We first mentioned the Easy Glider back in 2004, but now it looks as though they’ve refined the concept, added a few more models to the range, and are serious about taking on the market for personal electric transportation. It’s Swiss made, which means it should start on time (arf!) and offers two big advantages over the Segway – price and portability.
The new ECO Glider model will retail for around $560 and they all fold up into a nice compact size. The overall user footprint of the device is larger than a Segway of course, so it’s not quite as pedestrian friendly, which is a shame. But for the price, 20 kph max speed and a range up to 25 kilometres is not a bad bargain. [Via Metafilter]