Xiaomi Ninebot mini is next generation two-wheel self-balancing scooter
Yesterday the tech giant Xiaomi also known as Apple of China launched a new member of Mi Ecosystem. The all new Xiaomi Ninebot mini is a scooter. But it is not a normal scooter. The Xiaomi Ninebot mini is next generation two-wheel self-balancing scooter. It can balance automatically. The Xiaomi Ninebot mini is developed in calibration of Segway and Ninebot. Xiaomi invested in Ninebot a year ago and Ninebot announced its acquisition of Segway this April. Ninebot and Segway are the giants in the scooter field. That’s why Xiaomi Ninebot mini is tailored for Mi fans.
The Xiaomi Ninebot mini is substantially different from any other Segway scooters. It has a knee-high steering stick instead of a handle. According to the company, it only takes “a few minutes” to get the hang of using it. Xiaomi Ninebot mini is electric-powered scooter. It can travel 22km (13.7 miles) on a single charge, with a 16km/h (9.9mph) top speed. It supports loads up to 85 kg (187.4 pounds). The scooter is weighs only 12.8 kg (28.2 pounds) and can be packed easily. It can traverse slopes up to 15 degrees.
The Xiaomi Ninebot mini also comes with a smartphone companion app. The app lets you secure your scooter, making it sound an alarm if it is moved. The app also lets you control the movement of the scooter. Hugo Barra, Global Vice President of Xiaomi tweeted about the new device:
Ninebot mini: Xiaomi's two-wheel self-balancing scooter in collaboration with Segway, 22km in one charge @ 1999 RMB! pic.twitter.com/Wm2BTXCrEV
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) October 19, 2015
Xiaomi Ninebot mini is a cost efficient scooter. The scooter is priced at 1999 yuan (approx. $314 USD). It’s orders of magnitude cheaper than any other models of Segway, which starts at $6,000.
Xiaomi Ninebot mini features:
- Self-balancing scooter
- Speeds of up to 16km/h
- Climbs 15°inclines easily
- Compact, lightweight, shoulder-width length
- Weighs 12.8kg fits easily in the trunk of a car
- High capacity battery pack, 22 km in a single charge
- Smart phone controls
- Aerospace-grade magnesium alloy infrastructure
- RMB 1999 (approx. 315 USD)
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