Orbitwheels is hybrid recreational toy that’s a cross between a skateboard and a pair of inline skates. Orbitwheels is a pair of two large wheels that rotate sideways around one’s feet. You simply put your feet in the wheels and “away you go.” It comes with a band, to teach the user how to ride the wave-like propulsion. Once you mastered that, you can freestyle Orbitwheels without the band. Orbitwheels inventor, Ywanne Chen from Camas, Washington, will demonstrate and pitch her idea on The Toy Box on November 5.
Orbitwheels are sold for $99.95 on Chen’s Inventist website, and they’re on sale for under $85 on Amazon (see link above). Also available on Amazon is Chen’s other wheel invention, Lumicycle. While Lumicycle won’t be featured on The Toy Box, the lightweight (5 lbs.) custom designed wheel teaches users how to ride a unicycle — and without a seat! The low hanging pedals and lower leg supports of Lumicycle allows for continuous tire rotation “eliminating the usual dead spots.” Chen has an edge perhaps on the Toy Box as this is not a first-time inventor but someone who has produced in the past. The Toy Box airs Sundays at 7pm on ABC, right before America’s Funniest Home Videos.