I want one of these!!

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Honestly, outside of those with arthritis and other issues that affect their ability to walk, I don't see the point of this. As someone who could stand to loose some weight, I don't need yet another reason to be lazy.
     
  3. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I don't really need to lose weight, nor do I want to be "lazy". But I've been to museums where you'll do a lot of walking and standing in place, and by the end of the day, my back and legs ache. This could relieve some of that stress.
     
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    Hmmm...good point, given the right mindset, this could be used in a healthy manor. Still, I can easily imagine a lot of people overusing it (Wall-E keeps coming to mind).
     
  5. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    I want to try one of these, just once. I don't think I'd ever get one cause I like walking around cause my job has me sitting all day....
     
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    well I'd love to have one to play with one, but the whole video shows the girls using it inside. I'd imagine that its rather complex wheel setup wouldn't survive in any sort of an out door environment for very long. I do like the fact that they show that its almost not noticeable,or standoffish which is a big no no in Japanese society. Although I'm not Japanese, and I'd take a seuagway over that any day(more off-roading=more fun).
    Also for some unknown reason, when the girls were in the museum I can't help but imagine some 350lb fat person riding it, and it looking like its not there because the tiny size of it would be hidden by said larger person's largeness
     
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    I wouldn't buy that unless it could go at 25+mph.


    (2800th post!!!!!!!!)
     
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    I also noticed that those ladys where really skinny too so I think anyone above their skinny weight will have a slightly harder time with it.
     
  10. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    early reports said the batteries were the biggest issue, not lasting long.

    they could make an outdoor-friendly model.

    i don't want a Segway, don't want this unicycle, but am still waiting for something more practical for the rural area where i live.
     
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    ^ walk/bicycle :) 

    also the 'office' scenes remind me of Wall-E.
     
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    This doesn't look too useful as it will only work on really smooth floor - although the method of movement could be useful for robot devices used in hospitals or care homes.
     
  13. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    ... So basically a motorized Unicycle? I'm sorry, but no.
     
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    I totally want to see somebody who is 300+ lbs sit on one of these. For the lulz.
     
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    That also looks like it'd be pretty uncomfortable for someone fairly tall like myself (6'5") who's still under that 220-lb weight limit. Also, if all it takes is leaning forwards or backwards to move it, I could see someone accidentally moving a lot on that thing.

    Interesting idea, but I don't really see it taking off.
     
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    A toliet like that would be cool.
    Ride around the hood reading the paper & stuff.
     
  17. Coeloptera

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    Heh. I'm in good shape and I'm not too far from 220 lbs right now. No way this'll support the average American that would need to use it.

    Although this would go great with my old winged Grim Reaper costume. Just driiiiifting about.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    That has to be the fakest blonde I've ever seen.
     
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    This is the future of jousting
    not personal transportation
    just jousting
     

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