Instead of opting for a sleigh this Christmas, Santa may want to consider making his way around the world on one of the hottest gadgets this year…the swegway or hoverboard!  These big ticket transportation items have been used by many celebs like Wiz Khalifa, Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and Chris Brown.  Now you can purchase your own at ShiekhShoes.com!  With celebs showcasing them in the spotlight, they’re definitely on many people’s must-have Christmas lists this year.  Hoverboards are similar to Segways, but without the handle bars.  Swegways are balance boards operated by battery powered motors and use pressure from your feet to guide it in the direction you wanna head.  The device responds as you begin shifting your balance from side to side.

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Whiz Khalifa pops some bottles while balancing on his gold hoverboard. @mistercap

Chris Brown rolls around Cannes Film Festival on his hoverboard.

Chris Brown rolls around Cannes Film Festival on his hoverboard.

Once you’ve been able to balance in position, you’ll want to practice taking off.  To accelerate, riders must stand up straight and shift your body weight forward and gently.  Be sure to keep your eyes forward and focus straight ahead to help you stay balanced.  Most reviewers of these hoverboards say that after about 30 minutes of practice, you should be able to confidently travel around on it.  Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you’ll be zipping around at almost 10 miles per hour!

Justin Bieber has some fun with Skrillex and Diplo on their hoverboards.

Justin Bieber has some fun with Skrillex and Diplo on their hoverboards. @justinbieber

This toy for all ages takes about one hour to charge which will get you an average of 11-14 miles of ride time.  These Stealth hoverboards also have built-in Bluetooth technology and speakers that allow you to stream directly to the STEALTHboard and play music while you ride.  Be careful not to go over the 250 pound weight limit though!  Dismounting from a swegway will require some practice too.  Once the device has come to a complete stop, carefully step off one foot at a time.  Sounds simple right?  I want to emphasize that your feet must be perfectly still, because if you move even the slightest, the hoverboard will likely slip from under your feet.  

Kendall Jenner casually rides around an apartment ending in a little crash and burn.

Kendall Jenner casually rides around an apartment ending in a little crash and burn. @kendalljenner

Before you shop for your own STEALTHboard, check out this awesome Youtube video featuring a dance routine done completely on hoverboards!

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