400 electric skates. Unlike the clunky Rollerblades of your youth, these gliders have no boots or straps—just grippy platforms that hold your shoes in place. (That is, until you hit a minuscule crack in the sidewalk, at which point you’ll be catapulted forward, praying you’ll stick the landing.) Each hefty, 8-pound skate gyro-balances on a single wheel; you control the direction and speed by pressing down with your toes. If you’re brave, you can reach 7.5 mph, just fast enough to elicit swerves and expletives when you’re barreling down the bike lane like a self-destructive Paul Blart. Helmet and knee pads sold separately.

Segway Drift W1 E-Skates

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