Imitation Segways way too popular… In all shapes and sizes

Hong Kong

While the owner of the original Segway’s parent company may have died doing what he loved, his dreams live on in Hong Kong, where personal electronic scooters are all the rage. A quick walk around the Hong Kong Electronics Fair reveals many Chinese manufacturers are still yearning for the days when the Job-esque Segway stigma subsides and the otherwise unwieldy conveyance becomes the epitome of cool.

The handle makes this a great electronic scooter for anyone with vertigo.

The handle makes this a great electronic scooter for anyone with vertigo.

It is quite hard to give a true impression of just how big the wheels are on this model. Imagine a matchstick between two apples.

It is quite hard to give a true impression of just how big the wheels are on this model. Imagine a matchstick between two apples.

This model has flashing lights, making it great for nighttime!

This model has flashing lights, making it great for nighttime!

The smaller models take some getting used but are otherwise quite fun. Quite similar to a unicycle, this model would probably go down well in Surry Hills, New Farm or anywhere in Melbourne.

The smaller models take some getting used but are otherwise quite fun. Quite similar to a unicycle, this model would probably go down well in Surry Hills, New Farm or anywhere in Melbourne.

This Swedish buyer was quite enamoured by this traditionally sized electronic scooter.

This Swedish buyer was quite enamoured by this traditionally sized electronic scooter.

 

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