October 21, 2015 was the day the future became present. It was the day, when Marty McFly time-travelled to the future and fly-rode a hoverboard himself. Arx Pax unveiled their new version of the next-gen Hendo hoverboard, fittingly, on the very same day.
Hendo 2.0 is the latest version of the Hendo hoverboard. It is still only capable of riding on a conductive surface using the Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA) technology (which means we're not quite there yet, if all we wish is to fly down the road), but it comes with some major improvements, like longer battery life.
It features a sleeker and more efficient design, a skateboard-like deck for improved rider control, quieter hover engines, improved power system with additional charging and power management features, and USB connectivity. A cool new feature is the wireless safety switch that allows the user to turn the hoverboard off remotely, which can prove to be very useful, should Hendo decide to 'run away' from beneath your feet. The creators at Arx Pax also say they improved balance with "an advanced engine design that employs a modular MFA array for enhanced performance."
"We're thrilled to be associated with BTTF's imaginative technologies, especially since ours is now a reality," said Jill Henderson, co-founder and Chief Communication Officer at Arx Pax. "Our second-generation hover engines, which power Hendo 2.0, are stronger, more efficient, and open up new possibilities for the way we transport objects and people. We've all heard of wearables; it's time to start thinking about moveables."
Hendo 2.0 will be delivered to over 3,000 Kickstarter backers (pledging over $510,000 for this project to come true) in the near future.