The Segway may be many things, but a sales success it is not. When the little machine was first announced, its inventor, Dean Kamen, proclaimed that it would relegate the car to horse and buggy status. Reality hasn't been quite so kind
, and its future looks to be in question as Kamen is contemplating whether or not to finally call it quits
. None of this is to say that the Segway is a poor product, as the truth is quite the opposite. We firmly believe that it's often unnecessary to jump in a two (or more) ton vehicle equipped with a honkin' gas engine to get where we need to go. So, what's the problem? Pricing, for one. There are few instances when a Segway is actually more practical than an electric bike, yet it costs significantly more. Plus, being launched with so much fanfare probably didn't do it any favors.