Segway's Drift W1 is being introduced to the world as a lightweight, portable set of e-skates that have the potential to help people get around in a new way.
Each e-skate weighs in at just under eight pounds, which makes them ideal for using as an alternative to a bike, a scooter or another personal mode of transport that is potentially cumbersome and consumes a lot of space. The electrically powdered skates feature a platform for the foot and a rubber wheel underneath. As a whole, the system lets users balance and intuitively use their movements to go in the desired direction. Segway notes that the Drift W1 is capable of reaching a top speed of up to 7.5 miles per hour, which is faster than walking.