Is RYNO's single-wheel electric scooter cooler than a Segway?
RYNO Motors' single-wheeled electric scooter is self-balancing, has a turning radius of zero when stopped and only takes up about as much space as a folding bicycle — so it's conceivable that commuters could bring one on a train.
However, it only has a maximum range of 20 miles between charges, a top speed that is limited to 12.5mph (the actual top speed of 25mph is limited to keep the RYNO scooter within the more relaxed legal boundaries of "personal mobility scooters"), and it looks like it fell out of a Japanese anime — yes, for some people, that last point is as much a con as it is a pro.
With an expected release date of January 2013, and an MSRP of US$4500, the RYNO scooter is, in my opinion, a compelling last-mile option for commuters.
Is RYNO's scooter cooler than a Segway? Would you want to be seen riding one? Check it out in the video above, and let us know your opinion the comments section below.