The futuristic space-faring hoverboard may not be as cheap as you think.
In fact, the $2,400 device, known as the Sphere One, is one of the most expensive hoverboards you can buy.
The Sphere One is the brainchild of two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Adam Siegel and Jason Shackelford.
Siegel, who goes by the handle “AJ,” has worked at the tech giant Google and Tesla and is known for inventing the “SpaceShipTwo” hoverboard.
The SphereOne is a high-tech space plane that resembles a miniature space shuttle.
It uses a spinning sphere wheel to keep the hoverboard hovering in space.
It’s a concept that was developed in conjunction with the University of Texas, Austin.
At the heart of the hovercraft is a massive spherical motor that moves the hoverpod around.
But, like most high-end hoverboards, the SphereOne has a price tag.
To make the product affordable, the two entrepreneurs needed to buy a bunch of the parts needed to make a full-size prototype.
Once they did, they created the first prototype in the form of a high schooler’s bicycle.
The students were able to make their own prototypes by making a 3D printed bicycle, then attaching the parts to a prototype.
The two founders also created a company called SpaceWorks, which is a company that makes high-priced, high-quality prototypes and sells them online.
A prototype of the Sphere Two hoverboard at the beginning of the technology’s development.
Siegel and Shackelton say they designed the SphereTwo to be easy to manufacture and produce.
They even designed the device to be completely self-contained.
In their company, the company sells their products to businesses in the field of robotics and space engineering.
They also sell products to universities for educational use.
Shelved in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., the sphere wheels and the hoverboards are being used in classrooms and in military labs.
While some have criticized the two inventors for not taking the time to actually manufacture the hover boards, the technology seems to be gaining traction.
Shenandoah Institute President and CEO Mark Fagan said he’s seen more students using the hoverboarding technology.
“It’s really a testament to the technology that we have in this country,” he said.
When asked if he thought the technology would become mainstream, Fagan replied, “I’m confident that it will.”
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