200702020350TMZ stole our headline by saying this baby would make you look like the Green Goblin, but damned if the Levitating Hover Scooter isn’t just what we always wanted for the dispersal of pumpkin bombs:

Hailed by The New York Times as a “miniature flying saucer with handlebars, the hover scooter provides an unprecedented experience in personal transportation, levitating inches above the ground and speeding a single rider across level land on a cushion of air. Gentle lift from an engine-powered fan elevates the scooter off the ground, and a stream of air exiting a vent in the back provides light forward thrust. Learning to ride the scooter takes less than five minutes, and no previous skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, or other experience is required. Easy and intuitive to control, the rider simply leans left or right to perform smooth turns without the need for complex controls. A throttle and clutch mounted on the handlebar allow prec ise control of engine power while skimming along.

Skimming along! Man, that sounds like fun! Can we wear our boater while we do it?


  1. I hope to god those things aren’t allowed on the streets of Manhattan. People can’t even handle walking with umbrellas, much less what those things will wreak.

  2. About 40 years ago, the father of my best friend built a contraption much like this, except without the handle-bars or the rear jets, out of a wooden-frame, some canvas (he was a hobbyist who liked to build scale-model airplanes), and a lawnmower engine. For a day or so he scooted around the neighborhood on it, but it was terrible going up even gentle slopes, and hard to control. So he garaged it and eventually dismantled it to stop his sons from taking it out for joy-rides.

  3. this is the stupidest looking thing to me! i think i first saw it in action on the food network or something. some domino’s in Minnesota or something is using it to deliver their pizzas. all you need is a frikkin’ bicycle!!

  4. It’s such a shame when a fancy looking site like this one leaves obvious ass-kissing comment spam like the above in their comments. Sorta takes a bit of the shine off, yaknow? I’m sure you have rel=nofollow on though.

    Oh, and a Levitating Hover Scooter? I’m SO wanting one, you know it!

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