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    solowheel / stabilized electric unicycle

    Fits theme of folding bikes, being ultraportable and for multi-mode transportation.

    Says $1800, saw news about it at CES but hadn't seen posts here before.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MlAr...eature=related

    http://solowheel.com/

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    The Solowheel is the smallest, greenest, most convenient "People Mover" ever invented. This gyro-stabilized electric unicycle is compact and fun to ride and is intended to be used as you would use an electric bicycle.
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    Wow!

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    It is amazing what some peopel are willing to pay to avoid mowing and getting exercise. You`ll soon find peopel riding it to the gym..
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    I would buy one but I heard it made your hair turn green. When I was 14, I rode a unicycle 22 miles without falling. My posterior has never forgiven me.

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    Don't really know what the market is for something like that. It is really neat and has a lot of wow factor, but I wonder how quickly the novelty would wear off. At nearly two grand, its not going to fall under the "impulse buy" category for many people.

    I would love to try one though.

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    I'd like to see the out-takes, the slams in old-school skateboard terminology.

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    That's actually pretty darn cool. Not that I'd be rushing out to get one, but still.

    Always thought that if Kamen could do the Segway, why not a two-wheeled, inline version, without the handlebar stalk? So basically a Segway skateboard, but single track with lateral stability built into it. I'd not ride a Segway, but I would so love to try this solowheel and would jump at a chance on the two-wheel-inline contraption I just described.
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    Save for the liability issues, a Solowheel rental outfit could stand to make some money on people wanting to try them. Free first lesson include with the rental of course.

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    Neat and much more portable than the Sageway.
    Happier than a camel on wednesday.

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    As a personal transport, I think it is more portable, practical and affordable than the the Yikebike.
    http://www.yikebike.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X813eTuZJkc
    Last edited by Amuro Lee; 01-23-12 at 02:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amuro Lee View Post
    As a personal transport, I think it is more portable, practical and affordable than the the Yikebike.
    http://www.yikebike.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X813eTuZJkc
    Cool a folding electric mini penny farthing (hi wheeler) with underseat steering.

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    That solowheel sounds amazing. I wouldn't buy one, but rent one for one day and have some fun, sure!

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