Ok, get a self-balancing, pole-less electric scooter, since these don't actually hover. $300.
Sometime after seeing this discussion, I ordered and finally received one. I am going to go out on a limb and say that these devices, or their close descendants (the self-balancing motorized type) will revolutionize transportation within the next five years. Most "Hoverboards" seem to be made by a few companies Shenzhen.
Why do I think they will have much of an impact, considering powered wheels of different varieties have existed for some time now without major disruption? I think it's the way the device moves laterally that makes it seem natural; skateboards, bicycles and the like are restricted from moving with the same degrees of freedom that we have walking. Hoverboards can do a 180 inside their width.
It feels like you are walking and flying at the same time.
The self-balancing thing is the real invention. Using a gyroscope, the embedded processor makes minute adjustments to each wheel every millisecond to keep the board level.
Still it takes some practice, though probably easier than learning to ride a bike.
Mine takes 2 hours to charge and can for run 2 hours up to speeds of 12mph. Some are faster. NYC apparently is banning, them California is allowing them wherever bikes are allowed. They are exploding across the country, sometimes literally.
Don't fight it, get one and learn how to use it. Use it at work! Be the first to suggest Hoverboard Guard Tours and Site Surveys!
Don't wait for the Hikvision model either.
In 5 years, it'l be the Hov's and the Hov nots.