If you follow a popular Instagrammer or YouTuber, there is the possibility that if you have been paying attention you have heard the term Swegway or perhaps seen then ride on a 2-Wheel gadget. This is not the official term but it does refer to a 2-Wheel personal transportation gadget. The media started going crazy about this electric scooter at about 2015. This is something like a cross between a Segway and a Skateboard.
Nobody is certain on where the Swegway originated from, but referencing to the Urban Dictionary you will find that it was first heard from “The Sidemen”, a YouTube gaming group. They were popular for using the 2-Wheel electric scooter in the majority of their videos.
Though it was featured in various YouTube videos, no one knew what exactly they could call the amazing innovation, as they were not like the common Segways; they were referred to as the drifting board, 2-Wheel self-balancing electric scooter, hoverboard, mini Segway etc. Some other individuals were referring to them with their manufacturer’s name, for instance, Phunkeeduck, Swagway, IO Hawk and much more.
Though they could be acquired within the price range of $280 – $1800, the majority of them are actually the same what different is probably the design, color scheme and most importantly quality. If you intend on acquiring a cheap option you can purchase directly from China. There are many manufacturers in the market but is important to be aware that they are all manufactured in China but they sold in foreign countries. In some case, you discover that most of the Swegway from different manufacturers are actually from similar factories and same production batch.
Recently, the hoverboard or Swegway is one of the trends in the market and many websites are featuring this excellent innovation. It has been noticed that anyone that intends on updating that YouTube channel or Instagram account are getting in on the act, not excluding celebrities which include Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy. One thing they have in common is that they enjoy this gadget and without a doubt, it is an interesting innovation.