Segway has applied their balancing technology to a new product called the Drift W1, a pair of strapless, single-wheel, powered rollerskates.
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While that in itself sounds neat, their promotional video is ridiculous, and I mean that pejoratively:
That being said, we were still curious to see how one would actually use these, and if there's any practical application beyond Looking Cool to Awful Music. Segway hired a man who always seems to be on wheels, Casey Neistat, to do a sponsored content post on the drifts, and here we can at least see the learning curve and get a better look at the product's form:
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The Drifts reportedly hold enough charge for 45 minutes of riding time--but, as with the original Segway, it's technically impressive without providing any clear application. Is there any circumstance in which you'd find these things useful?