Hovertrax is Like a Segway Without Handlebars

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Vancouver, Wash.-based company Investist has a new idea for rolling in style. It’s called Hovertrax, and it’s an auto-balancing, electronic transporter with two-wheeled gyro technology — or, more simply, a wiggle board with power.

The group is collecting funds for the gadget through Kickstarter, and, as of Wednesday afternoon, has already raised more than $50,000 — exceeding its original goal of $40,000, with 39 days remaining to donate.

The concept behind Hovertrax is simple: Its two motors, one in each wheel, correspond with your movements. To move forward, lean in to your toes; to move backward, tilt your heels behind you. Spin the board in circles by placing one foot behind the other. The company assures there’s no learning curve — just hop on and hit the road.

But do watch out for cracks in the sidewalk, for the sake of both your and your mother’s backs.

Watch the video above to learn more. Does this sound like the type of project you’d back? Tell us what you think below.

Image courtesy of Hovertrax

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/hovertrax/

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