Hands-On with the Onewheel Electric Skateboard

At Maker Faire, we got to try the Onewheel, a self-balancing electric skateboard that uses gyros to and a single motorized wheel to propel you forward or backward. The Onewheel uses a go-kart tire, and attempts to simulate the feeling of snowboarding, but on solid asphalt. Watch to see if we gracefully carve pavement or faceplant in our first test.

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14 thoughts on “Hands-On with the Onewheel Electric Skateboard

  1. It’s definitely cool. But, I can think of a slew of things that I would rather spend $1,550 on..

  2. The tire “is spec’d to go 140 miles per hour, so it kinda gives you an idea what we’re going for here.”

    Instant death? I realize he was kidding, but can you even imagine how far forward you’d have to lean into the wind at 140 mph?

  3. When I saw the first few videos and photos of this thing, I had trouble believing it was a real product. Looks cool, though, but the price is rather steep for a skateboard :p

  4. I’m guessing we’ll be able to buy the equivalent of this at any big-box retailer for less than $300 by Christmas 2015. T’is a very cool concept.

  5. How do you deal with kerbstones etc.? I don´t get how you´d actually use it as a last mile device.

  6. I’d love one of these, but i wonder what the maximum load is, because i’m a larger than average guy 😛

    i have to agree with people the $1500 pricetag does seems quite steep, i could get a 50cc moped or even an electric moped for less than that, granted it doesn’t give you the same experience but it’s got better mileage, safety and comfort

  7. I remember the Kickstarter for this, good to see these guys doing well. Still need to get the economies of scale down on it but it could be fun.

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