If you thought an electric scooter was an outlandish way to travel, you better hold on — you haven't seen anything yet. This summer, it's all about balancing your way down the street on various one-wheeled personal vehicles.
These remote-free vehicles are all electric and use self-balancing tech to hurtle you surprisingly fast toward your destination. All of the products are different, but to me, most of them felt like learning to ski or snowboard for the first time. Crouch, stay low to the ground, and look forward.
It's a balancing act.
1. Kiwano's KO1+ one-wheel e-scooter ($999)
The Kiwano KO1+ one-wheel scooter, which features a giant wheel and handle bar, came out earlier this year and is a beast of a machine. The electric device can go up to 15 mph, and its thick wheel can handle tough terrain. You ride the scooter by standing on foot pegs on the side of the wheel; just push on the battery and go. Like most self-balancing devices, the scooter responds to your body positioning. Move forward and it accelerates, lean back to slow down. Read more...