Mini Micro Vs Vokul-1281F
This article compares the two options so you can see if you would be happy with the Vokul or would prefer the mini micro scooter
Weight - the Vokul scooter weighs 2kg compared to the mini micros 1.5kg. This may be the deciding faction on which one you should buy.
For very young children a light scooter is very important. They are able to control and manage a lighter scooter better than something heavier. It will be easier of them to navigage something that weighs less over kerbs and up and down any steps.. When very young children learn how to scoot they often pick up the scooter to turn it around and move it in the direction they want to go while they are learning the basics. If the scooter doesn’t weigh much this is much easier for them to be able to do. Also it’s easier for adults to carry when young children are fed up and have had enough.
1.5kg is the lightest scooter you will find on the market. However, 2kg is still on the light side. Even 3 wheel scooters such as the cheaper Zoom cruzer weigh in at 2.5kg.
The younger and smaller your child the more they might benefit from the mini micro in this respect. If you are buying for an older heavier child the weight of the scooter becomes less important.
One advantage the vokul has over the mini micro is the adjustable handlebar. It adjusts so it will accommodate children from aged 2 to 6. This means it is likely to last your child longer. Of course the extra weight of the adjustable handlebar will make it heavier.
The micro has been very much designed to make it as light as possible which is why it doesn't have an adjustable handlebar. This is why is designed for such a small age range but if you buy it for a young child it can still last them 2 or 3 years and be passed on to siblings or sold secondhand.
Both scooters have PU wheels which are much better than PVC and will offer a smooth ride, absorbing shock from the bumps and cracks in the pavement.
The Vokul has the added features of flashing lights in the wheels which kids will love.
Both scooters have a lean and steer mechanism rather than a handlebar which steers the scooter. So children have to lean right to go right and lean left to go left. This is quite intuitive to most children. Although my own son had a bit of a problem has he had been used to riding a balance bike where the handlebars steered the bike and it took him a while to realise the scooter didn’t work in the same way which was quite frustrating for him at the time. However, as soon as he worked it out he was fine.
If your child hasn’t had any other experience steering before they should have no problem with either scooter.
Obviously there is a huge difference in cost which again may be a deciding factor in which one you purchase. At the time of writing the Vokul costs £31.99 and the mini micro costs £59.95. This is a difference of just under £28.