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Title: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: claws on May 17, 2012, 03:39:19 AM
latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-honda-new-people-mover-20120515,0,140255.story)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I'll give you the Uni-Cub

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-4fb2f213/turbine/la-fi-tn-honda-new-people-mover-20120515-001/600)

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The people mover has gotten an upgrade: On Tuesday, Honda announced its new Uni-Cub, a personal mobility device that lets you glide around the office or the aquarium perched comfortably on what looks like a trash compactor on wheels.

Like the Segway, the Uni-Cub allows the rider to control it simply by shifting her weight forward, backward or side to side.

Unlike the Segway, it is small enough to be used indoors.


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Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: Newt on May 17, 2012, 08:07:56 AM
What - no saddlebags?  Where's the cup holder?

What is the weight capacity of this thing?  Just imagine the size of the riders after a few years of using this device.  (Flashing on Wall-E here).

Mind you, I imagine the humour potential is pretty great if someone with lousy balance climbs aboard: careening off desks and walls... :buggedout:


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: LilCerberus on May 17, 2012, 08:40:43 AM
Those look strangely uncomfortable...


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: Derf on May 17, 2012, 09:10:59 AM
I have a friend who could ride one of these while playing the sousaphone. He already rides a unicycle while playing, so this would be a piece of cake.


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: Jack on May 17, 2012, 09:32:05 AM
Our American version of that is a bit more...substantial.

(http://thumbs.myopera.com/sz/colx/JackC8/albums/4211502/scooter.jpg?1337265046)


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: El Misfit on May 17, 2012, 05:24:28 PM
still, could be worse-
Not to be out done by their rivals, Toyota designs the i-Real
(http://www.toyota-global.com/innovation/personal_mobility/images/personal_mobility_ireal_img01.png)


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: Chainsaw midget on May 17, 2012, 07:44:17 PM
Why would office workers really want to advertise the fact that they are too lazy to walk?


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: tracy on May 18, 2012, 01:58:32 PM
What - no saddlebags?  Where's the cup holder?

What is the weight capacity of this thing?  Just imagine the size of the riders after a few years of using this device.  (Flashing on Wall-E here).

Mind you, I imagine the humour potential is pretty great if someone with lousy balance climbs aboard: careening off desks and walls... :buggedout:
Wall-E.....that's the first image that passed through my head. And Chainsaw midget is right....why would they want to show how lazy they are?


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: tracy on May 18, 2012, 01:59:51 PM
I have a friend who could ride one of these while playing the sousaphone. He already rides a unicycle while playing, so this would be a piece of cake.
Now that's impressive! I've played a sousaphone and I'd have never made it on a unicycle. :wink:


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: bob on May 18, 2012, 09:33:43 PM
I'm not going to lie....if I had one of those I would race another person who ahd one


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: tracy on May 19, 2012, 11:22:33 AM
I'm not going to lie....if I had one of those I would race another person who ahd one
LOL.... you sound like my husband. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Honda invents device for office workers too lazy to walk down the hall.
Post by: Pacman000 on May 25, 2012, 05:17:07 PM
still, could be worse-
Not to be out done by their rivals, Toyota designs the i-Real
([url]http://www.toyota-global.com/innovation/personal_mobility/images/personal_mobility_ireal_img01.png[/url])

Toyota's version looks more comfortable.