A Introduction And Guide To The 2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter Hoverboard

It took one simple Instagram featuring Kendall Jenner on a 2 wheel self-balancing scooter hoverboard known as the PhunkeeDuck for these hoverboards to go viral. If you haven’t noticed you have probably seen these scooters before they became a phenomenon. Every time a famous person uploads a picture or a video of these popular scooters, commenters immediately want to find out 2 things:

•What are these scooters called?

•Where can they buy it from?

What Is In The Name?

Jamie Foxx appeared on the Tonight Show and called the scooter a PhunkeeDuck. This really annoyed Curtis Hedges, the owner of the IO Hawk product as the scooter was not a PhunkeeDuck but rather an IO Hawk. The IO Hawk and PhunkeeDuck are the 2 main players in this specific scooter market, however there are a host of others around. Some of these brands include the Overoad, iEZWay, Airwheel, Esway, Freego, Airboard, Monorover, Future Foot, Scoot, Cyboard and Oxboard and many more.

The original and real story about these scooters does not begin with the PhunkeeDuck or the IO Hawk, it actually started off where just about every single “modern” technology does, and this place is known as China. The actual origin of this scooter is a bit hard to trace as the manufacturing industry in China moves very fast. However, a few facts indicate towards a company known as Chic Robotics that also goes by the name of Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. The Chic’s logo is a horizontal line placed on top an oval shape happens to appear as an “IO” when it has been rotated in a 90 degree angle. In addition, Chic’s name comes up a lot when individuals talk about selling the product.

This company was first founded in the year 2013, and came about in a connection to China’s Zhejiang University. This company was designed to create stuff but also played an important in IP protection in order to recuperate copyrights and patents as well as care for what this company calls what is known as “sustainable innovation.” Chic robotics owns a number of patents that are related to this type of scooter and tried very hard to protect these patents.

The first scooter they produced was known as the Smart S1 and was first advertised in funny commercial in the month of August 2014. Later in the month of fall Chic took their S1 to what was is known as the biggest trade show in China, the Canton Fair. This extravaganza draws over 180,000 buyers worldwide. In the country of China the rewards related to been the first to produce a product just means you will be the first company that gets copied.

The supply of these scooters from Chic disappeared incredibly fast and soon thousands of people were interested in owning one. Very soon, people were spotted riding these scooters all around this massive convention center. The massive amounts of suppliers and buyers took to the Smart S1 like gold and so did many factories all over China. Very soon sites such as Alibaba were littered with several manufacturers that offered the exact same product, many of which used the very same promotional videos and images.

The manufacturing industry in China is very centralized, that anything that is new on the market spreads like wild fire from the supply chains. One manufacturer will create a product and then another manufacturer will reverse-engineer and make a product that is almost identical to the original. Then other companies will make the product faster and cheaper due to the lack of R and D costs. In many cases this constant product-telephone ends up with an inferior product.

That is why a scooter from the manufactures Scoot cost around $695 while an almost splitting image of this device can be purchased on Alibaba for around $200. However, the company IO Hawk based in Los Angeles sells there scooters for an astounding $1,799.99 and they are still unable to keep abreast with the demand.

These 2 wheel self-balancing scooter hoverboard work on the very same technology when compared to a Segway, but they have no handlebars. This is why the 2 wheel self-balancing board is considered to be convenient and compact and many people now use these nifty devices for commuting back and forth to work.

Where Can You Buy It?


Meritline.com for sure.

We just have these came and now we have them in stock. We have several size and color selections. Check out out hoverboard self balancing scooter section.



It’s Here! Merax Hands-free Self Balancing 2 Wheel Electric Smart Scooter Hoverboard – $239.99 w/ Free Shipping

We have it in stock, Merax Hands-free Self Balancing 2 Wheel Electric Smart Scooter Hoverboard at a great price of $239.99 with FREE SHIPPING.


We offer several colors to choose from, BLACK/ BLACK, WHITE/ BLACK, BLACK/ RED




Great Homemade Geek Halloween Costume Ideas For 2015

futuristic soldier with laser sword

If you want to be sure that you are able to get the most out of your Halloween costume, it is best to put some personality and creativity into it. If you are a geek, like many people, you will definitely want to be sure that you take advantage of Halloween as a great way to express yourself. You will be able to create costumes from the comfort of your own home, which will allow you to make the most of this holiday, so that you are able to enjoy any kind of party you are going to, or trick or treating if the costume is for a child.

With this in mind, you can use this guide in order to kick around some great ideas. By taking advantage of these points, you will have some guidelines that will allow you to start putting together Halloween costumes that are perfect for scratching that geek itch. With this in mind, take advantage of this information and start using it so that when October 31 rolls around, you are well taken care of and able to provide yourself with everything that you need for excellent costumes.

2015 is The Year For Star Wars Theme

With a new Star Wars movie coming out in just a couple of months, you owe it to yourself to embrace the inner geek by making a Star Wars themed costume.

Darth Vader vs Anakin Skywalker


Everybody goes with Darth Vader, so perhaps you can select a costume that is a little bit more out-of-the-box. For example, instead of going the Darth Vader route, consider Anakin Skywalker instead. This will allow you to pay homage to the prequels, while embracing the character that would eventually go on to become Darth Vader. So right before you embrace the dark side, come up with some ways to create a cloak that looks like this fallen would-be Jedi.

Yoda – Jedi Master


You can also get creative with some makeup in order to create a Yoda costume. This wise old Jedi Master is filled with quotables and a highly interesting form of speaking. You can purchase some elf ears and have fun with green face paint or make up in order to go to work on your own Yoda costume. By matching it with a light saber and cloak, you will be in a great position to get the wonderful costume that you might have never thought possible.

Princess Leia, Han Solo, or Obi-Wan Kenobi


Another great selection would be to dress up like Princess Leia if you are a female or opt for Han Solo or Obi-Wan Kenobi to pay homage to the original trilogy. These movies are incredibly timeless and will allow you to flex your Star Wars muscle in order to truly enjoy them. There is nothing like jumping in and getting your kicks from these wonderful movies by re-creating Princess Leia’s hair design or attempting to re-create the boyish wonder of Luke Skywalker. Regardless of what you are going for, there is plenty of source material to choose from which will allow you to embrace the geek within.

New Star Wars Characters

If you are feeling bold, maybe you can even jump in and dress as one of the new Star Wars characters. Not a lot is known about the new story, so you will be able to get a jumpstart on all fans in order to start embracing this new cast of characters which will become embedded in the hearts and minds of every body soon enough. This is an excellent way to begin embracing the force and truly taking advantage of everything that comes with it. Take this matter into full account so that you are able to make the absolute most of these stories by creating a wonderful costume that will suit you this Halloween.

This would be the perfect time to rewatch these movies in order to get some great ideas for your costume. Chances are, you will have no shortage of ideas and will go to work quickly trying to figure out how to make yourself or your child look as much like the timeless characters as possible. This will be a fun challenge which will allow you to have fun with one of your favorite sci-fi movie franchises.

Photo credits: Sources