Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Segway is back and coming for hoverboards everywhere

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Six months ago, Segway glided back onto the world stage at CES 2016 with the new hoverboard competitor which, at various times, has been called "Segway" "Ninebot," and the "Ninebot mini." 

But it's now called the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO, or "miniPRO" for short. It's also arriving in the U.S. on June 1, which is, by some measures, months ahead of schedule.

It's also worth noting that the new Segway miniPRO is not the same product as the Ninebot mini, a lower-cost, less-feature-rich self-balancer built solely by Ninebot for the Chinese market.

On pre-order today, the miniPRO is nominally a Segway, a brand and product that was the brainchild of maverick inventor Dean Kamen. Since he unveiled the mobility device that was supposed to change the face of human transportation, the brand and company have changed hands multiple times. Segway/Ninebot is now a subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi.  Read more...

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