Kickstarter For A Real-Life Magnetic Field Hover Board

October 21, 2014

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This is the Kickstarter for the Hendo Hoverboard, a board that can hover about an inch off the ground using four magnetic field inducing engines. THE BOARD ONLY WORKS ON NON-FERROMAGNETIC SURFACES THOUGH (i.e. sheets of copper or aluminum). That's the drawback. And a pretty serious drawback considering sidewalks are made out of concrete. Still, it's a real hoverboard and $10,000 will get you one on 10/21/15 (the day Marty McFly arrives in the future). Don't have $10,000? Me neither. But $100 will get you a 5-minute ride, $1,000 will get you an hour-long ride, and $299 will get you a developer's kit containing a box with one of their engines so you can tinker with the thing yourself. You can read an Engadget reporter's experience getting to try the board HERE in case you still weren't convinced it's real. Me? I'm holding out for a hoverboard that works on any surface, INCLUDING water. I'm not sure what kind of technology it's going to take to work, but rest assured I'll probably have to sell my near-virgin butthole to an alien to get it.

Keep going for their Kickstarter video, which includes some hovering action.

Thanks to Ed, reticule, Stephanie A and hettervik, who are holding out for more than an inch of hover. Hey -- it's not about the height of your hover, it's how you boogie your board.

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