InMotion’s SCV is a Segway competitor for half the price (with an Android-connected app)

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Looking for a good time? Hop on board InMotion’s SCV. The immediate thought is Segway, and it’s true that InMotion is offering a more-or-less comparable product, but there are a few of reasons the SCV might turn heads.

For starters, it’s smaller and more portable than a Segway, able to collapse down to the size of a rolling suitcase. Even cooler, the InMotion SCV’s connected app for Android can track your movement and offer vital stats on battery power and speed all while functioning as a smart key to power the transport on and off. The coolest feature of the app, however, might just be it’s ability to remotely summon the InMotion SCV to your current location or even have the vehicle trail you as you stroll along.

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But the best thing about the InMotion SCV is its price tag, which registers at half that of the Segway. The InMotion SCV will retail for less $2500 when it launches later this year. One ride on it and pulling out the credit card will feel mighty tempting.

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  • jeremyseattle

    They have free drinks? ;)

    Also, why do casinos always have the ugliest carpet?

    • WhoaManWtF

      There are 4 prominent theories as to why Casino carpets are so damn ugly – which one do you think is true?

      Here are the contenders in no particular order:

      #1) The carpets are made deliberately colorful in order to hide the stains (blood, vomit, wine, etc.) better.

      #2) The carpets have subliminal messages & themes in order to keep you gambling. Many of the carpets use flowers and wheels, which suggest of a cycle of life: flowers bud, bloom, and then die, and their beauty is only short lived. The wheel was a symbol to the Romans as a symbol of the relentless unpredictable nature of fortune (which might explain why the wheel is so prominent at Caesars Palace). Could these symbols be unconscious reminders to casino customers that both life and luck are fleeting, and you should eat, drink, and be merry because tomorrow your fortunes could change?

      #3) The ugliness of the carpets encourages people to look away from the floor and up at the gambling tables.

      #4) The elaborate patterns are designed to hide chips that gamblers accidentally drop. The High On Poker blog writes, “Rumor has it, casinos make lots of money with a machine not traditionally on the casino floor: the vacuum. The rumor goes that every night/morning during clean-up the vacuums pick up all sorts of chips that have fallen on the casino floor. The kaleidoscope vomit [pattern] with its reds ($5 chips) and greens ($25 chips) would serve as a perfect way to fool patrons into losing their dropped chips.”

      • joefresco

        1. This is the one that makes most sense.
        2. I’m sure some design motifs are based off of thoughts like this, especially when it comes to themed casinos. But subliminal messaging when you have to explain the thinking? Besides, the lights/sounds, rising jackpot numbers, and labyrinth layout are the far more impacting design elements to try to suck people in.
        3. I don’t know many people who spend their time looking at carpets.
        4. I’m sure this is a welcome side benefit to the casinos.

    • uniquename72

      A collection of galleries of casino carpets … http://www.dgschwartz.com/gallery/

  • jman

    Looks interesting but I like the larger wheels/tires on the segway…

    • irishrally

      Yeah you can off road on a segway.

  • slowwalker

    what about portability? Lets say I wanted to carry it onto a plane? Does it have a small case to put it in?