Two Wheel Self-Balancing Electric Scooters All The Rage

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The rate at which new transportation devices are picking up the pace in development is simply astonishing. It seems like every day there is some fresh gizmo or gadget powered by electricity that you're supposed to just hop on and go. How many of them will succeed in the long run is another story, but for now there's no shortage of eco-friendly boards and so-called scooters to ride in order to save money and the planet. The latest addition to this cadre of devices are the two wheel self-balancing electric scooters sometimes called hover boards that look as though somebody lost part of their Segway. Interestingly enough, Segway is one of the many manufacturers currently producing these smart balancing boards on wheels.

Smart Drifting Scooter


While these scooters are just catching on here in the States, they're all the rage in Asia, where many of them are manufactured. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and offer extras like Bluetooth speakers, LED lighting and remote control features. Many of them even come with dope paint jobs resembling the type of graphic art you'd find on skateboards and most come with carrying bags. Whether you'd consider these a novelty toy or a legitimate form of transportation is up to you, but they are readily available for interested shoppers at a relatively low price on Google, eBay and Amazon. They are predicted to be especially hot sellers for Christmas shoppers.

 

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Two Wheel Smart Balance Electric Scooter


Not surprisingly, most of these devices come in response to the increasing demand for energy efficient transportation that doesn't cost a lot to run and doesn't take a lot of space to store. Along those lines is also the issue of parking and navigating congested cities, which has become an increasing problem around the world. With one of these new transporter systems, a lot of those problems fall by the wayside. Besides all that, users say they're fun to ride, once again begging the question is it a toy or not? Like all things subjective, interpretation is in the mind of the beholder, so don't sweat the small stuff.

Self-Balancing Electric Scooter with Bluetooth


According to statistics in connection with these smart scooters, on average it takes one to two hours to fully charge one, depending on the model, and riders are able to get roughly 20 to 30 miles out of that charge. It's important to note that this range may vary based on a rider’s weight, the terrain and — believe it or not — the temperature. They are capable of carrying passengers up to approximately 265 lbs. and can attain speeds of up to 10 - 12 mph. They're also waterproof and dustproof, so taking them out in inclement weather or off road is apparently not a problem. Buyer beware: there are countless manufacturers of this product, so if you're going to purchase one, do your homework.

UPDATE: As of late 2015, a lot of these smart scooters or hover vehicles are having issues with lithium batteries catching fire, which is something consumers need to be aware of before purchasing.