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  1. Profile photo of PlatinumKate
    PlatinumKate Female 18-29
    301 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:09 am
    Link: Japan Comes Through With Awesome Invention - Damn you, Japan! Just when we think you`re epic tentacle perverts into every weird kink known to man, you invent this!
  2. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
    262 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:13 am
    want!
  3. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:16 am
    I`m guessing this will go the way of the segway. There`s really no point unless you are wicked lazy
  4. Profile photo of kangoala
    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:18 am
    Holy Crappe,
    That thing is awesome! But where are the wheels? I`m confused.
  5. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:19 am
    Did he just... drift an electric unicycle?

    Anyway, if you want an English explanation, it can be found at TopGear. And some other places probably.

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 25, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Ohhh crap, I WANT ONE!!!!
  7. Profile photo of toneman
    toneman Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:23 am
    I must get one of these to replace my Segway X-2!!
  8. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:26 am
    I dont see how that would cart old/fat people around...Thats what its for right? Its a mobility `thing` right?
    Still, awesome nonetheless :)
  9. Profile photo of HornyPanda
    HornyPanda Male 18-29
    213 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:36 am
    Why the hell would you make this? it doesn`t make sense at all.. I don`t know what they were thinking when they ... when they .... when........ CRAP! I WANT IT!
  10. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:42 am
    When you`re too lazy to stand on a segway?
  11. Profile photo of audiosncracy
    audiosncracy Male 18-29
    186 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:57 am
    That`s what every person that works a cubicle needs. Another excuse to keep sitting down!
  12. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:01 am
    the people who`ll want one will be the sort of lazy fat sods who need a cart to get round the shops. Those guys will require a standard hovercraft instead of one of these wee gizmos. As a result the technology is defunct.
  13. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2009 at 10:02 am
    I really really want one. Not to scoot me everywhere, but for the design (lurve it) and for the cool/funny way it slides at will. ^^
  14. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:03 am
    I would re-design it to have some sort of handlebar...that`s what it looks like it`s missing...
  15. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:09 am
    I want one so badly. I wish I knew what they were saying.
  16. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:09 am
    You know, we already have an invention that does the same thing...our legs and feet! We STAND UP and get out of the damn chair, walk where we need to go, and then sit down in a different chair if necessary. Repeat as needed.
  17. Profile photo of nicalobe
    nicalobe Male 18-29
    119 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:12 am
    Anyone else seeing this and thinking of the "It" from South Park?
  18. Profile photo of cmheiple
    cmheiple Male 18-29
    111 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:29 am
    Try using that in the busy Japanese commuter system and see how long it takes before someone elbows your face right off of that eggbeater.
  19. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:32 am
    needs a back rest
  20. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:32 am
    lol ya im thinking of the "it " from south park now that you mention it nicalobe
  21. Profile photo of Fehz
    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:43 am
    I need this.. Looks way more fun than your average office chair.. Could you imagine office chair jousting on something like that?
  22. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:44 am
    Its too slow and doesn`t look durable.
  23. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:50 am
    Wear a long coat over yourself + the U3-X and the gliding effect would look awesome...
  24. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 10:53 am
    It`s too small for American ass.
  25. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 11:13 am
    shock horror. Japan invent somethign great. Dammit why didnt america think of this first?
    I mean well done for getting MMS finally sorted!

  26. Profile photo of Inteluhgint
    Inteluhgint Male 18-29
    135 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 11:24 am
    It`s just like a glorified Segway.
  27. Profile photo of 420foy
    420foy Male 18-29
    671 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 11:26 am
    that poo is LOUD
  28. Profile photo of wtfcharles
    wtfcharles Male 18-29
    105 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Blabbering blatherskites!!!...Is it can be Gizmo Duck tiem now plz?
  29. Profile photo of propagandi
    propagandi Male 40-49
    726 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    Can it get me to McDonald`s?
  30. Profile photo of pedology
    pedology Male 13-17
    54 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    1:15
  31. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    I think I`ll just walk...
  32. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    AMAZING!! I freaking love japan. I want to talk with the engineers who designed this little critter. There must be some heck of a gyro keeping the inertia vertical on that little thing. It`s so compact!

    +1000 amazing points for japanese creativity.

  33. Profile photo of Eddy23
    Eddy23 Male 18-29
    459 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    It needs a backrest
  34. Profile photo of ListerStorm
    ListerStorm Male 18-29
    162 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    Honda=Skynet, will happen... KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!
  35. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    Is it faster or mobile than walking? I mean, I`m glad they invent this stuff because the technology will lead to other, usable stuff, but this thing is useless.
  36. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    "Is it faster or mobile than walking? I mean, I`m glad they invent this stuff because the technology will lead to other, usable stuff, but this thing is useless."

    And what do spinning rims do? Along with fuzzy dice and hula dancing figures in your car? Nothing. Yet people still buy the crap.

  37. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    Coolness! You short-sighted morons--this will lead to hovercraft! Next the Japs should work on lightsabres! And battlemechs! And Godzilla! Eh, maybe not Godzilla.
  38. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    saw this on daily planet yesterday
  39. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    Uhh, to me, and I could be wrong but it looks like the same technology as air hockey. The floor, it had holes, holes blowing up the air, similar to air hockey pucks, allowing them to glide. Again, I could very well be wrong.
  40. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    Also available for people weighing over 500lbs.
  41. Profile photo of uncleduck
    uncleduck Male 18-29
    302 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    It`d make a cool bar stool. Basically, just so you could watch drunk people uncontrollably glide all over the place because they can`t control their balance.
  42. Profile photo of Alpha1971
    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
    364 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    Coming soon ti a Wal-mart near you!
  43. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
    355 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    Isn`t this just like a unicycle Segway?
  44. Profile photo of ZackDark
    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    `Isn`t this just like a unicycle Segway?`

    Why, yes it is. Only lots of times more intriguing.

  45. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    It`s like air hockey.
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    "Is it faster or mobile than walking? I mean, I`m glad they invent this stuff because the technology will lead to other, usable stuff, but this thing is useless."

    It`s a cool gadget and fun. That isn`t useless.

    A few of those at work and you have a race ready to go! It would be a useful team-building exercise. Well, that`s an excuse for having a laugh at work in the lunch hour.

    Also, it`s just the thing for getting around a space station :)

  47. Profile photo of starshimmer
    starshimmer Female 18-29
    331 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    So...it`s for people who get tired by using their feet to roll around in their chairs..no?
  48. Profile photo of Heureux
    Heureux Male 40-49
    1054 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    could be a great replacement for motorized wheelchairs
  49. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    I`ll betcha a lot of money it works like crap when it`s not on a uber-friction rug.
  50. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    oh dear god i just imagined non-nice individual supervisors at whatever auto plant i`m working at next riding around on those things by next year.. god help us all
  51. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
    976 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    Japan will very soon pass America in obesity ratings.
  52. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    Did they make one for fat people?
  53. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    Some kid that wasnt asian came up with this one first.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ypJnDZ0QDkY/SB...
  54. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    Consider the applications for disabled folks. That in it`s self makes this a killer idea.
  55. Profile photo of odeed
    odeed Male 18-29
    453 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pkn8Ko-q74

    Here is an English version, for those not fluent in Japanese.

  56. Profile photo of Samsonite219
    Samsonite219 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    this makes sexual activities even better... its called the rape chase... she tries to get away on that thing, you chase and rape her
  57. Profile photo of nikkuchan
    nikkuchan Male 18-29
    144 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    It`s an interesting invention, but I don`t really see a practical use for it other than just being fun.
  58. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
    251 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    @SilverThread

    Yes, except for the whole `subtle muscle movements controlling the device thing` Hell, even remaining upright on that thing without outside assistance would be impossible for a paraplegic.

  59. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    September 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm
    neato
  60. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 12:08 am
    Samsonite, what the fu.ck?
  61. Profile photo of k10josumm
    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 1:03 am
    looks really uncomfortable and pointless.
  62. Profile photo of supersmall
    supersmall Male 18-29
    20 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 1:26 am
    why is everyone here against just having fun on it?
  63. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3302 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 1:30 am
    Because walking is just that difficult?

    Great technology though; would be best suited for helping the disabled.

  64. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 4:22 am
    I think you`re all missing the point, it`s not supposed to replace walking, and I doubt even that gyro could support your average McDonalds regular. I think it`s just designed to be fun and cool. Which is exactly why I want one.
  65. Profile photo of raven_mac
    raven_mac Male 18-29
    303 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 8:14 am
    I wonder when it will be available.
    I want one!

    @k10josumm
    Pointless? I guess you think segways are pointless also...

  66. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Give it five years and it`ll have its own extreme sports game.
  67. Profile photo of bliblablob
    bliblablob Female 18-29
    273 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 9:12 am
    That`s freakin awesome!
  68. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 9:18 am
    Hey! I was just watching a bukkake vid taped in the SAME convention hall!
  69. Profile photo of thetoastking
    thetoastking Male 18-29
    625 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    thats drating retarded. seriously who would use that
  70. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    indoor segway
  71. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    its a matter of time until dwight gets it
  72. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    i want one!
  73. Profile photo of danniddr
    danniddr Male 13-17
    243 posts
    September 26, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    lol its a segway, but you sit instead of stand. seems like people are just getting lazier.
  74. Profile photo of iluvrevenge
    iluvrevenge Female 13-17
    370 posts
    September 27, 2009 at 12:26 am
    Great. Now fat people can be futuristic.
  75. Profile photo of Wazpoppin9
    Wazpoppin9 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    September 27, 2009 at 2:00 am
    NOIIIIIIIIICE.... why didnt *we* think of that!?!?!
  76. Profile photo of headseed
    headseed Male 70 & Over
    370 posts
    September 27, 2009 at 8:23 am
    how`s it handle on shag carpet?
  77. Profile photo of astrogirl
    astrogirl Female 18-29
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    September 27, 2009 at 9:50 am
    Danniddr ... did you notice the total lack of wheels?? it`s a friggin hover ride
  78. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 27, 2009 at 9:54 am
    so cool!

    ...to have in a one story house...

  79. Profile photo of Challenger23
    Challenger23 Female 18-29
    346 posts
    September 27, 2009 at 10:49 am
    It does have wheels. the wheel at the bottom is actually made up of several small wheels.
  80. Profile photo of EvilGrouse
    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
    454 posts
    September 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Umm....that`s....awesome. Yeah.
  81. Profile photo of television17
    television17 Male 13-17
    49 posts
    September 28, 2009 at 5:15 am
    ...............I just came.............
  82. Profile photo of Asakura
    Asakura Female 18-29
    236 posts
    October 1, 2009 at 9:34 am
    is it supposed to be perverted?
  83. Profile photo of Snow_Crash
    Snow_Crash Female 18-29
    211 posts
    October 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    Somebody translated this, I WANT TO KNOW HOW THE FRAK IT MOVES!

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