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So personal transport gadgets have recently become the next big thing and it gives us a clue to what we might expect in the future.
My guess would be that one day it will completely normal to see people whizzing through the streets on some high tech gadget, hopefully one that actually hovers. But if you don’t want to wait, there are some pretty decent gadgets available right now.
It is gyro-stabilized so its not that difficult to ride, and can actually be pretty useful. It may look as more of a fun gadget than an actual vehicle one would use for their daily commute, but who knows!
You would love it in a big open space, like a college campus – just imagine riding from class to class. On the other hand, you will most probably hate it on a rainy cold morning, in rush hour, with hundreds of people to dodge and avoid.
Anyways, you will need to have some preety big balls to take it on the road with cars driving right by you.
This bit of tech blew up in popularity thanks to many celebrities, youtubers, and other social media stars using them in their videos.
Some view them now as dangerous after a significant number of incidents, hence it is not the best times for companies that produce hoverboards. However, let those news not be dis-encouraging for you! There are still good, safe and certified hoverboards you can purchase on Amazon.
3) Boosted Board
They are no where near as popular as the hoverboard, but that’s probably to do with the fact they are much more expensive. This is a proper vehicle, you can use in your everyday life.
Casey Neistat is one of the main reasons the boosted board has become pretty famous and you can see their appeal, they can achieve speeds of up to 22mph, you control them with a remote in your hand, and can travel you a good 8 miles on a single charge.
The walkcar is basically a tiny laptop sized platform with 4 wheels and an electric motor. It works by shifting your weight in the direction you want to go in. Whats really cool about this tiny gadget is its specs.
It can fit in any backpack and weighs only about 2.5 kg which is about 5 and a half pounds. Secondly it can reach speeds of about 6.2 mph. Thirdly a full charge can give you about 7.2 miles of range.
If you want to purchase one see the suggestion HERE.
1) Electric Bicycle
Electric bicycles are nothing new, but they still make this list of hi tech gadgets for personal transports. Electric bicycles have been around for years, but they are much expensive compared to a standard bike.
However, forget about the price and see what it is: a vehicle easy to control, easy to steer, easy to brake, and can move you at some decent speeds.
Another downside is the rise of bike thefts in most of the cities around US and the world, so it’s like your precious dollars gone in a matter of seconds.
Despite that, out of all the personal transport gadgets out there, sometimes the old fashioned way is still the most effective than what the hi tech gadgets offer. Up to you to choose!