Mini Micro Vs iScoot Whizz
The iscoot’s handlebar height has 3 different height setting from 55cm to 69cmThe mini micro’s ranges from 49cm to 69cm. And you can adjust it exactly to suit your child’s height.This makes the mini micro slightly better for the very smallest and younger children and to make sure it has the perfect height.
If you think about how you would feel riding a scooter, the handlebars would be comfortable around waist height. This is the same for your child. There is only 7cm difference in the lowest handlebar heights between the iScoot and the mini micro but obviously the lower option is going to be slightly better for children on the small side.
Both scooters have wheels made out of PU which both look to be good quality. Polyurethane wheels better absorb bumps and cracks on the pavement than other materials such as plastic wheels. Therefore they tend to give a smoother ride.
Lean and Steer Turning
Neither the iscoot whizz or mini micro scooter is foldable. Folding mechanisms add weight to scooter so to keep the scooters lightweight they don’t have them. A lightweight scooter is better for young children as it makes it easier to control the scooter.
However although the scooters aren’t foldable, the handlebars can both be removed from the base so it can be easily stored or taken on holiday quite easily in the boot of the car if you wanted to.
The mini micro is lighter than the iscoot. The iscoot weighs 2.4kg whereas the mini micro weighs 1.5kg so there is quite a big difference.
This means that the micro is much easier to carry. It’s also easier for younger kids to control and manoeuvre because its lighter. For example they will be able to pick it up to go up and down the kerb, over steps and more easily navigate it through doorways. It will be easy for them to move and handle too.
The mini micro deluxe is also extremely lightweight for parents to carry when they have to.
The mini micro does have some well designed features which shows it’s extra quality. For example, it has a deck which is made of reinforces fibreglass meaning that It’s super lightweight while being extra strong and will take weight of up to 35kg (5 stone and 7 pounds).
However, is the extra cost of the mini micro worth these extra features?
The iscoot is much cheaper than the micro at £34.99 vs £79.99. However, the micro could be sold second hand if you take good care of it or passed onto a sibling, friend or relative. The mini micros tend to have quite good resale values so you can recoup some of your money if it is kept in good condition.
|Iscoot Whizz||55cm to 69cm|
(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
|2.4kg||£34.99||Lean to steer||PU wheels|
|Mini Micro Deluxe||49cm to 69cm|
(adjustable to any height within this range).
|1.5kg||£79.99||Lean to steer||PU wheels|