Segway miniPRO Smart Self-Balancing Transporter Review

By   July 30, 2016

If you have been watching the mainstream media and reading the local newspaper, you have probably seen the many reports on exploding hoverboards. While, it is true that these products were dangerous, many manufacturers have taken precautions to correct the underlying issue. It appears that the battery pack was the contributing factor behind these explosions. Experts investigated the damage and came to conclusion that the generic or knock-off battery pack and/or charger were assembled incorrectly, causing them to short circuit.


Segway miniPro Self-Balancing Scooter


Moving Forward

Many consumers are still interested in purchasing the-self balancing scooter, despite these issues. If you are determined to own one of these products, you should definitely stick to the top brands, because they are safety tested and meet the electrical/fire safety standards. The Segway miniPRO is a very unique scooter that is certified (UL 2272) by the Underwriters Laboratory.

Smart Technology

Smart Technology has changed the way people look at the mechanics of electronics. This innovative technology provides a communication gateway from the device to the Internet, so users are granted remote control. Utilizing Smart Technology in hoverboards is nothing new, but the miniPRO is embedded with a variety of features that enhances its operation greatly. When you combine the Smart Technology and these features together, there will be no end to the possibilities.

Notable Specifications

  • Customizable running LEDs
  • Anti-theft security alarm
  • Weight capacity – 220 pounds
  • Two 10.5” pneumatic tires
  • Dual motor that is capable of producing up to 1600 watts of power
  • Maximum speed capability – 10 MPH (15 degree slopes)
  • Battery life – 14 miles
  • Equipped with a knee bar to maximize maneuverability and comfort
  • Integrated with a Bluetooth chip
  • Available in white and black
  • Compatible with iOS 7.0 and up and Android 4.3 and up
  • Weighs in at 28 pounds (12.5 kilograms)

Knee Bar

 Unlike the traditional hoverboard, which is operated by foot-pivot steering, the Segway miniPRO is controlled using the knee bar. The knee bar is ergonomically designed and padded for comfort, so the user can maneuver the personal transporter around without issue. To enhance this ability, the miniPRO is embedded with precision sensors that detect the rider’s movements and automatically react accordingly.

Customizable Features

Thanks to the Smart Technology, you can now remotely control the many features, embedded into the Segway miniPRO. All you need to do is download the Ninebot or Segway app to your smartphone or tablet, pair the miniPRO with your existing Internet router, complete the setup process, and you are ready to start riding.

You will have the option of customizing the LED running lights. Create color-coded events from the 16 million color variations. You can do this right from your app-enabled device, but this is only the beginning.

Overall Assessment

The Segway miniPRO is definitely a huge improvement from the previous version. Thanks to the knee bar, riders will be able to easily adapt to the operating system, while decreasing the risks of injury. Consumers will have peace of mind, when investing in this model, because it is UL 2272 certified.

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