by Joe Henry | August 06, 2018
Riding a personal transport unit is one of the most fun ways to tour a city, get around town or even commute to work. (Though some municipalities regulate where they can be used, so make sure you know the local laws before hopping on). And they make a fantastic gift as they're quirky, fun, but also not the type of device that people usually think to buy.

Fortunately, incentive merchants have options galore. 

Harco Incentives, for instance, stocks a personal transport device from the company that started it all: Segway. It's not the original Segway, but the miniPRO. It's light and durable, can handle up to 220 pounds, and connects via Bluetooth to a mobile app for controls that include remote operation, anti-theft alarms, speed controls, and lights.

But perhaps the best thing about this hands-free scooter is how safe and easy it is to use both indoors and out. For one, the learning curve isn't steep -- as sensors and a knee control apparatus ensure anyone can maneuver with ease. Its motor adapts to road obstacles so riders won't be surprised by sudden potholes or rocks. 

At the same time, if you're in a hurry and need to book it, the miniPRO can scoot you along at 10 miles per hour for up to 14 miles on a single charge. So it's like you're moving at a very fast sprint without all the exertion.

If recreation is more your thing, there's Hype's Hover-1 Ultra Electric Scooter, available through Capitol Sales. The Hover-1 has a zero degree turning radius -- allowing riders to maneuver easily in tight spaces. It has three skill levels, is water resistant, and can book it for 12 miles at up to 10 miles per hour. It can also handle up to 264 pounds. 

For the real office daredevils however, there's Swagtron's Off Road Smart Hoverboard (pictured), also available through Capitol Sales. 

Mud? Grass? Rain? Rock? The thick, beefy wheels of the Swagton Off Road will eat up pretty much any terrain, and can handle inclines of up to 30 degrees. It can also zip along at 12 miles per hour, and can travel distances between seven to 12 miles. And it can handle weights of up to 420 pounds -- though keep young kids of less than 44 pounds off of it.

Moreover, this rugged, self-balancing scooter has Bluetooth connectivity so you can stream music from your phone -- so everyone knows when the resident badass is cresting the grassy knoll.