Il eco-sustainable transport is getting more and more foot and the Xiaomi electric paddle called M365, well made and easy to drive, is ideal for small urban journeys but also for pure entertainment, giving us adults the idea of returning a little children but always with a pinch of good and healthy technology.
We start with the very large sales package that is very voluminous, made of a cartonboard often to protect the product, depicting the design of the paddle on the long sides of the box, while on one side there is a label showing the technical information of the product.
Once the package is opened we will find it on the inner tab instructions for assembling the electric paddlewhile inside there will also be a User Manual the Chinese language with useful directions for use, a battery chargers whose nominal power is 71W and 2A output with Chinese connection, so you have to have a European plug adapter, and finally some sort of extension for wheel inflation.
The Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter is practically already mounted with the exception of the handlebars that will have to be assembled on the rod simply using 4 Allen screws with the relative supplied key, after which it was immediately operational for a secured fun.
Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter is made of aluminum alloy which will allow it to be total weight of 12,5 Kg solid and robust but at the same time lightweight for overall portability, as it is you can fold it back acting on the handle that unlocks the handlebar rod which will then be fixed to the pin located on the rear mudguard by means of the hook on the bell. The dimensions are 108 x 43 x 114 cm while they are of 108 x 43 x 49 cm when the paddle is folded on itself. Robustness guarantees a maximum supported weight of 100 Kg, an however, any limit can be exceeded since I'm not a featherweight but I could still benefit from the monopatt.
One of the unlocking levers is made of plastic and with time it may be worn out, but just be careful not to incur unpleasant surprises. There is also a comfortable one mini stand, too made of metal, which will not let the paddle fall when unused. The wheels from 8,5 inches are inflated to the air and are rigid at the right point and although there are no traditional dampers the same they can cushion the discrepancies of the ground, although certainly we can not go on dirt roads.
On the front there is a small lighthouse in white light which is effective but at the same time is not manageable, however, being well balanced with the Constant bandwidth and powerful enough directed downwards. The lighthouse is inserted in the central part of the handlebar where there is also a display with 4 LED and the multifunction button: When the Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter is off it will be enough briefly press the switch button to start the paddle while when it is lit it will be necessary to press the button for two seconds to turn off. After you have started the paddle, pressing the button briefly will take place turn the headlight on / off, but if you press the button twice briefly we will switch from standard mode to power saving mode, which will only limit the speed to 18 Km / h, useful when we do not need power as on pebble roads or on sidewalks frequented by passers-by.
On the rear wheel mudguard is the stop light flashing each time we operate the brake lever, ideal for road safety. On the handlebars, on the left, we find one classic bell which emits the classic sound of bicycles, which, in turn, is comfortable to reach with the thumb. On the right hand there is the accelerator lever which will be operated with the thumb and that it satisfies the pace of the acceleration of the paddle. The monopac is IP54 certified against dust and splashes therefore it is not advisable to use it on rainy days as it is not recommended to travel deep water puddles more than 2 cm.
Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter is very comfortable to use and is very stable, in conjunction with good quality construction, the right height of the handlebar as well as to very low center of gravity so when we stop, we immediately have our feet on the ground. In a short time you take the right confidence with the vehicle a lot ago you can also face the narrower curves, bearing in mind that to start, you will need to hit and then press the throttle lever. The braking is fast and safe guaranteed by 'E-ABS of the front wheel and from rear disc brake which in pairs allow to braking against the obstacle at a distance of about 4 meters. The stresses from the asphalt do not create any disadvantages to driving thanks to the good grip offered by the two handlebars knobs which ensure a firm grip. The two wheels ensure maximum comfort allowing also go for road surfaces not quite as smooth as pavè. La footboard is large enough, not so wide but even after long journeys the guide is comfortable.
The power delivered by the Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter will allow you to even climb upwards with a slope not too high (10 / 15 ° at most). It is possible to reach 25 Km / h speed in normal use or 18 Km / h in power saving mode (variables based on the weight of the driver and the type of route traveled), all run by a engine with maximum torque of 16 Nm contained in the front wheel, nominal power of 250W and maximum power of 500W. If I really have to find a fault I find that it is not easy to anchor with a chain or padlock the monopattino so as to leave it unattended for example when we want to take a break for a cafe entering a bar, which is easily subjected to taccheggio visto the lack of a protection mechanism.
The autonomy is guaranteed for approximately 30 Km according to the driving mode and use of the paddle, and in approximately 5 hours you can fully recharge the supplied battery inserting the charging cable on the right side of the lower part of the scooter opening the small silicone plug. The battery type 18650 Li-Ion unit with ability of 280 Wh and is contained just below the platform of the electric paddle so as to keep the center of gravity low. Also the system is adopted battery management (BMS), ie an electronic system that manages the rechargeable battery for example by protecting the battery from the outside, monitoring its status, calculating secondary data, reporting such data, checking its environment etc .. with well 6 protection features such as short circuit or overload. To check the battery charge status, if we do not have our smartphone at hand, there are 4 LED on the display on the handlebar that in 25% steps show us the remaining amount of energy, while the Standard power consumption is 1,1kWh every 100 Km.
To check the statistics for autonomy, distance traveled, usage habits, etc .. we will use the 'application for smartphones that through Bluetooth technology will mate with the Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter. The application used may or is already in use if you own a Ninebot or directly with Mi Home. From both applications we can monitor instantaneous speed but it is also possible to deactivate the cruise control. In practice, the cruise control allows you to hold the accelerator lever down for about 5 seconds to store the speed you are traveling so that we can continue our race without holding the thumb on the accelerator. By pressing the brake lever or the throttle lever, the cruise control will be temporarily deactivated. Always from the application you can set the kinetic energy recovery level, which converts kinetic energy into electricity by recharging the battery to a minimum during braking or deceleration. Finally, you can set a password for Bluetooth so that other people can not cause annoyance to our monopacity.
In conclusion, the Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter performs its task perfectly. It is comfortable and easy to ride relying on a powerful and safe braking. Good acceleration also allows you to walk slopes. Comfortable is portability as it is you can fold easily in just 3 seconds and the battery's autonomy guarantees ample distance. Definitely it turns out a 'an excellent ecological alternative bike, but also for cars and motorcycles for both small urban shifts and simple outdoor walks the Italian laws at the moment they are quite obscure by not finding a precise legal placement for this type of vehicle. The price is really competitive compared to the models proposed by the competition that we can find in the big chains of electronics stores revealing again Gearbest.com the best online store to contact.
The Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter monopath has everything you need to be a great ecological alternative to urban shifting. Comfortable, easy to drive, safe and great autonomy. Great especially for the fun that it gives, resulting in a best buy in its category.
- EASY TO USE
- PORTABILITY '
- IMPERMEABILITY LOSS
- LACK OF AN ANTI-FIOR FAILURE
- DIAGNOSTIC INSERT OF CHAIN OR HOLE
- LACK OF A SUPPORT FOR SMARTPHONE