Rideables have invaded this year’s CES. Personal hoverboards that respond to the body’s slightest movements and foldable electric scooters that zoom over 15 mph are making it easier for us mere humans to get from A to B. I have to say, I’ve been pretty impressed with all the products I’ve tested this year in Las Vegas. But if I had to pick my favorite rideable on display here this year, one has clearly stood out among the rest: the planet Earth.
In terms of speed, the Earth sets the industry standard. It zooms through the vacuum of space at 18.5 miles per second. That just completely destroys any other rideable on the market right now — gas-powered or electric. If that seems too fast for you, don’t worry. Earth comes with good electronic stability control, and you’ll only feel about 1 g during your ride. It has good turning ability too, though it’s rather slow. It takes up to 12 hours to complete a U-turn, which isn’t ideal, but I’ve been assured that the speed is important for helping it achieve peak environmental performance.
It’s virtually impossible to fall off of Earth
Earth is super consumer friendly, too. It takes no time at all to acclimate to the speed or the trajectory. It almost feels as if you’ve been riding it your whole life. It’s also virtually impossible to fall off of Earth. You literally have to reach escape velocity in order to dismount. Knowing that makes me feel pretty safe using the Earth as my primary form of transportation.
Check out my hands on with Earth below!
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