Segway Rolls Out the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO, a Self-Balancing Personal Transporter, Available Exclusively on Amazon June 1
“The miniPRO is incredibly fun and carefully designed to provide riders with an experience unlike any other two-wheel ride on the market,” said Brian Buccella, VP of Marketing and Business Development. “Built with the most advanced balancing technology, the miniPRO glides automatically, based on the rider’s movements, providing the most stable, hands-free ride imaginable,” added Buccella. “Additionally, the miniPRO recently earned UL’s coveted 2272 safety certification, which was very important to us, given our renowned reputation for product quality and rider safety.”
The miniPRO is exclusively available on Amazon beginning today, June 1, 2016. For complete specifications, please visit www.segwayminipro.com.
We’re happy to welcome 9bot Store, our first Ninebot exclusive U.S. Distributor, to Segway’s worldwide network. Customers may visit the online store at http://9bot-store.com/ to purchase the complete line of Ninebot personal transporters and accessories. As an Authorized Distributor, 9bot Store carries only legally imported products, many UL certified, that offer a warranty.
“9bot Store recently joined our team and immediately hit the ground running,” said Mark Render, Vice President – Sales, Segway Inc. “They’ve done a great job positioning and marketing Ninebot products for the U.S. market and we support them one hundred percent.”
“The entire Ninebot product line features advanced technology, extensive features and an amazing fun factor,” said Alexey Khripunov, Director of Business Development, 9bot Store. “We’re proud to bring authentic, high-quality, affordable personal transporters to the United States’ market.”
Editor’s note: This post was edited on 6/10/16
Bjorn first heard about the Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) shortly after it was launched. The popular tech sites, feber.se and engadget.com, had posted stories on Dean Kamen, the PT’s inventor, as well as the product’s features and benefits. Finally in 2009, Bjorn had an opportunity to ride one at Sweden’s largest tourism tradeshow.
“The PT was so easy to ride! After trying it, I couldn’t stop thinking about riding again and possibly owning one. I was interested in commuting to my job, using my car less and reducing my carbon foot print.”
Finally, in October 2010, the PT was classified by Sweden as a bicycle. It was now legal to ride on public roads and sidewalks. Bjorn purchased a PT that same year. He added, “I commute to work, which is about 10 kilometers each way and I always get there with a smile on my face.”
Bjorn works at a large campsite that’s visited by families and lots of children, He shares, “I often ride my PT around camp, which is a large property. I get around quickly and the PT helps me to be more visible. The extra height it provides ensures that I can see children playing and riding their bikes — and they can see me. At camp, it’s all about having fun while being safe.”
The most entertaining aspect of being a PT owner is having people envy your ride. Bjorn shares, “When I first purchased my PT, my family and friends thought it was an expensive investment. I disagreed and conveyed that I was excited to leave my car at home, save on fuel, not have to hunt for a parking space and so much more. Now, they see how much fun I have and how happy I am. They want to ride my PT — and they never want to get off!”