Hendo Hoverboard

World's first REAL hoverboard (pre-launch)

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Bram Kanstein (@bramk) — Creator of @startupstash
I mean damn, this is the future, these guys are doing it. The hoverboard itself is $10K when backing this project. This is obviously way (waaaay) early, but check out the Verge's article and video on these guys, pretty amazing stuff. For $299+ you can back this project and receive the "Whitebox", which is a levitating box (obviously), that you can move around. I know this project is in an early stage but I'm really curious about what the PH community thinks! (next to drooling on the floor)

I MEAN LOOK AT THIS
Andrew Zusman — UX Designer
@bramk The product looks amazing! ...the problem is that I've seen so many of these amazing looking products on Kickstarter that never actually come in to existence. There's a huge barrier to entry here in terms of price and it's impossible to know if this will ever actually launch.

Hover boards aren't a new idea that is mind blowing and a must-have. It's an old idea that just hasn't actually been executed and at the risk of sounding old fashioned I just don't see how it's even an improvement over a skateboard. It looks cool, though, so good luck to them.
Max Wood — Flux.co.uk
@bramk Yeah it looks quite cool but the object appears to be extremely light and it only works on metal surfaces.
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Bram Kanstein (@bramk) — Creator of @startupstash
@maxwood true, but I'll ride around something like this though:
Max Wood — Flux.co.uk
@bramk Yeah but that's *if* the skatepark ever gets built - which won't be any time soon. Not forgetting that it'll only be one location and probably cost a fortune to make with all the special surfaces required.

Edit: That being said - I'm more interested in other uses for this rather than a hoverboard.
Simon Dawlat — CEO, Batch.com
@bramk but how do you maneuver this thing... slides but how do you steer it?!
Preet — BlueLight, also enjoy QS and Parkour
@maxwood @bramk why don't we just kickstart the skatepark too? Where's your Product Hunter initiative?
Ross Currie — Founder, CrowdLoot
Wow! I've seen a few hoaxes but the engadget video convinced me
http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/...

For those curious about how it works, it seems to be about permanent rare-earth magnets that rotate. No idea how the science works, but if you want the nitty gritty I dug up the patent: https://www.google.com/patents/U...

Pretty excited to be the first backer for the Whitebox+. $699 & another $100 to ship to Australia, but seems pretty 'worth it' as far as I am concerned. This seems a bit like being one of the first to get an Occulus Rift or Google Glass. There's a whole range of applications beyond the simple hoverboard, and there's sure to be a great community popping up around this.

Of course, that's all IF it's as awesome as they say
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