Segway miniPRO

Segway finally took the hint. The Segway miniPRO is pricier than generic hoverboards but also likely far less explosive, at least judging by the original Segway in use for years. This new two-wheeled handle-less personal transporter features an aircraft grade magnesium alloy frame, 10.5-inch vacuum tires, and a knee control bar that lets its driver steer by simply leaning towards one side. So sure, it’s not a true hoverboard, but it’s still a lot more compact than its predecessor and relatively portable at 28 pounds. It also boasts a top speed of 10 mph, range of 14 miles on a charge (with remaining battery life represented on a small screen between your feet), and has passed all testing and certification by Underwriters Laboratories, the same which can’t be said about real hoverboards. Other niceties include antitheft measures that trigger a phone alert if your scooter is moved, customizable front-facing LED lights for safety that can be set to any color, and a choice of two paint jobs — black and white.

Preorder at Amazon – $1,000