Cut your commute time with the IO Hawk

The portable mobility device is compact and fun to ride once you get the hang of it.

Xiomara Blanco

Xiomara Blanco

Associate Editor / Reviews - Tablets and monitors

Xiomara Blanco is an associate editor for CNET Reviews. She's a Bay Area native with a knack for tech that makes life easier and more enjoyable. So, don't expect her to review printers anytime soon.

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LAS VEGAS -- The IO Hawk is a high-tech skateboard and Segway mashup. You won't look as cool as a skateboarder riding it around, but you'll definitely look less dorky than you would riding a Segway.

The personal mobility device moves intuitively as soon as you step on it, by leaning forward or back, and it can travel at up to 6 mph. There's a mild learning curve, but it's easy and fun to ride once you get the hang of it.

The IO Hawk is a high-tech way to get around. Xiomara Blanco/CNET

Riding around is smooth, thanks to its chunky tires, but traveling on a bumpy surface can get a little dangerous. It weighs about 22 pounds and a single charge will get you 10 to 12 miles of ride time.

The IO Hawk costs $1,799 and is currently available for preorder. For more of the latest tech from CES 2015, click here.

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