IO Hawk Is Part Segway/Part Skateboard, Comes Without Handle Bars

The way we move around crowded cities has changed a lot and it would seem smaller, greener and energy-efficient vehicles are getting more popular by the hour. While the automative industry is staying busy creating better hybrid cars, smaller two-wheelers are getting better and better.
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Photo: IO Hawk
Public transportation is getting closer and closer to becoming personal transportation yet still keeping things affordable. While Segways are extremely popular amongst police services that use them to patrol crowded areas, electrical skateboards are what the youngsters prefer when it comes to getting from point A to point B. Then, there’s commuting by bike, another popular transportation system very common in places like Western Europe and Asia.

IO Hawk is a self-balancing board situated somewhere between a Segway and a skateboard, but designed to be better than both. With a length of 24.65 inches (62.611 cm) and weighing only 22 lbs (10 kg), the electric-juiced board is capable of a top speed of 6mph. Steering is almost as simple as walking, since it moves based on subtle pressure from the rider’s feet and body.

Even though it only grants about an inch of clearance at best, the IO Hawk does come with quite a good range, since its three-hour charge will last for 10 to 12 miles. It also comes with a set of lights on the rear as a safety precaution. The new device was unveiled at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show and is currently available online on presale for $1,800.

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