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Segway Ninebot Mini Pro Self-Balancing Scooter Review 2018

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The Segway Ninebot Mini Pro electric self-balancing scooter is a product you may have heard about or are interested in buying. Like all of our reviews on the site this article is one of the most comprehensive resources on the Mini Ninebot Segway you will find anywhere.

When the Segway Mini standing scooter was first introduced to the market it was one of the only safety certified self balancing scooters with the UL 2272 rating. Since that time many more similar products have been launched. For your convenience we have added a comparison chart of the Ninebot Mini colors. Click the image or text links in the chart to see more information on each product. Below the chart is the rest of the review for the Segway Ninebot Mini.

Segway Ninebot Mini Product Comparison Chart

UL 2272 is the new government mandated safety standard for hoverboards (or 2 wheel hands free electric standing scooters) in 2018. Although the Segway Ninebot Mini is not really like a typical hoverboard we suspect the government classifies it as such.

Update 4-30-2018: Great news. Ninebot Mini Pro Model N3M320 is the first hoverboard ever in the world to receive the new UL 2272 certification! You can now have confidence that this is one of the safest hoverboads on the market. Click Here to go to UL’s data base as proof of the safety certification. Under the “Company Name” field type in “Ninebot” and you will see the documentation of the UL 2272 certification.

Segway Ninebot Mini – Where to Buy The New Model

Update 4-30-18:

Ninebot Mini is available on Amazon eCommerce marketplaces. Click anyone of the text or image links on this page to be taken directly to the product listing pages. Amazon is the only place you can buy direct from the manufacturer. Any other website selling these is a third part distributor. 

Amazon confirmed the scooter is being sold and released directly from the manufacturer and so is covered by the full product warranty. Also, you will notice the seller listed on Amazon as “by Segway“. Amazon is one of the best places to get Segway Ninebot Mini Pro because you get it direct from the manufacturer at the best price. Click the button below to get it:

If you are wondering where to buy the Ninebot Mini keep reading below for an explanation about all this. It’s important where you buy it because that affects how it will be serviced by the warranty (should you ever need it).

This could be confusing to a lot of people. For one thing it is being sold on websites in countries where it is not supposed to be sold.

Many people were buying them from China and selling the Ninebot Mini in other places. But again these releases are not initiated by Ninebot for sale in those countries, and therefore are not under the warranty of the country the are being sold in. Buyer beware. If you get it on Amazon you will be much better off.

If you are confused about when I said “the warranty of the country they are being sold in“, let me explain what that means.

Each Ninebot Release to a country is set up so that the scooter will be serviced under the warranty at stations within that country. So how could it be a problem buying Ninebot Minis from China when you don’t live there?

Well for example if you bought a Ninebot that was released in China and you needed it to be serviced under the warranty you would then need to pay to ship your product back to China to have it serviced. Then you would have to pay to have it shipped back and wait long periods of time to send and receive it.  This is obviously not an ideal situation.

Now that we have that clear let’s discuss about the worth of this scooter.

Ninebot Company Information and Safety Review

Before we get into anything more about the Ninebot Mini (incorrectly spelled 9bot Mini by some people) it is wise to know a little bit about the company as it pertains to the safety and quality of this scooter. Safety is always our #1 factor when reviewing any product. If it’s not safe we won’t recommend it, period.

Why should you care so much about safety the safety of an electric scooter? Along with the 2015 hoverboard craze came the crazy “exploding hoverboards” problem. Since that time many cheap knock off models that were sold are now catching fire and burning people’s homes and building down. This is very unfortunate and the reason for the new government requirements and safety standards (part of which is the required UL 2272 hoverboard fire safety certification).

When buying any electronic product containing a lithium-ion battery you should be very careful to make sure that the company making the product is legit and knows what they are doing. Cheap knockoff products contain fake batteries made from cheap dangerous parts that can and often do explode. Having those products in your possession is a major fire hazard and is like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off at any moment! That is why the first part of any review we do on electric standing scooters is all about safety first.

Can Ninebot be Trusted to Make Safe Products?

So what about Ninebot? Can they be trusted to deliver quality electronic products? In this case we want to know specifically about the quality of Ninebot Mini Pro. To answer that let’s first look at what kind of experience and backing they have in the electronic technology industry.

Here is some recent history for you. Xiaomi, one of the largest and most established electronics companies in the world (valued at around $40 billion), recently invested $80 million into Ninebot Inc. becoming a major shareholder and partner in Ninebot.

Ninebot Inc. Then acquired Segway Inc. Segway is the most established and trusted electric standing scooter company in the world for over a decade now. These two companies (backed by a multi-billion dollar technology giant) together are poised to create some amazing high tech products in the coming years.

Ninebot is a robotics company that is growing very fast and pioneering new technologies in robotics.

In fact they are working with Intel (one of the world’s largest computer chip companies) on the release of a new personal robot assistant called “Segway Robot”. This revolutionary hoverboard/personal robot butler will probably be released for sale sometime next year (according to what Segway told us over the phone).

This Segway Robot will use artificial intelligence technologies and learning capabilities to perform all kinds of amazing functions. In fact it will be a variation of the Ninebot Mini and capable of doubling as a personal transportation device! Our guess is that if you already own the Ninbot Mini you will probably at that time be able to order the robot component as an accessory (which snaps on to the base unit where the steering rod is currently located). Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Anyway we hope that after this brief company history review you can now see the difference with Ninebot. This is a legit company with some serious cash and backing. You don’t need to worry about the Ninebot Mini exploding or catching fire like so many other cheap hoverboards.

Ninebot is a robotics company backed by some of the largest technology companies in the world. And it seems poised to become a multi-billion dollar company in the next few years. Ninebot not going to build exploding products and release them to unsuspecting victims. They have the funds, experience, and infrastructure to use quality materials and to do extensive testing before releasing anything.

Segway and Ninebot products have never exploded or caught on fire when used as directed. They build safe products with high end materials. The products undergo stringent safety testing and certifications. In fact the Ninebot Mini Pro had to undergo 50 rigorous company safety tests before it was released for sale. Even more impressive is that  Segway and Ninebot together have over 400 technology patents developed over 16 years.

And now with the added UL 2272 safety certification for the Ninebot Mini Pro you can be confident in the fire safety of this scooter. Ninebot Mini gets our highest rating for safe hardware. You will see this rating at the end of this review.

Now that we have the most important information out of the way, let’s get into the meat of this Ninebot Mini Pro review.

The rest of this review will cover: 1. Ninebot Mini specs 2. The pros (with a lot of Ninebot Mini vs Hoverboard Comparisons) 3. The cons

4. Our overall rating and verdict for this product.

Segway Ninebot Mini Specs

UnitSpecification
Max Speed11 mph (18 km/h)
Wheel Size10.5 inches (26.7 cm)
Weight of Unit28 lbs. (12.8 kg)
Battery Type18650 Lithium-ion Samsung 1200 W
Battery Charge TimeWithin 4 Hours
Range 13.6 miles (22 kilometers)
Available ColorsBlack & White
Weight Limit Min/Max 85 lbs (38.55 kg) – 220 lbs. (99.79 kg)
Dimensions10.3 x 21.5 in (54.8 cm x 59.5 cm)
Max Incline15 ˚
Motor Maximum Torque70nm
Motor Output800 W (instantaneous output 2,000 w)

What We Love About Ninebot Mini Pro (The Pros)

Ok so now the fun part – telling you everything we love about Ninebot Mini self-balancing scooter and what makes it unique from all the other products out there.

Performance – The Ninebot Mini Pro is Like no Other Hoverboard You’ve Ever Tried

In case you haven’t noticed already this is no ordinary hoverboard 2 wheel scooter. It is in a class all its own. In fact there is no other product like it on the market. You will see from the review below that it’s probably the most technologically advanced 2 wheel hands free scooter anywhere. In many respects it seems more like a robot than a scooter because of the advanced tech in this thing.

Also aside from the fact that it looks different form all other hoverboards, it is unique because of the way you steer this Segway Mini scooter. Instead of controlling the direction by tilting left or right foot pedals (as you would do with a typical hoverboard) you use a short center control steering rod that tilts. It will move with the slightest touch of the inside of your knees. This center control rod is adjustable to your height. All you have to do is press your knees gently against the pads to tilt the rod in the direction you want to turn. The harder you tilt, the faster it will turn. Mostly you will be using subtle nudges making it very easy and second nature to move around.

The steering rod is ergonomically designed to help your body conform to the needed crouching positon with ease. It is also fitted with comfortable PU foam for maximum comfort.

Why is steering with a control bar a major advantage? With a regular hoverboard you press and tilt down a foot pedal to turn.With this method uneven ground or rough surfaces will many times force the pedals to be tilted. This unwanted automatic tilting causes the board to turn when you don’t want it to. If you have ever tried to ride a hoverboard off-road (or over anything but a smooth surface) you would have noticed this. At the very least this is very annoying. But it can also be dangerous if you lose control in a bad situation (like in front of an oncoming car for example).

In contrast the Ninebot Mini with the center control rod solves that instability problem. So this Mini Segway/hoverboard is more like a real transportation device because it is made to travel outside (unlike traditional electric 2 wheel balance boards).

At first glance you might have mistakenly concluded that the center steering rod is a worse more obtrusive way to control the board. But after you take it outside and see the difference in smoothness and stability of the ride you will be amazed how much better it is for outside riding!

In essence this scooter is built to work on all different kinds of terrain – unlike regular hoverboards. You can even ride it on some types of wet beach sand (like the shoreline for example).

And although this is by no means that fastest riding scooter it makes up for that with its ability to travel where no hoverboard can go. And it does it with a much more smoothly controlled and enjoyable ride.

If you like to shoot camera or video footage from a moving scooter the Ninebot Mini is much better than a hoverboard. Because the ride is smoother and more controlled you will be able to get better shots.

And finally we think this balance scooter is pretty fast. On a smooth level ground it can accelerate to almost 5.59 mph (9 km/h) in 3 seconds. Max speed is about 11 mph or 18 km/h. While this might seem too slow for some people, keep in mind that the faster you go the faster you will drain the battery.

The Ninebot Mini seems to maintain a good balance between range and speed by keeping you from going so fast that you drain the battery quicker. While at the same time the max speed is still 4 times faster than most people walk.

If you are tired of playing around with toys perhaps it’s time to graduate to the next generation of hoverboards – ones that give you more freedom to travel where you want to go.

Ninebot Mini Tires Are Far Superior to Most Electric Standing Scooter Tires

Another major difference (compared to most other balance boards) are the tires. The 10.5 inch vacuum tires feel stable and smooth over virtually all surfaces. We are not completely clear on the exact construction of these “vacuum” tires but according to our understanding of what a vacuum tire is they are not filled with air. We called Segway to ask for clarification on this point. Because the Ninebot Mini is so new even they have not received complete specs and training on every aspect of it yet. We will update this section in the near future when further clarification is made on exactly what the tires are filled with. Regardless though, the smoothness of how these tires ride and feel is amazing in comparison to other 2 wheel standing scooters.

Normal hoverboards have mostly smaller, harder, and more solid tires that don’t ride well over rough surfaces. The large cushioned wheels of the Mini glide effortlessly over cracks or bumps in the road. And with the custom computer generated tire treads, going uphill or off road is not a problem.

It is a Scooter With Artificial Intelligence That Can Self-Learn

Yes you heard that right. We are talking about AI. This is something you probably didn’t expect. And neither did we. With this learning capability it becomes more responsive and performs better to your movements.

Multiple embedded sensors in the scooter, coupled with a software algorithm (developed and perfected over a decade of time), is what makes this possible. The system keeps data and tracks how you move on the device. It will (over time) learn to automatically adjust factors such as brake intensity, acceleration, and control sensitivity so that it is more responsive to how you use it. It is the first smart hands free balance board that is actually “smart”. The longer you use it the smarter it gets.

Because of all the advanced added sensory, control, and suspension systems this hoverboard 2.0 is more like a vehicle robot than a toy. We think it is the most stable and advanced hoverboard sold anywhere and at any price.

Overall as a transportation device the Ninebot Mini is MUCH more stable and easy to control than a regular hoverboard. That’s why we are applying the name hoverboard 2.0. It’s like the next generation of balance boards. Even with all these added features it is still portable enough to easily fit into the trunk of a small car.

Easier to Mount and Learn to Ride Than Typical Hoverboards Because It’s More Stable

Mounting this scooter is just as easy as climbing up steps. Unlike other hoverboards which are balanced and kept upright solely by your own balance, this Xiaomi Ninebot Mini scooter keeps a perfectly balanced upright position making it easy for almost anyone to ride it. It also makes it much safer because most accidents on hoverboards happen to beginners who can’t balance the boards upright.

As long as the board is powered up and unlocked it will keep an upright position all on its own. Even if you step off the unit it will continue to stand upright just like a person.

If you want you can lay it down on the ground to save power. If it’s down for more than 30 seconds it will power itself down. Or if you leave it idle for more than 10 minutes it will also power itself down.

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The Construction is Lightweight, Strong, and Flexible – Resulting in a High Quality Product

The main frame core is built of a super lightweight, high elasticity, magnesium alloy that disperses heat better and offers superior shock absorption (due to the flexibility of the alloy).

The Wheel Hub is also made of a light weight strong alloy consisting of aluminum magnesium.

This translates into a smoother ride, and a more durable light weight device. With the lighter weight it is easier to carry (only 28 lbs.).

The Ninebot Mini is not made of any cheap materials. Nor does it feel that way when you ride it. Each material it is constructed from are carefully selected elements for their properties and maximum performance.

Ninebot Mini App for iOS or Android Adds Additional Functionality, Safety, and Features

No tech device would be complete without its own awesome app that you can install on your smartphone. Ninebot has developed its own awesome app. The app controls not only the Ninebot Mini but all of its scooter models.

To install the Ninebot Mini app you will need Android verison 4.3 and higher or iOS 5 and higher. Also the app connects via Bluetooth 4.0 or above. You can download it free from Apple or Google Play app stores. Or you can simply scan the QR code that comes inside the scooter box.

We wrote about the Ninebot app on our comprehensive Ninebot One Review page. But we will go over it again specifically in regards to how you can use it for the Ninebot Mini Pro. The app has so many features that we couldn’t possibly write about them all. But we will give the main coolest features.

One really cool feature with the app – it allows you to program the back LED lights to customize the colors and flashing configuration patterns. What is really amazing is that you have 16 million colors to choose from! Any color you can dream of you can put in the LED lights.

Another cool feature is the app also allows you to remote control the scooter from your mobile device when you are not riding it.

Let’s say for example your Ninebot Mini is across the room and you want it to come to you. Just whip out your smartphone and direct it to where you are. Default max speed in remote control mode is 3 mph or 5 km/h. But you can change the remote control max speed in the app. Max Bluetooth range is 30-50 feet (10-15 meters).

The Ninebot app is even hooked up with an anti-theft security system. So you can “lock” the scooter from the app. If anyone tries to move the unit when it is locked a loud audible alarm will sound and the scooter will shake violently. You will get a notification to your mobile device and it will vibrate as well. In addition, when it’s in locked mode the scooter will not balance and so no one will be able to ride it until you unlock it from the app. Just be careful and make sure you don’t run out of phone battery after you locked your scooter. Because you will need the app to unlock it again.

In addition to all that you can control a whole host of things and view stats from the Ninebot app. For instance distance traveled, speed, and battery status. You can even calibrate the sensors from the app.

Another important point to take note of is that out of the box the device is locked into what is called “beginner mode”. In beginner mode the speed limit will be limited. This is for the rider’s safety until they can prove they know how to ride it. This forces beginners to learn and get the hang of the Ninebot Mini before they try getting crazy on it.

If you don’t think this is not necessary we suggest you go watch some “hoverboard fail” videos on YouTube so you can see for yourself how many beginners bust their butt because they don’t know what they are doing. It’s always best to take things slow at first when you have never tried to control  a certain kind of device.

This is just an added safety feature an not really that big of a deal. To unlock safety mode you will need to download the iPhone or Android app which will then guide you through a short step by step on screen tutorial. After you complete this short and easy tutorial the app will then require you to travel 1 kilometer before it completely unlocks the beginner’s mode speed limit.

The Mini Segway Scooter Is Waterproof

This personal electric scooter has been tested for its ability to handle water. It is designed to be somewhat waterproof.  It has a waterproof rating of IP54 which means it can handle light water spray from any direction. That means you can ride it in light rain. Unlike many other hoverboards that are basically destroyed if you expose it to any water at all, this device is built well to handle some water. The only caution is not to ride it through puddles greater than 2 centimeters deep. It is not rated for water submersion.

It has some nice built in protections to keep the electrical components from getting wet. Like the front battery charging socket flap.

And then the added protection of a rubber seal over the battery charging plug. Make sure you always replace the rubber seal to the battery charging port after charging because it will keep the water out and avoid electrocution.

It’s Portable and Easy to Carry or Push Around

Although it seems a little bigger than a typical hoverboard, due to the height of the center steering rod (which is removable), and the larger tires, it’s really not that much bigger if you take those away.

The steering handle can double as a handy way to carry your scooter. At 28 lbs. (12.8 kg) it’s pretty light for its size and power and most people can pick it up with one hand.

When you lift it up off the ground by the handle the motor automatically disengages so that the wheels stop spinning. This is a nice safety feature that will prevent you from getting tire burned by unwanted spinning wheels, or from getting splattered with mud or water coming off the tires.

If you place it back on the ground the motor will once again engage and the unit will be able stand upright on its own two wheels. This is great because it won’t fall over like a typical hoverboard and get all scratched up on the ground.

If it seems too heavy to carry (or you just don’t feel like it) Ninebot thought of a handy way for you to pull it around instead. It is called “Power Assist Mode”. The steering arm has a retractable “guide handle” that comes out of the top of the steering rod. You can use this much like the handle that comes out of a suit case to pull your Ninebot around nice and easy.

Please Note: Never push the scooter with the guide bar. The unit will resist and retract if you attempt to push it. It is only designed to be pulled. Also never lift the scooter by the guide bar. It is only for pulling.

And finally the third way you can move your scooter around when you’re not riding it is with the app in remote control mode as mentioned above.

Ninebot Mini Unboxing is a Great Experience

A common complaint of many people that buy cheap hoverboards is they often times come damaged in the box. That won’t happen with this device. It has solid packaging that protects everything inside the box so it comes to you in a nice shiny new condition.

It comes boxed so it’s easy to unpack. Straight out of the box it has that new car smell.

All you have to do is attach the control rod with ONE snap and you are good to go!

 Bright Dual Headlights For Safer Better Riding in the Dark

Do you hate the heat of the day and would instead prefer to ride at night? Well one problem with many scooters might be that you can’t see where you are going at night. Many typical hoverboards have LED lights in the front that are not very good for shining far enough in front of you so you can see what’s there in the dark.

Well you don’t have to worry about that with the Ninebot Mini. It has bright dual front headlights that shine to make night riding much safer and easy. You will be able to avoid obstacles and other accidents waiting to happen.

Ninebot Mini can detect the light level around it and will automatically turn the lights on when you need them. If you prefer not to have them on you can disable them from the app.

LED Lights Work As Back Stop Lights and Turning Signal Lights

For added safety the back LED lights respond to your movements to alert people behind you if you are stopping and turning. Plus they look really cool and you can customize them with 16 million color choices as mentioned.

Bluetooth, Speed Limit, and Battery Icon on the Front Dashboard Give You Instant Visibility on the Status of Your Scooter

The front dashboard with its icons is a convenient way to keep track of things at a glance.

The Bluetooth icon on the front dashboard will blink when Bluetooth is activated but not yet connected to your mobile device. That way you know if you can control and monitor it with the app or not.

When the speed limit icon is illuminated you know that a speed limit is activated. That means by default the unit is limited to 4 mph or 7 km/h. But the speed limit can be adjusted in the app.

When the battery is less than 30% (indicated by 2 bars on the battery level icon) your mini will gradually reduce the max speed limit to save power and make the batter last longer.

When the battery is less than 10% (indicated by one bar on the battery level icon) the max speed will then be limited to 4 mph or 7 km/h. The app will also tell you the remaining power and estimated remaining mileage. This way you will always know how much power you have left. This is great to keep you from getting stranded somewhere with no battery power. It’s never fun to have to carry or push a powerless scooter for long distances.

There are literally so many features on this Ninebot Mini balance scooter that we could write a book about it. Hopefully this review was sufficient enough to give you all the main features that you are probably most concerned with.

What We Don’t Like About Ninebot Mini Pro (The Cons)

We don’t have too many cons to write about because this scooter is such a great device. But there are some that may be a deal breaker for you.

We Don’t Like the Low Ninebot Mini Weight Limit

Update April 30, 2018: We are happy to announce that the new UL 2272 Certified model of Segway Ninebot Mini Pro now has a weight limit of 220 lbs or 99.79 kg. So the below information about the 187.4 lbs weight limit no longer applies. 

The Ninebot Mini weight limit is 187.4 lbs. or 85 kg. This is a lot lower than most hoverboards which have a weight limit of around 250 lbs.

If you are slightly above that you might not have any problems. But it will void the warranty if you break it due to your weight. We have not tested it with higher weight. So if for example you are 50 lbs. heavier than the weight limit we don’t know if it would eventually break the scooter.

At the very least it might end up draining the battery so that you have to replace it. If you weigh more than 220 lbs. we suggest you call Segway and ask them about that. So if your weight is above the weight limit buy it at your own risk.

 After Long Riding Periods it Might Be Difficult to Keep Crouching

One negative aspect to using the knee rod to steer (instead of just the footpads like a regular hoverboard) is that you will have to crouch slightly to steer it. After long periods of crouching it can get tiresome. It would be nice if they had an option to switch to foot pedal steering so you can stretch your legs.

Luckily most people don’t plan on riding for more than a few hours at a time. Usually the crouching should not be too much of an issue for most people for how they plan to ride it. Another point about this is that the more you ride in that position the more endurance you will build up. So you should be able to go longer and longer the more you do it without feeling any strain.

Be Careful Riding It Through Puddles

We would have liked to see the ability to ride it through deeper puddles (In case it accidentally goes in deeper water, not because we recommend it). The specs say don’t ride in anything deeper than 2 centimeters. But in rainy conditions puddles can get deeper than 2 centimeters and you could accidentally find yourself in a puddle deeper than what you thought it was. Basically you just have to be careful and avoid going through any puddles.

But avoiding puddles is generally wise advise anyway.

We could show you the second sequence in this mishap but it’s not pretty.

Mini Ninebot Segway Prices

Update 6/1/2016:

Ninebot Mini is now available for Pre-order on Amazon exclusively for its release. The price is exactly what we were told it would be. 

Update April 30, 2018:

The price of Segway Ninebot Mini Pro has now gone down SIGNIFICANTLY. It is no longer $999.00 and has gone down hundreds of dollars. Please click the button below to check the new discounted pricing on Amazon. 2018 prices are lower than they have ever been!

The Segway Ninebot mini was initially released at a price of $1000. For a device like this we feel like the price at that time was very reasonable. Many scooters being sold at higher prices can’t do half as much as the Ninebot Mini. But now you are in luck because the price is MUCH cheaper now than when it was released along with some improvements to the current 2018 device.

The Final Verdict on Ninebot Mini Pro

Overall we don’t have much negative to say about this product. It is an amazing scooter with a boatload of cool and useful features not found on any other balance board. So much so that we don’t even have space to write it all. If you made it this far down the review then congratulations – You just read practically an entire book about Ninebot Mini!

Some of the main standout points are:

It is made of space age high performance materials.

The advanced AI technologies and sensors on this gadget are literally mind blowing.

And finally Ninebot products are backed by some of the biggest technology giants on the planet. They have the money and the knowledge to make some amazing things happen for the scooter and personal transportation device industry. As a result the Ninebot Mini Pro is one of the safest, best built, and best performing scooters on the market.

We highly recommend it and have no choice but to give it the highest rating in almost all counts.

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  • Short info

    New member of Mi Ecosystem: Ninebot mini. Xiaomi invested Ninebot a year ago and Ninebot announced its acquisition of Segway this April. We all know that Ninebot and Segway are the giants in the scooter field. And this one, Ninebot mini, is tailored for Mi fans.

    lot of fun. learning g curve shorto. I'm 72 years old and I think in another week, I'll be completely comfortable with it. when I Tire of it, I'll give to the grandsons.

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  • Specifications
    Manufacturer Xiaomi
    Model: Self-balancing scooter (Ninebot mini)
    Speeds of up to: 16km/h
    Maximum gradeability: Climbs 15°inclines easily
    Applicable Terrain: Hardening of the road, flat dirt road, 15 degrees below the ramp, not more than 1cm of stairs
    Weight: 12.8kg fits easily in the trunk of a car
    Battery capacity: 22km in a single charge
    Smart phone controls: +
    Instantaneous maximum power:   2100W
    Motor Control: Sine wave vector control, current + speed closed-loop control algorithm
    Chassis height: Ground clearance than 80mm
    Waterproof grade: IP54 (life waterproof, can be used in the rain)
    Energy structure: 3018650 high power lithium battery cell imports
    Typical battery life means: Full power, 70kg load, ambient temperature 25 ° C, with 15km / h average speed on a flat surface with the measured
    Charger Rated power: 70W
    Rated input voltage: 100-240VAC, 50 / 60Hz
    Rated output voltage: Approximately 63VDC
    Charging time: about 4 hours
    Intelligent BMS: Overvoltage / undervoltage / short / overheat protection, automatic sleep / wake, can detect the battery status via App
    Standard power consumption: One hundred kilometers consumption 1.1kW · H
    Braking distance: 3.4 m dry
    Brake: Somatosensory motor absorbing braking energy recovery
    Damping mechanism: High elastic magnesium alloy body vibration damping mats + Frame
    Material: Magnesium alloy high elastic frame
    Tires: 10.5 inches low pressure vacuum rubber tires
    Wheel: 6 inches magnesium alloy light-alloy wheels
    Ambient light sensor type LED headlights: Auto-sensing LED taillight / turn, Bluetooth indicator, Battery indicator
    Intelligent Systems: Intelligent adaptive learning algorithm: According to user weight and lasted driving habits, automatically optimizes output power, steering sensitivity and security Protection limits and other parameters, and gradually adapt to the user driving style Mobile APP: dashboard, automatic fault diagnosis, remote drive, firmware upgrades, personalized settings Smart Security Warning: Under overload, power overload, overheating, driving too violent, skidding and dangerous situations buzzer alarm automatically, the body back to prompt deceleration and inspection

    Novice Interactive Teaching: interactive mode Intelligent Assistant novice complete basic courses teaching safe driving

    Novice Mode: Yes, for an accumulated traveling 1km new car can be automatically lifted, after re-entering the novice mode available App
    Age: 16-50 years
    Applicable Height: 120-200cm
    Maximum load: 85kg
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    lot of fun. learning g curve shorto. I'm 72 years old and I think in another week, I'll be completely comfortable with it. when I Tire of it, I'll give to the grandsons.

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The miniPRO is not a hoverboard—it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO is a hands-free,two-wheel electric scooter with safer features, higher speeds, and longer battery life. The miniPRO is built to easily traverse a variety of indoor and outdoor terrains.

Some transporters, including hoverboards, have earned a reputation as fire hazards. The miniPRO is the first transporter to be rigorously tested and certified to meet the highest standards of electrical and fire safety requirements set by Underwriter Laboratories (UL).

Segway’s miniPRO is not a hoverboard—it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. If anything, it is the Hoverboard 2.0. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO is a hands-free, two-wheel electric scooter with safer features, higher speeds, and longer battery life. The miniPRO scooter is built to easily traverse a variety of terrains, so you can go wherever, whenever.

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*Max battery range dependent on weight of rider, degree of incline for riding surface, and average speed of travel.

You don’t need hours of practice to ride the miniPRO like an expert. Segway and Ninebot used decades of collective knowledge in the business to simplify the miniPRO ride experience. Precision sensors capture every little body motion to keep you in balance, and the innovative knee control bar allows you to maneuver more easily and more precisely than two-wheel hoverboards. It’s as easy as walking up the stairs—and it’s all hands-free!

You don’t need hours of practice to ride the miniPRO like an expert. Segway and Ninebot used decades of collective knowledge in the business to simplify the miniPRO ride experience. Precision sensors capture every little body motion to keep you in balance, and the innovative knee control bar allows you to maneuver more easily and more precisely than two-wheel hoverboards. It’s as easy as walking up the stairs—and it’s all hands-free!

You don’t need hours of practice to ride the miniPRO like an expert. Segway and Ninebot used decades of collective knowledge in the business to simplify the miniPRO ride experience. Precision sensors capture every little body motion to keep you in balance, and the innovative knee control bar allows you to maneuver more easily and more precisely than two-wheel hoverboards. It’s as easy as walking up the stairs—and it’s all hands-free!

The Ninebot app is your best friend with the miniPRO. Once you have completed the short riding tutorial, the app gives you access to most of the scooter’s custom features. Adjust light colors, modify safety features, upgrade firmware, run vehicle diagnostics, and even remotely command your miniPRO to move. Most importantly, the app allows you to lock the miniPRO with an Anti-theft alarm that triggers a phone alert if someone tries to move your scooter!

Humps, slopes, and other road obstacles can cause problems for some electric scooters, or stop them completely. The miniPRO’s 10.5” vacuum tires and high-performance dual motor have been engineered to handle road obstacles with ease. The miniPRO scooter adjusts its power to handle road conditions without sacrificing safety and stability. The engine can easily traverse 15° slopes, and its 3.5-inch chassis turns bumps and vibrations into a smooth ride.

Humps, slopes, and other road obstacles can cause problems for some electric scooters, or stop them completely. The miniPRO’s 10.5” vacuum tires and high-performance dual motor have been engineered to handle road obstacles with ease. The miniPRO scooter adjusts its power to handle road conditions without sacrificing safety and stability. The engine can easily traverse 15° slopes, and its 3.5-inch chassis turns bumps and vibrations into a smooth ride.

Humps, slopes, and other road obstacles can cause problems for some electric scooters, or stop them completely. The miniPRO’s 10.5” vacuum tires and high-performance dual motor have been engineered to handle road obstacles with ease. The miniPRO scooter adjusts its power to handle road conditions without sacrificing safety and stability. The engine can easily traverse 15° slopes, and its 3.5-inch chassis turns bumps and vibrations into a smooth ride.

Reliable Safety for Day & Night Riding The miniPRO is designed to perform effectively in ambient-light environments. Day or night, automatic headlights and LED taillights will light your way and make you visible to others. The lights are customizable—you can adjust headlight brightness up to five meters, and choose from more than 16 million taillight color options. Segway and Ninebot have designed a light system that perfectly combines safety and visual appeal.

The miniPRO is designed to perform effectively in ambient-light environments. Day or night, automatic headlights and LED taillights will light your way and make you visible to others. The lights are customizable—you can adjust headlight brightness up to five meters, and choose from more than 16 million taillight color options. Segway and Ninebot have designed a light system that perfectly combines safety and visual appeal.

Portability and durability were essential in the miniPRO’s design. The main frame of the electric scooter is built from aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, magnesium alloy, and titanium alloy—the same super-tough, light metals used to build space shuttles and aircraft. At a mere 28 lbs., the miniPRO is lightweight and compact. The knee control bar can be quickly detached for storage and transportation without taking up much room.

Smart design and ergonomics go into every aspect of the miniPRO scooter. The knee control pad maximizes comfort and flexibility for smooth turning and maneuvering. The adjustable height feature allows the miniPRO to meet the requirements of almost any rider. PU foam ensures that you won’t lose comfort from fatigue and long rides on your scooter.

Smart design and ergonomics go into every aspect of the miniPRO scooter. The knee control pad maximizes comfort and flexibility for smooth turning and maneuvering. The adjustable height feature allows the miniPRO to meet the requirements of almost any rider. PU foam ensures that you won’t lose comfort from fatigue and long rides on your scooter.

Smart design and ergonomics go into every aspect of the miniPRO scooter. The knee control pad maximizes comfort and flexibility for smooth turning and maneuvering. The adjustable height feature allows the miniPRO to meet the requirements of almost any rider. PU foam ensures that you won’t lose comfort from fatigue and long rides on your scooter.

Precision processing is required to make a compact and lightweight vehicle solid and durable. The super-light and strong magnesium alloy frame is based on aviation standards. Magnesium alloy is flexible and provides better shock absorption performance – higher than aluminum alloy. The surface is coated with a special corrosion-resistant material that has passed the salt spray test. Compact and strong, the miniPRO is your ideal companion for the road ahead.

The miniPRO combines decades of experience with cutting-edge technology to deliver the ultimate hands-free scooter. With its enhanced safety features and high-performance system, the miniPRO is a durable powerhouse suited for casual riders and adventure-seekers alike. The age of the hoverboard is over. The revolution has arrived: the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO personal transporter.

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Ninebot by Segway miniPRO VS Ninebot Mini (XIAOMI) : What's the difference??

Emerging from the crazy hoverboard trend comes a two-wheeler on a league of its own. Ninebot easily wow-ed us all with their smooth riding duo: Ninebot Mini (also called the Xiaomi Mini in China) & Ninebot Mini Pro (international version).

Priced at $899 (Mini) and $1199 (Mini Pro), the most common question we encounter would be “What is the difference between the two?”, “Why would I pay $300 more for the Pro version?”

Here’s why:

SPEED & RANGE

The Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) gives a respectable speed of 16km/h and a distance of about 20km (almost as far as an average electric scooter). For a self-balancing two-wheeler, that’s pretty impressive. As for the Ninebot Mini Pro, you are getting a speed of 18km/h and almost 10km more in range. Though 2km/h faster does not sound significant, we could actually feel quite a difference when riding. If you plan on just using the two-wheeler around your neighbourhood area, you can stick to the Mini (Xiaomi) version. However, if you are a tad more adventurous and would like go exploring with your new ride, the extra 10km definitely comes in handy. Another advantage of a bigger battery capacity would be not having to charge as often.

PORTABILITY & STABILITY

One of the main features of the Ninebot Mini & Mini Pro is the steering bar in the middle. To maneuver left and right, the rider simply needs to lean his knee against the steering rod.

Compared to a standard hoverboard (aka. Deux Cruiser/ Segway with no handlebars), which turns according to the tilting of one’s feet, the Ninebot Minis feel a lot more stable and less prone to any sudden movements.

The Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) has a steering bar with a fixed height. Therefore if you are taller then the average asian (around 1.7m/5.57ft), turning may feel less natural with the bar below knee level. Whereas for the Pro version, the steering bar’s height can easily be adjusted to optimise one’s comfort.

Weighing almost 13kg, having to carry these two-wheelers around can be a pretty daunting task. This is where the convenience of the Ninebot Mini Pro’s trolley function comes in. The ability to extend the trolley handle all the way to near-waist level makes the Ninebot Mini Pro easy to manoeuvre around even when you are not riding it.

WARRANTY

At the moment, the Ninebot Mini Pro comes with a 1 year factory covered warranty. The Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) has an in-house 6 months warranty from the Singapore distributor FALCON PEV. Both warranties cover all electrical faults but not consumable parts.

SO, IS THE UPGRADE WORTH THE EXTRA $300?

Well if you ask us, we think the convenience of the trolley bar is definitely tempting. That plus the 10km extra I get in range, slight boost in top speed, and extended warranty, I would say “YES! Go for the Ninebot Mini Pro!” However, if you are little tight on your budget or just don’t want to spend too much on your new personal transport, the Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) is already a premium ride on its own.

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Xiaomi Ninebot - Segway Mini Stand Up Electric Scooter

Recently, the Chinese company Xiaomi joined the ranks of self balancing scooter makers. Their newly introduced Ninebot personal mobility device offers consumers a first step into the world of self balancing two wheel vehicles.

Features

The Xiaomi Ninebot self balancing scooter offers a small, personal version of the famous Segway people transporter. This small, self-balancing device offers consumers the chance to own a piece of state of the art technology without breaking the bank.

The Ninebot weighs 28 pounds and operates via two motors powered by a Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. Recharging time takes 3-4 hours, and the device will travel about 14-18 miles on a full charge. Maximum travel speed is around 10 mph on level, smooth terrain, and is provided by double wheel motors with a total of 2100 W of power. Traveling uphill will slow your speed, but the Ninebot will easily handle inclines of up to 15 degrees.

The Ninebot has a strong frame made of aircraft grade magnesium alloy, which is stronger than the more popular aluminum alloy that most companies use. The wide deck features two rubberized, non-slip foot pads to keep a rider securely on board.

Steering and direction are controlled by shifting body weight while resting your knees against the comfort padded knee grips which are located at the top of a fixed height stem. Other, similar devices feature adjustable height knee grips. This would be a great addition to the Xiaomi Ninebot, as the knee steering bar is very low by American standards. Considering that the machine is manufactured in China and was first marketed to Asians, that makes sense.

The Xiaomi company seems to take safety very seriously. The instruction manual advises riders to wear not only a helmet, but also knee, elbow, and wrist protection. Additionally, they suggest all riders what a series of instructional and safety videos before attempting to use the Ninebot. The device is recommended for adult riders and will accommodate riders up to 250 pounds.

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Xiaomi Ninebot First Look

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Strengths

The Xiaomi Ninebot offers an affordable, self-balancing, personal mobility device to the consumer at an affordable price. The frame is strong and made of high quality materials. The advanced, gyroscopic technology responds to a rider’s shift in body weight quickly and accurately. The 10.5 inch tires handle bumpy sidewalks and rough asphalt very well. The ride is smooth and even. The speed and range are great, and riders report that traveling long distances is possible with a fully charged battery. The battery only takes a few hours to recharge. The Smartphone app not only informs the rider about the machine, but it informs the machine about the rider. The device actually learns more about you the more you ride. It learns how to best respond to your movements and weight shifts. It truly is artificial intelligence at its best.

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Weaknesses

The Xiaomi Ninebot offers an affordable, self-balancing, personal mobility device to the consumer at an affordable price. The frame is strong and made of high quality materials. The advanced, gyroscopic technology responds to a rider’s shift in body weight quickly and accurately. The 10.5 inch tires handle bumpy sidewalks and rough asphalt very well. The ride is smooth and even. The speed and range are great, and riders report that traveling long distances is possible with a fully charged battery. The battery only takes a few hours to recharge. The Smartphone app not only informs the rider about the machine, but it informs the machine about the rider. The device actually learns more about you the more you ride. It learns how to best respond to your movements and weight shifts. It truly is artificial intelligence at its best.

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Specifications

 Dimensions: 21.5″ w x 23.5″ h  Weight: 28 pounds  Wheels: 10.5″ Rubber w/ tread  Motor: 2100w from x2 wheel motors  Material: Magnesium Alloy Frame & Wheels  Age Recommendation: 6 – 10  Weight Capacity: 89 pounds  Max Range: 14-18 miles  Maximum Speed: 10 miles per hour  Battery Type: UL approved, rechargeable Lithium Ion  Charging Time: 3-4 Hours  Technology: Gyroscopic sensors and knee pad controls  Safety Features: LED lights, rubberized non-slip foot pads

9.4 Total Score

Overall, this is a very good example of a self balancing, personal mobility device. While there are a few things that could be improved to make it more comfortable for the rider, the Xiaomi Ninebot offers a good product to consumers. The frame and wheels are very durable, the UL battery is safe and quickly recharges. The speed and range are better than other similar devices on the market. One thing that makes the Ninebot appealing is the lightweight frame and portability of it. You can easily toss it into the trunk of your car or carry it up the stairs to your apartment. The optional Smartphone app makes it easy to check battery usage, speed, and other device data. We would highly recommend the Xiaomi Ninebot.

PROS

  • High quality Magnesium Alloy frame and wheels
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Excellent range and speed
  • UL approved battery quickly recharges
  • Smartphone app for data collection

CONS

  • Price
  • Knee control post can be too short for some
  • Limited warranty
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Segway Ninebot Mini Pro VS Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) : What’s the Difference??

Emerging from the crazy hoverboard trend comes a two-wheeler on a league of its own. Ninebot easily wow-ed us all with their smooth riding duo: Ninebot Mini (also called the Xiaomi Mini in China) & Ninebot Mini Pro (international version).

Priced at $899 (Mini) and $1199 (Mini Pro), the most common question we encounter would be “What is the difference between the two?”, “Why would I pay $300 more for the Pro version?”

Here’s why:

SPEED & RANGE

The Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) gives a respectable speed of 16km/h and a distance of about 20km (almost as far as an average electric scooter). For a self-balancing two-wheeler, that’s pretty impressive. As for the Ninebot Mini Pro, you are getting a speed of 18km/h and almost 10km more in range. Though 2km/h faster does not sound significant, we could actually feel quite a difference when riding. If you plan on just using the two-wheeler around your neighbourhood area, you can stick to the Mini (Xiaomi) version. However, if you are a tad more adventurous and would like go exploring with your new ride, the extra 10km definitely comes in handy. Another advantage of a bigger battery capacity would be not having to charge as often.

PORTABILITY & STABILITY

One of the main features of the Ninebot Mini & Mini Pro is the steering bar in the middle. To maneuver left and right, the rider simply needs to lean his knee against the steering rod.

Compared to a standard hoverboard (aka. Deux Cruiser/ Segway with no handlebars), which turns according to the tilting of one’s feet, the Ninebot Minis feel a lot more stable and less prone to any sudden movements.

The Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) has a steering bar with a fixed height. Therefore if you are taller then the average asian (around 1.7m/5.57ft), turning may feel less natural with the bar below knee level. Whereas for the Pro version, the steering bar’s height can easily be adjusted to optimise one’s comfort.

Weighing almost 13kg, having to carry these two-wheelers around can be a pretty daunting task. This is where the convenience of the Ninebot Mini Pro’s trolley function comes in. The ability to extend the trolley handle all the way to near-waist level makes the Ninebot Mini Pro easy to manoeuvre around even when you are not riding it.

WARRANTY

At the moment, the Ninebot Mini Pro comes with a 1 year factory covered warranty. The Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) has an in-house 6 months warranty from the Singapore distributor FALCON PEV. Both warranties cover all electrical faults but not consumable parts.

SO, IS THE UPGRADE WORTH THE EXTRA $300?

Well if you ask us, we think the convenience of the trolley bar is definitely tempting. That plus the 10km extra I get in range, slight boost in top speed, and extended warranty, I would say “YES! Go for the Ninebot Mini Pro!” However, if you are little tight on your budget or just don’t want to spend too much on your new personal transport, the Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) is already a premium ride on its own.

Here’s where you can get yourself these sweet rides (with FREE Shipping):

Ninebot Mini (Xiaomi) @ $699SGD – www.falconpev.com.sg/products/ninebot-mini-xiaomi

Ninebot Mini Pro @ $1199SGD – www.falconpev.com.sg/products/ninebot–mini–pro

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