Although this concept is not new, many self-balancing unicycles have not yet been proposed. Hammacher Schlemmer recently listed one on its website, and commuters are strongly advised to check it out.
Self-balancing electric unicycles use gyroscopes to keep everyone who drives them in perfect balance. Now they are commercially available thanks to Hammacher Schlemmer, but there are a few details that people should learn before spending their money on such a vehicle.
As mentioned in the title, such a unicycle would be perfect for anyone who commutes to urban areas. In addition, it is ideal for recreation in the suburbs. However, due to the limitations, the self-balancing electric unicycle could not be used over long distances or in very crowded areas. Since it is electric, it depends on a Battery to operate. The full powered of the battery lasts three hours, and at full capacity the battery provides a two and a half hour journey. Of course, this can vary From person to person, because not all of us have the same weight. In fact, the unicycle in question can withstand a maximum weight of 250 pounds.
The speed of this vehicle is not out of this world, but it should be enough. Specifically, it reaches a maximum of 13 Miles (about 21 km) per Hour. If your speed needs are greater, I suggest you consider other options.
Due to its small dimensions, the self-balancing electric unicycle can be easily placed in the back of your car, whether it is a very small car. The image above illustrates how this briefcase-sized vehicle fits into the back of a Smart.
After placing the feet on the pads on either side of the unicycle, the gyro sensors detect your movement and control accordingly. The sturdy ABS housing hides the 500-watt motor and 16-inch diameter wheel, of which only 4 are visible on the outside. When leaning forward or backward, the unicycle is designed to accelerate or slow down, much the same way a Segway works.
Those who want a self-balanced electric unicycle have to go to Hammacher Schlemmer and pay. This may seem a bit steep, but given the Technology involved and few people own such a vehicle, it’s probably worth paying the price.