Now that Back to the Future day has officially come and gone we are all still left with one question, “where is my hoverboard”. Well, this Christmas that question will be officially answered. The rise of this technology has seen the self balance electric hoverboard be banned from the streets of the UK, but whether that ban will be upheld, with the popularity and prevalence of the item, is yet to be seen.
The hoverboard has been on every child’s wishlist for years and Christmas 2015 is the year that Santa can finally deliver. They are the latest technology must have, with celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Lily Allen and famously Wiz Khalfia all been seen riding the stylish inventions over the past few months. Pictures of these celebrities, endorsing, riding and most importantly enjoying using the devices has served to raise the profile of this mode of transport hugely.
The recent ban has also just raised public awareness and the profile of hoverboards, to such an extent that within days of the ban coming into force a glut of petitions have been set up to get the government to overturn the ban already. The popularity of the devices and their cost will be sure to add pressure on the Government to overturn the ban and let the streets be open to this mode of transport.
From a practical standpoint they are easy to use, and have a good battery life for people who would wish to use them for work. People just have to worry about keeping a good charge in their boards and not worry about safety gear, where to park or learning how to use the devices, which can be learned in minutes.
As the holiday season begins demand and sales of the product are only going to increase, as it so often does with the Christmas must have gift. So if you are looking to pick up one of these exclusive gifts do so early to avoid disappointment. Apple have shown that the word loves luxury pieces of technology and the hoverboard is it for 2015. On Christmas morning I know I want to be waking up to.