A Self-Balancing Scooter, sometimes known as a ‘Hoverboard Scooter’, is a 2 wheel automatic balancing rover which allows the user to move like they were on a segway while only using their feet to control the device. Borrowing most of its technology from the modern segway, this scooter is a smaller, carry-on option for the average consumer.
The Self-Balancing Scooter has been climbing its way into consumer media with the popularization of the device by celebrities and YouTube personalities such as Kylie Jenner, Casey Neistat, and Tmartn. With each having their own unique massive audience it was a surefire conversation starter.
The Self-Balancing Scooter has been acquiring tremendous reviews from users so much so that some people have been buying in bulk so that they could get the best discount. While some scour the internet for the cheapest price. Some of the most praised and renowned balancing scooter is made by IO Hawk, MonoRover, and CHIC.
Though some can reach an amazing speed of 12 MPH, these scooters are made extremely durable. It accelerates by simply applying pressure with the front your feet. It carries two driver motors withing the wheels that can be controlled with both feet individually for easy turns, rotation, acceleration and smooth breaking. Weighing about 22 pounds this scooter is not light, however it is a sturdy enough to take a good amount of beating.
There have been some talk over the scooters that were sold by IO Hawk. Some people have noticed that the devices that were sold by the company cost ~$1,800 were the exact same as a copy by a Chinese company was selling for only ~$360. Some argue that they are a rip-off trying to make an absurd amount of profit while others defend the company saying that it is easier to deal with an american company as the middleman when it comes to redeeming their warranty rather than a Chinese Company.
For the most part the generic models that are being sold by the Chinese companies are of decent quality. Some popular YouTube personalities such as FouseyTube and Casey Neistat have personally praised some of the generic models because of the great quality and the savings.
Though some of these scooters are rather expensive, it is only in its early stages. As the technology advances the price of the device will ultimately drop. This will concurrently change the way that people get around and push us forward to a better future.