Can't Choose Between Biking or Roller Blading? Now You Don't Have To

The Segway opened the floodgates for countless personal mobility devices, with designs that range from conservative to downright crazy. And the Aeyo—a cross between a scooter, a bicycle, and a pair of inline skates—falls somewhere in the middle of that scale.

The Aeyo is ridden in a standing position like a scooter, but instead of kicking off the ground or pedaling for propulsion, your feet are strapped into a pair of what look like inline skates, which are attached to the rest of the contraption with a pair of articulated legs. So a simple skating motion gets the Aeyo rolling, while steering and braking come courtesy of its handlebars.

Can't Choose Between Biking or Roller Blading? Now You Don't Have To

Surprisingly, because the range of motion of the skates is limited, and because there's a handlebar to grasp, riding the Aeyo is supposedly a lot safer and easier than roller blading. There's still a bit of a learning curve with the Aeyo, however, even if you're already comfortable roller blading. But the risk of falling and scraping up your limbs is almost non-existent.

Targeted at commuters, fitness enthusiasts, and of course, extreme athletes—who will probably find countless ways to jump and flip this thing—the Aeyo is currently available for just north of $600. And while it does appear to provide a cheaper alternative to a car for getting to and from work, the real appeal here seems to be the full body workout you'd be getting during your commute. [Aemotics via Gizmag]

Can't Choose Between Biking or Roller Blading? Now You Don't Have To