Back To The Future Style Hoverboard ‘In Shops By 2015’
I can barely type this story, my entire body is quivering with excitement. A group of science uberlords have finally attained the holy grail; they've created a prototype of the hover board first seen by millions in Back to the Future 2. Now they claim that they've developed the project to such a point that this bad boy could be in the shops by OCTOBER NEXT YEAR – October 2015 being the year Marty McFly travels to in the film. The life-imitating-art levels of this news is blowing our mind.
Calming down for a moment, we're not sure we actually buy their timescale – currently there are a few issues. The board only works on certain metal surfaces, it's fairly bulky, hard to steer, and the noise it makes is horrific. However, watching the footage below, this thing looks legit, and it seems feasible that in 3 or 4 years hoverboards could be a fact.
Hendo, the company behind the board, have set up a Kickstarter to help refine the project – they've already gone far beyond their original goal of $250,000 – unsurprisingly, there are a whole lot of people out there who want that board made…