If you’re the market for a new personal transportation device, you’ll want to take a look at two of the newest options on Newegg.com. The Ninebot S is a self-balancing marvel that’s easy to ride and surprisingly agile, while the Ninebot Kickscooter ES3 by Segway packs an additional battery for a greater riding range than you get with much of the competition. You can find the Ninebot S in red exclusively on Newegg, and check out the refurbished ES3 model available via the links below.
This video was produced in cooperation with Segway.
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Scooters and personal transportation devices are more popular than ever, and Segway has been the worldwide leader in the field for nearly two decades.
Segway has a number of different models and form-factors to choose from, but two of their most popular are the Ninebot Kickscooter ES3 and the Ninebot S. These two models offer different sets of features aimed at different use-cases…but if you have a chance to have both models on hand at once, like we did, it’s a good opportunity to combine the two into an elaborate obstacle course designed to show off exactly what they have to offer.
The Ninebot S
The Ninebot S is easy to learn and to ride, with a user-friendly design and customizable controls available through an app, which allows you to adjust steering sensitivity, speed settings, and the lighting on the front and back. The app even allows you to drive the transporter remotely, via a bluetooth connection.
With the Ninebot S, Segway has made the process of learning how to ride as smart and easy as possible. Out of the box, it has a limited top speed of 4.3 miles per hour until you complete the recommended Rider Tutorial via the app. After that, you can step up your speed gradually all the way up to the 10 mile per hour max.
The Ninebot S is designed to be light and easy to carry. It weighs 28 pounds, and its compact design means it’s a lot easier to pack and transport than larger transportation devices. Devices like these are great for solving the “last mile” problem in your daily commute, and it’s easy to imagine a Ninebot S in your trunk taking some of the sting out of a parking spot that’s a bit too far from your ultimate destination, whether that’s your office or your classroom.
The Ninebot S is capable of going up to 13.7 miles on a single charge and can handle inclines up to 15%, making it an agile, flexible transportation option.
Turning the Ninebot S is controlled with the knee bar. The 10 and a half inch air-filled tires give you a smooth ride, even on rougher surfaces, and the 1600 watts of engine power make the Ninebot S a surprisingly zippy method of transportation. That said, it’s also quiet while running, which means you need to be careful to keep an eye out for vehicles and pedestrians – because they might not hear you coming.
Ninebot Kickscooter ES3 by Segway
Now, let’s talk about the Ninebot Kickscooter ES3 by Segway. While the form factor is similar to kickscooters you’ve seen before, one of the things that sets this model apart is the secondary battery. Along with the ES3’s smart battery management system, this gives the kickscooter an impressive 28 mile range.
The version of the ES3 available on Newegg via the links in the description below this video is a Segway-refurbished model, restored to manufacturer specifications and checked by Segway’s inventory control team. Buying refurbished allows you to save some money on your purchase, while still having the confidence that it will meet Segway’s performance standards.
You can check your speed and battery life on the built-in LED display. Simple headlight controls and customizable rear and side lights help you stand out when riding the scooter in darker conditions.
And of course, the Kickscooter ES3 can be folded up to a compact size so it can easily fit into the trunk of your car, or be taken on public transportation.
The Ninebot S and refurbished Kickscooter ES3, from Segway. Now available on Newegg. Check out the links in the video description below for current pricing and more information. And please: ride responsibly.