Two-wheeled self-balancing scooters known as "hoverboards" were one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, but soon after they were unwrapped, a barrage of bad news followed.
Some people reported boards catching fire, parents falling on their butts and other injuries, like this one.
Hoverboards Catching Some Air: Photos
But on the heels of all the hoverboard fails, a real one emerged this week that actually cruises a foot over any surface (the one from Lexus requires a specially designed surface) - and is now available for preorder.
The ArcaBoard, resembling a giant, 180-pound skateboard, can hover over concrete, sand, water or ice. The gadget is being touted as the "first revolutionary breakthrough in motion since the bicycle, automobile and airplane," according to ARCA, the aerospace company behind the intriguing gadget.
There are certainly some limitations, though. For starters, with a hefty $19,900 price tag, it will certainly cost you. Meanwhile, the hoverboard can only cruise through the air for only six minutes at a time.
That's not to say that the feat, while short-lived, isn't amazing. Take a closer look at the ArcaBoard that promises to give you the "total freedom" of flying.