Segway Ninebot S Hoverboard Review

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Segway Ninebot S

  • 469.99 $
Pros
  • Self-balancing Technology that works like Magic
  • 14 Miles Range
  • Knee-Control & Large Tires
  • Futuristic Design
  • Smooth Riding Experience
Cons
  • Relatively Long Charging Time
  • Not suitable for uneven grounds / off-roading
  • Top Speed: 10 mph
  • Range: 13.7 miles
  • Hill Climbing: 15°
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Payload: 220 lbs
  • Tires: Huge & air-filled

If you are looking for a high-performance yet compact commute, there is no need to look any further than the Segway Ninebot S. This hoverboard is the perfect commute enhancer. Effortlessly glide through the streets with this futuristic looking vehicle and your life will never be the same.

White Segway Ninebot S

The Segway Ninebot S can travel up to roughly 14 miles at full power and top speed. This distance is usually enough for your day-to-day activities. The pneumatic tires that house the motors provide exceptional comfort to the rider. They are air-filled and guarantee a comfy ride, whether on uneven roads or paved surfaces.

This beautifully designed hoverboard also comes with a self-balancing feature that ensures the rider’s safety. A special feature is the kneebar, which proves to have great steering properties. And if it’s you first time riding such a gadget, no need to worry, the beginner mode is a great way to learn how to ride it.

The machine as a whole doesn’t weigh much, and the compact design makes it relatively easy to carry with. The ergonomic design and the LED taillights are some great features that only add to its worth.

Read on for a detailed review of all of the properties of the Segway Ninebot S hoverboard.

Performance – Segway Ninebot S

Top Speed

Segway Ninebot S Lifestyle Photo

The Segway Ninebot S is a power-driven machine, and it houses two 800W dual motors, which are capable of reaching a top speed of 10 miles per hour.

The top speed is adjustable with a mobile app’s help, which means that you can keep your calm while handing it over to your children.

Adjustable speed is also a plus when moving through a crowded area. Top speed is only a matter of choice when it comes to this highly comfortable ride.

Range

The Segway Ninebot S inherits an impressive 310W lithium-ion battery.

As a result, it can travel up to 13.7 miles before giving up.

An average rider can expect a 1 hour and 20 min long drive while traveling at full power and a top speed of 10 mph. Being able to do a 14 mile round trip is a huge plus.

You can lower the power output to increase the maximum traveled distance. That way, what you are losing in top speed, you will gain in distance to be covered.

Hill Climbing

The Segway Ninebot S is a capable hill climber, being able to tackle inclines of up to 15 degrees. It does so most efficiently as long as the rider is not too heavy/does not carry around too much baggage. 

The self-balancing system is a great feature that also helps when riding on an inclined surface. You can lean forward confidently in order to power up the hill without having to worry about drifting to either side.

The bottom line is: Hill climbing is not an easy task for anyone, especially not on foot, but the Segway Ninebot S makes it as easy as one could imagine.

Off-Road Performance

Black Segway Ninebot S

The Segway Ninebot S was not exactly built for off-road driving, but the pneumatic tires can bear the burden of uneven surfaces. These 10.2 inch robust tires driven by 800 Watt dual motors (full power) help the machine traverse uneven surfaces like a pro.

It is, however, recommended that this hoverboard be used on paved surfaces. If you plan to ride for the full 13.6 miles, you should definitely ride on mostly even grounds, which is most energy efficient.

Riding Modes – Segway Ninebot S

The Segway Ninebot S accommodates user safety by offering a beginner mode to the users who are new to the domain. As a result, the whole experience becomes safe and rewarding.

The beginner mode disengages automatically after the hoverboard has traveled over 1 kilometer. This beginner mode offers its users a great chance to get acquainted with their partner in addition to the self-balancing characteristics.

The beginner mode can be re-engaged at any time through the mobile app. That way, if you still lack confidence or if you want to be extra careful, then you can just turn on the beginner mode and drive without worrying at any time.

Safety – Segway Ninebot S

The Segway Ninebot S, with its UL 2272 certification, offers the highest degree of safety against fire and electrical risks.

Segway built this hoverboard around ensuring the safety of the rider. In addition, the self-balancing system is an excellent feature for those who find it difficult to control in the beginning.

The beginner mode coded into the machine helps is another safety measure, as it helps you to get acquainted with the hoverboard. It is disengaged automatically after a 1-kilometer-long drive. However, it can be re-engaged at any time with the help of intelligent mobile app control.

Portability: Weight & Dimensions

Carrying a Segway Ninebot S

The Segway Ninebot S is a highly portable machine with its efficiently lightweight design to offer. It only weighs 28lbs in total and therefore, has been fabricated for maximum convenience and mobility.

You can also use the hollow knee pad as a holding grip for carrying it.

This hoverboard offers some reasonable dimensions, it is just 10″ x 21.5″ in length and width, and the total height, including the kneebar, is 23″.

Smartphone Connectivity

Segway Ninebot S Smartphone Application

The Segway Ninebot S is a highly technological machine that offers mobile app assistance to its users. The mobile app can be used to serve many purposes.

The downloadable app provides an anti-theft feature. It can also be used to control the maximum speed. As a result, ultimately ensuring user safety. The self-diagnosis function, firmware updates, and the remote vehicle control are some great features that can be availed by downloading a mobile app.

Water and Dust Resistance

The Segway Ninebot S comes along with the IP54 waterproofing certification. This allows the machine to traverse in various conditions, ranging from rainstorms to snowfall.

The Hoverboard has a simple yet compact design which means that a bit of maintenance can keep the machine shining and dust-free.

The high build quality and top-notch materials make the whole vehicle extremely durable.

Weight Capacity

As mentioned before, the Segway Ninebot S weighs 28 lbs and that weight is not just for show. This beast can carry a payload of up to 220 pounds without breaking a sweat.

The aviation-grade magnesium alloy base is highly durable and helps make this hoverboard weight-friendly.

Construction – Segway Ninebot S

Wheels

The Segway Ninebot S feels really smooth to ride. This is because of the 10.5-inch air-filled tires. These pneumatic tires bring the whole riding experience to an upper level.

Segway Ninebot S Wheels

The tires are also responsible for absorbing some of the socks that the chassis faces. These soft yet dependable tires make the whole experience extremely comfortable.

Also, their huge size (a) looks amazing and (b) provides maximum traction.

Battery

This hoverboard is equipped with a highly advanced and high-performing Lithium-ion battery. This battery pack is capable of providing a continuous discharge of 1000W. With 100 percent battery charge, the machine can travel up to around 14 miles at full speed.

Segway Ninebot S Battery

The battery management system (BMS) intelligently oversees the battery cells to ensure long battery life and adequate performance. It also prevents any form of damage such as overheating, overcurrent, etc.

The smartphone app can also keep an eye on overcharge, overheating, and any other detailed information about the battery.

Motor

The Segway Ninebot S houses two 800-Watt motors in each of its tires, hence providing a nominal power of 1600W. The high-power lithium-ion battery pack is responsible for supporting these dual motors.

Segway Ninebot S Motors

There are two power modes for these motors, the standard one at which the batteries draw 400 watts each, and the maximum power mode at which the power consumption jumps to 800 Watts.

The smartphone application can be used to control the maximum power mode.

Lights

The Segway Ninebot S has a customizable range of LED lights. These lights ensure excellent visibility under low lighting conditions.

Segway Ninebot S Lights

The Hoverboard comes with four LED light configurations; the turning lights, the diving lights, the braking lights, and the taillights.

The exact lighting patterns are customizable with the help of the smartphone application.


Segway Ninebot S: Review Conclusion

Segway Ninebot S has proved itself to be an excellent accessory to greatly enhance the commute of adults. At the same time, many adults and children also just ride it for fun, as its handling is just excellent.

The powerful 400-Watt dual motors can push you to a top speed of 10 mph, and the lithium-ion battery allows for 13.6 miles of range. Its thick pneumatic tires can easily handle the rough terrain while providing a comfortable ride.

Finally, the auto-balancing feature is absolutely outstanding, and the kneebar is a distinctive feature that greatly helps in steering the machine.

FUN FACTOR
10
SPEED
8
RANGE
10
BUILD QUALITY
9
PORTABILITY
7
SAFETY
10
OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE
7.5
COMPANY REPUTATION
10
PROS
Self-Balancing Tech
Knee Control
14 Miles of Range
Large, Air-Filled Tires
10 mph Top Speed
Aviation grade base material
Customizable color for LEDs
Futuristic Design
CONS
Rather long Charging Time
Not so suitable for Off-Roading

Segway Ninebot S: Full Specifications


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