While we’ve all seen skates before, I don’t think anyone’s seen anything like this. Xiaomi has gone and unveiled the latest Ninebot product, the Mijia Self Balancing e-Skates. I don’t think I can understate how awesome this looks, it’s got an almost futuristic feel to it. Ninebot’s mastery of self balancing boards and segways have given us this pretty cool pair of skates. So, let’s take a closer look at the brand new Mijia Self Balancing e-Skates.
First off, let’s take a close look at some of the thing’s specifications. Each balance wheel weighs about 2.6kg, which isn’t too bad. The chassis is a one-piece die-cast magnesium alloy that weighs in at 354g. Xiaomi and Ninebot tout it is being lightweight and very strong, so hopefully it holds up well overtime. Unfortunately, it only supports people of up to 80KGs, so there’s a chance some won’t get to experience it.
Each balance wheel has six high-powered 18,650 batteries and can last up to 80 minutes. There’s an intelligent BMS battery management system on board that helps distributes the load in a low battery state, effectively protecting the battery. Ninebot also says you should only use these on flat and dry ground, if that weren’t already obvious enough.
Ninebot claims that all their 20 years of experience have come together to make the Mijia Self Balancing e-Skates. They’re supposedly just as complex as car, only shrunked down to the size of a shoe. In fact, that’s something they keep bringing up, so it’s clear they’re proud of it. In terms of pricing, the Mijia Self Balancing e-Skates go for 999 yuan and will go one sale on the 18th on June.
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