I want a Segway. I really do. It’s my dream-ride, since I can’t drive, I walk a lot, and most of my destinations are within 3 miles of my home — too close for a car trip, but a bit too far to walk.
But $4,950. is just too much to pay. Such an exorbitant price nearly guarantees that the Segway will remain little more than a toy for the techie elite, rather than the revolutionary new mode of mainstream transportation that Dean Kamen envisioned it to be.