When we are looking out for the next big thing in tech, we look forward to some of our favorite movies being brought into reality today. What if the flying skateboard exist or was ready to be a prottoype? We are still waiting for that one, but the OneWheel is in development and seems to resemble those same amazing features (minus the flying part) that we dreamed about as kids. The OneWheel is the kind of thing I think every kid wants, and every adult will have to buy just to relive the glory days and be a part of something amazing that reminds us we are in 2014. Update: The oneWheel was successfully funded on kickstarted today (Jan 27th 2014) Woohoo! We can’t wait to see one of these in person!
Here’s more info from the Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4422853/onewheel-the-self-balancing-electric-skateboard
DO YOU DREAM OF HOVERBOARDS?
Onewheel started with a vision of the future–one where fast, fun, electric transportation makes getting around our cities a joy. Then we spent a ton of time putting together the best technologies we could buy and inventing the ones we couldn’t.
What the press is saying about Onewheel:
“… the sort of gem that brings me to CES each year” — CBS News “Of all the new inventions I came across at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Onewheel was the most innovative.” — Yahoo News “The coolest thing I saw at CES was the Onewheel — a self-balancing, one-wheeled, motorized skateboard.” — TechCrunch “Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard is the closest thing to a hoverboard you can ride.” — stuff.tv “we like that there’s only one moving part–the wheel–so there aren’t any gears or chains to mess with.” — Popular Science “I don’t know about you, but I know that when I pop out on my electric skateboard to do a spot of shopping, I always find myself thinking ‘hello – this would even more exciting with three fewer wheels.’ Apparently the people at California’s Future Motion agree” — Gizmag “the Onewheel seems incredibly lithe; all of its components are stored within the billet-aluminum-and-maple plank, giving it a sleek aesthetic.” — Engadget “CES reveals the near future’s most incredible toys From mini drones to jumping cars and electric skateboards, a new generation of toys will be on wish lists next Christmas.” — The Guardian
ONEWHEEL IS A NEW ELECTRIC BOARDSPORT
Onewheel makes advanced technology invisible. With self-balancing technology, just lean forward to speed up, lean back to slow down.
REVOLUTIONIZING THE EXPERIENCE OF RIDING
Onewheel has the most advanced motion sensing, hub motor and battery technology available–you just won’t see it. What you’ll experience is a board that feels magical whether for fun, waiting for the surf to come up, or getting around town.
AN INCREDIBLE FEELING – FUN!
Riding Onewheel is like surfing or snowboarding — no ocean or mountain required. It gives you that sublime feeling of snowboarding on a fresh powder day. Or that rush when you surf the perfect wave. Except you can do it anyday, anywhere. Get some flat ground and start riding.
RIDE RIGHT AWAY
Most people can learn to ride Onewheel in a couple minutes even if they’re not used to boardsports. That’s because controlling a Onewheel is so intuitive. Powerful sensors and sophisticated algorithms are constantly helping you balance and control your ride with just the forward or backward lean of your body. People with experience with other boardsports are often ready to ride aggressively within their first few minutes on Onewheel.