Unlike earlier self-balancing scooters, Xiaomi’s Ninebot Mini does not have a handle, but instead uses a knee-high steering stick that detects the movements of the rider’s legs using Leansteer technology. The 28.2-pound, $300 device has a top speed of 10mph and is good for 13.7-miles of riding time on full charge. There will also be a companion smartphone app for autonomous control and security – app connects to the scooter’s lock, and alerts you if removed from the location. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
“The Ninebot Mini is currently available for preorder in six countries – U.S., Germany, UAE, Japan, Singapore, and Korea – and judging by the company’s website, the first one should hit the stores on November 1, with all the other deliveries starting towards the end of the year,” reports Auto Evolution.