Be in Two Places at Once Thanks to Your Double

Wouldn’t it be great if you could be in two places at once? You would probably need your own double to make that happen. And that is exactly the thinking behind the Double, a device designed to empower you beyond your physical presence.

The Double is a virtual presence (telepresence) device that could be described as a Segway with an iPad. You control it via tablet (iPad, no doubt), and it allows you to virtually roam halls, carry on conversations, and do everything you might need to do otherwise in person. The device even allows you to adjust your viewing angle and/or height, giving you the chance to have those important face to virtual face conversations.

The beauty is that much of the required communications hardware is found within the iPad, making it easier to produce and get onto the market. In fact, the first run of the $2000 device is sold out, but they are taking orders now for 2013 delivery. Check out the video below for an example of Double in action, and you just might come to the same conclusion I have – I need my own Double.


The Segway PT is a two-wheeled self-balancing battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. It is produced by Segway Inc. of New Hampshire, USA. The name Segway is a homophone of the word segue, meaning “smooth transition”; PT denotes “personal transporter”.


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