Following a chain of other hover inventions including the hover bike, and Martin jetpack, comes a new contender. Introducing the Hendo Hoverboard. The hoverboard lets users glide along the air in movements similar to skateboarding on air.
A writer for GigoOM compared the experience to “standing on a giant air hockey puck hovering three quarters of an inch above the ground.” Don’t believe me? Watch the board for yourself:
Stuff.co.nz believes this technology offers more opportunities than maneuvering. They say, “Even if we don’t see kids hoverboarding everywhere in a couple of years, the technology – which consists of hover engines that create a magnetic field, and battery cells – could have other interesting applications. Hendo is offering it to everyone in the form of a Whitebox Developer Kit, enabling anyone to create hovering objects with ease.”
When will this technology kick off? Hendo Hoverboard’s needed to raise $250,000USD by 15th December 2014 to roll out the first round of boards in October 2015. They still have a month left and have raised double the needed amount at a staggering $438,000.