Inner city congestion, rising parking charges, pedestrian-only zones and other measures to persuade folks to leave the car at home can seem a little at odds with the increasing pace of our busy working lives. Getting the train to work is all well and good but if the office is quite a distance from the station, then workers are faced with hopping on more public transport or taking along a portable personal vehicle like a folding bicycle, mini scooter or unicycle. If you want to avoid having to hit the showers before sitting at your desk, then motorized versions of most are now available. Regular readers will already know that we’re quite fond of the electric unicycle, particularly when it’s combined with self-balancing mechanisms. Unlike pedal-powered unicycles, the SBU take many, many hours of dedicated practice before users can confidently zoom past friends and family without looking like an arm-flapping, unstable idiot. The training time for the original was said to be around a couple of hours for the average user, but this was reduced further with the second version to about 20 minutes – although some folks might take to it in as little as five minutes. The SBU V3 is available now for US$1,795. To help you judge whether the self-balancing unicycle is for you, have a look at the following promo video from Focus Designs.