Cranium Posted November 11, 2015 Share Posted November 11, 2015 Ninebot has announced their mini which is not an electric unicycle but I figured I would bring it up anyhow. http://www.ninebot.com/ninebot/ninebot-mini/index.html I did a search to buy one (potentially for my son in college) instead of the Ninebot One E+ that I just bought because I like it too much and don't want to give it to him. lol. I'm thinking that the mini may be better with a backpack of books and laptop than the EU. I also like that it has 10" wheels rather than the smaller scooter wheels the others have and I like the steering as well because it simplifies the construction of the unit. But I would like to hear what others think about this as well. I would get whichever would be better for him getting around on campus. The confusion I have is with the other company Xiaomi. They are apparently investors in development of this with Ninebot but it appears they have their own version that I stumbled across on Alibaba. I was about to order one today (11.11 sale has it at $480 shipped) but then noticed differences. In the press releases, it seems they are one in the same but just different names (same motor power, battery, distance rating, etc) but the Xiaomi device doesn't appear to have an adjustable leg rod. I also didn't see Bluetooth remote control capabilities noted in the descriptions. So to me, the press has it all wrong. They are two distinctly separate products with similarities but with the Ninebot mini being an upscale version with some unique additions. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Xiaomi-Ninebot-Self-balancing-Scooter-mini-Car-Two-Unicycle-Wheels-700W-16km-h-22km-Long-Mileage/32505217409.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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