Since the oldest times, humans tried to find various ways to ease their lives. One of the things that ease anyone’s life is to travel faster. I am not talking here about traveling long distances necessarily.
Since the wheel was invented people tried to use it in various ways. As the years goes by some new inventions appear that use wheels in their manufacturing process.
These days, the technology helps people to create great things related to this aspect and one of the latest inventions is the Hyper Walk device. In the past years scooters were considered a great invention that helped people to move faster. First it was the classic scooter that involved a little bit of effort to make it run.
After that the motorized scooters were much more appreciated because they ran faster and with no physical effort involved. The main problem with these scooters was the storage. You needed space to store them properly.
Today we are talking about something that could be considered a scooter or a motorized skateboard. It has something from both devices. In the following rows of this article we will talk about what Hyper Walk is, good points and bad points about it according with the reviews posted about it, price and maybe other things as well.
As I seen on the websites where this item is sold this is a scooter indeed. It has a very simple design, it is quite small and teenagers really have fun walking with it. I have seen many young people moving around the city and through public gardens with it.
As I already mentioned there are various companies that sell this product. It does not look identical but the differences are too small to matter.
Even so, as in many other situations, people are tempted to choose only the products sold by really reliable brands no matter if similar products sold by smaller companies are exactly the same and even cheaper.
Hyper Walk is quite popular and people seem to search mostly for it. The marketing campaign made by its manufacturer was very smart. Using young celebrities to attract young people to choose their product had the impact desired.
Every teenager wants to have it no matter the price. According with the reviews posted by other people, HyperWalk is far from being cheep but is still on top of people’s requests despite the available alternatives.
Its design is similar to a Segway but it is a bit smaller which might make you think that it is more fragile. It is not necessarily like that. As I have seen it can hold a 117 kg weight. One of the things that I personally liked about this product is that it is quite light.
Any teenager could carry it. It is also sold with a bag which will make things easier for its user when he wants to carry it around, so it could move faster. This is not a device just for teenagers, even if they are the manufacturer’s main target. I have seen women and men using it when they go to their offices. It makes you save some time.
This device is created as an alternative to classic walking. You will be able to move with a speed of 10 km/ hour which is quite fast comparing to walking.
You can use it on the sidewalk and if you, unfortunately, hit someone considering the maximum speed level already mentioned the damages won’t be too big.
You do not have to have too much knowledge to use it properly but you need to be able to maintain your balance on it. This is the reason why I strongly recommend making some exercises in a safe area before hitting the road with it.
How does it work?
Its engine works on a lithium battery. Once the battery is fully charged you can walk almost 20 km with it. As you can see you can go to school or at your office with no worries regarding the lack of battery.
It will not take too much for it to charge either. Juts hold it plugged in for two hours and the battery will be full. There is no on and off button.
All you have to do is step on it and the device is ready to start running. You will need however to learn the moves that will make it change its speed and make turns and other things similar with that. It all stands in how you put pressure by leaning your body weight on the rubber pad.
You won’t need too much knowledge as I already mentioned. Everything is based on humans’ natural movements. It runs smoothly on any flat surface no matter if it is cement or grass. It can go downhill or uphill with ease, however if the slope is too steep you might have problems with it.
There are two models of HyperWalk devices. One of the is with higher wheels which could be a great choice if you encounter obstacles in your way but you might need better balance skills and the ones with smaller wheels that will keep you closer to the ground.
HyperWalk pros and cons
The main pros were already mentioned. It is a great alternative to classic walking. It will help you reach your destination faster. Using it could be quite entertaining.
After you will learn how to use it properly you will see that it provides a satisfactory level of safety. It is easy to carry around even in the public transportation.
When I think about the cons, the main problem is the price. Paying over $750 for the classic model and more than $800 for the off road model on my opinion is a very big investment. I am not able to say if it is a wise one or not.
Personally, I could use this amount for better purposes but it is only your decision. Are there other cheaper alternatives? Is the answer yess? Are they as qualitative as this one? Most of them are. Considering the fact that I couldn’t find any complaints about the quality of the product it is a good sign.
The problem is that I couldn’t find any details about warranties either, thing I personally dislike. Regarding the price you should not forget about the shipping fees which could raise it even more than it already is.