5 Must-Have Electric Scooter Accessories
If you’ve made the decision to own an electric scooter, we commend you on your choice. It’s faster than a kick scooter or skateboard, cheaper than an electric bike, environmentally friendlier than your car, and more fun than all three.
But before you start zooming around town on your new electric scooter, there are a few gadgets you’ll need to ensure you stay safe and your e-scooter remains secure.
We’ve got your back with the best electric scooter accessories you won’t want to leave home without.
1. The Helmet
Safety should be your number one priority, which is why you should always wear head protection before you take your e-scooter to the streets. In fact, some local laws require that you wear a helmet on an electric scooter. The type of helmet you’ll need will depend on your speed and risk level. Consider traffic and weather conditions and whether you’ll be taking your scooter off-road.
If you’re riding below 20 mph in fairly safe conditions, a bicycle helmet can provide lightweight and comfortable protection. On the other end of the spectrum is the e-bike or motorcycle helmet, which will provide you with the most robust protection.
If you’re looking for something smaller but want more protection than a bicycle helmet, consider a BMX helmet. These have higher impact ratings but tend to be more comfortable and better ventilated than an e-bike helmet.
2. The Lock
The best way to make sure all your scooter parts are secure is to keep your e-scooter with you at all times. The Unagi scooter is lightweight and foldable, which makes it easy to bring with you wherever you go. However, in the rare occurrence that you might need to lock up your scooter, you’ll need a cable lock or U-lock with a 10 cm by 15 cm internal diameter.
3. The Charger
You might be covering a lot of ground with your electric scooter on a given day, or you might have simply forgotten to charge it overnight. Either way, you need to get out of the red zone.
Thankfully, the Unagi battery charger is lightweight and won’t take up too much space in your bag. Charge your e-scooter at work, at your favorite coffee shop, or anywhere else with a working outlet.
4. The Carrying Strap
It’s easy to fold down an Unagi Model One and carry it when you’re not riding. But what if your hands are full?
Whether you’re lugging a box of donuts to the office or bringing wine to a dinner party, having a carrying strap for your e-scooter can make all the difference when it comes to convenience.
Just swing it over your shoulder and go about your trip.
5. The Phone Holder
You may need a hands-free way to follow your GPS navigation so you can safely reach your destination. A phone holder that attaches to the handlebar will allow you to glance at your turn-by-turn directions while keeping your eyes on the road.
While many e-scooters might require an led light or a bell, The Unagi comes with a horn, LED headlight built into the magnesium alloy handlebar, and LED taillight. The high brightness LEDs let you see and be seen at night.
In addition to the high-quality accessories mentioned above, you may want to deck out your electric scooter with a reflective sticker, rearview mirror, water bottle holder, or hanging bag.
With the Unagi electric scooter and the right accessories, you can safely and easily explore your city while making the most of your time on the road. So buckle your helmet, set up your smartphone holder, and enjoy the ride.