HomeGaming and ProductsThis Amazing Real-Life Hoverboard Would Make Even Marty McFly Jealous

This Amazing Real-Life Hoverboard Would Make Even Marty McFly Jealous


The world of Back to the Future may be closer than we think, as a person was recently seen floating through the streets of an urban city on a hoverboard that would make even Marty McFly jealous.

As reported by Futurism, this video was shared by Buitengebieden on Twitter alongside the text “This man is living in 2030!”, and it shows a person on a quadcopter-looking hoverboard/drone gliding past traffic, restaurants, shops, apartments and more.

As noted by TMZ, this impressive flying device looks to be sold from a company called Omni Hoverboards and, while they are not quite ready for the public yet, they may eventually come with a price tag of up to $20,000.

Omni Hoverboard claims to be “the first flying hoverboard” and its mark-1 prototype “achieved a Guinness record by traveling a total distance of 275.9m.” The previous record was 50m.

According to the Guinness World Records video, this hoverboard was created by a Canadian named Catalin Alexandru Duru and can be controlled by your feet for a stable flight experience.

That was back in 2015, and this new model will surely have seen improvements and appears to be in testing in urban areas.

While no release date has been given, the dreams of being like Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II or gliding through a town like the Silver Surfer may be closer to reality than ever.

There have been other examples of hoverboards making headlines, like one from Lexus and a Back to the Future-inspired one that Tony Hawk has taken a ride on, but this looks to be a big step up in hoverboard technology.


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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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