Segway Drift W1

The first self balancing e-skate

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#2 Product of the DayJune 30, 2018

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.

Reviews

  • alan jonesMentor, BlueChilli & Startmate
    Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    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.
  • Pros: 

    Anything new is worth trying at least

    Cons: 

    It could merely draw interest and fade like a fad

    Really interested in seeing how they compare to rollerblades and roller skates.

    Stoner has never used this product.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
These new Segway self balancing skates look super uncool... but I'd love to try them.
✎ 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@leblancstartup
@rrhoover Ryan isn't the "young generation" anymore :D
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@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@dankaplan · I craft stories that break through.
@leonardrockstar Precisely.
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
What are thoooseee 👀
Ben Nesvig@bennesvig
The promo video with a giant watermark like it's stock footage is so bizarre:
Jacqueline von TesmarHiring@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey Daniel @segway, What was the most difficult part about building these skates?