Nick and I were super excited to be invited to a totally different and awesome event. We had the opportunity to be able to ride the first UK designed electric wheel! How cool is that?
Before you go through this post I would like to share with you a video that we did for this event so you have a feel of what this product is about:
Now please have a read below so you can find out more about the uniwheel:
Apart from being able to have a go at testing the Uniwheel, we were over the moon to be able to attend the event without the children!!! It was the first time in absolutely ages that we were able to go out alone as a couple! Oh God I had completely forgotten the feeling of going out child-free!! We were lucky to have someone who we trust 100% to look after them. This was just heaven for us, Hurrah!!! Definitely happy times for us!!
We met at Liverpool Street Station and then walked to Shoreditch Studios, where the event was taking place. It was in a very big open building, which I understand was converted from old railway arches. It was divided into 2 spaces, one area with various displays of the product and an area for drinks and the other part was the area to test the product.
Left – Steve Milton (CEO) / Top Right – Team / Bottom Right – Timer Artemev (Founder)
Uniwheel is the first electric wheel that has been exclusively designed and assembled in the UK by a team of top consumer and automotive engineers who have experience working for Jaguar Land Rover, Williams Advanced Engineering, McLaren, Aston Martin, Dyson and Gtech Vacuums. Steve Milton is the CEO and Timer Artemev is the Founder and the visionary behind bringing electric self-balancing wheels to the masses.
The whole idea behind this product is that electric wheel devices are innovating urban travel by liberating people to choose unique journeys that are more convenient and exciting. You can commute the last mile in a less stressful, more economic and time-saving way. You will be able to escape overcrowded tubes and buses so you can enjoy more fresh air and sunshine.
Nick was very keen to try it, and was able to test it for several minutes. He was rubbish though, falling off loads of times, although it was super fun to watch, LOL!! He said that it wasn’t easy to control it on his own. He was able to stay up thanks to the help of the person who was guiding him. I think you will need much more time than the time we were given to actually be able to stand without help. I didn’t try it because I was with heels! I know, so silly!!!! I should’ve brought other shoes but I forgot!
Some interesting facts:
- Uniwheel is proud to be part of the electric wheel device category that’s helping to innovate the UK transport and automotive sector.
- It is the first electric wheel that’s exclusively designed and assembled in the UK by a team of top consumer and automotive engineers with Formula One experience.
- It’s the lightest electric transport device in the world that’s robust enough to carry you and light enough for you to carry. The Uniwheel app gives you intelligent updates on the fly.
There were different activities to watch or do around the event which was a lot of fun. There were some areas where you could take funny photos with the Uniwheel logo. I tried them all!! They also had an artist doing a drawing of Star Wars with a sign saying “Stop Wars” which I thought was brilliant.
They also had a caricature artist who was offering free caricatures and you know me, I couldn’t say no to that opportunity. So I was there first in the queue. LOL He did my caricature super quick. It was very cool although I look horrible in it but I guess that is the whole point of it, right? LOL
They were offering some food in very little containers like you were having some ice cream. I liked the idea. It looks very cool and trendy. The one I tried was a warm mix of veggies, Granada seeds together with a tomato sauce. It was really tasty. I enjoyed it a lot.
- Weight 8 Kg
- Wheel DIA. 16 inch
- Speed 22 Km/h
- Battery Capacity 150 Wh
- charging time 2 h.
- motor 1500W (DC brushless motor)
- Rated Load 120 Kg
- Range 16 Km/h (up to)
- Replaceable bumpers
- Swappable lithium batteries
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Bright led light modules
- Removable battery covers
- Regenerative braking
- 64 bit cpu
- Three axis gyroscope and accelerometer
The Uniwheel is available to preorder in the UK for £990 ($1,500) with an initial run of 99 units.
I though the Uniwheel was a really interesting idea. A great design. It looks really modern and a great technology. It is fun and different. Now, will I buy one of them for myself? Probably my answer will be no as I find it super expensive and also difficult to ride. But I guess if you have the money and you are an active and athletic type of person with good balance and want to find a fun way to go to work or just enjoy some leisure time and go for a ride, then this is the perfect product for you. I think a lot of engineers will see this as a clever piece of engineering!! With the pricing, its probably also worth pointing out that it could save you money over time, where you are using it to replace short journeys made by other transport means, such as by Tube or bus.
Then it was time to leave. We really enjoyed the event. I guess the highlight for us was to be able to spend some time together and relax. After having Sienna last year this has been something impossible to do. It was nice walking back towards the station and having the view of The Gherkin with the London night on our way. It was just amazing!
What do you think of the Uniwheel? Will you like to try something like that? What do you think of the event? Have you heard of Uniwheel before? Leave your comments below as I would love to know what your thoughts are.
*Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this event and talk about it, however all the opinions are my own. Some of the photos are not mine, they were provided by the brand.
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