Well I’ve owned the Citybug 2 for a year and loved it so much that I bought a second CityBug 2 for when I travel. It is a backup transportation device in the trunk of my car. I have not updated the site lately but thought it was time to write about the Citybug 2 from Brookstone. So far it has been a life saver. Earlier in the year my car had a bad battery and I needed my USB jumper battery pack which I left at home, with the CityBug 2 in the trunk, I whisked 3 miles back home and back to jump my car in shorter time than it would of took AAA to arrive to jump my car. Without the CityBug 2 , I probably would of walked or had to call AAA.
On top of this, these things just rock in the city , whether it is downtown Los Angeles, New York , Boston or San Francisco, these things cannot be beat. With these devices, there is never a need to worry about parking and you can bring them into buildings and public transportation (trains/bus) no problem. I even added U-locks to both my Citybug 2’s and have had no problems leaving them locked at bicycle racks. The downside, they are not allowed on planes and will have to be shipped to your location for use .
Overall I am very impressed with these personal electric transportation devices. The convenience of these machines cannot be beat. Range wise, it goes about 11 miles before it needs a charge, charge time is about 1 hour 45 minutes from completely drained to full. It goes about 12 mph and whisked my 140 pound frame up hills easily. It also folds and unfolds in seconds (one lever) which is a huge advantage over other electric scooter models. So far it has proved to be very durable, there is a plastic piece which covers the bottom portion of the handle bar which came undone (it is glued on from the factory), but besides that this machine has been very reliable. I have ridden it in rain and even in 100 degree weather.
Overall I can not recommend the CityBug 2 from Brookstone enough, if you need something to transport you around, definitely give the CityBug 2 a try