We’ve all seen segways, they were for a time set to overtake scooters and bicycles for casual transport.
Of course that never happened, the clunky machine while fun, was not exactly practical. Bring in, the ‘Phunkee Duck’. The new device, looking like a ‘Back To The Future’-type skateboard, is pretty much a Segway without handles.
Simple to use with just your feet, lean forward to go forward, back to go back, one foot for right and one for left. The machine reaches speeds of 6mph, which with low stability, is faster than it seems. At a reported 18lb, fully charged the board can travel up to 10 miles.
With a host of celebrity endorsements, including Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Jamie Foxx, the Phunkee Duck is set to be the next big thing in technology.
While the gadget looks cool in instagram posts, and may be fun to use. We’ve only ever seen one used in person, and it looked far less cool, dodging sluggishly between prams and old people through the town centre.
Retailing from £175 up, Christmas will determine wether or not this is going to be the must have item of the year, but we’re guessing this is just another celebrity flash in the pan.
Will you be buying a motor board?