SOURCE: Segway Inc.

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December 23, 2015 10:58 ET

Segway Launches Ninebot by Segway miniPRO, a Revolutionary Hands-Free Personal Transporter

miniPRO to be Showcased at CES 2016 and Exclusively Distributed in the U.S. by ESI

BEDFORD, NH--(Marketwired - December 23, 2015) - Today, Segway Inc. (Segway), the world's leading provider of electric personal transportation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ninebot Limited (Ninebot), launched its Ninebot by Segway miniPRO in the U.S. The miniPRO will be exclusively distributed by E&S International Enterprises, Inc. (ESI). See it in action at CES 2016 in ESI Booth #14423 or Segway Booth #72145.

"Segway is well-known for the quality of its products. We're pleased to be exclusively distributing the miniPRO in the U.S, as well as throughout North America, and delivering consumers performance, safety, features and fun -- all at a great price point," said Farshad Asherian, President, ESI. "We expect the miniPRO to take the market by storm."

 "This announcement represents Segway's very first product launch since the strategic combination of Ninebot and Segway," said Rod Keller, President, Segway. "We're excited to bring to market a quality, compact, hands-free product that's fun, functional, affordable and squarely targeted at consumers."

miniPRO Product Specifications

The miniPRO is truly personal transportation. Designed with the U.S. consumer in mind, the miniPRO features a powerful, high-performance lithium-ion battery for sustainable power (up to 19 miles on a single charge with a top-speed of 11 mph). The aircraft-grade magnesium alloy frame easily accommodates riders up to 220 pounds and is compact enough to fit into any vehicle.

The miniPRO was developed with patented, advanced self-balancing technology that has been perfected over 10+ years. The on-board computer reads the rider's movements at over 200 times per second via complex algorithms, sensors and processors. Fifteen safety controls monitor the smart technology to progressively learn the user's riding habits and 10.5" wheels ensure an ultra-smooth ride. In addition, riders may download the Ninebot by Segway App to monitor speed, enable a tamper-proof alarm, view dashboard data, customize lighting controls and even remotely operate an unmanned unit. 

Availability

The miniPRO will begin shipping in February 2016. For complete specifications, please visit www.segwayminipro.com (note - currently password protected, ESI to advise). Retailers interested in more information or in selling the miniPRO may contact ESI at info@segwayminipro.com.

About Ninebot Limited & Segway Inc.

Ninebot is a privately held company. In April 2015, Ninebot strategically merged with Segway, headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire. The combined company focuses on the development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of short-distance transportation products. The ultimate goal is to promote the evolution of our products to become the world's leading provider of mobile robotics solutions. Segway boasts an international distribution network of more than 250 retail points in 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.segway.com and www.ninebot.com.

About ESI

Established in 1980, ESI is a privately-held consumer products distributor headquartered in Van Nuys, California. ESI has 12 distribution centers in North America that represent over 3 million square feet of warehousing space. The company provides a variety of consumer products to many major retailers in North America. In recent years, ESI's capabilities have broadened to include licensing of several major consumer electronics brands. For more information, please visit www.esintl.com.

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