People may not be aware that the roller skates have such a long history. Over time, it has gone through a number of design changes. From four-wheeled roller skates, changes led to the development of inline skates to roller blades. The classic roller skates are again about to get a more futuristic make-over with the arrival of Segway Drift W1.
The Segway Drift W1 is a modern take of the roller skates. It might not look like the classic skates, but it does function almost in a similar way. Users wear a pair for each foot. But then it comes with modern technology to make it work better. First off, the unique pair of electric skates is motorized despite its compact size. It features a high-power hub motor that can go at an approximate speed of 7.5 mph or 12 km/h. A spindle-shaped tread design provides added flexibility in steering.
The Segway Drift W1 are self-balancing electric skates with a battery that can last for up to 45 minutes of travel at full charge. It can also climb up inclines of up to 10 degrees. It is built to be splash proof and is even safe to use for kids from 6 years old and above. But of course, use by the kids may still require close adult supervision. The Segway Drift W1 electric skates may be a fun way to get around short distances. It is now available at the Segway online store for $469.
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