The Segway has not launched the personal-transport revolution it was supposed to launch, at $5,000… However it’s still a really cool geek toy I’d like to own and have always refrained myself from buying one. In Paris it has remained a toy rented to tourists for Paris tours, I saw a few in Tel Aviv airport, used as a transport device for the staff. No revolution, but each time I tried I was blown away by the way you control it with your body weight. Despite the low sales, Segway has just released two new models, a simpler one than the old version and an all-terrain model. Both have now a bluetooth key that also indicates speed. Price is still around $5,000 and I will still resist.
I wonder if the revolution would happen if it was sold for the price of a high-end bike.