The hoverboard we saw in Back to the Future II is 8 years behind schedule and still counting because science, demonstrated by The Hacksmith, Hendo, Lexus, and more, proved it is not happening anytime soon. At least not in the way how the sci-fi flick has portrayed.
However, not all hope is lost because there’s the ‘Mattel’ real hovering hoverboard. But if you didn’t manage to pick that one up a few years ago, Flyte is offering you another opportunity to do so, albeit not in the likeness of BTTF II’s ‘Mattel’ Hoverboard.
The maker of all things levitating has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to sell a hoverboard, simply called Flyte Hoverboard. Flyte Hoverboard is a custom-built skateboard that hovers in the air by the virtue of electromagnetic levitation or MagLev.
Unfortunately, though, like Crealev’s creation, this one is also for display only. It is meant to be a symbol of the future. In other words, it is very much a levitating art. And a very expensive one at that. The full-size example starts at a pretty bank-busting US$1,799.
For those with a tighter budget, there’s a mini desktop version, dubbed Flyte Hoverboard Mini that starts at US$279.
The regular Flyte Hoverboard is Flyte’s record-breaking highest levitating design yet. It hovers at 8 cm (3.14 inches) high. There are four colors to choose from with each color having a limited run of just 500 pieces worldwide.
Meanwhile, the Flyte Hoverboard Mini has three colors to choose from and it is also available as a 3-pack for those who want it all. The colors, I mean. If anyone’s interested, you may learn more about this awesome collectible over on Flyte’s Kickstarter campaign page.
All images courtesy of Flyte.