Drift W1: Segway’s New Age E-Skates
Designed by Segway-Ninebot, a worldwide leader in electric personal transportation, Drift W1 are lightweight portable e-skates. providing endless fun and numerous stylish ways to ride. According to the description, Drift W1 works like roller skaters but much safer and way cooler. Unlike traditional roller skates, the Drift W1 is no longer attached to a rider’s feet, so the rider can step on and off promptly in case of emergency. You can ride your Drift W1 where you would normally ride your skates. The Drift W1 works well on smooth floors and paved surfaces, both indoor and outdoor.
Drift W1 is equipped with two detached, independent skates weighting at 7.7 pounds each. The e-skates comes with a maximum speed of 7.5 mph, a maximum payload of 220 lbs, and a torque of lower than 6 Nm to optimize the steering and riding experience. Built on over 800 patents, Segway’s proven and stable self-balancing technology makes Drift W1 very easy to pick up and navigate. Step on, and you will get going effortlessly in minutes. It even comes with RGB lighting. The stylish RGB light sparkles and reflects off the ground while in operation. Lighting can be adjusted among 3 modes. And of course, safety. It is said there are many key safety features to keep the user safe on the road.
How all those features sound to you? As a skating lover, I don’t mind give it a try. However, a price tag of $499 (regular) and $369 (early bird) / pair still looks a bit pricey to me.