Xiaomi announces Ninebot mini, a self balancing scooter
Hugo Barra announced on Facebook a new product from Xiaomi. It’s a motorized personal transporter, much like a Segway we’ve been seeing around.
The Ninebot mini is a battery-powered self-balancing scooter made with magnesium alloy. It can reach speeds up to 16km/h and can climb 15-degree incline without hiccups. Steering is done by controlling the stick between the legs and it can do a 360-degree spin. Its weight only peaks at 12.8kg, making a compact mover that you can bring anywhere. With a single charge, it can travel up to 22 kilometers.
Xiaomi’s new toy is priced at CNY 1,999 or roughly 14,500 in Philippine Peso and is designed in collaboration with Segway.