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Laurence Lafarge 2016-06-30
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The Segway miniPRO is a smarter, stronger and safer personal transporter, UL 2272 Certified for the highest standards of electrical and fire safety requirements established by Underwriter Laboratories.

The miniPRO has large air-filled tires suitable for almost any terrain.

Its innovative knee bar makes steering easy and precise, and its powerful lithium-ion battery will take you up to 14 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour.

Automatic head and tail-lights produce maximum visibility night or day, personalized from a spectrum of 16 million color variations.

It comes with a full-featured app, available for iOS and Android, that lets you personalize your miniPRO, activate anti-theft features, control your miniPRO remotely, and much more.

It's available to ship now, and its initial list price of $1,299 has been reduced for launch to $999.

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Vivian Matthews 2016-06-02
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Segway has been around with electric personal transportation devices for a long time and has announced the launch of a new self-balancing personal transport called Ninebot by Segway miniPro.

The miniPro promises to be an exciting way to enable recreational outdoor lifestyles for consumers.

Riders can monitor speed, and other performance data on the dashboard, customize lighting on the device, and it has a security alarm.

It's designed to be ridden by people from 16-60 years of age up to 185 pounds and is capable of making 360-degree turns.

The frame is built using aircraft-grade magnesium alloy and the device is designed to be compact enough to fit into the trunk of a car.

The padded knee bar is what riders use to steer the device and it comes in black or white colors.

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Michael Lofton 2017-04-14
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Was the Segway ahead of its time, or just an overhyped product that could have never lived up to the anticipation?

Being pricier than a used car didn’t help the original Segway’s chances, but at least now, electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has solved that problem with a ball-based self-balancing scooter that features a thousand dollar price tag.

While the Segway balances riders on a pair of large wheels, Winkler’s Üo uses what looks like a soccer or basketball, but it’s actually a solid sphere of rubber that can support a rider’s weight without deforming.

To maintain balance, and to propel the Üo in any direction, three motors spin that giant rubber ball using a trio of specially-designed wheels that can rotate in multiple directions.

It means the Üo is more complicated than the Segway in terms of its hardware, with more areas where it can fail, but the unique design also potentially makes it safer.

Because the ball can move in any direction, the Üo can ensure it always remains directly below the rider’s center of gravity, making it hard to fall over—assuming the software powering the self-balancing mechanics is working as it should.

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Everett Toliver 2021-05-22
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The Segway's Drift W1 Electric Skates look intimidating, but it only takes some practice to start loving them.
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Mark Moore 2021-05-23
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The most comfortable e-bike I've ever ridden.
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Eric Calvillo 2016-07-12
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Segway became the savior for lazy Americans back in 2002 when it first released its fresh new take on the personal transporter device.

Calm down, we re just joking — Segways obviously have tons of fantastic uses that don t involve laziness at all.

The Segway was like anything we had ever seen back then, but now times have changed and there are all sorts of products out there that give us new ways to get around.

Hoverboards are make up one of the hottest categories out there right now, and Segway finally just released its take on the white-hot self-balancing scooter category.

The Segway miniPRO is better than any other hoverboard out there, but it s also more expensive.

Now, thanks to Amazon s big Prime Day 2016 sale, you might actually be able to afford one — which is perfect timing since this is definitely the best way to catch em all.

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Malcolm Vanderveen 2017-07-19

Love 'em or hate 'em, Segways are here to stay.

Computer engineers have found a security flaw in the Segway miniPRO that lets them take complete control of the futuristic unicycle using nothing more than a smartphone.

"The scooter has functionality which listens for a command to turn its motors off – but under normal conditions, there is a safety feature which prevents this from happening when a rider is standing on the hoverboard," says Thomas Kilbride, an embedded devices security consultant at IOActive.

Kilbride, who owns two Segways – one black, one white – managed to bypass the Segway's human-detecting safety features to apply a malicious firmware update.

"This allows the attacker to turn the motors off or remote control the device even if a rider is on the board and in-motion," Killbride explains.

In plain English, it means you can send someone into a faceplant.

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Cedric Sams 2016-06-04
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The Segway MiniPRO, a lighter, shorter, and slower but also way less expensive version of the go-the-way-you-lean personal transporter, is now setting up distribution in North America, according to Electrek.

Segway the company was purchased in 2015 by Chinese company Ninebot.

With a fully charged Lithium-ion battery, the MiniPRO has a range of up to 14 miles with a top speed of 10 miles per hour on grades up to 15 degrees.

The MiniPRO weighs 28 pounds and measures 10.5 inches front to back and 20.5 inches in width.

Charge time for the 310-watt battery is four hours and the device sports two motors — one for each wheel.

There s also a Kensington lock slot.

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Richard Baty 2016-06-30
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The Segway miniPRO is a smarter, stronger and safer personal transporter, UL 2272 Certified for the highest standards of electrical and fire safety requirements established by Underwriter Laboratories.

The miniPRO has large air-filled tires suitable for almost any terrain.

Its innovative knee bar makes steering easy and precise, and its powerful lithium-ion battery will take you up to 14 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour.

Automatic head and tail-lights produce maximum visibility night or day, personalized from a spectrum of 16 million color variations.

It comes with a full-featured app, available for iOS and Android, that lets you personalize your miniPRO, activate anti-theft features, control your miniPRO remotely, and much more.

It's available to ship now, and its initial list price of $1,299 has been reduced for launch to $999.

collect
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John Feeney 2018-06-28
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Inline skates may be relics of a bygone era, but that's not stopping Segway from bringing a modern twist to the totally radical mode of transportation.

Segway, best known for its scooters, has announced the Segway Drift W1, the first in what promises to be a line of e-skates.

The brand new category is all about easy-to-use mobile transportation.

From photos and the video below, it appears as though you simply step on the skates before you're whisked away.

The e-skates use Segway's self-balancing technology, so you *should* stay upright.

Think of these as hoverboards with independent pieces for each of your feet.

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Eddie Cox 2017-04-14
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The Üo, a sphere-wheeled scooter that can travel in any direction, could be the next Segway.

If you’re the kind of person who likes, um, unique forms of transportation, but who finds the Segway a bit too mainstream, you may want to get your hands on a new Kickstarter project called the Üo.

“It gives you 360-degree freedom for moving around.

It can go sideways, backwards, and every other direction — and can [even] turn around on the spot.

The feeling of riding the Üo is very special, perhaps comparable to skiing or skating.

It feels amazing, like floating somewhere.”

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Harold Roscoe 2018-01-11
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My favorite robot at CES this year has legs, but my second favorite robot is designed to minimize my own leg usage.

Segway’s Loomo bot has a straightforward value proposition: you ride it like a hoverboard to the store, and then you hop off, load it up with cargo, and have it follow you home.

After watching 90Fun’s new Segway-inspired robotic suitcase fall repeatedly, I was a little worried about stepping onto Loomo, but I shouldn’t have been.

Rideables are Segway’s bread and butter, and while I’ve never actually been on a mall cop-style Segway, I found Loomo vastly easier than any hoverboard I’ve attempted.

Like a hoverboard, you lean forward to go fast, lean back to slow down, but unlike a hoverboard, you turn with your knees instead of elaborate foot work.

I was comfortable within a couple minutes of riding it, and after that it was almost second nature.

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Reginald Carson 2016-06-20
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Of course, that doesn t mean the company is going to miss out on the trend and let everyone else get in on the action.

Here are some of the key details surrounding the new miniPRO:

Connect the miniPRO with your mobile device to the app via bluetooth to access many features such as unmanned operation, anti-theft alarm, speed control, customizable lights, vehicle diagnostics, and firmware updates.

Aircraft grade magnesium alloy frame, with 10.5″ vacuum tires provides military-grade shock resistance.

Top speed of 10 mph and max range of 14 miles using an 800-watt dual motor that is engineered to overcome humps, slopes, and other everyday conditions without sacrificing safety and stability.

Padded knee control bar enables precision steering with comfort.

Here are a few signs that you need a new phone.

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Nicholas Patton 2016-06-02
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After suing several hoverboard makers over patent violations last year, Segway, which is now owned by Chinese company Ninebot, revealed its own self-balancing scooter in January at CES.

The hope, of course, is that the brand name and accompanying expertise means the new personal transporter won t explode while you re riding it.

While nowhere near as popular as hoverboards were before the US banned their import, the original Segway has been in use for over a decade now without making headlines for burning up.

Aside from a smaller form factor, the 28-pound 12.7kg Segway MiniPro differentiates itself from the original, and other hoverboards, with a knee control bar that s used to steer the scooter by simply leaning to the left or right.

It s also the first hoverboard-like scooter to receive the Underwriters Laboratories 2272 electrical system safety certification, which is another assurance you re not scooting around on a fire waiting to happen.

Any availability beyond the US has not been announced.

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Billy Haigh 2016-12-13
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The Segway MiniPro, a lighter, shorter, and slower but also way less expensive version of the go-the-way-you-lean personal transporter, has set up distribution in North America.

Update: MiniPro pricing has dropped from $1,000 to $600.

Segway the company was purchased in 2015 by Chinese company Ninebot, an absurd twist of fate.

North American distribution of the MiniPro is exclusively through Amazon.

Note that the Segway MiniPro is not the same machine as the Xiaomi Mini that started selling in November 2015 in China.

The specs of the French version are the same except for the name as the edition sold A on Amazon.

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Lucas Castillo 2016-06-01
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Now, that device well, a subtle reimagining of it has a name and is even available to pre-order in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Meet the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO, or just miniPRO for short for those curious, Ninebot – which is a subsidiary of Chinese tech titan Xiaomi – acquired Segway in April 2015 for an undisclosed sum .

In stark contrast to the competition, the miniPRO also features a pair of 10.5-inch inflatable tires rather than solid rubber variants.

This version of Segway s scooter features a padded knee control bar that rises up from the center of the board, something the company says allows for improved maneuverability.

Segway s device has also earned the UL s 2272 safety certification, a stricter guideline implemented by the US government following reports of several hoverboard fires over the past year.

It even carries an IPX4 dustproof and weatherproof rating.

collect
0
Laurence Lafarge 2016-06-30
img

The Segway miniPRO is a smarter, stronger and safer personal transporter, UL 2272 Certified for the highest standards of electrical and fire safety requirements established by Underwriter Laboratories.

The miniPRO has large air-filled tires suitable for almost any terrain.

Its innovative knee bar makes steering easy and precise, and its powerful lithium-ion battery will take you up to 14 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour.

Automatic head and tail-lights produce maximum visibility night or day, personalized from a spectrum of 16 million color variations.

It comes with a full-featured app, available for iOS and Android, that lets you personalize your miniPRO, activate anti-theft features, control your miniPRO remotely, and much more.

It's available to ship now, and its initial list price of $1,299 has been reduced for launch to $999.

Michael Lofton 2017-04-14
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Was the Segway ahead of its time, or just an overhyped product that could have never lived up to the anticipation?

Being pricier than a used car didn’t help the original Segway’s chances, but at least now, electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has solved that problem with a ball-based self-balancing scooter that features a thousand dollar price tag.

While the Segway balances riders on a pair of large wheels, Winkler’s Üo uses what looks like a soccer or basketball, but it’s actually a solid sphere of rubber that can support a rider’s weight without deforming.

To maintain balance, and to propel the Üo in any direction, three motors spin that giant rubber ball using a trio of specially-designed wheels that can rotate in multiple directions.

It means the Üo is more complicated than the Segway in terms of its hardware, with more areas where it can fail, but the unique design also potentially makes it safer.

Because the ball can move in any direction, the Üo can ensure it always remains directly below the rider’s center of gravity, making it hard to fall over—assuming the software powering the self-balancing mechanics is working as it should.

Mark Moore 2021-05-23
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The most comfortable e-bike I've ever ridden.
Malcolm Vanderveen 2017-07-19

Love 'em or hate 'em, Segways are here to stay.

Computer engineers have found a security flaw in the Segway miniPRO that lets them take complete control of the futuristic unicycle using nothing more than a smartphone.

"The scooter has functionality which listens for a command to turn its motors off – but under normal conditions, there is a safety feature which prevents this from happening when a rider is standing on the hoverboard," says Thomas Kilbride, an embedded devices security consultant at IOActive.

Kilbride, who owns two Segways – one black, one white – managed to bypass the Segway's human-detecting safety features to apply a malicious firmware update.

"This allows the attacker to turn the motors off or remote control the device even if a rider is on the board and in-motion," Killbride explains.

In plain English, it means you can send someone into a faceplant.

Richard Baty 2016-06-30
img

The Segway miniPRO is a smarter, stronger and safer personal transporter, UL 2272 Certified for the highest standards of electrical and fire safety requirements established by Underwriter Laboratories.

The miniPRO has large air-filled tires suitable for almost any terrain.

Its innovative knee bar makes steering easy and precise, and its powerful lithium-ion battery will take you up to 14 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour.

Automatic head and tail-lights produce maximum visibility night or day, personalized from a spectrum of 16 million color variations.

It comes with a full-featured app, available for iOS and Android, that lets you personalize your miniPRO, activate anti-theft features, control your miniPRO remotely, and much more.

It's available to ship now, and its initial list price of $1,299 has been reduced for launch to $999.

Eddie Cox 2017-04-14
img

The Üo, a sphere-wheeled scooter that can travel in any direction, could be the next Segway.

If you’re the kind of person who likes, um, unique forms of transportation, but who finds the Segway a bit too mainstream, you may want to get your hands on a new Kickstarter project called the Üo.

“It gives you 360-degree freedom for moving around.

It can go sideways, backwards, and every other direction — and can [even] turn around on the spot.

The feeling of riding the Üo is very special, perhaps comparable to skiing or skating.

It feels amazing, like floating somewhere.”

Reginald Carson 2016-06-20
img

Of course, that doesn t mean the company is going to miss out on the trend and let everyone else get in on the action.

Here are some of the key details surrounding the new miniPRO:

Connect the miniPRO with your mobile device to the app via bluetooth to access many features such as unmanned operation, anti-theft alarm, speed control, customizable lights, vehicle diagnostics, and firmware updates.

Aircraft grade magnesium alloy frame, with 10.5″ vacuum tires provides military-grade shock resistance.

Top speed of 10 mph and max range of 14 miles using an 800-watt dual motor that is engineered to overcome humps, slopes, and other everyday conditions without sacrificing safety and stability.

Padded knee control bar enables precision steering with comfort.

Here are a few signs that you need a new phone.

Billy Haigh 2016-12-13
img

The Segway MiniPro, a lighter, shorter, and slower but also way less expensive version of the go-the-way-you-lean personal transporter, has set up distribution in North America.

Update: MiniPro pricing has dropped from $1,000 to $600.

Segway the company was purchased in 2015 by Chinese company Ninebot, an absurd twist of fate.

North American distribution of the MiniPro is exclusively through Amazon.

Note that the Segway MiniPro is not the same machine as the Xiaomi Mini that started selling in November 2015 in China.

The specs of the French version are the same except for the name as the edition sold A on Amazon.

Vivian Matthews 2016-06-02
img

Segway has been around with electric personal transportation devices for a long time and has announced the launch of a new self-balancing personal transport called Ninebot by Segway miniPro.

The miniPro promises to be an exciting way to enable recreational outdoor lifestyles for consumers.

Riders can monitor speed, and other performance data on the dashboard, customize lighting on the device, and it has a security alarm.

It's designed to be ridden by people from 16-60 years of age up to 185 pounds and is capable of making 360-degree turns.

The frame is built using aircraft-grade magnesium alloy and the device is designed to be compact enough to fit into the trunk of a car.

The padded knee bar is what riders use to steer the device and it comes in black or white colors.

Everett Toliver 2021-05-22
img
The Segway's Drift W1 Electric Skates look intimidating, but it only takes some practice to start loving them.
Eric Calvillo 2016-07-12
img

Segway became the savior for lazy Americans back in 2002 when it first released its fresh new take on the personal transporter device.

Calm down, we re just joking — Segways obviously have tons of fantastic uses that don t involve laziness at all.

The Segway was like anything we had ever seen back then, but now times have changed and there are all sorts of products out there that give us new ways to get around.

Hoverboards are make up one of the hottest categories out there right now, and Segway finally just released its take on the white-hot self-balancing scooter category.

The Segway miniPRO is better than any other hoverboard out there, but it s also more expensive.

Now, thanks to Amazon s big Prime Day 2016 sale, you might actually be able to afford one — which is perfect timing since this is definitely the best way to catch em all.

Cedric Sams 2016-06-04
img

The Segway MiniPRO, a lighter, shorter, and slower but also way less expensive version of the go-the-way-you-lean personal transporter, is now setting up distribution in North America, according to Electrek.

Segway the company was purchased in 2015 by Chinese company Ninebot.

With a fully charged Lithium-ion battery, the MiniPRO has a range of up to 14 miles with a top speed of 10 miles per hour on grades up to 15 degrees.

The MiniPRO weighs 28 pounds and measures 10.5 inches front to back and 20.5 inches in width.

Charge time for the 310-watt battery is four hours and the device sports two motors — one for each wheel.

There s also a Kensington lock slot.

John Feeney 2018-06-28
img

Inline skates may be relics of a bygone era, but that's not stopping Segway from bringing a modern twist to the totally radical mode of transportation.

Segway, best known for its scooters, has announced the Segway Drift W1, the first in what promises to be a line of e-skates.

The brand new category is all about easy-to-use mobile transportation.

From photos and the video below, it appears as though you simply step on the skates before you're whisked away.

The e-skates use Segway's self-balancing technology, so you *should* stay upright.

Think of these as hoverboards with independent pieces for each of your feet.

Harold Roscoe 2018-01-11
img

My favorite robot at CES this year has legs, but my second favorite robot is designed to minimize my own leg usage.

Segway’s Loomo bot has a straightforward value proposition: you ride it like a hoverboard to the store, and then you hop off, load it up with cargo, and have it follow you home.

After watching 90Fun’s new Segway-inspired robotic suitcase fall repeatedly, I was a little worried about stepping onto Loomo, but I shouldn’t have been.

Rideables are Segway’s bread and butter, and while I’ve never actually been on a mall cop-style Segway, I found Loomo vastly easier than any hoverboard I’ve attempted.

Like a hoverboard, you lean forward to go fast, lean back to slow down, but unlike a hoverboard, you turn with your knees instead of elaborate foot work.

I was comfortable within a couple minutes of riding it, and after that it was almost second nature.

Nicholas Patton 2016-06-02
img

After suing several hoverboard makers over patent violations last year, Segway, which is now owned by Chinese company Ninebot, revealed its own self-balancing scooter in January at CES.

The hope, of course, is that the brand name and accompanying expertise means the new personal transporter won t explode while you re riding it.

While nowhere near as popular as hoverboards were before the US banned their import, the original Segway has been in use for over a decade now without making headlines for burning up.

Aside from a smaller form factor, the 28-pound 12.7kg Segway MiniPro differentiates itself from the original, and other hoverboards, with a knee control bar that s used to steer the scooter by simply leaning to the left or right.

It s also the first hoverboard-like scooter to receive the Underwriters Laboratories 2272 electrical system safety certification, which is another assurance you re not scooting around on a fire waiting to happen.

Any availability beyond the US has not been announced.

Lucas Castillo 2016-06-01
img

Now, that device well, a subtle reimagining of it has a name and is even available to pre-order in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Meet the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO, or just miniPRO for short for those curious, Ninebot – which is a subsidiary of Chinese tech titan Xiaomi – acquired Segway in April 2015 for an undisclosed sum .

In stark contrast to the competition, the miniPRO also features a pair of 10.5-inch inflatable tires rather than solid rubber variants.

This version of Segway s scooter features a padded knee control bar that rises up from the center of the board, something the company says allows for improved maneuverability.

Segway s device has also earned the UL s 2272 safety certification, a stricter guideline implemented by the US government following reports of several hoverboard fires over the past year.

It even carries an IPX4 dustproof and weatherproof rating.