Hoverboards experienced a resurgence over the last year after Hendo and Lexus demonstrated their projects in the field, but their boards can only hover on top of metal surfaces, which limits applications. Omni Hoverboards is working on a much more versatile product. The start-up already holds the world record for the longest hoverboard flight with its Mark-1 prototype and it is already working on a second generation board.

Omni doesn’t use a fancy magnetic field technology, but instead technologies already commercialized in the growing quad-copter industry. expand full story