iSlide Skateboard Segway Knockoff Better Than the OriginalBy Rocky Thompson on September 19th, 2007
If Segways are the gay cousin of mopeds, then the new iSlide is a skinny manâ€™s Lilâ€™Rascal. The iSlide is the production version of a prototype motorized skateboard that ran off a weedwacker engine. It doesnâ€™t need hand controls because the iSlide relies on internal Segway-esque gyros for starting and stoppingâ€”you simply lean to turn. Unlike Segways, the iSlide isnâ€™t impossible to crash, so youâ€™ll want to practice a bit before riding down the library stairs. Top speed is about 7mph so outrunning police will be next to impossible. Thereâ€™s no word on availability or pricing yet.