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Solowheel by Inventist

31 customer reviews
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  • Range: 10 miles per charge
  • Speed: 0-10 MPH
  • Recharge time: 1 hour
  • Weighs just 26 pounds
  • Optional Training Wheels
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Product Description

Get on and get going - Wherever you are. The Solo wheel is the smallest, greenest, most convenient "People Mover" ever invented. This new gyro stabilized, electric unicycle is more compact and fun to ride than any folding electric bike. Externally, the Solo wheel consists of a wheel and two foldable foot platforms. Internally, the Solo wheel uses gyro sensors, a 1000-Watt motor and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. All this technology is housed under a durable, yet visually appealing slim case featuring leg pads and a handle for easy carrying. The Solo wheel is easy to learn. With your feet low to the ground and your legs resting against the pads, it makes it easy to steer and balance. Lean forward to go forward and backward when you want to slow down or stop. It stores energy back to the battery when you slow down or go downhill. The Solo wheel is very portable. You can carry it with you; to the store, on an elevator, into your office, onto a bus or into your classroom.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 19 inches ; 26 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 33.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B007Q3FZYK
  • Item model number: SW1
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,319 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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185 of 191 people found the following review helpful By Michael Snively on July 29, 2012
It's REALLY important to understand and accept that you will NOT be able to just hop on and scoot around on this when you first get it. It's like learning to ride a bike - impossible at first but with practice and perseverance you'll be zipping around in no time. After several aborted macho-man attempts at trying to use it in the middle of a parking lot I decided to take it slow, do it right, and headed over to a brick wall. I leaned against the wall and just went back and forth, back and forth, for about 3 hours until I started to establish a sense of balance. Then I started trying to go forward without the wall, which graduated into slow and unsteady turns, which graduated into actual driving and obstacle avoidance.

Now I can ride it with just one foot, hop on and off with ease, zigzag to avoid people on sidewalks, and do all sorts of fun stuff. Trust me, when you figure it out and get some practice in it is AWESOME!

Here are some key bullet points that I believe are most important when considering buying one of these:

1) It's built like a TANK! Seriously, when it wipes out or you fall off it'll rev up and precess and bounce all over the place until it times out. It'll scuff and scratch but it doesn't break. I have no qualms letting people try it because it just isn't fragile.

2) 2 hour charge for 2 hour ride is pretty accurate. I haven't measured my mph but it's definitely faster than walking and maybe a bit faster than jogging.

3) I was afraid that people would make fun of me when I rode it around Boston or Cambridge but the exact opposite turned out to be true. I have had at least three cars pull over and ask if they could try it. Pulled over and with hazards on I've demoed this sucker and let people try it.
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105 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Ernst on October 16, 2012
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I watched many videos and read many reviews before ordering this toy, for I knew that, living in the suburbs, it would never be a real source of transportation for me. But I've ridden a Segway several times, and was intrigued by the concept of a similar device with half the wheels.
It took an awful long time from order to shipping because of some backlog or overseas delay. It came packaged well, and at first glance the quality of the device looked like what I would expect from a somewhat expensive mass produced item. I couldn't wait to try it out, but I let it charge fully first.

Then there was that first try while leaning against a wall and tentatively learning to move it forward and back gently. I was very impressed with how stable it felt going forward and back.

After that, it was pure frustration for hours of practice, and sore shins, even after taping two layers of knee pads to the device. I couldn't go more than a few feet before losing my balance to one side or the other and having to step off. I knew I'd have to learn to turn in order to keep the thing under my center of gravity as I fell to the side, but it wasn't easy to get the hang of it. In the videos, they make it seem like you have to twist your upper body one way to get the wheel turning the other way, but I found that very awkward and jerky.

Then, by accident, or trial and error, I began tilting the thing between my feet, leaning it left or right even more than I was tilting my whole body, and I found that the tire would carve a turn, kind of like when I'm skiing. That's the best analogy I can think of. Soon I was able to control the device precisely, and at very low speeds. I could turn completely in the width of a sidewalk.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Steve Wickert on August 4, 2013
I don't write that many reviews, but this is one of the greatest new products to come along in quite some time so I'm going to try my hand writing one for the Solowheel. I often benefit from the highly informative reviews of others on Amazon, so as one of the initial Solowheel owners I'm contributing here in the hope that it will benefit others and get the word out on the Solowheel. If you're like me, you are doing research and have questions -- especially given that the Solowheel is not especially cheap. My experiences and comments will partly overlap what other reviewers have written, but I'll give you my own take just to reinforce what they've said (or in a few minor cases disagree) and hopefully add some new observations of my own.

I took delivery of my Solowheel almost a year ago now, and have been riding for that long. I use it a lot when I'm at my boat on weekends. It's great for zipping around the docks, to the clubhouse, and back and forth between my boat and car. It's also great for going almost anywhere in a walking community like around a harbor. I use it to go to restaurants, the bank, chandleries, barber shops, and lots of other places around the harbor. The Solowheel is a real vehicle that you can use for practical transportation. And unlike a bike, you can easily take it inside with you and just stow it near your seat. It's also great in combination with your car, since it easily fits in the trunk or on the floor inside.

As you can gather from the other reviews, expect lots of admiring comments and questions from onlookers whenever you're out riding a Solowheel. They're still very new and most people have never seen one.
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