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(Pocket-lint) - Electric scooters are big news, in case you hadn't heard - whether you live somewhere that's slowly trying them out, or in a tourist city that's been used to them for years, they're increasingly one of the most popular new ways to get around conveniently.

Some of the most unique options out there are made by Segway - yes, that Segway, and its balance-based tech is still at the heart of matters. Some of its Ninebot scooters are a bit like shrunken-down original Segways, and are really comfortable and easy to ride.

They're also heavily discounted for today only as part of Amazon's Prime Day sale, letting you save hundreds of dollars. 

First up, you can grab the E45 Scooter for $599.99, instead of the full price of $799.99, saving you 25 percent or $200. It's a great little scooter that's easily foldable and comes with a range of superb features.

It's easy to ride, and the scale of discount being applied makes it really competitively priced while this deal lasts.

Alternatively, if you want something a little more interesting to look at, with a few extra features, you could go for the Ninebot S-Plus, which is down to $599.00 from $849.00, a $250 cut. This is a slightly crazier ride in every way.

You step onto it and ride around more like a hoverboard than other e-scooters, while waterproofing also means that it's fine for use in all weathers.

It also has a range of 22 miles, and can tackle a decent grade of hill, up to an incline of 15 degrees. Riding it, you'll feel a bit like you're using tech from the future while you zip past people walking around, which is a feeling that's hard to bottle. 

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    Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Editing by Adrian Willings.