Because wheels are overrated.
Face it, when it comes to technology we are way behind the futuristic utopia that shows like The Jetsons predicts. While it may be years before we have teleportation and flying cars, the folks at Hendo Hoverboards are doing their part to revolutionize transportation as we know it.
The Hendo Hoverboard uses magnetic technology that has existed for decades in new, innovative ways. According to Hendo’s kickstarter site:
The magic behind the hoverboard lies in its four disc-shaped hover engines. These create a special magnetic field which literally pushes against itself, generating the lift which levitates our board off the ground.
Essentially, using electromagnetic energy the hoverboard can float about an inch above non-ferrous metals (metals without a lot of iron) exclusively. While that restricts where it can be used for now, the Hendo team is working to make “everyday applications” of the hoverboard a reality. They are even providing hover developer kits called the “Whitebox” for $299, to get the Hendo technology in the hands of other geniuses who can help expand on it.
The Hendo Hoverboard costs $10,000, and they are offering rides at their “hoverpark” in Silicon Valley for the first 250 Kickstarter pledgers who make donations of $100 or more, starting in March 2015. Support the cause here.
Khari Clarke might have to change his last name to “McFly” when he get his hoverboard. Tweet him (@KINGCLARKEIII).