The Sky Walker “hoverboard” has arrived in Australia, allowing users to “glide, manoeuvre and perform smooth tricks and turns”.The range, which includes 6.5″ and 8″ models, comes in nine new colours and designs, with a separate 4.5″ collection for kids in purple, green and blue having also been launched.
“The units are easy and effortless to use, with the Sky Walker taking on average just 3 to 5 minutes to master,” Sky Walkers states. “The Sky Walker is very intuitive, so once you relax and become accustomed to the feeling, you can expect to be proficient within 20-30 minutes.
“In addition, Sky Walkers have invested the research, time and resources to ensure product functionality and reliability. The brand uses only the highest quality certified materials, which meet or exceed Australian standards.”
Sky Walker users can travel up to 20 km on a single charge, with it taking 2-3 hours to recharge.
“Sky Walkers can handle bumps, cracks and other small changes of surface up to 1/2-1″ very well,” Sky Walkers states.
Pop-up stores will be at Westfield Chatswood from November 26 and Westfield Bondi Junction from December 1, while further information can be found here. The 6.5″ model carries a price tag of $799 RRP and the 8″ model $999 RRP.
Hoverboards are gaining attention around the world, however questions are being raised about their use in various jurisdictions – earlier in the week, NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay brought up safety concerns with regard to their use.
“Our road safety experts in the Centre for Road Safety are currently working with their counterparts across the country on national laws and safety standards for these personal electric transport devices, so we can figure out how and where people can use them safely,” Gay commented.
It has been reported that
hoverboards have been banned in New York City, with authorities around
the world looking into the vehicles.