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Vehicle: Segway
Segway Expansion Pack   (+4)  [vote for, against]
Now with 25% more goodies free! Er, I mean Fee.

Comes with: (1) lawnmower upgrade kit consisting of a simple rotating blade like those seen on non-motorized lawnmowers, (1) heartrate monitor, (2) clip-on memory stick adaptors, (1) solar power panel, (1) LED messaging system for rear of scooter, (1) reflector, (1) orange signal flag, (1) pirate flag just for the hell of it, (1) Viking safety helmet, (1) baby carrier, (1) storage rack, (1) super paint-spray padlock (couldn't resist), and a pair of fuzzy dice and handlebar tassles.

Also includes the TandemWay hitch kit, which affixes small trailers or other Segways to the rear of any Segway.

Large Dog Repellant Kit and Parrot Perch Adapter sold separately.

Bluetooth upgrade optional.
-- polartomato, Aug 06 2002

Segway recall
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Sep 20 2006]

Can't outrun these guys...
Italian seg w/saddlebags [ionsfromzion, Sep 24 2006]

Has anyone here bought a Segway? Or even ridden one?

[Combine this with UnaBubba's latest, and we'll see Segway conga lines.]
-- DrCurry, Aug 06 2002

//Has anyone here bought a Segway? Or even ridden one?//

Don't forget a paper bag with eyeholes.

Poor Dean Kamen. Everyone thought Clive Sincalir was a genius too, until he invented the C5.

After many, many months, Amazon is still selling their Segway pre-offer special deal at $4,950.

Compare this to the Kelley Blue Book value of a 1992 BMW 3 Series 318is Coupe 2D at $4,150 (private sale, fair condition)...

Segway ====== Top speed 20km/h Babe pulling power minus *****

BMW ==== Top speed 180km/h Babe pulling power plus ** (***** if handcuffed to towbar)

... I'll take the BMW (and three high-spec mountain bikes bought with the price difference), please.
-- FloridaManatee, Jan 06 2003

I have ridden Segway, weird feeling. I have designed a scooter which beats Segway in many ways.

My Slida is lighter and can take up to 20 - 30 Kg luggage or can take second person to ride on the side.

Babe pulling power is pretty good, I steer and they kick ;)

Keeps me having some exercise as well as it does not have any motors.

You can pull it up some steps easily.

Weight is much less than Segway.

No flat batteries.

Much much cheaper.

And I take it with me when I fly, so it beats your BMW in speed.

Can you actually take Segway with you if you fly anywhere?
-- Pellepeloton, Sep 20 2006

I have ridden a Segway, but only around inside the shop. It took some time to get used to its tendency to react to my reactions, so I was lurching a good bit at first. If they'd just put a twist-grip throttle on it, it would have been a lot simpler. But they went to great lengths to avoid a twist-grip throttle, by installing fancy gyros and all.

Then they put a twist-grip on it anyhow, and wired it up to be used to steer. Yep, the speed is controlled by twitchy fore-and-aft leaning instead of a throttle, and the turning is controlled by twisting a grip like a throttle. It makes me laugh.

Oh, and you can't carry it upstairs, or jump a curb, and you don't want to leave it outside in the rain and the thieves. And it doesn't fold up small to take with you.

Segway may not be the worst-designed transportation in the world, but it's close. And after all the preliminary hype about it, and because of the high cost it still has, I rate it as the goofiest.

There are dozens of other electric scooters that are better, and any number of rides that are cheaper.

//I have designed a scooter which beats Segway in many ways. // Point made.
-- baconbrain, Sep 21 2006

Segway costumes that make your unit look like a horse.

Maybe a Segway plow.

Segway rickshaw add-on.
-- Mister P, Feb 12 2008

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