If standing upright, or trying to do so, on your hoverboard gives you vertigo, then boy, do we have the perfect product for you. In an effort to truly maximize the amount of time spent on your rear, BoatsToGo has come out with a new invention that promises to make a hoverboard safer, or at least more fun. Meet the HoverCart, the product that turns your hoverboard into what, to be honest, look a bit like a mobility scooter or perhaps a magical lawn chair.
While BoatsToGo claims that the conversion results in more of an “ingenious mini-vehicle — a bit like a go-kart but easier to drive,” this description may be a bit of a stretch given the logistics of the whole enterprise. You see, you’re still using a hoverboard as a basis — you know, those devices that have been at the center of recalls, fires, and explosions for the last several months. Really, you’re just attaching to it an aluminum frame with a set of back wheels, and then accessorizing with any number of items. Want a beach chair? Have at it. Prefer a bicycle (but without the pedaling)? The world is your oyster. And if you’re getting really creative, you can even add an umbrella.
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BoatsToGo notes a number of benefits to its new HoverCart, including its navigability, which does indeed sound quite impressive. “Navigate the hoverboard using only your feet; it can even reverse,” the website says. “The HoverCart can be used on or off-road, and can ride over grass, gravel, and packed sand.”
The Cart is also described as practical — you can use it to “transport bags, boxes, groceries, or a paddle board, or use it to transport heavy or awkward tools.” Ostensibly, however, you’d only be transporting these things from your car to your doorstep. Because really, you can’t go on a highway with this thing, and you might want to think twice about being seen in public with it at all.
And of course, BoatsToGo notes, the HoverCart makes your hoverboard safer. Because sitting is indeed far safer than standing. (Of course, so is lying on a sofa.)
Sadly, friends, the HoverCart is currently sold out. But just maybe, if you wait long enough, you’ll be able to buy one of these contraptions for yourself for the bargain price of $69.