Remember that hoverboard craze? The fun toys that were mostly manufactured in China were a huge pop cultural phenomenon. That is until they started exploding and catching on fire. These cheap-ass hoverboards, which usually ran from $200 to $300, had the fatal flaw of randomly bursting into flames due to really…
After suing several hoverboard makers over patent violations last year, Segway, which is now owned by Chinese company Ninebot, revealed its own self-balancing scooter in January at CES. The hope, of course, is that the brand name (and accompanying expertise) means the new personal transporter won’t explode while…
The iBOT mobility system was a stair-climbing wheelchair that could also turn into a Segway. And sadly, it no longer exists.
In September, Segway filed a lawsuit against Inventix for the not-Hoverboard, claiming a violation of their patents. On December 23, Segway filed two more suits, adding Razor and Swagway to the list.
Last night, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams said something that we’ve been screaming for weeks. Those two-wheeled contraptions are definitely not hoverboards. Mainly because they do not hover.
The Inventist Hovertrax is a $1500 auto-balancing skateboard that is very much not a hoverboard. It is also, according to Segway, in violation of a bunch of patents.
Or is it the past? Either way, during a 20-minute victory lap at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, was hit and knocked to the ground by one of the world’s most over-hyped gadgets.
Here in the early 21st century, many parks and zoos offer motorized scooters for people who can’t or would rather not walk around. But it’s far from a new concept, as you can see in this photo from 1918.
The first time New Zealand inventor Kevin Halsall stepped on a Segway, he saw the potential of using the technology to build a wheelchair that could be controlled without a joystick or requiring the rider to use their hands at all. So he bought one, stripped it down, and turned it into the Ogo.
A recent Reuters report makes a fairly sound case for the demise of Google Glass, which is obviously giving headline writers across the internet the opportunity to label it as This Generation's Segway. But that's far too important a title to give away without a long discussion and the posting of many, many GIFs of…
It was heralded as the device that would change cities and urban landscapes forever. But thanks to a price tag that put it in direct competition with a used car, the Segway ended up a punchline instead of a revolution. Will that ever change? If we get kids addicted to never having to walk again with ride-on toys like…
To a surprising number of engineers and innovators, the future of transportation has only one wheel. But the future, at least when I'm driving, is pretty wobbly.
Designed with the hopes that it would completely transform urban transportation, the Segway was a battery-powered self-balancing two-wheeled scooter that was unfortunately priced way too high to catch on. But the technology behind it was impressive, which is why the company's latest creation, a three-wheeled trike…
This sci-fi electric unicycle is the RYNO, a future-badass alternative to the Segway that looks like it got beamed down from the year 2114. But it's here, and it's real, and I got to ride it.
If the only thing stopping you from riding around town on a Segway is, well, looking like someone riding around town on a Segway, this enhanced version might make you a little less hesitant about being seen in public on one. And it's all thanks to a handful of Vespa scooters that had to sacrifice their lives for this…
Firefighters are brave. But they're humans and they get hurt. So scientists at the University of California at San Diego have created a Segway-like robot that uses thermal imaging to help people fight fires better.
Helmet? Check. Segway? Got it. Total dweeb status? Done and done. Under normal circumstances, it's hard to look at someone riding the personal transportation system without cracking up. But try watching a series of people falling off of Segways, and it's utterly impossible to keep a straight face.
Sometimes you need to get somewhere in a hurry, but a car can be an expensive accessory, particularly if you live in a downtown setting. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives to just taking a bicycle to where you need to go. Including plenty that look just look downright stupid.
I still think the Segway has a lot of potential, but not until it reaches a reasonable price point. So in the interim, this Personal Rover could fill the gap, providing similar functionality at a fraction of the cost.