Video: See Lexus’ real-life hoverboard in action for the first time | BGR

Yes, the Lexus Slide hoverboard is real. And yes, the teaser videos showed an actual skateboard-like gadget that hovers above the ground, just like Marty McFly’s hoverboard from the Back To The Future trilogy. But the teasers didn’t do the hoverboard justice – so now the company finally released a video that shows the amazing device in action.

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At just over two minutes long, the new clip Lexus posted on YouTube is already going viral. The video shows a bunch of people trying out the hoverboard, using it just as you’d expect.

Spoiler alert: this hoverboard runs over water as well, so Marty McFly would definitely be green with envy over what Lexus has achieved here.

However, there’s a big but in this one: Lexus did make the impossible possible, as it says in its promotional videos. But… you can’t buy a hoverboard just yet. The gadget was conceived as a marketing stunt for the carmaker’s new vehicles, and it’s unlikely that Lexus is ready to sell commercial versions of the Slide.

The problem isn’t necessarily that a hoverboard is an expensive gadget – the price for it hasn’t even been mentioned – but that it requires special technology embedded in the ground in order for it to hover. In other words, as long as roads and skateboard parks like the one in the clip below lack this special magnetic tech, the device will be completely useless.

via Video: See Lexus’ real-life hoverboard in action for the first time | BGR.


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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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