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The Only Thing Explosive About Segway's Slick Hoverboard Is The Price

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 you’re riding it. Five months later, the Segway MiniPro is finally available for pre-order for $US1000 ($1378).


A Record-Breaking 172km/h Mobility Scooter Makes Me Excited To Be A Senior Citizen

It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine, who spent six months upgrading a 16km/h mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 172km/h.


Look For This Symbol On Your Hoverboard So You Can Be Sure It Won't Explode

Exploding hoverboards have gone from being an occasional mishap to a fairly regular occurrence. And since it seems like the manufacturers are in no rush to fix the problem, the Underwriters Laboratories is finally going to start certifying the self-balancing scooters so consumers can know which are safe, and which are fiery death traps.


Razor's Jetts Turn Any Pair Of Shoes Into Rolling Heelys

Admit it, when you see a bunch of kids wearing Heelys roll past you at the mall, deep down you wish there was a version for adults, right? With Razor’s new strap-on Jetts, there finally is. And they work with any pair of shoes, and any grownup weighing less than 80kg.


Dude, It's Not A HoverboardĀ 

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested at LAX this week. What was he arrested for? If we’re to believe almost every headline, Wiz’s crime was joyriding a hoverboard at the airport. Are we finally living in the future Back To The Future II promised us?


A Guide To The Booming World Of Souped-Up Skateboards And Scooters

The Renaissance. The Industrial Revolution. The Computer Age. Each era of history has produced its own remarkable inventions. What will history remember most clearly about our own epoch? Perhaps the many kooky ways we’ve invented to avoid walking to work.


Gogoro SmartScooter Hands-On: Riding The Tesla Of Electric Bikes

The first thing you need to know about Taipei is that it’s hot. Well, more humid, really. The second thing you need to know is that if you don’t have a scooter, you’re a nobody. That’s why all the hype in Taipei right now is around a scooter company called Gogoro and its first pilot store in the city centre: it’s cool as ice, and riding around on one is like putting a Tesla between your legs.


This Scooter Triple Backflip Doesn't Look Physically Possible

R Willy, the crazy scooter-er in this stunt, looks like he’s flipping an infinite amount of times but it’s actually just a triple backflip. Oh and it just so happens to be the first triple backflip on a scooter ever. I’ve watched the clip multiple times over and have gasped every time it seems like he’s just about to miss but actually ends up sticking the landing.


Suitcase Scooters Now Come With Electric Motors For Extra Lazy Commuters

By now we’ve probably all seen the occasional passenger zipping through an airport on one of those convertible carry-on suitcases that transforms into a scooter. But propelling a scooter while you’ve got a boarding pass in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other is a tricky balancing act, so finally someone has upgraded the suitcase scooter with an electric motor so it’s now self-propelled.


This Smart Electric Scooter Can Do 95km/h

Sure, you car folk have your electric Teslas and BMWs, but what about the two-wheeled community? What are we to do for fast, efficient motoring? A company at this year’s CES wants to help out with a crazy-fast, electric scooter called the Gogoro.


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