About Inventist

At Inventist, we're inspired by the activities we love to follow our imaginations wherever they may take us. We're creative, passionate and just weird enough to dream in living color about inventions that increase the fun factor.

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First Patent

We got our first patent on October 22, 2002

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First Successful Product

In 2003 we launched the Aquaskipper

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First Invention Licensed

In 2006 the Powerwing was licensed by Razor.

Meet The Inventor

Shane Chen founded Inventist so that he could design and manufacture his innovative creations and share them with the world.

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Shane's active lifestyle and an overactive imagination combined to fuel his vision of enhancing the activities he enjoyed -- windsurfing and other water sports, skating, skiing, biking and cooking -- by creating unconventional and easy-to-use equipment. A self-described "tinkerer" from a young age, he holds thirty-three patents. Mr. Chen’s inventions extend beyond sports and fitness to include home electronics and kitchen appliances, such as the FizzSaver, Leantisserie and Alkacharger.
My mission is to develop sports-related products that are genuinely new and fun to use, while adding an element of fitness at the same time. - Shane Chen, Inventor

See how we work

The creative brain often follows unique pathways to find the hidden possibilities in the everyday world. Climb inside the mind of the inventor to learn what sparks an idea and how it develops through prototyping and testing to become one of our products.

Our Process

Recent Blog Posts

Black Friday Seasonal Sale
On this Thanksgiving weekend, Inventist wants to extend a big Thank You and give a loud Shout Out to all of you who have purchased our products over the years. Your support has helped us to develop, grow and evolve. Without your support, Inventist would not be where it is today – leading the world in the development of totally unique and brand new consumer products. Check out our store for holiday season special pricing on most of our products from now until Monday.  Including great deals on the Solowheel line of Rideables ! And, of course, free shipping.  https://store.inventist.com/
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Introducing our newest product: The Hoverwheel Check out our Kickstarter campaign here What is the Hoverwheel ? The Hoverwheel is an electrically motorized, self-balancing wheel that fits directly under your foot. That’s it! Everything you need for an e-vehicle – sensors, processor, battery, motor and wheel – is contained in one compact and neat module. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that Inventist’s owner, Shane Chen, is a prolific inventor. He came up with the idea of separating the two halves of his Hovertrax (the original hoverboard) in order to make an e-vehicle that would be better suited to riding outdoors (which the hoverboard was never meant to do). It’s a concept that’s truly useful in its ability to move you from Point A to Point B in a fun and inventive way. For more info on the Hoverwheel , including how the invention came to be, click the Kickstarter link now!
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Inventist Turns 15 Years Old!
July is our birthday month! To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’re offering free shipping in our store all month long on products currently in stock. Since we started designing, manufacturing and then selling products from the imagination of our owner, Shane Chen, Inventist has always strived to present fun and unique products to the public. The AquaSkipper, one of our first inventions to hit the market, certainly measures up to our goals! We hope to introduce the new model of the AquaSkipper later this summer. Over the years we’ve brought you other unique products, like the Hovertrax, Orbitwheels, Solowheel, and Lunicycle. We’re following these up with our new product in the field of rideable tech: the IOTAtrax. But there will be more! Shane is always thinking of new ideas, so be sure to check back with us often to see what’s new. Thank you to all our customers, dealers and followers over the last 15 years. It’s been an interesting ride and we can’t wait to take it into the future.
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