Anyone who loves tech and gadgets is not going to settle for the ordinary when it comes to getting around. After all, why walk when you fly, surf or even roll? While we are waiting for the self-navigating car to stop crashing into things, here are a few fun alternatives. Find your way around town in ways that are a little out of the ordinary.
These are the stuff of Bond movies, but the fact is like so many futuristic dreams they are becoming a reality. You can even go so far as to build your own autogyro from a DIY kit. The tech is not necessarily anything new, after all, they were dreamed up by Leonardo Da Vinci. You might need a licence to fly it, and somewhere to land it. But you have to admit, flying into work in your own Auto Gyro might take some beating.
There is no denying that scooters are fun. That goes for the tiny wheeled variety and the motorised versions. And no geek is going to look out of place on one. However, you could take this a little further with some new developments. The latest scooters have become one person information centres. Imagine all the tech you could fit into the classiest tech BMW and attach it to a scooter. What you end up with is a two-wheeled tech marvel. The latest hi tech scooters come with wifi, GPS, webcam and even a TV.
Hoverboards are here to stay. The Segway in spite of safety concerns is proving to be immensely popular. Publicity and its use in the media have made it a desirable mode of fun and transportation. Some of the imports did raise some safety concerns but if you stick with the main manufacturers, you will be fine. If you are in the market for a Swagway Hoverboard, then check out the comparison sites for reliable reviews and good deals. You’ll find boards that are starting to be at home even off road, which has to be good news.
Off road 3 and 4WD
These have come a long way in the tech department. If you enjoy all the fun of off road, maybe with a little beach thrown in, the latest 4wd off-roaders could be a lot of fun. But for a smoother experience, you can now get a three wheeled motorcycle that offers you off and on road possibilities. The Polaris Slingshot is the vehicle turning heads and raising interest.
The self-balancing electric scooter.
This one might sound a little strange and it has to be seen to be believed. Essentially it is a unicycle that has the ability to self-balance. It is in effect a one-wheeled electric scooter, with a reputed range of 35 miles and a top speed of 25mph.
Self Propelled shoes
Treadways are shoes with wheels! Not only that they are connected to a battery pack worn around the waist. The wheels attach to the outside of the shoes. Wearers can expect to attain speeds of up to 15 mph. It may not seem that fast, but then it has to be more fun than walking!