Introducing the new Ninebot by Segway miniPRO

New from Segway Inc., the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is an advanced "compact electric personal transporter" which – unlike the typical hoverboard – meets Segway's technology, quality and safety standards.

A Hybrid Hoverboard / Personal Transporter

The new Segway miniPRO is best described as a hybrid between the sophisticated Segway® Personal Transporter and the pervasive hoverboard. While the typical hoverboard lacks the Segway PT's arm-height handlebar, the Segway miniPRO sports a knee-height control bar providing more stability and control than a bare platform.

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Segway Quality and Rider Safety

The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is built with a level of quality and safety expected of the Segway PT – but not typical of a hoverboard. For example, the miniPRO is UL Certified, providing the consumer assurances of electrical and fire safety – a feature obviously lacking in many cheap self-balancing scooters.

Xiaomi Ninebot Mini

Some are wondering if the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is simply a rebranded version of the Xiaomi Ninebot Mini. While the new Segway miniPRO is a result of the merger between Ninebot Limited and Segway Inc., it also reflects a merging of the two company's technologies. Some of the key differences are highlighted here:

Feature

UL Certified
Max Weight
Max Range
Knee Bar
Motor
Battery
US Warranty

Segway miniPRO

Yes, UL 2272
220 lbs
14 miles
Adjustable
1600 watts
310 wAh
Yes

Xiaomi Mini

No
185 lbs
10 miles
Fixed
1400 watts
236 wAh
No

Segway Tours on the miniPRO

The Segway PT has become the standard among tour operators for many reasons – including the safety, ruggedness, and ease-of-use it offers. While sharing many of these qualities, the Segway miniPRO is not quite as simple to use for an absolute beginner.

Though much easier to ride than a pure hoverboard, the miniPRO may not be as attractive as the Segway PT to tour operators for this reason – along with its lower rider weight capacity of 220 pounds. But just as happened with the Segway PT, the touring public will decide. If a market evolves for tours using the Segway miniPRO, you will find the tours listed here on Segway Guided Tours!

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