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Segway Apex H2 Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycle Concept

Ever since Ninebot acquired Segay a handful of years ago, the brand originally known for those peculiar self-balancing personal transportation devices of the same name has expanded into everything from scooters and self-balancing strollers to…

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Segway Drift W1 Roller Skates

Segway is still trying to remind people that it doesn’t just make products for mall cops. It’s also got self-balancing scooters, and autonomous robot, and now, roller skates. Like its siblings, the Drift W1 boasts cutting-edge self-balancing technology that makes it worthy of the Segway brand. Segway has of course become a household name after many years, and although the mall cop association has been memed to hell, the company undeniably makes reliable products of transport.

The Drift W1 roller skates are in the same boat. They’ll likely be one of the most talked-about gadgets this year, just for its ridiculous design alone. Look, anyone is welcome to innovate roller skates, and if Segway is one of the first few to release rather experimental attempts, then so be it.

That’s not a slight on the design of the Drift W1 at all. It’s just that for every new innovation, some duds have to come out first to pave the way for more polished iterations. Even still, the Drift W1 roller skates aren’t too terrible-looking — just a bit bizarre.

But concerns on aesthetic go away once you’re actually using the thing. It’s got a battery that last up to 45 minutes, and you can go as fast as 7.5mph. Surely Segway will find a way to extend battery life in future versions.

There are two modes: riding and freestyle. You also get various light settings to give your roller skates some touch of flair as you go about town. There’s also a 10mm rubber bumper for protection. The pair of kicks features magnesium alloy skeleton as well, so they’re quite robust.

Finally, you get IP54 waterproof protection and UL2272 certification, perfect for learning the art of racing in the rain. At 7.5mph, that is.


Segway Go Kart

We probably all know what Segways are, seeing as they exploded in popularity several years ago. And although we’re seeing less and less of them these days, they remain a staple mode of transport in many places, especially malls.

Segway isn’t done reinventing the casual transport scene, though. So it’s back with a new schtick: The Go Kart. Like the Segway before it, the Go Kart is an electric ride. It has two adjustable motors and goes from zero to 12mph in just two seconds. No jaw-dropping powertrain here, obviously, but it’s decent enough for a kart. Surprisingly, you can drift in it. It’s the first-ever go kart that can do that.

The Segway Go Kart, designed for kids and adults alike, can fit any type of person thanks to the adjustable frame. That and as long as they’re not more than six foot and three inches tall. And since it’s an electric vehicle, you’re getting electric brakes, but just in case those fail, there’s a backup handbrake for added safety.

The Segway Go Kart can also be paired with its own companion app for added features, such as being able to see how fast you’re going, what your range is, and a lot more details in real time.

Let’s talk about the design. Segway’s take borrows elements from the current go kart design mold, but elevates it into a sleek-looking, eye-catching ride. We’re still not sure what you’re going to be using it for, though, apart from mini races around the block. But we’re sure someone is going to find lots of utilitarian use cases for this ride.


Photos courtesy of Segway