An increasing number of adults in the United States have severe difficulty walking and climbing stairs. Some people are able to get around with a cane or walker, while others rely on electric scooters. The harsh reality for them is the difficulty of traveling from one place to another, such as getting on a plane to see family or daily activities like getting groceries.
Luckily there are a variety of portable disassembling mobility scooters that offer transportability and also all-terrain capability. Golden Technologies is an industry leader in high quality long lasting mobility devices. Below is an extensive review of the their Buzzaround Extreme mobility scooter.
Golden Technologies Buzzaround EX Mobility Scooter at a Glance
- Cost: The Golden Technologies Buzzaround EX four-wheel retails for $1,839.00 and the three-wheel retails for $1,812.00 (we offer financing through Affirm). This model is an average price for a top tier portable disassembling mobility scooter. It is one of Golden Technologies' most popular portable yet heavy-duty mobility scooters at this time.
- Comfort: The Buzzaround EX mobility scooter’s seat is more or less your standard mobility scooter seat. The seat is stadium style and not overly plush but we find it to be more comfortable than other portable scooters on the market today. The Buzzaround LX features a captain's seat that many find more comfortable for extended use.
- Usability: This scooter's usability is similar to its competition in aspects like speed, turning radius and weight capacity.
What we like:
- A max speed of 5 mph and travel range up to 18 miles.
- Wireless disassembling allowing transport.
- Four inch ground clearance is above average for a portable scooter.
- Can be difficult to disassemble for people with dexterity issues.
- The heaviest piece is 53 lbs. which can be too heavy for some.
About Golden Technologies
A family-owned and operated company, Golden Technologies began manufacturing lift chairs in 1985. Today, it makes mobility scooters, power wheelchairs and power lift recliners for home, outdoor and travel use. Headquartered in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, the company was awarded the 2021 Business of the Year by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
Buzzaround EX Mobility Scooter: A Closer Look
The Buzzaround EX mobility scooter is a travel friendly portable scooter option with a sporty design. It wirelessly dissembles and the heaviest piece weighs 53 pounds. This is convenient for people who live a more on the go lifestyle.
The Golden Technologies Buzzaround series have a reputation for comfort, and the Buzzaround EX Mobility Scooter is no exception. Its relatively straightforward stadium seat offers decent cushion and the seat height is adjustable to three different heights. For your convenience the seat swivels for use at tables and to make getting on and off the scooter easier. There is also ample leg room for people of many heights to get comfortable. The flip-up armrests also provide useful flexibility and comfort as well.
The Buzzaround EX mobility scooter includes an ultra-bright adjustable LED headlight to light your path at night and will increase others' awareness of your scooter. Golden Technologies also includes a high-visibility orange safety flag with all its scooter models, which can be inserted into the scooter’s back seat pocket at half or full height. When reassembling the parts are click together ensuring the parts will not disassemble during use. We do suggest the four-wheel version of this device since three-wheel mobility scooters tend to be less stable for some.
Routine maintenance Golden recommends is gentle cleaning and checking specific areas for wear that is outlined the user manual. A one-year in-home service agreement is included. To schedule a tech visit please contact us directly and we will assist in arranging this.
The Buzzaround EX features comfort ride suspension so it can traverse multiple terrains while still keeping you comfortable. The display is easy to read and the oversized speed knob works wonderful. The U1 batteries will offer a longer range than most of the competition which is up to 18 miles on a full charge. Both users and caregivers will love that this scooter disassembles into five pieces with the heaviest piece being only 53 lbs. which is manageable for most.
The Buzzaround EX features a top speed of 5 mph and offers a turning radius of 54". Since it has a wider turning radius this scooter is recommended more for outdoor use than indoor While using the EX outdoors it can climb a maximum gradient 6 degrees which is standard for most mobility devices. The impressive ground clearance of 4" is above industry standard for a portable scooter.
Warranties and Service
The factory warranty of the EX is more comprehensive than the competition. There is a lifetime warranty on the frame, one year on the battery and two years on both the drive train and electronics. All Golden Technologies devices come with a one year in home service agreement included. This means for one year a licensed technician will diagnose and repair the unit in the comfort of your home.
The Buzzaround EX portable mobility scooter is almost perfect and that is why it continues to be a top seller year after year. It holds its own against the competition in several areas for a portable mobility scooter. It is travel-friendly since it disassembles with the heaviest piece being 53 lbs. and the comfort spring suspension put it in a league of it's own.
To make it easier for you to compare to other brands and models, below are some of the most important Buzzaround EX four-wheel specifications:
Product weight: 161 lbs. (heaviest piece: 53 lbs)
Weight capacity: 350 lbs.
Dimensions: 44" long x 22" wide
Ground clearance: 4"
Tires: 9" front and rear tires
Top speed: 5 mph
Drive range on a full charge: 18 miles
Turning radius: 54"