Ninebot appears to have officially joined the Xiaomi ecosystem with the announcement of the Ninebot mini. Xiaomi invested in the scooter company last year, which subsequently resulted in Ninebot buying over Segway. The results of that investment are paying off here as the Ninebot mini is supposedly tailored for Mi fans.
The Ninebot mini is a self balancing scooter similar to the Segway. It is capable of reaching speeds of 16 kilometres an hour, and can climb at an incline of 15-degrees. The high capacity battery pack allows it to travel up to 22 kilometres on a single charge.
Transport is simple enough for the Ninebot mini, as the scooter weighs in at 12.8 kilogrammes and can be collapsed to fit into any car boot. Ninebot built the mini out of aerospace-grade magnesium alloy infrastructure to ensure the structural integrity of the scooter.
There are also smartphone controls for the Ninebot mini, which is how it ties into the Xiaomi ecosystem. The Ninebot app acts as a speedometer for the scooter, and is also capable of keeping the user updated with any potential system faults, traffic information, and firmware updates.
The most impressive thing about the Ninebot mini is the RMB 1,999 (about RM1,300) price tag. Which is substantially lower than any other gyroscopic scooter on the market. Ninebot is also selling an optional safety gear set to go with the Ninebot mini for RMB 169 (about RM110).