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    Apr152015

    Giz Wiz Show #1514 April 16th, 2015.

    At Toy Fair 2015 I found the IO Hawk, a device that lets you ride on two wheels, standing up. At Digital Focus I found the Onewheel, that lets you ride on, well, one wheel! The company calls it a new motor board sport where riders can accelerate up to 12MPH only by leaning toward their front foot. Leaning back slows down, or even reverses direction. Regenerative braking recharges the battery during deceleration. They add that unlike a skateboard, you don’t feel every little crack and pebble in the street. Instead you roll over them on the 11" air filled racing go-kart tire. The motor, which is inside the Onewheel, powers the device without a transmission—no gears or belts, just one moving part, the wheel itself. Powerful lithium iron phosphate batteries provide high peak power for acceleration and self-balancing, and it recharges in under 30 minutes using the fast charger option. Passenger weight limit is 275 pounds and the range is 4 to 6 miles depending on terrain and other factors. Cost of a Onewheel is $1499.00 and it’s available only on the company website for now. (April, 2015) 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/CdE-X95VAmE 

    The company says don’t use it off road, but the video on their website sure shows folks using it everyplace!

    Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=65&v=XNqOU4jx62I  

    Company website: http://www.rideonewheel.com/

     See or hear this show: www.twit.tv/giz1514

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