* There are many fake Xiaomi Mi scooters out there.
Please buy your scooter from a reputable company.
SO WHAT MAKES THE XIAOMI SCOOTERS SO DARN GOOD?
Made by Chinese tech giant Xiaomi (pronounced "show-er-me"), the Essential, 1S and Pro 2 all stem from the award-winning M365. They have a simple folding design, long ranges and low weights. The scooters also boast cruise control, E-ABS braking, pneumatic tyres, lights and a phone app. Review site Techadvisor.co.uk said of the original M365, "it's fast, smooth, almost entirely silent, with a battery that just keeps on going..."
THEN WHAT MAKES THE NINEBOT-SEGWAY SCOOTER SO GOOD?
Founded in America in 1999, Segway is a better-known brand, and its ES2 scooter is similar to the Xiaomi 1S in many ways: it has a simple folding design, 25 km/h top-speed, low weight and phone app, but has shock absorbers instead of pneumatic tyres and a lower range (which can be boosted by a second battery). The main physical differences are that the ES2's battery is stored in the stem and there are no external wires.