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Wall-E future now almost guaranteed with Segway's "S-Pod"
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Wall-E future now almost guaranteed with Segway's "S-Pod"
https://gizmodo.com/riding-segways-s-pod...1840832716

Quote: For the able-bodied, walking, while healthy, can be a pain. That’s especially true in Las Vegas, where the Strip feels like a neverending sprawl of interconnected casinos and flashing neon lights. Given that I average around 20,000 steps a day while at CES, taking Segway-Ninebot’s new S-Pod—a self-balancing stroller—for a spin felt like a good way to give my poor feet a break.

To test drive the S-Pod, I took a little trip to Segway’s booth, which features a mini-track. I’m not the world’s worst driver, but I am accident-prone. Needless to say, after signing a waiver and strapping on a helmet I was nervous that somehow I’d end up zooming straight off the track and into a neighboring booth.


No thanks. I'll walk.  Deadpan Coffee Drinker
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Wall-E future now almost guaranteed with Segway's "S-Pod"
Yeah so we share the sidewalks with those monsters? Screw that.
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Wall-E future now almost guaranteed with Segway's "S-Pod"
What's the point of this silly thing?

How does it differ from one of these in terms of practicality, especially considering the probable massive price difference?

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The S-Pod is a solution looking for a problem.      Angry
I'm a creationist;   I believe that man created God.
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Where is the Segwayesque contraption that will go to work for me?
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(01-08-2020, 04:49 PM)SYZ Wrote: What's the point of this silly thing?

How does it differ from one of these in terms of practicality, especially considering the probable massive price difference?

[Image: COBALTX16_Cobalt_Powerchair_in_Red__281_...1571714264]

The S-Pod is a solution looking for a problem.      Angry
it's Dysonesque
Chuckle
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(01-08-2020, 04:49 PM)SYZ Wrote: What's the point of this silly thing?

How does it differ from one of these in terms of practicality, especially considering the probable massive price difference?

[Image: COBALTX16_Cobalt_Powerchair_in_Red__281_...1571714264]

The S-Pod is a solution looking for a problem.      Angry

I would have loved one of the ones in the above pic for hubby when he was recovering from his first bout with cancer. He could stand and walk, but he was so weak that 5 steps would leave him totally exhausted and having to sit down. One of those would have made him so much more independent, we could have gone to town and he could actually done some of the errands once in that seat. Motorized wheel chairs are slow, hard to maneuver and impossible to get in and out of when you are weak as a kitten. This one he can drive to a counter and then stand up to do his biz and sit down and leave. A lot of his aggravation with healing came from total dependence on me. Plus it's snazzy and would have made him feel good instead of decrepit. It has uses.
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I can definitely see the uses for these for people who have trouble walking. For the rest of us, less exercise is not what this society needs.
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This thing will he a rich boy toy and not much else. Segway is good at producing products with no market, but they suck at developing markets for their products.
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