In this week's Plugged In, Mashable Tech Correspondent Ray Wong hops onto the Onewheel, an electric skateboard that's not only fun to ride, but can also be used as a transportation method. But is it worth $1,500? How fast can it really go? Is it heavy? We answer all of those questions and more in this week's episode.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Jenelle Evans is seen riding on hover board on August 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Johnson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
The Hendo hovers a few inches above the ground. (Kickstarter)
A view from the top. (Kickstarter)
A close up view of the hoverboard. (Kickstarter)
The Hendo hovers effortlessly above a copper floor. (Kickstarter)
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The Hendo hoverboard uses technology similar to that in high speed bullet trains like this one in Shenzhen China.
700 series Shinkansen bullet train pulling into Kyoto Station. Japan Railways produced the first bullet train.