Hoverboards are over, we have e-skates now

It’s summer in New York, and I’m starting to see people rolling around on hoverboards once again. But the self-balancing gadgets aren’t anywhere near as everywhere as they were a year or two ago. They’re getting boring, and maybe it’s time for something new: something like self-balancing roller skates.

Segway announced today that it’s working on a pair of “e-skates” called the Drift W1. They look like something out of The Jetsons with their black-and-white, angular design, and as Engadget points out, they also look a little hazardous.

It appears that you just step on top of the Drift W1 with each foot, balance on them without being strapped on in any way, and then lean to start moving….

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Author: Jacob Kastrenakes

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