CNET First Look
Brian Tong and friends check out the MonoRover R2 self-balancing boardIt's the hottest tech toy of 2015. You can call it a hoverboard, a Segway or a self-balancing board. It's just cool.
[MUSIC] Now if you've seen these things on the street, you're wondering what are they? They call them like self-balancing boards, sometimes they're like a hoverboard or even a segue without arms. This is the MonoRover Two and this is a self balancing [INAUDIBLE]. This is a solid piece of equipment that weighs 22 pounds. The speed that it can go up to is approximately ten kilometers per hour, that's about 6.2 miles per hour. The distance it covers with one charge is around 6 to 12 miles, but this is all kind of the rage right now, you see celebrities hanging out with these, just kinda moving around and I kinda wanted to show you What this is all about do you wanna try? You just wanna try this yeah, yeah I know you do. You have too much weight to the back it's gonna go back wanna give it a shot? There you go okay, okay. Good, good, good [LAUGH] It's almost exactly like snowboarding it's all in the your toes and your heels [LAUGH] Okay, good, good. Keep forward. [LAUGH] We're dancing, homey. I'm gonna come over here. And this is the weird Jedi thing, okay? Turn your head and look at me. Kelly, turn your head and look at me! Just look at me. Yeah keep going. There you go, good. Okay now try leaning a little forward like on your tippy toes. Well there you go, there you go, there you go. There you go. Okay. Hold on. Alright. That's the most unnatural thing I've ever done. [MUSIC] Now check these things out. You'll see a lot of them on the internet, on eBay. They really start ranging around $400. To as high as $1,500, that was the original [INAUDIBLE] that you first saw. This starts off at around $600, retail, and let me be honest, it's not the easiest thing to get on, but once you get in there, look, you're gonna start grooving like this. Whoo! Here we go. [SOUND] Right over there, all right. Now y'all can see, we're here outside, outdoors. It can handle the road, although it's going to be a lot more of a bumpy ride, so you have to be careful about that. It can also handle the concrete sidewalk, real thin carpet, but it's not made for grass. But I mean come on, look at this thing. How cool is this? It's real cool. [MUSIC] So there you go, guys. Check this out. This one's called the MonoRover R2. There's a lot of them out there. But this is quite honestly the hottest, the funnest, the coolest tech toy that we've seen in the past couple years. [MUSIC]