Personal Rover is Segway's awkward cousin

The Personal Rover is a new entry in the world of strange electric personal transportation vehicles. At least it's much cheaper than a Segway.

Personal Rover
It has twice as many wheels as a Segway. Personal Rover

Segways are expensive. If you don't want to drop $6,500 and you also don't want to have to walk anywhere, the Personal Rover Electric Transportation Vehicle will do the job for just $999.

Personal Rover bikini babe
She doesn't look embarrassed at all. (Click to enlarge.) Personal Rover

The Personal Rover looks like the result of a mad scientist mating together a Radio Flyer Wagon, a skateboard, and a set of skis.

It sports an 800W motor that can carry a rider up to 12 miles at up to 15 mph. Steering is conducted with what looks like a couple of ski poles.

The Rover is made more for open areas than urban crowds. There isn't much turning radius and the whole contraption has a pretty big footprint. The large tires are supposed to help with somewhat rougher terrain.

The marketing materials promise that adults won't be embarrassed to be seen on the Personal Rover. I haven't had the opportunity to test that theory, but I can feel myself blushing at the thought.

The Personal Rover is a strange beast. It's pretty much a muscled-up Razor scooter for adults. I suspect that this is the sort of thing you're either going to drool over or run away from.

About the author

Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.


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