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There are a lot of ways to travel around the city. There is public transport, there is a personal one, but there is a compact one, which you can take with you. One such vehicle is Ninebot Mini Pro. But he has the pluses plus the minuses.
The first acquaintance with the technique, which we kindly gave the store lamobile, as it usually happens, happened in our office. And if we talk about the technology, on which you can ride, it was in the corridor. We all rode on it on a smooth floor, and when the rain ended, went to the street.
It's impossible to say that Ninebot is a vehicle out of the box. It's impossible to just run it and use all its features. You can run it and go on it, but in this case, the speed will be limited to the minimum values, which will only test the performance of the device itself.
In order to gain access to greater speed, it will be necessary to undergo training, which will accelerate up to five kilometers per hour. Training is conducted on the smartphone screen. To do this, you first need to register through a special application, which can be found in the App Store. The training is simple and comes down to viewing the instructions on the screen.
Five kilometers per hour is also not the maximum. After the mileage is more than a kilometer, you can accelerate to 18 km / h. Sensations are pleasant, but there is a feeling that the asphaltic disease is somewhere very close.
We tried to accelerate to the maximum speed, but none of us particularly want to repeat it. When the wheels are perfectly flat, it's still normal, but on the crooked asphalt, it does not look so innocuous.
Battery capacity is about thirty kilometers. I with a weight of about 95 kilograms, when I drove to the house, drove about 9 kilometers, and during this time he sat down about 20%. True part of the way had to carry it by the side, and so the battery sat down more slowly. I have no reason not to believe that he is able to travel 30 kilometers. For people with a weight of 55 kilograms or less, the maximum autonomous run is limited to a distance of 40 kilometers. At the same time, since we started talking about weight, the maximum user weight declared by the manufacturer is 100 kilograms.
The fact that Ninebot Mini Pro sometimes had to carry near to itself, is just the main problem for the operation of this vehicle in the city. The fact that the city is constantly encountered curbs, road repairs, tramways, pits, puddles and the like. You do not pay attention to it when you walk and you can just step over, but some of these obstacles become insurmountable when you go on a similar vehicle. The best thing I understood at that moment was when I had to go through the bus station, where many people and bad asphalt, and then cross the bridge through the railway. In the end, I'm about 200 meters on the ground and the whole bridge was carrying NineBot on me. Then there is entertainment. If you simply raise it, it does not seem so heavy, but if you carry it for a long time, you realize its weight. Moreover, there is not much to take it to make it comfortable to carry.
Among other things, even if the asphalt or tile is flat, they still sometimes have depressions that you can not see, but you have to be ready for them, since this too can destabilize the device very much. Once because of this, I even had to fall very juicy. At the same time Ninebot started to leave me and crashed into one of the parked cars. It's good that without damaging it.
It turns out that for daily travel around the city this is not the most convenient transportation. "Getting to the subway station" is also not the best way, since then Ninebot will have to be carried in hands. To go far is also not an option because of bad roads. But to go for a ride on the Ninebot Mini Pro in the park – this, and the truth, can be very interesting. No wonder that in almost all city parks and on the embankments of the resort towns of Russia there is a rental of such transport. It's there to ride on an even surface, enjoying nature, and really, it's a pleasure.
Do not be scammed at me with the words that I do not know how to ride, that it is not given to me and the like. I'm not talking about the fact that it's impossible, but about the fact that it's not very convenient and there are more convenient ways of traveling around the city, which you can take with you on the subway or bus. I just voiced my opinion.
Returning to the parks, I will tell you more about this device, but first I will dig a little into the dry characteristics. The weight of the design, which I complained of when I said how uncomfortable it is to wear for a long time, is almost 13 kg, and the overall dimensions – 625 mm by 315 mm by 385 mm. For the trunk, the dimensions are quite normal, and putting the Ninebot Mini Pro in almost any trunk is no problem.
The design of the device is very cute. There is some kind of lightness in it. The knee stop is soft and durable. Twice he fell on the asphalt, and nothing happened to him. The support rod is pulled out from the base. There is a special mechanism for this. Wheels are vacuum, and they can be pumped as much as you want. Tires, by the way, are very good and do not really slip on different covers. We tried it on linoleum, tile, wet and dry asphalt. There is a battery indicator on the front, which can not be missed, and, therefore, miss the moment of charging. Even in front are headlights that turn on automatically as soon as the illumination falls below a certain level.
There are also LEDs in the rear part of the lighting fixtures which, with the usual forward movement, are lit by the color that you ask through the application. When braking, they begin to burn red, and when turning the corresponding side begins to flash yellow. Beautiful and is a plus in the security box.
The maximum weight, as I said, is limited to 100 kilograms, but this does not mean that after this Ninebot will fall apart. Personally, I rode on it with a heavy backpack, and there was no problem even with the movement in a fairly steep hill. I can not say what she had a tilt angle, but it is exactly close to the maximum limit of 15 degrees. For confident movement in this case, thanks to 800 watts of power and 70 N · m of torque.
In order to drive the stated kilometers, you will need to fully charge the battery, which, in turn, takes 4 hours from the complete charger with a European plug. The batteries are located at the bottom of the Ninebot, and their capacity is 5700 mAh. The charging connector is hidden under a special cover, which minimizes the risk of water entering the connector.
As for water, Ninebot Mini Pro has a level of dust and water protection IP54. Based on the definition of the standard, this means that it is completely protected from foreign objects, although some dust can get inside without causing any harm. From water protection will only be at the level of spray in any direction. That is, small puddles are not a hindrance, but in heavy rain it is not recommended to ride.
Ninebot Mini Pro has a large number of security systems. They are claimed by the manufacturer, but not all work in practice. For example, the device should stop itself, but, as I said, after my fall, he very vigorously began to hide from the scene. In addition to this function, in terms of security declared protection against falls, notification of malfunctions, black box, recovery from a failure, self-diagnosis when you turn on and monitor the status of the battery. Separately happy that, unlike inexpensive giroskutery, Ninebot himself understands when it is carried and when it goes.
One of the interesting features of Ninebot Mini Pro is the availability of a special application that allows not only to get a lot of information about this vehicle, but also to make some settings, the most interesting of which are the color adjustment of the LEDs built in the back of the base, and Setting the speed limit to set the maximum value above which Ninebot Mini Pro will not be able to accelerate. It is useful if you buy it for your children.
Separately it is worth noting the possibility of remote control of Ninebot Mini Pro through the application. In fact, it's more of a toy. It is not very convenient to use this function in everyday life. For transportation, while you are walking alongside, there is a handle for which it can be rolled. But there is a possibility that any embarrassing movement will strongly tug Ninebot aside. Just the pen is very sensitive. Through the application is easier, but also have to constantly monitor where Ninebot is located, and monitor its movement. To say that the movement is very smooth and good, it is impossible, since when it is not loaded, it simply does not have enough weight to bend forward and normally go. Especially it is felt on uneven asphalt. On an ideally flat surface with moving problems, no!
In the end, we can say that Ninebot Mini Pro is a good thing, but not for every day, but only to go for it on the park, embankment or other similar places with an even surface. Of course, there are exceptions, and perhaps your way to work, university or school is perfectly even, then everything said to you does not apply. But still most of the city – it's curbs, pits and tramways, as it turned out in my case. Ride on the Ninebot Mini Pro is nice, but only while you're driving. When you go with him, it's not all that good either. He is heavy to bear, and control systems are created in the right direction, but they are not perfect.
Based on the above, I would not advise buying Ninebot Mini Pro as a vehicle for every day. If you need to get to the subway, then it's better to use, for example, a scooter. But if you want to purchase it just for fun, then this is an excellent choice. Just do not forget about safety. Either drive more carefully, or use protective equipment. In the end, the two support points are not as stable as three or more. And on all promotional materials people who ride the Ninebot Mini Pro, use bicycle helmets.
How to distinguish a fake
In order not to buy Ninebot Mini Pro, which does not bring joy, it is worth paying attention to simple rules for determining its authenticity:
Ask the seller for the serial number (IMEI) of the mini-segway and check it on the official website ninebot.com
Make sure that Ninebot is not activated! You run the activation yourself, using the application on your smartphone. Activated Ninebot mini Pro are designed for the Chinese market
Battery capacity of the original Ninebot Mini Pro 5700 mAh, there are no other options
Power supply unit with European plug, not Chinese
"Ninebot Mini" Pro "- this is the only correct name! The rest is an attempt to deceive you: SE, AMG, Limit Edition, Europe Edition and other similar variants
This Ninebot Mini Pro has an official one-year warranty on the territory of the Russian Federation, in contrast to counterfeits
Beware of counterfeits! For a free consultation, you can contact the official Ninebot distributor at 8 (495) 003-22-33.
We consider it necessary to clarify that this review is based solely on our feelings from getting to know this device. It so happened that this opinion did not coincide with the opinion of the official representative of Ninebot in Russia (company lamobile.ru). But this does not prevent us from providing information about the monitored products in the light in which we see it. In any case, you can get advice, test the device and make your own opinion about Ninebot mini Pro in the showroom of lamobile. Since 01.08.2017 the price of official representatives has broken through the threshold of 30 000 rubles and, in our opinion, has become the most comfortable for the consumer. Last year, the price was much higher and amounted to about 45,000 rubles.
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