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Ninebot Segway Drift W1 e-skates: motorise your feet for $400

Ninebot Segway Drift W1 e-skates: motorise your feet for $400

By  GB Blog Official 2018-08-28 2759 1

If you’ve ever felt nostalgic about the 80s and 90s roller skate parties or are not a fan of bikes, you’re in luck. The roller skate trend is coming back and doing so in the most futuristic way possible — meet the Segway Drift W1 e-skates.

 

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Segway Drift W1 e-skates: vedeo display


Let's first show you a live video about Segway Drift W1 e-skates.

 

 

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Segway Drift W1 e-skates: design


Let's be fair. E-skates are a not a new concept per say. In fact, the first skate-like rideable was introduced at the International Robot Exhibition in Japan all the way back in 2009 and, recently, Razor have launched their Jett Motorized Heel Wheels.


So how do the Drift W1 stand out?


the design of Segway Drift W1 e-skates 


As you can see from the picture, the Drift W1 consists of two shoe-like contraptions. They may look quite minimalistic on the outside but actually come with a number of hidden features (which we will be getting into a bit later).


The "skates" come with a durable magnesium aluminum frame, good for a maximum of 100kg weight load. The 3.5 inch rubber tires are suitable for a variety of terrains — though, riding on the pavement will definitely give you the most comfort.


the tail lights on Segway Drift W1 e-skates 


On the back of the skates, there are large bright tail lights to alert nearby traffic and other pedestrians of your presence. You will see the of/on button next to the wheel — as well as several Segway logos imprinted on the surface of the skates.


Segway Drift W1 e-skates: speed up to 12km/h


Even though the Drift W1 look like the latest shoe fad on the outside, they are actually an efficient way of getting around. You can, quite effortlessly, speed up to 12km/h and even conquer small hills (up to 10 degrees gradient).  


the Segway Drift W1 e-skates is lightweight and portable 


The e-skates can take up to 100kg in weight load  — so, you should be able to travel with some light luggage once you feel confident in your e-skating skills.


the batteries of Segway Drift W1 e-skates 


The skates are powered by two 44.4Wh Li-ion batteries, which promise to provide 45 minutes of comfortable non-stop riding without the need for a recharge. When you do need to juice up the skates, though, get ready to set three hours aside for a full charge.


Segway Drift W1 e-skates: the learning curve

If you've already dabbled into the new and exciting world of rideables, then you have probably also had your share of mishaps when trying to master the latest gadget. The Drift W1 may well be an answer to these as the e-skates' manufacturers promise that riding on them is just as natural as walking. Plus, there is no lengthy process involved in putting the skates on — forget straps and belts, all you have to do in hop on and the ride begins.


the learning curve of Segway Drift W1 e-skates 


We are not saying that you will be in complete control on your very first ride — there is still some balancing and getting used to involved. But, compared to the uniwheels and other handsfree rideables, mastering the Drift W1 is significantly easier.


Segway Drift W1 e-skates: what about safety?


Having motorised feet that can travel to up to 12km/h and nothing to hold on to may not sound like the safest way to get around. But the Drift W1 take safety seriously and come with all the features in place to ensure your ride under control. In fact, the Drift W1 has been given the American UL and European CE certifications for product safety. The 10mm thick silicone bumpers will efficiently minimize impact in case of a collision and the tail lights will make sure you are seen on the road even after dark.


The 10mm thick silicone bumpers on Segway Drift W1 e-skates 


Segway Drift W1 e-skates: price and verdict


Trying out the latest modes of transportation is a pricey hobby. And the e-skates do come at a price of a mid-range Xiaomi smartphone — just above $410. This is not exactly pocket money — especially if you take into account that you can get the Ninebot Segway ES1 folding scooter for quite a bit less. Then again, with the Drift W1, you will be getting a very different travel experience and a level of freedom that is very hard to replicate with "traditional" techy transportation. The e-wheels are fast, safe, eco-friendly and innately cool. They would make a great gift for a first adapter and commuting to work, school or doing errands will definitely acquire a new edge when you are doing it on e-skates.

 

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