I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Segway. While the basic design is many years old now, I still find myself wanting one more than ever, despite the fact I can’t afford the $5,000+ pricetag. But even in my *almost* blind nerdy love, I can still easily see the Segway’s faults. Most obvious to the average eye is the Segway’s size and weight. It’s huge! That’s where the Ewee-pt strikes a new chord.
Designed and built in Germany, the Ewee-pt plays off the Segway’s basic concept, but gives it a much needed diet. First and foremost, the Ewee-pt is half the width and half the weight of a Segway. Along that same note, the unit is much lower to the ground, holding the riders a solid foot lower in height. Coupled with re-worked controls, the Ewee-pt is all around much easier to ride on and maneuver once finished.
But nothing is more telling or enticing than the price. While the Segway still easily sails north of $5k, the Ewee-pt can be had for €799 ($1050) — a quarter of the Segway. So it’s smaller, lighter, easier to use, and cheaper. Segway…you’re in trouble.
If you want to see the Ewee-pt taken for a spin, hop on in…