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In the event you wanted any extra proof that we’re within the midst of a revolution in private transportation, take a look at the Solowheel Iota; yet one more self-balancing, electrically powered, superior piece of rideable know-how. It’s from the identical man that invented the Hovertrax (the unique “hoverboard”), and the unique Solowheel (one of many first self-balancing unicycles), and is smaller and extra moveable than any of his earlier creations. With eight-inch wheels and a weight of solely eight lbs., the Solowheel Iota guarantees to be the smallest, greenest, and most handy car of its variety.
“The Solowheel Iota is the subsequent logical extension of the genius of Shane Chen’s unique Solowheel self-balancing unicycle individuals mover,” Claude Rorabaugh, Inventist’s chief product evangelist, informed Digital Tendencies in an interveiw. “It’s smaller and lighter than its predecessors, however has most of the attribute that made the unique Solowheel a worldwide success. Ideally this may be toted inside carry-on airline baggage and may journey with you anyplace on the planet. From going to high school, shifting throughout the airport terminal, or as a individuals mover in a warehouse or giant manufacturing unit, the Iota matches nicely anyplace.”