Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle: EcoBoomer iGo (+VIDEO)
The list of self-balancing electric unicycles on the market has been recently filled up by EcoBoomer iGo priced at US$1,595. This is a LED-light-strip-adorned 26-kg (57-lb) vehicle that remains balanced on its 16-inch wheel due to integrated gyroscopes, which detect and account for changes in the rider’s center of mass through the two folding footpads. Leaning into the handlebars makes the vehicle move forward, pulling back makes it stop, and leaning to either side makes it turn. The iGo features a 500-watt motor powered by a 48-volt/8-Ah lithium-ion battery, that gets a full charge in three hours. The iGo covers 30 km (19 miles) per charge and has a top speed of 21 km/h (13 mph).