Updated on 06-22-2016 by Lulu Chang: Added news of the HoverCart’s Kickstarter launch.
Now, the team behind the bizarre contraption is looking to you to bring the pinnacle of laziness to the market. That’s right — you have a chance to back HoverSeat for the bargain price of just $79 on Kickstarter, which represents 11 percent ($10) off the retail price. Thus far, the campaign has raised over $2,500 from 20 backers, and still has 25 days left to meet its funding goal of $9,000.
While BoatsToGo claims that the conversion results in more of an “ingenious mini-vehicle — a bit like a go-kart but easier to drive,” this description may be a bit of a stretch given the logistics of the whole enterprise. You see, you’re still using a hoverboard as a basis — you know, those devices that have been at the center of recalls, fires, and explosions for the last several months.
Really, you’re just attaching to it an aluminum frame with a set of back wheels, and then accessorizing with any number of items. Want a beach chair? Have at it. Prefer a bicycle (but without the pedaling)? The world is your oyster. And if you’re getting really creative, you can even add an umbrella. Heck, the setup takes just 60 seconds to install, so go crazy.
Thank God for innovation.
BoatsToGo notes a number of benefits to its new HoverCart, including its navigability, which does indeed sound quite impressive. “Navigate the hoverboard using only your feet; it can even reverse,” the website says. “The HoverCart can be used on or off-road, and can ride over grass, gravel, and packed sand.”
The Cart is also described as practical — you can use it to “transport bags, boxes, groceries, or a paddle board, or use it to transport heavy or awkward tools.” Ostensibly, however, you’d only be transporting these things from your car to your doorstep. Because really, you can’t go on a highway with this thing, and you might want to think twice about being seen in public with it at all.
And of course, BoatsToGo notes, the HoverCart makes your hoverboard safer. Because sitting is indeed far safer than standing. (Of course, so is lying on a sofa.)
Sadly, friends, the HoverCart is currently sold out. But just maybe, if you wait long enough, you’ll be able to buy one of these contraptions for yourself.