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.

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A Review Of The Polaroid Socialmatic Camera

At first sight of the Polaroid Socialmatic camera, it was quite easy to conclude that the manufacturing company had simply transformed the Instagram logo into a device. Among many other cameras, this is a device that portrays the pinnacle of modern day photography. The high tech and remarkable innovation that has led to the birth of this iconic photography device is unbelievable based on a social network’s logo. Many camera designers and sense-checkers were skeptical about the design of this device that has truly been an evidence of the transformative nature being experienced in the world of photography.

Polaroid Socialmatic Camera


This camera boasts of some top notch features that have clearly put it on the limelight. One magnificent feature of this camera is the on-board android operating system. With its fully-fledged Android OS, the Paraloid Socialmatic camera has been transformed into a powerful personal computer. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in GPS and a desktop-grade email client and internet browser are some of its state of the art features that enable it to carry out fucntions such as remote printing and photo geo-tagging. The camera also bears a highly unique QR code characteristic with which it can embedd a unique code on a photo for easy tracking of photographs.

Its impeccable instant photo uploading features have created a new world of photo sharing capabilities across various social media platforms. In addition, its instant photo printing mechanism provides a full-fledged gratification of inkless pictures which clearly outsmarts the traditional photographic cameras. Designed to empower photography in the whole world, its gives a unique blend of vintage paranoia capture and modern day snapshots . This camera has trully been the epitome of world-class digital sharing capabilities. With its fourteen megapixel foward facing camera and the two megapixel user facing camera, you can capture the best snapshots, print them instantly or share them online through some prominent social media network platforms.

The Polaroid Socialmatic camera is also designed to be self-sufficient just like a sumo wrestler. To begin with, it is made of high quality materials with a long life guarantee. The camera also supports a high value rechargeable lithium battery, high stereo speakers, an in-built LED flash, microphone and the latest composition of ARM processors. Its 1.5Gz CPU processing speed gives it the power to undertake all photographic processes as you simultaneously take videos, selfies or listen to music on your camera. In addition, this gadget also exhibits a 4.5 inch full color touchscreen display, a four gigabyte internal memory storage expandable to thirty two gigabytes and excellent on-board photo editing capabilities. With only the press of a button, the camera generates smudge-proof, water-resistant and vibrant prints. This means no ink printing technology or computer connections are required so as to get the desired photographic outputs.

Phone developers have openly claimed that the Polaroid Socialmatic Camera has the built-in capabilities of a high tech android tablet. With its release set for early 2015, expectations are high. You can grab yourself this gadget at $300.

Finding The Top Home Wireless Router For 2014

As with most consumer electronics, the array of routers available for your home is staggering. It may be tempting to just buy whatever the sales staff recommends, but what they want to sell may not be the best one for your situation. That means you need to take some time to research the various products available and find the one that works best for your category.

Netgear WNDR3400 N600 Dual Band Wireless Router

If you are looking for a brand that is on the cutting edge and has a long history of making solid products, Netgear is your choice. Linksys held this position until they were purchased by Cisco several years ago. Time will tell if Cisco will invest the resources to bring the Linksys line back on top. Until then, if you want the latest and greatest features, look for the newest product from Netgear.

Airlink 101 AR686W Wireless 11N 300Mbps Green Router

If you need a solid router on a budget, buy Trendnet. While not as feature-rich and lacking the real world speed (as opposed to what is on the box), Trendnet still makes routers that are some of the best value for money. Since most modern routers can handle speeds much faster than your internet connection, you are unlikely to notice a major difference between a Trendnet and a flashier model.

Apple Airport . Image source: commons.wikimedia.org

If you are an Apple user than you should consider the Apple AirPort. While an Apple computer can connect to any router and a PC can certainly connect to an AirPort, setting up and maintaining your AirPort will be much simpler if you are connecting from an Apple product. Apple has worked hard to create an ecosystem with their products so you can access your AirPort directly from your iMac or MacBook rather than having to go online and logging into the router.

Amped Wireless RTA15

If you are looking for range rather than speed, it may be worth looking at Amped Wireless. A new player to the router game, they have traditionally been a bit behind in the speed department. What they do offer is the largest range in the business. While most routers now keep the antennas inside the case, Amped keeps them outside. While it is a bit less stylish, there is a good reason for this. Internal antennas have to be small, and thus have a shorter range. In addition, having external antennas allows you to upgrade them to even more powerful options, further increasing the router’s range. If you have to cover a large house or medium business with wifi, then these routers are likely the way to go.

Asus AC66R

Finally, the best all around routers are currently made Asus. Not only do they have the best product on the market at most speeds, they offer the features that even a tech nut wants. They are even no slouch on price, meeting or beating many of their competitors. While the title is always up for grabs, for the past few years, Asus has had the routers that are a solid product for any situation.

As you can see, there are lots of good routers on the market, depending on your needs. However, if you just need something that will work, the best overall routers for 2014 are made by Asus.

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