The 2 Wheel Self Balancing Electric Scooter

With the release of the new 2 wheel self balancing electric scooter, 2015 is an exciting year for gadget fans. All around the globe, individuals are taking to Twitter YouTube, Facebook and Instagram to post photos as well as videos of themselves zipping around on this 2 wheel contraption which essentially resembles a plank using a wheel on either side.

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A combination between a skateboard as well as a segway, this miniature Segway (without the handle) kind thing is blowing up in popularity, fuelled in part by the amount of celebrities which were seen on one. From Justin Bieber to Soulja Boy, Kendall Jenner to Jamie Foxx, all have tried their hand and seem to have had lots of fun doing so.

Nicknamed the'swegway' (because of it is likeness to the Segway, but a 'trendier' variant) we are uncertain entirely where this special electrical scooter originated from or who invented the first. It originated from some factory in China. The first peeks we saw of it were a product called a scooter that sells for a whopping $1800, the IO Hawk. This was back in January of 2015. Since many more economical variants of the exact same merchandise have come on the marketplace along with the typical cost at the moment appears to be around $500.

How can it work? Essentially you stand on both panels and switch your body weight slightly forward or somewhat back and it feels this bodyweight change and moves forwards or backwards. Additionally, it may turn right or left. This scooter is proving to be so popular it's really being touted as the private mobility device of the near future. Who wants to walk when you can glide? Plus it's a great deal quicker than walking, going at rates of 6mph to 10mph.

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Where can you purchase one? All these can be found on quite a few different sites but under different brands and at significantly different costs. For example the IO Hawk mentioned previously is $1800 while the Phunkeeduck is about $1500 and much more affordable is the Monorover R2 which comes in at just $400-$600 (depending on where you purchase it). What is the difference between all these? None whatsoever. In fact they're all almost exactly the same except for a couple of small, hardly noticeable differences. It simply depends on your own budget and whether or not brand name is very important to you.