Segway i2 and x2 Official Announcement – watch the video!

It’s official – Segway is introducing the street version known as the i2 and an all-terrain model, the x2. The x2 can travel across dirt, grass, gravel and sand. The price will range from $4,995 for the i2 and $5,495 for the x2. The maximum speed is 12.5 mph, and can go for 24 miles before requiring a charge. The new models will feature a new technology called LeanStear, allowing the vehicle to know whether the rider wants to go left or right! They’ll also come with wireless controller that looks something like a big digital watch. The wireless controller allows the user to turn the vehicle on from a distance. The new models can sense when someone else steps on to help the rider keep track of speed and mileage.

Click through to watch the video of the new Segways in action!


Rumor of New Segway i2 and x2 Coming Tomorrow

Engadget is reporting that multiple sources are claiming that Segway is expected to release a brand new version of the self-stabilizing human transporter tomorrow. This is one hell of rumor being that we just informed you of FCC’s blessing of the Segway i2 and x2 a few days back. According to one tipster, Segway reps told him that the new models would be “70% new and very different from the old models.” The image below depicts the rumored i2; sent in by another tipster.

One of our very own reader test ride the new Segway and has this to say about it:

[daveklements] I rode the new segway today and it is so small and compact you could ride it right up to the class room and park it in front. It even had a remote alarm that detaches and snaps onto a bracelet you can wear like a watch, so if someone touches it, it alert you. It was very trick.

Relate: Segway i2 and x2 final announcement and watch the video!

Segway i2 and x2 Personal Transporter Gets FCC Approval

Segway enthusiast will be happy to know that FCC just gave the nod to two new Personal Transporter (PT) systems called the i2 and x2. The Segway PT i2 is designed for indoor and outdoor use. The PT x2 is optimized for outdoor use only, sporting larger and wider tires, knobby treads and wider stance.


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