Not so long back, walking used to be our primary mode of commuting over short distances; this was a prime opportunity for a pop culture to show its tentacles and then quickly grab everyone into its influence. Perhaps the biggest and the craziest outcome of a modern-day pop culture is the use of hoverboard , a device which can serve as an efficient, personal transportation device for each person. No wonder these self-balancing scooters can rival the sale of a bike on any given day at the financial as well as the commodities market in the continental America.
Almost all hoverboard available globally are manufactured by Chinese factories, which cost a ton less than self-balancing scooters, be it single wheeled or double wheeled, manufactured by western manufacturers. Hoverboards hold 4 distinct advantages over Segway products:
- Medical Benefits and Security Beef Up
Medical and security personnel need to travel some distance in a very short amount of time to respond to the crises brewing in any part of the neighborhood. Self-balancing scooters are more effective in transportation, as compared to walking, which depends on the level of fatigue, as well as a host of other things. Hoverboards offer a much faster alternative, without causing any serious reservations to the user or to people in immediate surroundings.
Cost Effective, Eco friendly, and Safer
Self-balancing scooters or hoverboards are powered by a battery pack which is stored inside the framework of the devices itself; the battery pack can be plugged in to any of the electricity source for recharging, hence runs on clean energy. In a world where energy is supposedly the other face of a coin called carbon emissions, this is a smart, welcome break in the field of personalized transportation.
Since the time factories in China have churned out hoverboards, there has been a steep decrease in their prices, which effectively makes them cheaper at times than using a bike for commute over small distances. Hoverboards, in fact are the cheapest means of personal transport available, provided the distance to be covered is within the scope of walking or cycling, say. Running on electricity on makes it faster than walking, though might be slower than riding a bike. Segways on the other hand, might take a bit more toll on your pocket, as the prices of these generally go up to a grand.
Hoverboards are controlled by the motion of the body, and does not generally exceed speeds of 6 kilometers an hour, an equivalent to brisk walking. While having to walk less, you don’t have to worry about muscle cramps, or fatigue when you finally reach your destination. Segways, however, require a bit more of a controlling effort, which makes the commute on a Segway a tad too much work intensive.
Comfortable to Ride
Ask any keen gadget geek to choose between a list of Segwayscooters, and other hoverboards, probability is that the opinion would favor the hoverboards. While it may seem cool to ride a unicycle, that too one propelled by electricity, it might be a little too dramatic when one has to ride it like the chaps on a circus set. The two wheeled hoverboards, albeit a pretty difficult task to master is far simpler solution than the Segway: just stand up and position your body to move in the direction you desire. Nothing in the field of personalized transportations has even been simpler than this.
A Non-conventional way of keeping the Body Sound
Hoverboards require a much greater flexibility and reflexes to keep it aligned with the body, and to operate efficiently, since both wheels are on the same plane. Electric unicycles, on the other hand, require just a bit of attention and a balancing act like that of traditional cycles for operations. Another aspect is the turning radius, which is quite small for hoverboards; Segway’s products require a much more area to turn around, which might not be feasible in all conditions.