Ninebot mini is Xiaomi’s first self-balancing scooter for $315


Besides announcing the 6-inch, 4K Mi TV 3, Xiaomi also announced a rather interesting product at today’s conference in China — the Ninebot mini, a two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter developed in partnership with Segway.

According to a short post by company VP Hugo Barra, the Ninebot mini can work with surfaces with a gradient of up to 15-degrees. What’s more, one single charge on the Ninebot mini will take you 22km, which sounds pretty cool for a 1,999 Yuan ($314) device.

Barra mentions that the Ninebot mini features a ‘super-strong magnesium alloy structure’. The Ninebot mini can do speeds of up to 16km/h, and is controlled by your legs.

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The device weighs 12.8kg, which isn’t exactly lightweight, but should you run out of battery it shouldn’t be too big a hassle getting it back home.

“Xaomi invested in Ninebot a year ago and Ninebot announced its acquisition of Segway this April. We all know that Ninebot and Segway are the giants in the scooter field. And this one, Ninebot mini, is tailored for Mi fans,” said Xiaomi.

There’s a smartphone app to accompany the device, which will let users access information like speed, distance, etc. and importantly, offer firmware upgrades.

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20 Comments

  1. sHmoX
    October 19, 2015

    NFC ?, resolution ? 😀

    • Dante
      October 19, 2015

      No nfc , and the resolution of the photos itself is prettt big , i think its fake lel

  2. jauling
    October 19, 2015

    so you squeeze that thing between your knees? great for working your glutes and thighs!

  3. vinu
    October 19, 2015

    plz correct it 60 inch not 6inch mitv3

    • King
      October 19, 2015

      lol

  4. Angry Mobile Nerd
    October 19, 2015

    It’s more so a toy for college yuppies to get around campus who are too cool to walk and too cool to ride a bike. Sometimes the inconvenience of possibly having to carry it around once you get to your destination outweighs the convenience itself.

    For 2000 RMB in China the practical people will just pick up a really nice ebike which goes a lot faster and even has room for two. These will still sell as they do have a niche market, and then there’s a lot of people who buy it, use it for a month, then the cool factor wears off and stop using it. Not to mention your friends also have to buy one otherwise it’s just not fun if only one of you has it.

  5. realjjj
    October 19, 2015

    A lot cheaper than it’s bigger brother, the Ninebot-C but it still feels overpriced Just days ago the Yunbike C1 pedelec launched at the same price (another company Xiaomi’s CEO invested in).
    This thing as a toy is not bad but as a vehicle it’s not there yet,in China anyway.

  6. Guest
    October 19, 2015

    NFC ?, resolution ? 😀

    • Dante
      October 19, 2015

      No nfc , and the resolution of the photos itself is prettt big , i think its fake lel

  7. jauling
    October 19, 2015

    so you squeeze that thing between your knees? great for working your glutes and thighs!

  8. Guest
    October 19, 2015

    plz correct it 60 inch not 6inch mitv3

    • King
      October 19, 2015

      lol

  9. Angry Mobile Nerd
    October 19, 2015

    It’s more so a toy for college yuppies to get around campus who are too cool to walk and too cool to ride a bike. Sometimes the inconvenience of possibly having to carry it around once you get to your destination outweighs the convenience itself.

    For 2000 RMB in China the practical people will just pick up a really nice ebike which goes a lot faster and even has room for two. These will still sell as they do have a niche market, and then there’s a lot of people who buy it, use it for a month, then the cool factor wears off and stop using it. Not to mention your friends also have to buy one otherwise it’s just not fun if only one of you has it.

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    October 19, 2015

    cAN we use this to commute on Main Roads ?!

  11. realjjj
    October 19, 2015

    A lot cheaper than it’s bigger brother, the Ninebot-C but it still feels overpriced Just days ago the Yunbike C1 pedelec launched at the same price (another company Xiaomi’s CEO invested in).
    This thing as a toy is not bad but as a vehicle it’s not there yet,in China anyway.

  12. Guest
    October 19, 2015

    cAN we use this to commute on Main Roads ?!

  13. carlos
    October 19, 2015

    Usain Bolt Run Over compatible

  14. carlos
    October 19, 2015

    Usain Bolt Run Over compatible

  15. February 13, 2016

    I bought one at S$599

  16. xiaomi ninebot
    February 13, 2016

    I bought one at S$599