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  • The hoverboard is ‘the Gen Y’ Segway
  • The hoverboard is ‘the Gen Y’ Segway
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Hoverboards: the chic way to Segway

For all its early hype, the Segway became a rolling joke by the end of the noughties. ‘Hoverboards’ have now made the concept and tech more compact and convenient, with rideables set to be the hot gadget for Christmas 2015. But who’s using these self-balancing scooters and why?