The first Firefly wheelchair model was designed by Rio Mobility about 14 years ago. Since then, Firefly has been one of the best wheelchair brands in the mobility market, there are few upgrades over the years, and now, there is a better upgrade called Firefly 2.5 BK Edition which is set for release this summer. The new Firefly 2.5 BK Edition comes with a beautiful framework, better battery life, enhanced brakes, better tires, improved frame docking, and more to make the wheelchair more functional and easy to use. It also comes with a chrome red frame or a metallic gunmetal frame, both with a matte black accent.
"Built with the Firefly wheelchair users' feedback over the year's as a guideline, the Firefly 2.5 BK Edition comes with a smart wheel,” says Alex Hunt, the COO of Rio Mobility. We love hearing from people about how Firefly has made them enjoy more accessibility and better mobile experience, we also took note of all their positive and negative feedback.
The new Firefly 2.5 BK Edition wheelchair comes with dual kickstands that allow the user's to park and store the Firefly in an upright position. It can stand on its own, all a user has to do is to roll up to it and snap it on. Little wheels are attached to the kickstands to make it easy for users to roll their wheelchair from the garage to their trunk with little effort. A dual-LED light system is added to the wheelchair for users to see and be seen at all times. The Firefly 2.5 BK Edition wheelchair is fitted with dual disk brakes with dual disk calipers for more braking power and increased disk and pad lifetimes, and locking brake handles with a bell attached, it also has a color touchscreen with haptic feedback activated.
The Firefly 2.5 BK Edition wheelchair comes with an improved battery management system and Panasonic GA batteries with a 252 watt-hour battery that passes UN Transportation Testing and is certified to be carried in an airplane. The Firefly 2.5 BK Edition wheelchair MRP is $2,599.
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