Getting from point A to point B has become a chore due to traffic nowadays. We are more likely to end up in a traffic jam and be late to work, than we are to get there earlier. As such, many people have started seeking alternative ways to travel that do not force them to rely on public transportation. Bicycles are, of course, the most popular option. The Airwheel comes as an alternative means of transport. It is a self-balancing unicycle that will get you wherever you want faster and with no hassle at all.
The Airwheel Q3 is an electrified unicycle. It uses the latest gyroscope technology and height detection sensors in order to lead its user to his destination. Two wings are set on each side of the central wheel. The user sits on them and decides the direction simply by leaning. The power cuts off automatically when you jump off so it’s easy to stop and also safe. The Airwheel can reach 12mph and has a range of up to 24 miles on a single charge. It is enough to get you to work and back, and also add a market visit to the mix.
The unicycle can be a bit difficult in the beginning. Learning how to operate it can take a day or two until habit kicks in. The creators recommend a few days of getting adjusted to the unicycle before taking it out on busy roads. Airwheel has a weight of 13kg (28lb). It can be pretty hard to carry around, but it is not heavier than a folding bike. The company who designed the unicycle has already sold 300.000 items since Airwheel was launched last year. People are buying it for dog walks, days out and shopping trips. The youngest user is ten years old and the oldest 70.
Airwheel has a price tag of $429 and the company ships its unicycles worldwide. Would you exchange your preferred method of travelling around to city with this unicycle?