It has been nearly 15 years since the original Segway came barreling into our lives. Since then, it has done more crashing than soaring through the streets of the United States. The personal transporter has largely been limited to urban areas, finding its niche in the world of tourism. Segway’s price tag is one of the bigger reasons why it’s been unable to gain any traction here in the States.

Insert Xiaomi’s new personal transportation device. At a fraction of the cost, the new Ninebot mini stands to finally break into the North American market with its affordable price tag and compact design…

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