Archive for December, 2016
We offer the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO in twice as many colours as Henry Ford offered the Model T automobile. Thats right, a century ago Mr Ford famously said…
“Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.”
…but today you can have your Segway miniPRO in either Black or in White. Both colours are in stock now.
Or how about one of each at our 1+1 = twice the fun special price? Call 0800 2 SEGWAY for details.
Here’s a great new video (1:48 mins) from Segway, Inc. that shows off current and new products you’ll be able to buy from Segway New Zealand in 2017:
Santa arrived early at Segway New Zealand this morning. He delivered our latest shipment of Ninebot by Segway miniPROs just in time for Christmas!
The Segway miniPRO is the Xmas present you’ll still be enjoying a year from now, long after toys like hoverboards are broken and discarded.
The Segway miniPRO is a serious ride. On one foot it provides fun, personal transportation. On the other foot, you’ll be impressed with just how capable this productivity tool can be in commercial deployments. In fact, Santa told us today that he has decided to turn loose his eight reindeer and replace them with miniPROs. He says he’s done the maths and is pretty sure a team of miniPROs will tow his slay around the world faster, and of course they will cost less to feed. Improving Santa’s efficiencies will lead to all the good boys and girls receiving more presents next year.
Be quick, call 0800 2 SEGWAY today, ask about our Christmas Special Offer and get a Segway miniPRO under the tree before Sunday.
We’ll be launching our brand new website in January 2017, and announcing new Segway products.
On brand our new website you can:
- Buy Segway Personal Transporters (PTs). We offer the complete Segway i2 SE and Segway x2 range, including golf, commuter and commercial cargo configurations as well as the specialised Segway Patroller models.
- Buy Segway miniPROs for personal and commercial applications.
- Buy genuine Segway Accessories & Parts, and a selection of quality accessories we’ve curated from around the world.
- Contact our authorised Dealers located nationwide.
- Learn how New Zealanders are deploying Segway PTs and Segway miniPROs for business, personal and mobility uses. View more than 10 years of Case Studies illustrating specific applications where Kiwis have deployed Segway’s self-balancing products to create incredible solutions that really work, solve productivity problems, and are fun to use.
- Book one of our world-famous Segway Corporate/Group Entertainment & Team Building activities.
- Hire Segway PTs and Segway miniPROs by the day or week for Event Management, Advertising & Promotions, Security & Public Safety deployments, Film & Television (hire pristine units for in-shot use; hands-free/Steadicam-ready units for camera use; standard or cargo configurations for on-set productivity), and for all kinds of Personal needs (yes – of course you can hire one just for fun; for getting around while visiting New Zealand on holiday; for better mobility during injury or illness; and so much more).
- Find all of the authorised Segway Tour and Segway Fun Ride sites around New Zealand
- Access free Technical Support, download User Manuals and watch Safety Videos.
Segway, Inc. is launching new products at the US Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 5-8 January 2017. Just we were one of the first 5 countries in the world selling the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO you’ll be able to buy the upcoming products here in New Zealand from early next year.
The new Ninebot by Segway ONE S1 will be the only electric unicycle for sale in New Zealand that meets UL 2272 electrical safety certification. Riders with a nimble skill set, combined with a fearless mindset, can learn to ride in about an hour, according to Brian Buccella, Vice-president of marketing and product development at Segway. It may take take others longer to become proficient. According to Segway’s website that is previewing the product now:
The One S1 is not for everyone. It’s for unique riders who are bold and love a challenge, who look to try new things, be different and turn heads. ARE YOU ONE?
Later in the year we hope yo be amongst the first in the world to offer the Segway Advanced Robot. Designed for educational, workplace and home use, both Developer and Consumer releases are scheduled for 2017. We encourage schools and universities as well as individuals to contact us now to be first in line to get to ‘play’ with this incredible new platform that’s open and extensible by you.
For educational and commercial enterprises in need of bigger, more powerful robots check out the range of Segway Robotic Mobility Platforms (RMPs) that come in a variety of two-wheeled dynamically balanced versions, as well as three-wheeeled and powerful four-wheeled statically balanced configurations.
UPDATED: 14 December 2016
Diagnostics and repairs of a Segway Personal Transporter are conducted using a software package called Remote Service Tool (RST) in conjunction with a hardware device called SegLink. The SegLink can communicate with Segway SE and Gen 2 platforms via both wireless and wired connections. Service sessions require a real-time connection over the internet to Segway HQ. This is a secure system designed to maintain the integrity of Segway’s intellectual property, and ensure the safety of Segway’s products (and therefore the people who ride them).
Due to a temporary technical issue at Segway HQ in USA we’re unable to offer RST-level service sessions in New Zealand for up to the next three days (13-16 December 2016). Our InfoKey Programming Tool will not be able to create new Segway InfoKeys during this outage. Upgrading software and extracting logs on first generation HT/XT/GT platorms using SART is not possible. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, even though the cause is outside of our control (the only previous instance of an outage was due to a major weather event in 2011).
UPDATE: 14 December 2016 – all of our services returned to normal operation last night. Downtime was less than two days.
With only a few business days remaining until Christmas we urge all Segway PT owners who would like to purchase a replacement InfoKey, or who have a PT that requires RST-level repairs, to contact us immediately so we can do our best to meet your needs before the Great Kiwi Summer holiday period begins. Also we will be offering service on many of the days during the Christmas and New Year break, with priority offered to our valued commercial and mobility users .
Due to overseas travel neither RST service nor InfoKey programming will be available at our Auckland workshop between 15-31 January 2017. As always, we have arrangements in place to dispatch essential parts such as Lithium battery packs, wheels and tyres to customers during this period.
Due to trade show exhibition and annual national sales trip commitments no RST service will be available at our Auckland workshop between from 13 until late-February 2017. We will be travelling the length and breadth of New Zealand during this period, and bringing our mobile RST set-up with us. So we’ll we will be able to call in and personally visit customers as far south as Dunedin – please be in touch if you’d like to see us. We will be carrying stocks of accessories and parts so we can inspect, service and perform on-site maintenance/repairs. This is a great opportunity for both individual and fleet owners to have their Segway PTs checked over.
AND AS ALWAYS…
…Free technical assistance is always available by calling 0800 2 SEGWAY. You’ll be able to reach us throughout the summer period 7 days per week, including on most Public Holidays.
We currently have excellent stocks of genuine Segway Accessories, so if you’re looking for a Christmas present this is a great time to order everything you’ve ever wanted!
Segway On Q have announced they are now a Qualmark ‘Endorsed Visitor Activity.’
Queenstown’s guided Segway Tour business achieved accreditation last week.
Visitors to top holiday hotspot Whitianga (Coromandel, New Zealand) can now take guided Segway Tours along Buffalo Beach to enjoy the majestic views of Mercury Bay.
Waterfront Segway Tours has launched offerings families, couples and groups up to 6 people a great new activity to enjoy when visiting this beautiful beachside town.
Tours are open to the public now. Tours set off from the luxury Waterfront Apartments (2 Buffalo Beach Road). Bookings can be made by visiting the Office or by calling 07 869 5994
Your journey proceeds gently along the wide, paved shared pathway that meanders along the beachfront. As you ride under the palm trees enjoy uninterrupted views from the seashore all the way out into the beautiful bay that is dotted with islands, and extending on out forever to the horizon line of the Pacific ocean.
During your 40 minute excursion you’ll learn about the fascinating history of this small town, the origin of the name Buffalo Beach, find out why Captain James Cook dropped anchor here in 1769, and much more. Tours are priced to be very attractive to families, and depart on the hour on fine days.
Enquiries and bookings: 027 203 4684 (bookings now open)
Location: call into the Office at Waterfront Apartments, 2 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga
Website: www.waterfrontsegwaytours.kiwi (launching soon)