Airboard - the new way to commute?
By now you've probably turned your head and spotted some early adopter on the unicycle style self-balancing transport devices - not the massive Segways that the cops use, but the unicycle ones that geeks in financial districts commute on. I won't be getting one of these for the following reasons:
- You look ridiculous
- It is pretty big so picking it up and carrying it under your arm is out
- What's wrong with a bike?
However, the new Airboard by AirWheel may persuade me to about turn (which is really an 8 point turn on a unicycle). At €600 it is pricey but it is more skateboarder like and can be picked up and carried easier than bigger devices. It's got a 10km range which isn't bad - that's a 20-30 min commute by car/bus to the city centre. With speeds of up to 15km/h and it weighs only 10kg you'll fly into work. The smart thing about this product is that it self generates power when going down hill and has a charge time of 1 hr. Probably not appropriate for the long commute but it might make getting around the city interesting. (PRE-ORDER)