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Maxi Micro Joystick Scooter

Submitted by on July 18, 2010 – 1:48 pmNo Comment

“The Maxi Micro joystick scooter is such a cool scooter that I had to ask the children very nicely if I might have a quick go”

£87.95

Buy online at Micro

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Maxi Micro JoystickInitial thoughts: We were excited to test out a really modern scooter, and so the arrival of our Maxi Micro Joystick scooter was a big event for the family. I’ve always thought scooters are great for both parents and children; they’re the easy option when your child wants to whizz, rather than walk, to school and you haven’t got time to find the key to the bike shed. Plus, they’re easy to store. Actually, there isn’t anything not to love so we were excited to test out a more modern version – the Maxi Micro joystick scooter has no handle bars!

We liked: Well, apart from the fact that the scooter is one of the children’s favourite mode of transport, we loved the cool looks of the Maxi Micro Joystick. Once you get the hang of it, scooting along really does feel really rather clever, like you’re on a skateboard (which is obviously the idea). I’m impressed that something I didn’t think could be improved upon has been. We also loved the colour – orange. So refreshing not to have a blue or a pink toy.

We weren’t keen: It does take some getting used to and, let’s just say, some of the children were more patient than others. I think if you have a child who isn’t so confident physically or perhaps not very patient this might not be the scooter for you. However, it’s been tested by more than the older members of my brood and the visiting children gave it the thumbs up. The makers say the Maxi Micro Joystick is best for kids aged 8 and older.

Overall: Although the box said six plus, I think older children would master the Maxi Micro Joystick scooter better. It does feel strange, particularly if you are used to whizzing around on a scooter and gripping the handle bars, to hold and steer in a different way. Having said that, once it is mastered I think this will be a firm favourite. I’m just not sure if me and my sense of humour can wait that long – the Maxi Micro Joystick might be one for the kids!

[Deb, Carrots and Kids]

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