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Take a ride on the Xiaomi Ninebot MiniIn Beijing, CNET's Aloysius Low takes a spin on Xiaomi's affordable personal transporter.
[MUSIC] This is Aloysius from CNET, and I'm here in Beijing to take [UNKNOWN] Mini Personal Transporter out for a spin. Priced at 1,999 yuan, that's about $315. The [UNKNOWN] Mini is basically a cut-down Segway that weighs 28 pounds and is only 23 inches high. The transporter goes on sale on November 10th, but only in China for now. The mini has a range of 13.5 miles, a top speed of 10 miles per hour and comes in two colors, white or black. Unlike Segway's, the Ninebot mini has no handles but it has similar controls. Lean forward to accelerate and lean backward to reverse To turn, simply nudge the middle of the control stick in the direction you want to go. You can even spin in a circle on a spot if you like. Other features include the ability to remote control the [UNKNOWN] Bot Mini with your phone. So this smartphone control is disabled with the Mini detects someone stepping on it. Tommy [UNKNOWN] will learn to ride the [UNKNOWN] Bot Mini in about three minutes, in which I found this to be true. To start, simply place one foot on the board then the other and lean forward to zoom away. After the first minute or so you'll find your body quickly adjusting to just how easy it is to ride the Ninebot Mini. From Beijing I'm Aloysius for CNet and this is the Xiaomi Ninebot Mini. [MUSIC]