It’s not as compact or nimble as Marty McFly’s, but we finally have a real hoverboard.
Built by aerospace company ArcaSpace, the 5-foot-long ArcaBoard uses 36 high-powered fans and an arsenal of space-grade LiPo (lithium polymer) batteries to get a rider off the ground for up to six minutes. It'll hold a maximum weight of 175 pounds and has a top speed of 12 miles per hour as it zips over solid ground or water.
Users control the board via a Bluetooth app. They can also opt for a manual mode, using their bodyweight to steer. It's slated to ship in April.
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