The campaign has already reached $220k of its $250k goal, and the firm promises to deliver the working hoverboard by October of next year.

It's not a hoax this time! At least, that's what I keep telling myself. How it works: there are four electromagnets on the base of the board that lift an object when placed on a non-ferrous conductive surface. What does that mean?  No skimming over hedges or pavements. So no, you won't be able to use it like Marty McFly.

The board will be able to hover about an inch off the ground, and you can steer it by leaning from side to side or backwards & forwards. If you donate $10,000 to the Kickstarter campaign, you'll get one of these awesome contraptions when they come out - on October 21st, 2015, the same day that Michael J Fox programmed into the De Lorean for the second Back to the Future film.

This had better be real this time. I've fallen for too many hoverboard hoaxes so far.