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Remember two decades ago, when the world was a-quiver with anticipation over the mysterious yet-to-be-revealed transportation device known as "the Segway?" Steve Jobs said it would be "as big a deal as the PC;" venture capitalist billionaire John Doerr said it could wind up being more important to society than the Internet. Then it turned out to be a two-wheeled electric scooter with a broomstick handlebar, the president fell off one, and people laughed it off as a joke.
Well, the joke's on them now, because that first Segway has since spawned legions of successors and copycats. Here in 2020, electric scooters of all shapes and sizes have become commonplace means of getting around. Some look like crosses between Segways of yore and the Razor scooters of your youth; others have taken Dean Kamen's original idea and improved on it in all sorts of ways. Regardless, there's a great way to zip around under battery power for just about everyone nowadays — and you can find a ton of deals on these electric scooters on Prime Day.
$489.99 $339.90 (30% off)
Unlike the original Segway, this newer model leaves your hands free; you steer with your knees. Once you master it (and it doesn't take long), you'll be zipping around at 10 mph for 13 miles or more at a time.
$799.00 $298.00 (63% off)
One of the best electric scooter deals of Prime Day isn't even on Amazon — it's at Walmart. This refurbished-but-nearly-perfect Bird scooter is exactly what many of us need for the daily commute.
$749.99 $599.99 (Save 20% at checkout)
Just kick off with your foot and you'll be commuting in style with this scooter, thanks to a 250-watt motor that can push you along at 12 mph. Plus, it folds up, and is light enough to carry with ease.
$589.00 $471.00 (Save 20% at checkout)
It may not be the sexiest scooter, but 15 miles of range and a 15-mph top speed mean this puppy has what it takes to get you around.
$299.99 $249.99 (17% off at checkout)
The savings might not be huge, but when the scooter starts at such a nice price to begin with, that's not such a big deal.
$769.99 $615.99 (20% off at checkout)
That big battery means this Segway Ninebot scooter can hit a stunning 19 miles per hour and travel up to 28 miles on a charge, even with more than 200 pounds aboard.
$378.99 $303.19 (20% off at checkout)
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