The Self Balancing Electric Unicycle

Trying to find a more convenient means of short distance transport is somewhat a challenge for some people. Try for example, a means to go to the next block without getting tired walking. Using the car would not be that convenient. Using a bike would be a better option, but then again, you do not want to get tired pedaling. How about considering this new Self Balancing Electric Unicycle if you have the money?

The Self Balancing Electric Unicycle is a unique mode of personal transport that can get you second looks as you pass by. You can even consider it as a futuristic way of getting around. Aside from its unique look, the Self Balancing Electric Unicycle works on one wheel and yet it gets you to balance via the use of gyroscopic sensors. It detects the subtle movements of the rider and adjusts accordingly to maintain the vehicle’s balance. The rider controls the side-to-side balance as well as turning left or right with subtle leaning toward the intended direction.

A built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery powers the Self Balancing Electric Unicycle. It runs the 500-watt motor that spins the 16-inch diameter wheel. The electric unicycle can achieve up to a speed of 13mph for a 2-hour duration for each 3-hour charge. The Self Balancing Electric Unicycle is an interesting personal transport if you wish to go short distances without walking. It is available at Hammacher Schlemmer for US$2,700.

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