Dareway is the 360 degree rotational,
Upright Electronic Transporter.
N Ireland, Scottish Highlands, Channel Islands etc.. Please expect to pay Extra for Delivery (Don't Blame Us!).
to choose, the WAY you move"
Dareway is a Great Toy and if I had to room to store them, I'd still be selling them. Get yours from Amazon using the box above.
(Why? Because they are too bloody big to store more than just a few, deliveries were unreliable - no ones fault, I was only ordering 50 at a time and that was a nightmare. I should have ordered 500 at a time to keep up with demands. Great product, pain in the ass for me as I have the number 1 Dareway site and not the space - I work from Home and like it that way)
Get yours from Amazon using the search box above.
Dareway from Famosa is a revolutionary concept vehicle come to life, and at an affordable price.
The 12V rechargeable Dareway vehicle allows full 360 degrees
spins that make it suitable for limited spaces such as inside the home.
Dareway is equipped with soft
tyres that allow maximum traction in all conditions and avoids scratching
The Famosa Dareway's electronically
controlled motors provide a smooth and silent driving experience.
indoors, or on private land (Tarmac, carparks, flat surfaces etc..)
Not for use on Public Roads and Pavements "
24 Hours in the Life of a Dareway.
Finally, after waiting since February 2005 for the Prototype to become a reality, the Famoplay Dareway was dumped at my garden gate along with a few of it's brothers.
My girlfriend said "What is this Dareway thing anyway?" good question.
Allow me to show you what a fantastic toy this is and just how easy it is to use.
Some folks are calling it the "Segway for Kids" and I suppose if you are not looking for all the Gyroscope
Stabilisation and Lean to Steer, and almost thought control movement, maybe it is.
The Segway will set you back nearly four grand, and is seriously a big boys toy.
First, a picture of the Famosa Dareway.
Notice the sleek, silver lines, the futuristic style.
This is no ordinary Christmas gift, this thing is a riot in a box.
Everyone who casts their eyes upon it, wants a go.
Even my Postman wanted a spin, but I had to refuse him. He's a big lad and the Dareway is for Kids, and maybe petite adults.
Once you have ordered the Dareway, it arrives the Next Day looking like this
It weighs 15kgs, so please bend you knees when picking it up, or you might hurt yourself.
As you open the Dareway box you are greeted with this sight
It is at this point you may think "Oh heck, it needs assembling" Yep, you gotta build it!
Worry not, it's a piece of cake, let me show you
Lets just get everything out so you can have a look at the parts, there's 10 or so plus screws and bolts, plus a very easy to understand instruction leaflet. All you need to assemble is a Phillips Screwdriver and a little patience.
Here is the base, it has the motor, wheels, battery and big GO button. Not much good like this, but wait...
Here they all are, just aching to be assembled. I must point out that even when you build it, it needs to be charged overnight. So wait until the kids are in bed, then get to work. It took me 45 minutes with little helpers getting in the way!
The first part to screw on was the castor. Fours screws later it was on, sorted. This is easy...
What next? Oh, here we go. Hang on, that was quick. OK, I told you I had little helpers. I forgot to take a couple of pictures and I wasn't going to go back a couple of steps just to show you. Sorry. All you missed is the bit where I took the side "poles" don't know what else to call them. Pushed them through the holes and bolted them on underneath the Dareway base. This meant I had to have the Dareway on it's side for each of the two poles.
Once the poles are in place then get the Silver control unit, the one with the two big orange buttons and fastened it to the poles. The wires are hanging down waiting to be hidden, ate this point I thought they would be visible, but they're not.
The black handles are a little fiddily, and you have to make sure they go on the right way round. Screw holes on the inside. This hides the top part of the cables.
Yes, I know, this is one of the pictures I missed. Here I fastened on the "Mudguards" and the attached the front and back panels. You will find that it is bet to put a screw through the top left (or right) of the front and back panel just so you can keep it in place when lining it all up so the screws will go in the holes. Put all the screws in lightly at first, so that you can get them all in. Then once in place, tighten up. Do not over tighten, why? Because that may be a bad thing to do. I went carefully.
Almost done, see it's not much to do and this is probably saving you money. If it came assembled I am sure it would cost a lot more. I know I would need a lot more storage space that's for sure!
Here is the final article. The opaque strips are screwed into the front, the stickers ore on. And that's it for now. All you have to do is put the Dareway on Charge for 10 hours (before bed) and voila. You have something to play with in the morning.
The foot well is plastic, I am guessing it's the ABS type as it is pretty tough stuff, but I wouldn't have all your mates round lining up to jump on it, unless your mates are all 10 years olds.
The tires seem to be made of the same kind of pastic as the Dareway base. Tough stuff and will probably last a long time. Not much in the way of tread, but then it's not an off road vehicle.
The Orange rectangle you see is the Battery Charger Compartment. That clips open in inside you will find the charger socket, it looks like this close up
And the Charger itself has a European 2 pin Plug with a UK adaptor. So if you are in europe and you don't mind paying around 100 Euros for delivery, then go ahead and get one ;o)
10 Hours pass, the Dareway is Fully charged. Are you going to let your children to be the first to try it out?
or are you going to have a spin before they get their hands on it?
Just be warned, it is not meant for adults, or at least adults over 5ft and 8 stone Maximum. Though I have to admit, I tried it and I'm 5ft 7ins and 70kgs but I didn't do it for long. I was too busy laughing my head off.
Our friend Kerry came to visit, she is a lot smaller that me and a darn site prettier, so here is a picture of her trying out your new toy
She is laughing too. The Dareway moves a lot quicker than you would expect and Kerry had her finger pressed down on the LEFT button. So she spinned around a couple of time and got the giggles. It's not just her, it's my missus Jane too
See the look of determination, she's not going to fall apart, Jane will keep a straight face..
Or maybe not. I suppose crashing into the bushes is slightly funny. I know, it's another picture I missed.
We are all to big, we need little people to try this out. Let Rosie have a go, she's only 2 and a bit, so technically she can't operate it, but she can stand on it
Then finally the puppies wanted to have a go...
But they couldn't reach the controls.
What's that? How long does the battery last? Well we never ran to the shops on it or anything, but it lasted long enough for us all to have a good laugh and then some. I reckon you could get an hour or two out of it, maybe more. And that's a long way around the house.
That's it, 24 hours in the life of a Dareway, it looks non the worse for wear and we haven't broke it, yet!