The next generation of personal transportation is here, and it bears the name Segway — the same brand that created the modern two-wheel personal transport category over a decade ago. Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is not simply a new form of transportation: It’s an exciting, smart riding device that delivers an experience like no other. The miniPRO is in a class all by itself — combining fun, function and safety — three important features not generally found in the electric scooter category. The miniPRO is an ideal transportation device for recreational, outdoor and on-the-go consumer lifestyles.
Here are five reasons why the Segway miniPRO will be your favorite transportation device.
1. Safety Certified
The miniPRO offers many technological advantages over other electric scooters and hoverboards, but one is of paramount importance to Segway: Rider safety.
Remember all the headlines about countless fires and emergency room visits caused by dangerously unstable hoverboard batteries? Those issues are not a concern for miniPRO owners.
The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO has been rigorously tested and certified to meet the highest standards of electrical and fire safety requirements established by Underwriters Laboratories. In fact, the miniPRO is the first electric, self-balancing scooter to be awarded UL 2272 safety certification. And with its standard one-year warranty, the company stands behind its product.
2. The First ‘Smart’ Segway
Developed with patented, advanced self-balancing technology, the miniPRO’s onboard computer intelligently tracks rider movements at over 100 times per second via complex algorithms, sensors and high-speed processors. Its safety controls monitor the miniPRO’s smart technology enabling the device to learn and adapt to the user's riding habits. Riders can monitor speed, view dashboard performance data, customize lighting on the unit, engage a tamper-proof security alarm and even remotely control the device, without a rider, all with the Ninebot by Segway App.
3. Comfort and Control
One of the miniPRO’s most unique design innovations is its adjustable knee-control bar. Unlike competitive products, the padded bar is used for added balance, control, easy steering and 360-degree rotation. The knee-control bar is fully adjustable for a comfortable fit for most riders 3’ 11” to 6’ 6” aged 16 to 60.
The miniPRO is also designed to perform well in virtually any lighting condition. Day or night, automatic headlights and LED taillights illuminate your path and make the rider more visible to others. The lights are fully customizable for total control of the look and feel on your miniPRO, with more than 16 million possible color configurations.
4. Smooth Ride
Built with the most advanced balancing technology, the miniPRO glides automatically, based on the rider’s movements, providing the most stable, hands-free ride imaginable.
How does it work, exactly?
Rider movements are translated into algorithms and run through high-speed processors, resulting in a highly personalized riding experience for every rider.
Bumps, slopes and even the smallest road obstacles cause problems for other electric scooters, or stop them completely. The miniPRO’s 10.5” pneumatic tires absorb shock from small bumps and uneven riding surfaces to ensure a smooth, comfortable ride. As a result, uneven terrain is no match for the miniPRO. Powered by an 800-watt dual electric motor that adjusts power output to handle varying terrain, the two-wheeler ably maneuvers humps, bumps and 15-degree inclines at speeds up to 10 miles per hour.
5. Goes the Distance
When you hop on your miniPRO, you can expect a ride that can last up to 14 miles, making long-distance commutes possible without the hassles of traffic or mass transit fares. How about a lakefront or riverfront ride? Or travel a scenic trail and enjoy the views without worrying about your stamina. How would you like to actually enjoy doing your errands?
Don’t worry about bulkiness: The steering bar can be easily detached for instant portability and extends up in power-assist mode for easy guiding alongside you, allowing you to bring your miniPRO anywhere.
You’ll never have to part with your favorite new device, and the opportunities to explore are endless.
In a rush? Car in the shop? Don’t feel like walking? With this much travel distance finally possible, convenient and affordable, the miniPRO is a truly novel and innovative mode of personal transportation.
The miniPRO is exclusively available from Amazon for the reduced price of $999 — that’s $300 cheaper than the list price of $1,299. First shipments begin June 29.
For more information about the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO including a video of it in action, visit Segway’s site.
--Dana Fouchia for Segway