WOW. Just had a go on a segway and it was one of the strangest things I have ever experienced.
For those that don’t know the Segway is a sort of transportion device which is just 2 wheels, a post to hold onto and some innovative gyroscopes and computers inside that control everything.
When you get on it just balances, it uses the bodies own balance to control it (See How Stuff Works). You lean forward, it moves forward, you move back it brakes or goes in reverse. You turn on the spot using a control on the handle. The only console is a smiley face showing the battery life.
Ok, so it’s quite revolutionary but it costs like £5,800 pounds, only goes 10miles before recharge, although top speed is 15mph. It looks strange and people look strangely at you when you are on it. Hopefully it won’t go the same way as the Sinclair C5.
And in the land of the ‘free’ won’t it make Americans even fatter when they use it for those short journeys from their car to the shop…
I also tried out the Zap Extreme too and for 5300 pounds less I prefer that for scooting around, it’s portable too.