Crazy Japanese tech gizmos

From an electronic unicycle to light-saber chopsticks, you've got to see these ... uh ... innovations.

Honda U3-X: Not-So-Easy Rider

The U3-X is Honda's answer to the Segway. An electronic unicycle that weighs nearly 22 pounds and moves up to 3.7 miles per hour, it allows its riders to lean in the direction they'd like to travel. Still a prototype, the U3-X made its U.S. debut at the 2010 SAE World Congress in April. It's unclear whether Honda's high-tech unicycle will gain mainstream acceptance, or whether it'll end up an oddball novelty like the Segway.

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