Segway launches a safe and fun alternative to the hoverboard
31 August 2017
At IFA, Segway announces two new self-balancing personal transporters to be added to its consumer product line, the miniLITE and miniPLUS.
The world’s leading provider of electric personal transportation introduces the two new products, the Segway miniLITE and the miniPLUS, to form the new mini-series collection along with their current product the miniPRO.
“Our vision is to change the way people travel. We want to make travelling and personal mobility an enjoyable and unique experience as well as simply an environmentally friendly way to get from point A to B,” said Dennis Hardholt, President, Segway Europe B.V. “By introducing our mini-series, we not only integrate connected transportation and technology into individuals lives, we now offer products for all the family to use on a daily base.”
miniLITE - The Segway miniLITE has a maximum speed of 9.9mph, with a range of approximately 11 miles, and can be precisely steered with the knee control bar. It features customisable LED lights and the knee control bar is doubling as a handle to easily lift the miniLITE, while the fool-proof rider detection prevents riders from falling. Wider and larger wheels have been designed to make this a comfortable yet sturdy product to travel over tougher terrains while maintaining balance. As a safer and fun alternative to the hoverboard, this is a great choice for children and teenagers during gift season.
miniPLUS - The Segway miniPLUS is the most exclusive of the mini-series. With special features including the Follow Me mode which can be enabled through the remote control, this product is designed not only as a vehicle but doubles as a travel companion. The self-balancing miniPLUS can reach up to 12mph and travel up to 21 miles. Additionally, like all the products in the mini-series, riders can personalise their ride with customisable LED lights.
Stay smart and up-to-date
Both additions to the mini-series can monitor statistics and vehicle through the Ninebot by Segway app. The app makes it possible to check speed, mileage, battery status and enables users to be updated and connected with other users nearby. While the main model Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is already available in stores, the two additions Segway miniLITE and miniPLUS will be available in the course of Q4 2017. Specific pricing will be announced at that time.
Recently, Segway also announced two new smart electric KickScooters with enhanced range and speed. The ES1 and ES2 are both lightweight, and feature a one touch folding system, allowing riders to practically commute or just ride for fun.