Ninebot One Self-Balancing Wheel

Meet the Ninebot One, a self-balancing personal transportation device.

(Ninebot One video)

Antiskid, stable and secure. The top high-pressure casting craft of magnesium alloy, spacious and elegant AIO pedal are with perfect performance in skid resistance. Elegant appearance, smooth design without edges is not only for beauty but also a security for freshmen.

Triple safety alarm with sound, light and sense, ensuring a safe driving. Alarm of over speed, over leaning, low power, internal malfunction and overheating. Inheriting the intelligent warning system of lighting, leaning backward and vehicle vibration remind of Ninebot.

Ninedroid 2.0 App will be available in Apple store and Android Market soon. You just canít help loving it with the function of instrument dashboard, customization light effect setting, remote firmware updating, ranking list and community.

Whenever I see these little self-balancing wheel personal transportation devices, I am reminded of Robert Heinein's 1940 classic The Roads Must Roll and the wonderful tumblebug:

Gaines and Harvey mounted tumblebugs, and kept abreast of the Cadet Captain, some twenty-five yards behind the leading wave. It had been a long time since the Chief Engineer had ridden one of these silly-looking little vehicles, and he felt awkward. A tumblebug does not give a man dignity, since it is about the size and shape of a kitchen stool, gyro-stabilized on a single wheel.
(Read more about Robert Heinlein's Tumblebug.)

Via Ninebot, in one of the best-illustrated product pages I've ever seen.

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