The Segway Drift W1 is a pair of e-skates using the balancing technology

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Back in June, Segway-Ninebot introduced a few e-Skates referred to as the glide W1. these were no inlines or quads, but made use of Segway’s self-balancing recognise-a way to placed a single chunky wheel in each skate – efficaciously setting a hoverboard on every foot. The enterprise introduced some to IFA 2018 in Berlin, so obviously we had to strive them out.

It’s additionally electric powered, because the name “e-Skates” implies. Forget about about going long places although, due to the fact the marketed driving time is simplest 45 minutes. That relies upon on the driving fashion, terrain, and velocity, the latter of which you can set with a phone app. This is absolutely an accessory for fun rather than journey.

Segway Drift W1 Electric Skates Features

First up, some specs. Segway says that the Drift W1 e-Skates can stand up to 12 km/h (7.5 mph), that’s faster than on foot and zippy enough to bring on the pain in a tumble. Every e-Skate has 291 x 162 x 121 mm (11.4 x 6.3 x 4.7 in) dimensions and pointers the scales at 3.5 kg (7.7 lb), and a couple of motorized skates can manage a ten degree hill climb. They have got bumpers on the edges, are weatherproofed to IP54 standard and sport head- and tail-lighting for skating after the sun’s long gone down.

Battery life is given as 45 mins per experience, which isn’t always an awful lot but need to be sufficient to get you from the train station to the office or have some amusing rolling via the park, if you’re brave enough. Recharge time is three hours.

Segway Drift W1 Electric Skates Price

The Drift W1 e-Skates are available for pre-order now in selected markets for €399 (about US$465) and are available on Indiegogo for the early bird price of $369. Shipping is expected to start early next month.