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The hoverboard is real and it works - sort of

The hoverboard is real and it works - sort of
image courtesy of Lexus/ YouTube

Awhile back, I showed you a teaser video of Lexus' new hoverboard. The Internet is going nuts. We've dreamed of a working hoverboard since "Back to the Future Part II"! Now it's here, but is it any good?

Lexus seems to think so and we agree. This hoverboard uses magnetic technology to thrust itself forward, meaning that there must be a reaction between a magnet and metal for it to work. The board is lined with a super-conductor that repels the metal magnetic flooring in the hover park Lexus created for testing.

" 'Back to the Future' messed my whole generation up," Lexus spokesperson Maurice Durand explained to Wired Magazine. "The world so desperately wants someone to mass produce a hoverboard."

We're not quite to the mass-production stage of the hoverboard equation, though. Until sidewalks, pavement and other flooring are changed to be metallically lined, this board is just a heavy, metal slate.

Even though that may be true, it doesn't stop us from ogling at the video released by Lexus on Tuesday. Click on the video below to take a peek.

We'll keep you posted if we hear anything about a possible release date, production expectations or rumors and other information regarding the much-anticipated hoverboard. So, stay tuned to our Happening Now page for the latest details.

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