Segway Drift W1

The first self balancing e-skate

#2 Product of the DayJune 30, 2018
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The new Segway Drift W1 uses Segway’s proven, stable self-balancing technology (built on more than 800 patents), giving it an unparalleled advantage in terms of technology.

  • alan jones
    alan jonesMentor, BlueChilli & Startmate

    Self-balancing will help a wider range of people ride them, looks like you don't need special boots or shoes


    Short wheel base will make it hard to keep self-balancing going on rough terrain, and will require a lot of power/short range compromise

    I'm keen to see anything happen which can make better use of existing transport corridors and allow each traveller to choose their own route, time of departure and destination. But it looks like Segway Drift W1 riders would need to share existing pedestrian corridors with unpredictable, fragile pedestrians who will resent anything travelling faster than a pedestrian sharing their space.

    alan jones has never used this product.
  • yassir
    yassirCX/UX Engineering Manager

    Super attention-grabbing

    Made by Segway, so feels better than any ol' company

    Fun....if you can stay up

    Nimble and maneuverable in any space


    Wear Pads

    Don't go across wide cracks, even at speed

    No App Support of any kind? Huh? Would love to turn down the sensitivity

    I wanted to like these a lot, but they have major problems.

    They're easy, once you learn how to use them. That's easier said than done.

    People who have used a segway or ninebot mini scooter will prob have an easier-time with this, but it's def not pickup and go.

    I've been on these at a park on a sunny day and fell 3 times after taking 15 mins to balance. USE PADS and HELMET

    Kids should stay away, but if you can master these, they are liberating and the coolest mode of transport in tight spaces.

    yassir has used this product for one month.
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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
These new Segway self balancing skates look super uncool... but I'd love to try them.
✎ Andrew Warner
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@rrhoover Super uncool? Their site disagrees: “Perfect for the young generation who dare to stand out and create new trends.”
Martin LeBlanc
Martin LeBlanc@leblancstartup
@rrhoover Ryan isn't the "young generation" anymore :D
Dan Kaplan
Dan Kaplan@dankaplan · I craft stories that break through.
I see Segway's track record of "so-sexy-you-have-to-fight-off-the-admirers" personal mobility vehicles continues unabated. Seriously, though: someday, someone will craft the personal mobility paradigm that wins and can evolve with changing tastes. Maybe this is it, I doubt it.
Leonard Pospichal
Leonard Pospichal@leonardrockstar · Musician, Developer, Tech enthusiast.
@dankaplan Steve Jobs was quoted saying the Segway would be "as big as the personal computer", until he saw the final design which he thought sucked. There's huge potential there, the technology is great. But just like with PC's, it needs to be sexy and desirable to take off.
Dan Kaplan
Dan Kaplan@dankaplan · I craft stories that break through.
@leonardrockstar Precisely.
Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community + Social at Product Hunt
What are thoooseee 👀
Ben Nesvig
Ben Nesvig@bennesvig
The promo video with a giant watermark like it's stock footage is so bizarre:
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey Daniel @segway, What was the most difficult part about building these skates?