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$950 (about £625) ninebot.com

What is it? With its fancy blue, black and white styling, the Ninebot One E+ looks like some­thing straight out of I, Ro­bot (mi­nus the over­bear­ing prod­uct place­ments). But no, ap­par­ently it’s ac­tu­ally a ‘self­bal­anc­ing scooter’, a sin­gle-wheeled trans­port de­vice that can reach a de­cent 22km/h and travel up to an im­pres­sive 35km on a sin­gle charge. When’s it due? It’s scoot­ing around now Why are we ex­cited? It looks über-fu­tur­is­tic and the tech in­side seems pretty im­pres­sive too. In the­ory, it’s a su­perb way to make short, traf­fic jam­dodg­ing, ur­ban jour­neys and one video even shows a rider us­ing it while bal­anc­ing on one foot. We’re tempted to think it’s ex­actly what Seg­way could have been, had it not been adopted by the socks-and-san­dals crowd. And Gob in Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment.

It’s what Seg­way could have been, if it hadn’t been adopted by the socks-and­san­dals crowd

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