1/8/2020

CES Dispatch: Announcing Unagi Personalization!

No two neighborhoods are exactly alike. Similarly, your daily commute leaves a unique imprint on the world around you that usually differs from that of your neighbors, your roommates, and even your spouse. To that end, we think your method of mobility should be able to express your unique self.

We are thrilled to use our time at the Consumer Electronics Show to pull back the curtain on something we’ve been working on for months: Personalization! For the first time, you can design your very own Unagi scooter by either mixing and matching from a palette of solid colors or choosing from our selection of limited-run patterns. Your custom Unagi will be crafted just for you.

You can check out our Custom scooter selection right now, but we wanted to give you some details on how it works:

1. Choose a Ride

We’ve put together a collection of limited-run patterns, from Urban Camo to Teen Spirit to Alo-Heyyy. Whatever your style, we’re sure you’ll find a pattern that will enable you to express yourself while you’re on the move.

2. Or, Roll Your Own

We’re offering a palette of over 35 colors to customize their new ride. Customers can choose custom colors for handle bars, steer tube, and deck.

We have also added Starter Kits. With a Starter Kit, you can select a pre-filled color combination (like the Rastafarian flag, or good ol’ Red, White and Blue). From there, you can purchase the color combo as-is, or you can tweak color combinations as you see fit. Or, if you want a blank canvas to satisfy your creativity, you can start a scooter design from scratch.

3. And We’ll Make It!

Because Unagi impregnates the dye into the high-end custom coat of each scooter component -- a more durable treatment than a wrap or sticker approach -- our made-to-order Unagi Model One scooters become lasting personal works of art.

After receiving your order, we create art files that map color and/or patterns to the contours of the handlebar, steer tube and deck of the scooter before printing to custom transfer sheets. A heated vacuum process specific to each part then infuses the ink into the clear coat so the graphic is actually embedded and as durable as our paint. If our custom colors and patterns were merely printed on top, they could easily be rubbed off.

We're super excited to see what you all create, and we’re even more pumped to get the finished product into your hands. Build your unique creation today!

Personalizing the Unagi Model One is available with our new upgraded E500 dual-motor model, and sells for $1,290.


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Unagi Life
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Happy Earth Day

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Newsworthy
Luxe Digital Review

7/22/2021

Luxe Digital Review

“The best electric scooter on the market for adults, thanks to its endless array of features and ease of use."

Chicago Tribune Review

4/9/2021

Chicago Tribune Review

If you’re looking for a scooter but don’t want something that looks like you borrowed it from your kid, check out Unagi’s sleek Model One, a high-design e-scooter with the craftsmanship, details and finishes of a luxury automobile.

Input Review

2/24/2021

Input Review

"Depending on the paint job you choose, the Unagi Model One literally glistens and gleams, and with almost all the cabling hidden, the digital display integrated into the handlebars, and other thoughtful design decisions, everything about this e-scooter says premium."

Robb Report Review

1/28/2021

Robb Report Review

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Tom's Guide Review

5/8/2020

Tom's Guide Review

"The Unagi Model One powers up hills with aplomb, zipping along twice as fast as other scooters with just a single motor." Click here to read the full review >

Lifewire Review

3/3/2020

Lifewire Review

"My Unagi E500 rides were whisper silent and smooth as butter." Click here to read the full review >

Tech.co Review

10/11/2019

Tech.co Review

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TechCrunch Review

10/1/2019

TechCrunch Review

"Unagi is the iPhone of scooters you actually buy." Click here to read the full review >

Wired Review

9/25/2019

Wired Review

"Light enough to throw in a grocery cart" Click here to read the full review >

TNW Review

9/24/2019

TNW Review

"The $990 Unagi e-scooter is sleek, powerful, and light." Click here to read the full review >

Wired Review

8/14/2019

Wired Review

"In contrast to the beefy Rev, Unagi's Model One is much lighter, slimmer, and more portable" Click here to read the full review >

CNET Review

5/26/2019

CNET Review

"The best all-around electric scooter. It's an excellent blend of looks, performance, and ease of use." Click here to read the full review >

Engadget Review

11/29/2018

Engadget Review

"Unagi’s high-end electric scooter is a mix of design and power." Click here to read the full review >

The Verge Review

11/17/2018

The Verge Review

"The... electric scooter you won’t want to share with anyone" Click here to read the full review >

Gizmodo Review

11/13/2018

Gizmodo Review

"This electric scooter for adults might replace my need for a second car". Click here to read the full review >

Electrek Review

11/13/2018

Electrek Review

"No other scooter compares to the Unagi in terms of build quality or appearance". Click here to read the full review >

Essentials
Unagi Opens Flagship in SoHo

7/22/2022

Unagi Opens Flagship in SoHo

At Unagi, we’re determined to be here for our customers. That's why we’re excited to invite you to visit our first ever flagship store in the heart of SoHo. If you’re in the area, come by to check out the latest models and test-drive an Unagi for yourself.

How To Maximize Your Electric Scooter's Battery Life

5/17/2022

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One of the great things about owning an electric scooter is that they require so little maintenance. Unlike cars, or even bikes, which need regular trips to the mechanic and routine replacement parts, electric scooters that are treated well do…

Accessorize Your Adventure

4/26/2022

Accessorize Your Adventure

Start your journey with a collection of curated goods selected for safety and style. Unagi curates the best and reinvents the rest so you never have to stress over your gear.

Say Hello to Our Newest Color, Moss

1/11/2022

Say Hello to Our Newest Color, Moss

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Unagi All-Access: Rolling into Summer

6/10/2021

Unagi All-Access: Rolling into Summer

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The New Unagi Service Center

3/19/2021

The New Unagi Service Center

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Unagi Springs Forward

3/17/2021

Unagi Springs Forward

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The World's Fastest Electric Scooters in 2021

3/16/2021

The World's Fastest Electric Scooters in 2021

Electric scooters are quickly overtaking other means of transportation as the best way to cover short distances. They’re lightweight, portable, convenient, and more environmentally friendly than almost any means of powered transport.

Love or Hate: 9 Studies Show What People Actually Think About Electric Scooters

1/30/2021

Love or Hate: 9 Studies Show What People Actually Think About Electric Scooters

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Pro Tips from Real Scooter Riders

1/8/2021

Pro Tips from Real Scooter Riders

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5 Reasons to Buy a Scooter This Holiday Season

11/20/2020

5 Reasons to Buy a Scooter This Holiday Season

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Security and Locks for Electric Scooters

11/16/2020

Security and Locks for Electric Scooters

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CES Dispatch: The E500 Is A Big Upgrade

1/8/2020

CES Dispatch: The E500 Is A Big Upgrade

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5 E-Scooter Life Hacks

6/12/2019

5 E-Scooter Life Hacks

We all know electric scooters are fun. The sun on your skin, the wind in your hair – trying one out is not a hard sell. There are also the practical benefits discussed in many a publication; electric scooters, for…

5 Tips for E-Scooter Etiquette

6/7/2019

5 Tips for E-Scooter Etiquette

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Your Personal Liberation Device

3/6/2019

Your Personal Liberation Device

Beginning today, Unagi Scooters is now shipping its world-class electric scooters to pre-order customers in the United States, and new orders are immediately being fulfilled “The Unagi Scooter heralds a new era for the commuting consumer who simply wants an…

Need to Knows
 Are Electric Scooters Easy to Ride?

3/16/2021

Are Electric Scooters Easy to Ride?

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The True Environmental Impact of Electric Scooters

2/15/2021

The True Environmental Impact of Electric Scooters

It’s beyond question that we must drastically reduce carbon emissions in the coming years to head off the worst effects of climate change. How we do that has been a matter of considerably drawn-out debate. As individuals, it can be…

Do You Need Insurance for an Electric Scooter?

2/13/2021

Do You Need Insurance for an Electric Scooter?

The electric scooter boom has come with some highly publicized fears about scooter safety. Some of these concerns are justified. Nearly all studies have shown that scooters face the same dangers that bikes do, in addition to them being less…

Can You Ride an Electric Scooter on the Road?

1/28/2021

Can You Ride an Electric Scooter on the Road?

New modes of transportation have been popping up all over the place thanks to incredible developments in lithium-ion battery and electric motor technology. These include electric bikes, innovative modern electric scooters like Unagi, as well as the shared scooters clustered…

Do You Need a Driver’s License to Ride an Electric Scooter in Canada?

1/13/2021

Do You Need a Driver’s License to Ride an Electric Scooter in Canada?

You’ve seen them all over your city’s streets, and everyone who rides one looks absolutely thrilled. So, why haven’t you picked up your own folding electric scooter yet? Maybe you’re worried about whether e-scooters require a driver’s license, or a…

Can You Ride an Electric Scooter on the Sidewalk in Canada?

12/21/2020

Can You Ride an Electric Scooter on the Sidewalk in Canada?

It’s a reasonable question to ask. After all, it seems like the safer option. Can you, and should you, ride an electric scooter on the sidewalk? In many cases, the answer is no: you cannot. Story after story in electric…

Why Electric Scooters Are a Must Have for Commuters

9/19/2020

Why Electric Scooters Are a Must Have for Commuters

Micromobility is the “future of urban transportation,” analysts write in an extensive report from Deloitte, and electric scooters lead the way: “Adoption rates during their short time on the market have been impressive, surpassing that seen by popular ride-hailing applications…

Public Transportation in a Post-COVID World

9/2/2020

Public Transportation in a Post-COVID World

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Electric Scooters: Range vs Weight

8/19/2020

Electric Scooters: Range vs Weight

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Can You Ride an Electric Scooter in the Rain?

7/21/2020

Can You Ride an Electric Scooter in the Rain?

“No” is the standard answer to the question of whether you should ride an electric scooter in the rain. But can you ride an electric scooter in the rain? There are times when it may be safe to do so…

Can You Bring an Electric Scooter on a Plane in Canada?

7/21/2020

Can You Bring an Electric Scooter on a Plane in Canada?

Wondering whether you can take your electric scooter on an airplane? As with all things air travel-related the answer should be simple, right?

Is It Worth Buying an Electric Scooter?

6/17/2020

Is It Worth Buying an Electric Scooter?

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Micro Mobility & Local Culture

4/15/2019

Micro Mobility & Local Culture

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