If you're anything like us, odds are good you may be facing down the barrel of a commuting dilemma these days. Someday soon, you might need to start going back to the office, or seeing friends, or running errands that are just a little farther than you'd like to travel on foot — but you have little desire to roll the dice on public transit, and if you have a car, using it to drive such a piddling distance seems like a waste. You need something faster than your feet, but more efficient than a four-wheeled motor vehicle.
This, of course, is where many times we've recommended you snap up a good e-bike for your mobility needs, and there's nothing wrong with them. But if you'd rather have something a little more compact, how about an electric kick scooter? Specifically, Segway's Ninebot KickScooter Air T15, which is currently on sale for $150 off the usual price on the brand's website?
The Ninebot KickScooter Air T15 weighs in at just 23.2 pounds, and folds in half when not in use to be less than nine inches tall, making it easy to slip out of sight in your apartment. Snap it into riding mode and push off with your foot, and the electric motor will carry you up to and along at speeds of up to 12.4 miles per hour for nearly 10 miles, even if you have to grind your way up slopes as steep as 15 degrees.
It'll charge back up in four hours, too, thus making sure that — so long as you're within the weight restrictions of between 66 and 220 pounds — you'll have an easy ride home, too. And LED headlamps and tail lights mean you don't need to worry about riding after dark, either.
Normally, this sleek l'il kick scooter would run you $750, but until September 30th, Segway is offering the Air T15 for $150 off the usual price — just $600. Considering it'll keep you enjoying the open air and off the bus or subway well after COVID-19 is a thing of the past, we'd say it's well worth the investment.