AirGear in Real Life? Self-powered Rollerblades are here!

by TechGeek Team

Science fiction becomes more science reality with the continued advancement of technology. Segway, the maker of the two-wheeled vertically standing personal transporter is soon releasing their first self-balancing one-wheeled electric powered roller skates called E-skates.Science fiction becomes more science reality with the continued advancement of technology. Segway, the maker of the two-wheeled vertically standing personal transporter is soon releasing their first self-balancing one-wheeled electric powered roller skates called E-skates.Segway, the company that brought to the world the laziest way for company execs to commute from one side of the building to the other, has released a promotion for their up and coming E-skates; a self-balancing electric powered roller skates.

Looking at the initial promo videos and images of the product, it can’t be overstated how important the “self-balancing” feature must be for these E-skates due to the fact that there are no straps to securely fasten your feet on to them. Instead, it’s like having a mini skateboard on each foot, ideally following the designs of the original Segway.

The company advertises the E-skates as “lightweight, easy to carry, and small” enough to fit in most backpacks. However, this doesn’t seem to be the only one hitting the market soon as another company called Inmotion has their own electric powered roller skates very much similar in design with Segway’s E-skates called the X1. That one has an estimated 7 MPH top speed and 7 mile range for the batteries.

Competition is good. Competition is very good…