Mini-Segways Invading US Cities

By: | August 17th, 2015

Mini-Segways are beginning to invade the streets of US cities. I live in Boston and saw my first one two weeks ago and then two more last night. According to reports, the first mini-Segway device was created and patented by Inventist and called Hovertrax; the company has a wide range of similar patented products.

This board has a number of additional names including electric unicycle, mini-scooter, and solo-wheel. Chinese knockoffs, like the MonoRober R2, are available for sale on Amazon and many other sites.

What is special about the MonoRober R2 is its two wheel, auto-balancing system that immediately reminds one of a Segway. The unit has a maximum speed of 15 mph (24.1 km/h), a range per charge of 12.4 miles (20 km) and a charge time of 2 to 3 hours. Tires are 7 inches in diameter and the board is 23″ x 7.3″ x 7″, weighs 22 lbs (10 kg) and carries a maximum load of 220.5 lbs (100 kg).

Inventist has also created Orbitwheels, the lunicycle, and more.

Take a spin on Hovertrax with this YouTube video:

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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