Airwheel Q3 Electric Scooter, More Than A Transporter
This thing is surprisingly heavy, like carrying a box of bricks. Why would you ever need to carry it though? Although theoretically you could ride it anywhere, realistically you do end up carrying it down the stairs or next to a power socket to recharge it. You probably don't want to roll a dirty tire along your floor. According to the specs, the weight is 10kg (22 pounds).
I carried it downstairs, turned it on and balanced myself against a wall. First feeling: wow, this is impossible! I tried for maybe 20 minutes but could not go forward for even a second without falling. Which way is the front anyway? Went back inside to read more and learned that the controls (power button, charging plug, charge indicator) should be on your right. It seems like this would be one of the things where having someone instruct you would probably be extremely useful.
Learning to ride this is a lot of fun. I found myself looking forward to the next session. For a few days my usual coding - web surfing - coding - gaming - coding routine turned into coding - airwheeling - coding - airwheeling routine. As you learn you are constantly lifting the thing up and then straining your legs in riding attempts, so it feels like a workout.
The promised specs for the X3 version is 16km/h (10 miles / hour). When first practicing, I was more concerned about how I could go slower to avoid possibly planting my face in the asphalt. After getting used to it for a few days, I did find myself wanting to go faster. The device seems to have some self-enforced speed limit. If you try to lean forward to go faster, you can get a short spurt of speed but then it plays warning beeps and you can't go any faster.