unveiled the slimmed-down βeta version of its Uni-Cub
last year, it might have thought the minimalist electric vehicle would find its most enthusiastic audience inside office buildings, where it would simultaneously lighten the load of worker drones and perhaps inject a bit of rolling robotic tech-type fun into an otherwise drab and dreary day. It was wrong. Clearly, this personal mobility machine was destined for greater things.
Honda paid for the new video, which was shot a half-speed. When you watch it, you'll know why.
For instance, it could be used for electric unicycle square dancing (Okay, technically the Uni-Cub β employs one wheel and
a caster-type ball, thereby disqualifying it from unicycle status, but whatever.) Or even better, it could be a platform upon which the power pop group OK Go
and a few hundred Japanese school girls could perform awesome maneuvers, including the aforementioned electric unicycle square dancing, in their latest totally amazeballs
reportedly paid for the new video
, which was shot at half-speed and when you watch it, you'll know why.
Where before we thought this curious device, with its intuitive steering and self-balancing, would only really ever find a place as a demonstrator of Honda's engineering prowess, we now see it as a foregone conclusion that it will infest our daily lives and fill them with fantastic choreographed journeys of art. Thank you for opening our eyes, Ok Go.
To have your own eyes opened, just scroll below
for the visual accompaniment to I Won't Let You Down
from the new album, Hungry Ghosts
. As is the band's wont, it's all done in one take, and is sure to drop your jaw. Ok, go!