A couple of months ago the bloggers in and around Sheffield were invited to an event from a local tech start-up which turned out to be by Swegway UK, the first UK branch of Swegways. The team in Sheffield were the first official sellers of the product , and they wanted to give us a an overview of what they have. We were also given the chance to bring a plus one and as I was due to the cinema after the event I took my sister along with me.
|Photo courtesy of Swegway UK|
The part of the event we were all looking forward to, however, was getting to test out the swegways. We were given the chance to try them out as they are or as a swegkart. To get the swegkart you have to buy an add-on feature, this allows the swegway to be modified.
|My sister trying out the swegkart|
The swegkart was a lot easier to use as it had it’s own steering system to manoeuvre the kart around and although I did drift it a fair few times when doing corners, it was my preferred way of using it. Once you’d started moving in it though, you would struggle to stop. I reversed so many times and almost hit too many people! It could maybe just be because I am not that very good at using the machine itself, but I don’t want to dwell on that possibility.