Using the launch of the modern 2 wheel self balancing electric scooter, 2015 has been an exciting year for gadget fans. Worldwide, everyone is taking to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to publish photos and videos of themselves zipping around about this 2 wheel contraption which basically looks like a board which has a wheel on either side.
A mixture of a skateboard along with a segway, this mini Segway (without the handle) type thing is blowing up in popularity, fuelled simply with the level of celebrities which were seen on one. From Usher to Soulja Boy, Kendall Jenner to Jamie Foxx, have the ability to tried their hand at this nifty little gadget, and seem to get a lot of fun doing this.
Nicknamed the ‘swegway’ (as a result of it’s likeness for the Segway, but a ‘cooler’ version) we are really not sure entirely where this type of two wheel scooter originated from or who invented the initial. Most likely it originated from some factory in China. The 1st glimpses we got of it in media were a product referred to as IO Hawk, a scooter that sells for a whopping $1800. This was last January of 2015. Since then many cheaper versions the exact same product attended in the marketplace along with the average price right now seems to be around $500.
So how exactly does it work? Basically you stand on the two panels and shift the body weight slightly forward or slightly back also it senses this bodyweight change and moves backwards or forwards. It may also turn right of left. This two wheel scooter is proving to be so popular it’s actually being touted because personal mobility device for the future. Who wants to walk when it’s possible to glide, right? Plus it’s a lot quicker than walking, travelling at speeds of 6mph to 10mph.