Segway has a new speaker accessory for its electric scooters that make V8 engine sounds. The Ninebot Engine Speaker is a Bluetooth wireless speaker that attaches to a range of Segway’s personal transport vehicles. Not only can it get noisy with your favorite beats, but it can also cause a commotion as if there is a neighborhood drag race (via Gizmodo).
The engine speaker comes with a mounting system that attaches to Segway / Ninebot electric scooters, GoKarts, electric bikes and even its self-balancing vehicle offering. The speaker then slides directly on and looks like an extra battery pack for the scooter. But actually, the speaker runs on its own 2,200mAh battery that can play for up to 23 hours and is charged via USB-C. The speaker is also rated for IP55 dust and water tightness so it can handle aquaplaning.
The accessory can be found and connected to an active Segway / Ninebot vehicle when in pairing mode and can then be switched to different engine modes: single-cylinder, two-cylinder, V8 and V12. The speaker will sync with the accelerator and rumble as you drive around, start and idle. It could itch for internal combustion engine fans to disturb the peace, but at least there are no emissions.
The Ninebot Engine speaker is also a great match for Segway’s new Super Scooter GT series, which can drive 0-30 mph in as fast as 3.9 seconds and can run as fast as 43.5 mph. The obvious risk of personal injury from driving the new powerful scooters certainly required an audible safety solution in the Ninebot Engine Speaker – and that safety costs $ 149.99.