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Friday, 5 February 2016

Stars of 2016

It has been two months since we said goodbye to 2015. We looked back to 2015 with much fondness as it was a year where many top electric unicycle brands launched their products.

The sales of electric unicycle was dominated by Ninebot E+ last year. They had successfully dethroned Airwheel as the best selling electric unicycle in the world, who held that title for two years between 2013 and 2014. However, Ninebot fail to build on its momentum to consolidate its leadership position. The light that is shinning on NineBot is sort of blemish with the constant delay of the release of Ninebot P, which was originally scheduled to be available in November last year. From what we understood from the sources of the industry, there was a power cut issue that couldn't be resolved and that is causing the delay to the much anticipated product.  The product is not expected to be on the shores of Singapore till March / April. We are also speculating that Ninebot's attention was drawn away by launch of Ninebot Mini Pro, which became the main focus of the company due to the ease of use for potential buyers. 

Looking at other manufacturers, GotWay MCM4 was launched with lots of fanfare but the anticipation was met with disappointment from its fans due to the quality of its finish. IPS Zero promises to wow its audience with its lightweight and futuristic design only for it to be sidelined with huge QCs issues with the wheel. IPS Lhotz is a pretty good 16 inch wheel but its lack of a handle is bothering many potential buyers. KS14C nails it with its 800W machine, though many are complaining its ugly looks. Airwheel tried to merge Segway and unicycle with its A3 but fails to win back market share for the once darling of the industry. Inmotion V5 threatens to blast the competition away in the looks category and we foresee it is going to do well going into 2016 despite its lack of speed. 

Gotway MCM4 colour LED lights

While 2015 has been an exciting year for the electric unicycles, we believe 2016 is going to be even more exciting.  Many of the avid fans are awaiting the launch of KS16A. The product received rave reviews during its exhibition in CES 2016 in January. The product managed to address many issues faced by wheelers today. Some of the common issues are
  • Lack of battery to last the distance
  • Lack of a handle bar
  • Pedals constantly scrapping the floor
  • Uncomfortable paddings on the wheel
  • Lack of interesting and programmable APP
  • Anti slip pedals
  • Unstable ride experience
While its too early to put all our bets into KS16A, the signs are ominous based on an initial test ride of the prototype in November 2015. It does feel stable and comfortable with the prototype even though the integrated handle bar wasn't ready then. We can only look forward to the launch of KS16A later this month to find out if they really deliver on their promise.

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You can also go to the following resellers to try out the unicycle.

1. Urban Prints (Urban Unicycle) – For all models

1 Rochor Canal Road. #B1-05,
Sim Lim Square (Entrance of Basement Car park)
Singapore 188504

Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

Phone: (65) 63387558 / (65) 96940660

2. Falcon PEV – For Inmotion V3 & Airwheel X3

160 Paya Lebar Road. #04-02,
Orion Building
Singapore 409022

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday : Closed

Phone: (65) 6745 7882

3. TOYTAG @ HARBOURFRONT – For Inmotion V3

1 Maritime Square. #03-58,
Harbourfront Centre
Singapore 099253

Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Phone: (65) 6276 7268

You can also get in touch with our Wheelies Mobility Evangelist too!
North East – Edmund (65) 9297 5754
North – Bear (65) 9682 4211
East – Thomas (65) 9694 0660
West – Robin (65) 9100 0190

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