August 01, 2008, 10:37 AM — If you ever wish you could just glide along because walking is too much effort, then Toyota's latest invention is just what you need. The Japanese auto-maker showcased a personal mobility product called the "Winglet", which allows users to move around while in a standing position, and I found out it's a lot of fun to ride. [ Watch the video ]
At a launch news conference in Tokyo on Friday, Toyota gave me a chance to test-ride the largest of the three versions, the L-model, which at first glace looks like the easiest one to maneuver as it is the only one equipped with a waist-height handle.
The first thing to learn was how to get on the device.