Monorover R2 Review

A cheaper rebrand of the more upmarket priced IO Hawk and Phunkeeduck, the Monorover R2 is currently one of the most popular of the branded products, mainly due to the fact that it’s more affordable. This is a great little scooter and is tough and durable enough to be used on a daily basis.

The Monorover has some excellent reviews and buyers are very happy with both the price and reliability of this 2 wheel scooter. Not only that but its one of the few products that comes with a decent warranty (as long as you buy from an authorised seller).

Two wheel self balancing scooters are probably one of the most popular gadgets in 2015, and they are only increasing in popularity as more and more they are being featured in the media. They are set to be a top seller for Christmas 2015 so if you haven’t got one yet, now’s the time to get saving! Our Monorover review is a just a quick overview of this product and what you get.

How Does It Work?

Just like a segway without the handle! Stand on the two footplates and tilt your weight forwards or backwards depending on which direction you want to go. You can even turn left or right by tilting one footplate forward and the other back (it does take a bit of practice) and can be used in small spaces, like indoors.

This does take a bit of practice and although some people boast of having mastered it in 2 minutes because they’ve got super balance, most people say it takes 30 minutes to a few hours to REALLY get the hang of it and be confident travelling over all terrains.

Because this is a self balancing scooter it is ‘auto’ balancing so it’s a stable ride and is safe and easy to control. Once you’ve got your balance and learn how to control it properly you’ll probably be as addicted to it as I am to mine!

Here’s what it’s like to ride:

User Comments On The Monorover R2

best money I’ve ever spent

all the capabilities of the IO Hawk for 60% less

it’s so much fun but it does take some practice in the beginning

this thing is heavy so make sure you’re not going to run out of charge and end up having to carry it

a definite attention grabber – I rode this down the park and everyone was asking me about it

goes over dirt, cobblestones, pavement and grass and can go over bumps up to an inch high

amazing and smooth, perfect for college students and getting around campus

Monorover vs IO Hawk vs Phunkeeduck

They’re all pretty much the same but vary alot in price (the other two cost $1500+ whereas you can get your R2 for around $400. The quality and build is the same – most people probably wouldn’t even notice the difference.

Product Overview

  • Weight: 10kg
  • 3 hours to charge battery – 17-20km travel range per charge
  • Maximum safe speed: 12kmph (after 18kmph an alert will be sounded)
  • Battery Capacity: 36V/4.4AH
  • Maximum load: 100-120kg
  • Warranty: 1 year and 30 day money back guarantee (only from authorised sellers)
  • Recommended age: 14+

Pros

  • Same as all the other brands of self balancing scooter – Monorover R2 is great fun to use, environmentally friendly, great to use as a personal mobility device for getting around faster etc.
  • Is safe, easy to learn, and is light and portable
  • This is more affordable than similiar models that cost $1000 more. You get the same product (just rebranded) but without the hefty price tag.
  • Comes with a 12 month warranty (if you buy from the official website) – most unbranded/generic models only have a 30 day warranty.
  • It’s safe to use – with a UL certified battery and charger this is one hoverboard that won’t go on fire! The company have submitted the R2 for UL testing to obtain UL 2272 certification so they should have this too in the near future.
  • Ships to UK and EU as well as the US.

Cons

  • Like all the other 2 wheel scooters the main con is not being able to mount a kerb. You can ride over uneven ground, cracks in the pavement etc. but when you reach a kerb you’ve got to stop and lift your scooter.
  • Scooters are easily scratched if you don’t look after them.
  • Can’t use in inclement weather. Splashes of water are okay, but they’re not completely waterproof so if it’s raining, keep your scooter at home.

Available Colors

It comes in  black or white.

Accessories

The scooter comes with everything you need (batteries included etc.) so you don’t really need to buy anything else. However there is a carry case available that alot of people buy as an easy way to carry their scooter around.

Where To Buy Monorover R2

These are flying off the virtual shelves at the moment and the best place to buy is on the official Monorover website.

It’s currently on sale there for just $239 (I paid $599 when I bought mine!) Monorover R2 is one of very few hoverboard brands that ship outside the US so if you’re in the EU or UK you can also order. 

If you need to buy more than one (e.g. as gifts for your kids) you can get your hoverboards for even cheaper as there are discounts on the official website if you’re buying 2 or more!

Final Thoughts

The Monorover R2 ticks all the boxes. It’s affordable (compared to similar models that cost $1000 more), it’s reliable, and comes with a good warranty. This is the model I have myself, and I’ve never had a single problem with it. In fact it’s a model I would recommend without hesitation.

Okay it’s not as cheap as the unbranded products, but Monorover’s warranty makes this a safer investment. For me the IO Hawk and Phunkeeduck just aren’t worth the extra money as they’re almost exactly the same product. If you’ve got the money to spare and are in the market for a two wheel self balancing electric scooter you can’t go wrong with this one.

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Packgout 2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter Review

If you are looking for a self balancing scooter, the Packgout scooter isn’t the worst on the market. In fact, if you are looking for something that is reasonable value for money AND comes with mostly good reviews, this is definitely one to take into consideration. This Packgout self balancing scooter review will tell you all that you need to know about this particular model.

Overview

This is one of many two wheel balancing electric scooters that are available at the moment, designed to give you a fast, fun and hassle free ride. Apart from this, the scooter is also very easy to control and use. You can also use the scooter in a very narrow space due to the zero radius turning. Have you ever used any scooter that allows you to turn 360 degrees on the spot while you are standing? Well, this scooter really does that and more. Above all, it offers you an effortless riding experience with minimal learning time.

How does it work?

packgout scooter

The Packgout self balancing scooter is extremely user friendly and easy to use. To ride the scooter, all you need to do is simply step on top of the board and you are good to go. It works on two wheels and two motors along with the double balancing system that keeps you in place and prevents you from falling.  You accelerate the scooter simply by applying pressure with your foot and leaning slightly forwards or backwards. You use your feet for rotating, accelerating and for braking smoothly.

User Tips

Before you hit the road, it is important to practice riding for at least 15-30 minutes in a safe environment. You need to continue this until you can balance yourself comfortably. By moving the body and feet backwards, you will be able to move forward and vice versa. It is also important to maintain proper body posture. These scooters are perfectly safe to use, but only if you use them carefully and as advised by the manufacturers. It is possible to fall off and do yourself (and your scooter) some damage if you don’t treat it with respect!

Who can use this two wheel balancing scooter?

The biggest benefit of this scooter is the fact that it can be used by riders of all ages. In fact, anyone aged between 14 years to 45 years of age can easily enjoy riding this scooter without any worry – if you’re older or younger than that you can still use the scooter but you should seek a little help from a partner to make sure you don’t fall off (until you find your own balance). You simply need to check the power level and the tire before the ride, that’s all.

The features at a quick glance

  • Extremely safe to use. The double balancing feature helps to keep you balanced at all times.
  • Very easy to learn. The robust and anti slip body makes it suitable for both adults and children.
  • Comes with high power motors of about 500 watt.
  • Offers long endurance of about 17 km to 25 km range on one charge.
  • Includes a smart scooter carrying bag. Easy to carry the scooter whenever and wherever you want.
  • Takes two to three hours only for full charge

Pros

  • It is extremely fun to ride this scooter
  • Offers you a smooth ride and is easy to learn
  • Quite cheap and affordable compared to a smart pro scooter
  • Minimal learning curve – you’ll be a pro after riding this for about an hour
  • Suitable for all age groups
  • Comes in a number of different designs and colors
  • Alerts you when 15 or 20 minutes left of the charge – this is a very useful feature that not all scooters have
  • Price is very affordable

Cons

  • The initial two minutes can be quite dangerous if you are riding it for the first time – you need to be very careful!
  • Durable but prone to wear and tear like scratches (as are all of these two wheel scooters)
  • Not suitable for riding on rocky surfaces or mountains – stick to smooth pavement or light gravel

What customers are saying:

packgout scooter review

The reviews for this scooter are mostly positive. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few negative reviews, because there are a few one star reviews too. Unfortunately with all these scooters, there seem to be a few duds, no matter who the manufacturer or seller is. The main thing to remember is that there IS a warranty (double check with your chosen seller to make sure they offer a valid warranty because not all sellers do).

Overall verdict

Looking at the features, the pros and the cons of the Packgout self balancing scooter review, you can assume that this self balancing scooter is extremely useful and suitable for a fun ride. At such an affordable price this product is a really nice buy and a must have for anyone who wants an easy way to get around as well as for kids who enjoy riding.  It’s far from the most popular scooter, but is a good one if you’re looking for a pocket friendly self balancing scooter – just make sure you order from a seller that offers a warranty (this should be at least 6 months).

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Locas W1 2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter Review

locas w1

The Locas W1 self balancing scooter is one of the many two wheel electric scooters available at the moment. The price and specs are pretty similar to many others on the market and for the most part this seems to be a pretty good product with a 6 month warranty. It’s not the most popular scooter available but it’s still good value for money and even has a few extra features that some other models on the market don’t have. This Locas W1 scooter review will tell you everything you need to know about this product.

First let’s take a quick look at what you get:

Features:

  • Comes in 6 different colors – black, gold, white, green red and blue
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Maximum speed: 10km/h
  • Maximum load: 100kg
  • Maximum distance (when fully charged): 10km
  • Maximum climbing angle: 20 degrees
  • Battery: Li-ion battery 36V, 4.4AH
  • Charging time: 1-2 hours
  • Range per charge: 20-30km
  • Size: 584 x 186 x 178mm

Pros

  • No pollution and low power consumption
  • Battery status display (not all models have this and it is quite useful – most scooters run for about 30 minutes before needing charged, but it’s convenient to know exactly when your power is going to run out).
  • Auto power off if you lose control (another good feature that not ever scooter has – especially good for younger or older riders who may be a bit unsure with balance)
  • It is small, lightweight, and portable.
  • It does have a reasonable warranty – 1 year for the main board and 6 months for the motor and battery
  • This comes with a FREE noise cancelling headphones and a FREE carry bag!

Cons

  • Like every other scooter currently on the market it scratches easily.

What Are Customers Saying?

There are very few Locas W1 two wheel self balancing electric scooter user reviews for this product yet so it’s hard to judge whether or not this is a good buy. The truth is that it’s far from the best rated. There are a few positive reviews though, and those that rated it highly are very happy with their scooter. There are a few negative 1 star reviews – some people find that the board broke easily and there’s a review stating that it stopped charging after just 2 days.

Verdict

The Locas W1 has mixed reviews but for the most part seems to be quite a good scooter with some useful features like ‘battery status display’ that not every other model has. There are a few reviewers saying theirs broke, but that can happen with any scooter (some are more easily broken than others though). There is a 6 month warranty on the motor and battery, and 12 month warranty on the board which means you can at least get a replacement if something goes wrong – you may have to jump through a few hoops first though (one reviewer stated she had to unscrew the back and take a picture of the motherboard so that they could decide whether or not to replace it). It comes with a free carry bag and free noise-canceling headphones as a nice added bonus.

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Celebrity Hoverboard Videos

This article is just a compilation of some of the many videos available online of celebrities on their hoverboard scooters. Most of these are really short (less than 30 secs) so it won’t take long if you want to check them out.

Cheryl Fernandez Versini (UK X factor judge) was spotted tentatively trying the two wheel self balancing scooter backstage. She looked a bit nervous but Nick Grimshaw (UK DJ and X Factor Judge) was on hand to help her off it. Full story on the Daily Mail.

Justin Bieber and his friends don’t walk around the mall – they ride on IO Hawks!

Here’s another video of Justin and his friends on their 2 wheel scooters playing with Nerf guns and riding around his house in LA. It’s fair to say that they are a bit obsessed with his IO Hawk!

Jessica Alba’s husband Cash Warren spotted riding an IO Hawk in Malibu, California on 4th July.

Chris Brown showing us that this scooter’s not just for riding – you can dance too. He’s got the moves!

Jamie Foxx and Jimmy Fallon try out the 2 wheel electric scooter on the Tonight Show.

Kendall Jenner glides around the house on her scooter but has a little accident at the end of this video!

Footballer Karim Benzema is also a fan of the swegway.

Kourtney Kardashian is a cool mom as she rides around the house on a white mini Segway.

A great way to use the self balancing scooter – to do your shopping. Wiz Khalifa shows us how its done as he speeds around the store with his trolley.

As you can see, this is definitely the celebrities ‘toy’ of choice. Although celebrities love the more expensive brands IO Hawk and Phunkeeduck there are plenty of cheaper options on the market that do the same thing, so don’t be put off by the price.

For around $400-500 you too can look ‘cool’ and show off by posting videos of yourself riding your two wheel self balancing electric scooter on Youtube and Instagram! Check out some of our reviews here on this site to see which one is best for you.

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Swagtron T1 Vs T3 – Which Should You Choose?

Right now, one of the ONLY UL certified self-balancing scooters on the market is the Swagway Swagtron, and it comes in two different models, the T1 and the T3. If you haven’t jumped on the hoverboard bandwagon yet, now’s a great time to get one.

The next generation hoverboards that are available right now are stronger, more durable, better quality, and most importantly of all, they’re safer!

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING A HOVERBOARD

Before we really dive into the two Swagtron models below, we should first discuss what you should be considering as you choose your hoverboard. This is important for both beginners and experts with a bit more experience.

First of all, always be aware of where you are buying the device from. At the end of 2015, many online sites, Amazon included, actually pulled most hoverboard models from all third-party sellers due to safety concerns.

Next, you will want to ensure the hoverboard you choose is of good quality and performance. Compare the models from each year, and you will find that they continue to get better as we move into the future of hoverboards. Many are becoming UL Certified, smartphone apps are being launched, and the batteries and control systems of the newer hoverboards are improving and are able to meet the UL standard.

WHAT IS A UL CERTIFICATION?

UL is just one of several companies focused on safety and safety testing. The safety testing for UL Certification is performed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Having a UL Certification is important because it means that the product- in this case, a hoverboard- has gone through safety testing and has been assessed against UL requirements and has been found to be safe for consumers.

Now let’s get into taking a closer look at two hoverboard models from a few years ago.

In this article, we’re going to look at the Swagtron T1 vs. T3 so that you can see the differences for yourself and decide which one is right for you. First of all, let’s look at some of the features that are common to both:

SWAGWAY SWAGTRON HOVERBOARD FEATURES

The following are some of the features of BOTH models:

  • UL 2272 certification – this is a big step forward for the hoverboard industry. Newer models that have this certification are safe. No more fires or battery explosions!
  • Hard plastic, nonflammable, outer body casing
  • Patented Sentry Shield multilayer battery protection – the battery is encased in a fireproof chamber for added protection
  • Different riding modes – learners’ mode for when you’re getting started and more advanced modes for when your more confident and want to reach top speeds.
  • Bright LED lights
  • Both of the models use the same gyroscopic technology to steer and move forward and in reverse. They are also both relatively easy to control
  • These two models are both equipped with rubber bumpers to help prevent any damage from occurring on the outside of the hoverboard while it is in use

SWAGTRON T1 VS T3 – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Now let’s take a look at some of the differences between the Swagtron T1 model and the swagtron t3 model. Upon a quick look, both models definitely appear very similar to each other. They both share the same weight range and maximum load weights, for example.

But as you start to dissect the two to find the differences, you will discover that the newer model, the T3, is actually equipped with a few more features than its older brother, the T1.

Availability

The Swagtron T1 hoverboard was released on May 31st, 2016 and is for sale on many of the top online marketplaces. This is the only self-balancing scooter available on the official website, eBay, Best Buy and many other stores.

The swagtron t3 was released on July 1st and is usually available on Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Modells and others.

The T1 is very similar in design to the first generation hoverboards that were on sale in 2015 – it does, however, feature better quality, harder ABS casing to minimize scratching and damage to the outer body and better non-slip foot pads for safer riding. It comes in 6 colors – white, black, blue, dark red, gold and pink.

The T3 has a completely unique look that you won’t find anywhere else. A new design feature is the built-in carry strap made from durable fabric; this makes it much easier to carry your hoverboard around when not in use.

Features

Here I’m just going to discuss the extra features of the swagtron t3 – these are NOT available with the T1.

  • Built-in Bluetooth speakers – this is one of the only Bluetooth hoverboards on the market at the moment with UL 2272 certification. Sync the hoverboard up with your mobile device, and you can listen to your favorite music while riding your two-wheeled scooter.
  • Built-in carrying strap underneath the board for easier transportation and convenience
  • The Swagtron App – monitor your battery status, track route history, or contact customer service through the mobile app now available with the T3 model.
  • The T1 only has two riding modes (learning mode and standard mode) whereas you get three riding modes with the T3 – learning mode, standard mode and advanced.

Price

The Swagtron T1 is priced around the 0 mark while the swagtron t3 model price hovers around the 0 mark. However, the extra money you pay will buy you the amazing additional features we just described.

SO, WHICH SHOULD I BUY?

As you can see, the Swagtron T1 is the standard hoverboard model. This is for you if you just want a good quality, affordable hoverboard without any of the bells and whistles. Most people will opt for this one just because they won’t need any of the extras that the T3 offers, so why pay the extra $100?

The Swagtron T1 is a suitable hoverboard choice for all ages (bearing in mind the height and weight requirements), but we think this will definitely be very popular with the majority of hoverboard buyers, especially parents buying for their kids.

The T3 is for advanced two-wheeled scooter users, those looking for something a bit extra. Built-in Bluetooth, built-in speaker, an expert riding mode (as well as the learning mode and standard modes), an app and the built-in carry strap make this the most advanced UL certified hoverboard on the market right now. At its higher price point, it’s approximately $100 more than the T1, but that won’t deter those who want the extra features.

Also, it’s still a very good price for safety because many of the more expensive models (that cost $1000+) haven’t yet been UL approved and do not always hold a UL Certification.

Who needs an IO Hawk or Phunkeeduck when you can get a Swagtron!

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Red And Black Hoverboard Segway

You can find hoverboards in many different colors. Most models offer different colors to choose from. It may get a bit hard when you look for hoverboards in a specific color combination. As most either come in one basic color or has a design along with different colors. We have picked out 3 hoverboards that you should consider if you are looking for one in red and black combination.

GYROOR WARRIOR 8.5 INCH ALL TERRAIN OFF-ROAD HOVERBOARD

GYROOR WARRIOR 8.5 INCH ALL TERRAIN OFF-ROAD HOVERBOARD

Our rating:

Cost:$$$$$$

The Gyroor Warrior is a hoverboard for those that love adventures. The 8.5 inch tires are big and rugged enough for all terrains, they can take quite a beating. The hoverboard is built to provide riders a sturdy ride. It comes with a 700 watt motor that provides plenty power. With a maximum speed of 10 mph and it can travel up to 10 miles on a single charge. The design of the scooter is what will catch everyone’s eye. It has a bulky design with metal and aluminum frames. It can take a max load of uptown 265 lbs. which make this a great choice for children and adults. You will truly love this hoverboard in the red and black color combination, as much as people love sports car in red.

CHO 6.5” WHEELS ORIGINAL ELECTRIC SMART SELF BALANCING SCOOTER

CHO 6.5” WHEELS ORIGINAL ELECTRIC SMART SELF BALANCING SCOOTER

Our rating:

Cost:$$$$$$

The CHO 6.5” Wheels Original Electric Smart Self Balancing Scooter is a great scooter for its price. It doesn’t have massive tires as they are 6.5 inches so it isn’t the best scooter for the more rugged terrain. But it offers features you find in higher end models like bluetooth speakers and LED lights that are quite powerful. It has a lightweight design can go upto 8 mph with a battery that lasts for up to 10 miles. The red and black design on the carbon fiber body of the scooter is quite stylish which is why this is on our list.

NHT 6.5” WHEEL HOVERBOARD ELECTRIC SMART SELF BALANCING SCOOTER

NHT 6.5” WHEEL HOVERBOARD ELECTRIC SMART SELF BALANCING SCOOTER

Our rating:

Cost: $$$

You won’t find too much of a different between the NHT 6.5” Wheel Hoverboard Electric Smart Self Balancing Scooter and the CHO 6.5” Wheels Original Electric Smart Self Balancing Scooter. They both come with similar features like bluetooth speakers and LED front lights. The one difference is the LED lights on the body above the wheel. However, it didn’t really appeal to us. Overall, this scooter is reliable with a maximum speed of 8 mph and can travel to 10 miles on a single charge.

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Best Hoverboards Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Christmas is coming which means there are going to be sales! Sales! Sales! In 2015 the Hover board industry skyrocketed at being the hottest item of the year. So if you have a family member in Christmas “need” of a hoverboard here is a list of the hottest brands on sale just in time for Cyber Monday. Hover boards are expensive and if you don’t want to pay full price you are going to want to take a look at the following brands with websites to help make your decision.

MonoRover R2

MonoRover R2

Price: $299.99

Sale: $219.99

Buy 2 for $210.00 each and save 5%

Buy 4 for $200.00 each and save 10%

The monorover r2 has a sleek, streamlined design, The R2 thrives on smooth surfaces. Not recommended to be used on grass however, concrete, carpet, asphalt, and hard dirt are all surfaces easy for moving around.

Features:

  • Incredibly Active Sensors
  • Blue LEDs in the front and back
  • Range per Charge: 9-12 mi
    Battery: 158Wh
    Weight Limit: 225lbs
  • Max Charge Time: 2-3 Hours

One year manufacturer warranty included!

SwagTron T5 Hoverboard

SwagTron T5 Hoverboard

Price: $400.00

Sale: $299.00

The entire SwagTron hoverboard series is UL 2272 certified and uses the UL 2271 certified SentryShield™ Battery. It also uses the new Safe Stop Technology for added safety measures. The Swagtron T5 is the more simpler version of the Swagtron family, weighing only 18 lbs instead of the average 22lbs. Other features include:

  • 7 mph top speed and 7 mile range – weight up to 220 lbs.
  • UL 2272 certified – the SWAGTRON 2-wheel self-balancing scooter excelled in all electrical safety tests.
  • Battery indicators,
  • Rubber bumpers, and learning mode.
  • Patented SWAGTRON SentryShield™ smart battery management system provides multi layered hover skate-board protection.
  • 200 Watt motor and gear stabilization for tighter control and downhill traction.
  • 18 lbs.
  • Environmentally friendly, producing zero emissions.
  • Passed the 10-ton crush test.

The Real & Original swagtron t3

The Real & Original SwagTron T3

Price: $599.99

Sale: $499.99

SwagTron T3  is comprised of milled aluminum wheels, built-in carrying strap, and– to take the cake– built-in High Quality (HQ) Bluetooth Speakers. SwagTron uses SentryShield Battery, the UL 2271 recognized components. New and improved incombustible, scratch-resistant and fire retardant poly carbonate shell casing with Matte finish in multiple colors.

  • Maximum Weight Limit: 220 lbs (100kg)
  • Minimum Weight Limit: 44 lbs (20kg)
  • Max Speed: 8 mph (12.8 km/h)
  • Range: Up to 7 – 12 miles
  • Charging Time: 1 Hours
  • New Easy Built-in Carrying Strap
  • New HQ Audio Built-in Bluetooth Speakers
  • Swagtron iOS/Android App
  • LED motion indicator for front and rear
  • 5 level battery indicators
  • Product Weight: 22 lbs (9.9kgs)
  • Climbing Capability: 30°

T1 Hoverboard by SwagTron

T1 Hoverboard by SwagTron

Price: $499.99

Sale: $349.99

The SwagTron T1 features a smoother and more stabilizing gear and motor system In addition, it features non-slip footpads and a new learning mode. The new learning mode actually increases the stabilization to make it easier to learn for first time users.

Features:

  • Hard ABS Outer Body Casing
  • Aluminum Wheels with Rubber Tires
  • Maximum Weight Limit: 220 lbs (100kg)
  • Minimum Weight Limit: 44 lbs (20kg)
  • Speed: 2 – 8 mph (3 – 12.8 km/h)
  • Range: Up to 7 – 12 miles
  • Charging Time: ~1 Hour
  • Learning Mode
  • Bright LED Lights (headlights)
  • UL 2272 Certified Battery: Top Quality Brand Lithium with Sentry Shield
  • Power : 100 – 240 Volts
  • Size: 23w x 4h x 7d (inches)
  • Product Weight: 22 lbs (9.9kgs)
  • Climbing Capability: 30°

The Original Swagway X1 Hoverboard

The Original Swagway X1 Hoverboard

Price: $399.99

Sale: $299.99

Like all other SwagTron Products The Original Swagway Hoverboard uses the UL 2272 certified SentryShield Battery. All boards come with a high quality aluminum alloy frame. Batteries are a high powered lithium ion Top Quality Brand battery. Technology is built on a strong platform, which eliminates reaction time from rider to board, giving the ability to maneuver wherever the user pleases.

Features:

  • Hard ABS Outer Body Casing
  • Weight Limit: 222 lbs (100kg)
  • Speed: 2-10 mph (~3 – 16 km/h)
  • Range: 7-12 Miles
  • Aluminum wheels with rubber tires
  • Bright LED Lights (headlights)
  • Voltage: In: 110-240v Out: 36v
  • Size: 23w x 7.3h x 7.3d (inches)

Every Swagway Hoverboard comes with a 1-Year Standard Warranty.

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter – Blue/White/Black

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter

Price: $379.99

Sale: $459.99

Razor Hovertrax 2.0, is a smart self-balancing electric scooter. Engineered with EverBalance technology Hovertrax 2.0 will always be in balance indoors or out. With rubber tires and aluminium hub wheels, shatter-resistant polymer frame with fender bumper protection and anti-slip rubber foot platforms. Recommended for ages 8 and older and will support riders up to 220 pounds.

  • UL 2272 certified, ensuring that the patented Razor Hovertrax 2.0 meets the industry’s highest electrical safety standards.
  • Cruising speed of 8+ mph with two silent 350-watt motors.
  • run-time of up to 60 minutes with a max weight of 220 lbs.
  • Easy, quick-change 36V lithium ion battery pack made with authentic LG cells, so you can always extend your ride.
  • New features include cool-blue LED light bar display, LED battery power indicator.
  • Two riding modes for training & normal use.

EPIKGO Self Balancing Hoverboard [Classic Series] Black/Gold/Rose Gold

EPIKGO Self Balancing Hoverboard [Classic Series] Black/Gold/Rose Gold

Price: $999.99

Sale: $599.99

Because its durable build EPIKGO helps tackle virtually any obstacle in its way. Unlike other hoverboards EPIKGO allows you to travel through grass, mud, dirt and sand giving you more freedom to cruise wherever and under any condition.

  • UL 2272 Certified, with UL2271 Certified LG Smart Battery.
  • Passed 159 tests regarding safety regulations, meaning no potential fire hazards.
  • 400W Dual Motors that climb slopes as steep as 18 degree and last over 1 hour at 10mph top speed on a single charge.
  • Solid rubber tires for all- terrain purposes, and water resistance.
  • EPIKGO is nearly 2x more powerful and 30% larger than the leading competitor.
  • 2 hour fast charging technology, it makes the most sophisticated product of its kind.

EPIKGO comes with a 1 year limited warranty to cover parts and labour from the manufacturer.

Hoverzon XLS Self Balancing Scooter W/Bluetooth, White/Garnet/Blue/Gold

Hoverzon XLS Self Balancing Scooter

Price:$499.00

Sale:$449.00

Hoverzon XLS has three modes:

  1. Practice mode for beginners.
  2. Standard mode for experienced riders.
  3. Advanced mode for Pro riders.

Available only through the HOVERZON App. Use a Bluetooth-enabled Android or iOS mobile device and download the HOVERZON App to check speed or battery information.

Features:

  • Ul2272 Certified, fireproof exterior casing and sensor pedals
  • Solid, dual independent motor and gear stabilization for ultra-responsive control, improved wide, anti-slip pedal sensors for more comfortable riding
  • Innovative smart battery management system for improved overall battery performance with 5 levels LED battery level indicator.
  • Built-in Bluetooth Speaker
  • Front and rear LED movement indicators.

Covered by a 1yr limited warranty and customer support.

The operations of a hover board are very easy, but I’m sure with all this high tech talk and descriptions it may look confusing. Basically, there are two separate motors housed within the wheels of the hoverboard, and two sensors (one under each foot pad) that detect the micro-movements in your feet and ankles, relay information to the motors. Just point your toes down to go forward, and put your weight into your heels to go backwards. Simple as that! I hope all this information helped you make a decisive decision for your loved one, or for yourself. There’s no shame in treating yourself for the holidays.

Cheers!

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More Than 500,000 Hoverboards Being Recalled Due To Fire Safety Risk

It was hinted last month that there would be some big news in early July with regards to the hoverboard industry. That news has now been revealed. Over half a million self balancing scooters are being recalled due to being a fire safety hazard by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The lithium ion battery packs in scooters can easily overheat, causing smoking, sparking, fires or even explosions. Hoverboard fires have caused as much as $2 million dollars worth of property damage and burns injuries to users in 99 reported incidents.

Hoverboards sold online between June 2015 and May 2016 are affected, and they cost in the range of approximately $300-$900. 10 companies are involved in this recall, including major US brands Swagway (Swagway X1), Razor (Hovertrax) and Hoverboard LLC (Powerboard). NO hoverboard sold in this time was safe and consumers are urged to stop using their products immediately. Depending on the model you may be able to get a refund, repair or replacement.

The ONLY safe hoverboards are those that have been certified by UL (Underwriter Laboratories), with a new hoverboard specific certification called UL 2272. Only a handful of hoverboards have actually received this UL approval so far, Swagway’s T1 and T3 being 2 such models. Also the Ninebot by Segway MiniPRO. The CPSC advises only purchasing hoverboards that have been certified as safe by UL. Unfortunately this certification has come too late for many buyers.

Check if your hoverboard is on the recall list and see what to do next.

The biggest brand name affected by the recall is the popular Swagway – they are offering a repair or credit towards their new UL certified SwagTron model to anyone who purchased a Swagway X1 between September 2015 and March 2016. Swagway’s purchased after March 2016 are NOT affected as they contain UL certified battery packs.

Visit the following link to check if yours was affected: Swagway Product Recall

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I O HAWK REVIEW: WHY IT’S ILLEGAL TO SELL THE IO HAWK BOARD IN THE US.

IO Hawk Board Can No Longer Be Sold in the US. Find Out Why in this Article.

THIS WAS GOING TO BE AN AWESOME ARTICLE ABOUT THE IO HAWK…

Until This Even Happened

An IO Hawk Hoverboard found via our Hoverboard Reviews page

THIS WAS GOING TO BE AN AWESOME HEADLINE ABOUT HOW AN IO HAWK BOARD WOULD BRING WORLD PEACE.

Scroll Down to Find Out What Happened

IO HAWK HAD A VERY IMPORTANT COURT CASE, THAT THEY LOST

One of the first companies to gain a name for their “Personalized Motor Transporters”, was IO Hawk. The company unveiled what many called a mini Segway, or a self-balancing skateboard/board to the delight of the technology loving crowds at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Jan 6 – 9, 2015.

The company acted quickly after the show and began selling their self-balancing scooter in February of 2015. Unbeknownst to the people who were rushing to buy the $1800 personal transporter was that at the same time a man was rushing to halt the sale of the IO Hawk board

That man, Shane Chen, was the inventor and patent holder of the Hovertrax. But what is the Hovertrax? It’s the two-wheeled evolution of the Solotrax, Chen’s electric unicycle. At CES 2015 Chen saw the I O Hawk hoverboard and told them that they were infringing on his patent. Shortly after that, Chen was suing the parent company of IO Hawk.

“There were a few [knockoffs] in the beginning. Then last year, all of a sudden there were over a hundred,” he said. “Then there were 150 of them. Now they’re not even copying us — they’re copying the copies. And they’re selling them worldwide. – Shane Chen

Fast forward to Nov 20, 2015, and Shane Chen is a much happier man. He had just won the first of many lawsuits that he has against patent-infringing companies who had little regard for his creation. The company that lost? IO Hawk. Now, anyone who willingly and knowingly sells their devices will be subject to potential liabilities.


THE COMPANY HAS SUFFERED A MAJOR BLOW

THE HALL OF SHAME

IO Hawk price is a little high, especially for a company who gets placed into the Hall of Shame for supplier/vendors who suck! You can get an awesome  Swagtron T1 for under $500.

WILL THE MARKETPLACE SUFFER?

With six cargo containers being seized, it might be difficult buying an electric scooter this Christmas. But, don’t worry, I know where you can still get an amazing self-balancing scooter.

POTENTIALLY MORE COURT?

With his win, Chen is ready to defend his patent. The plot twist? How he’s getting sued by Segway for infringing on their patents. What will happen next?

“There were different waves of counterfeiters. They’d just reverse engineer the thing,” he said. “They’d buy it, they’d disassemble it and then make their own version.”

– Kelvin Lo
(Managing Director at Invanti, Inventist’s Beijing subsidiary)

SEGWAY WANTS THEIR PATENTS RECOGNIZED BY HOVERTRAX.

Balancing vehicles and methods for transporting individuals over ground.

In an exciting twist in this whole debacle, Segway has decided to enter the courtroom, serving papers of their own to Shane Chen and his company Inventist.com.  Citing pre-existing patents over Segway’s unique travel methods, the company wants damages and a permanent injunction preventing the sale of any more Hovertrax.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

FEWER BRANDS IN THE MARKETPLACE

YOU’VE GOT LEGAL RESTRICTIONS LIMITING THE SUPPLY ARTIFICIALLY

This means that the supply has been drastically cut short, around Christmas, when demand for toys and gifts increases 10x. Watch for initial price drops as vendors try to liquidate their supply. Then dramatic price increases across the board as the demand increases. Here’s a comparison of 6 major hoverboard brands. See 7 Hoverboards Compared

ADDITIONAL DEMAND FROM NEWS COVERAGE AND EXPOSURE

Because of how this is one of the hottest items for Christmas 2015, there should be several news outlets that pick up the story. This will also increase the amount of demand for this and other two-wheel electric scooters.

  • Don’t be afraid to buy yours now. There might not be much time left before the ones available are more than $1000 a piece.
  • It’s on sale right now for half of what it usually sells for.
  • Overall, it’s not a bad product at all, in fact, it’s quite nice in that it has a weight limit of almost 300 lbs. If you have to get a hoverboard for anyone over 250, you should consider this. Otherwise, the IO Hawk price still goes for a premium price, typically $200- $300 more than other brands.
  • For these reasons above in this IO Hawk review, I rate it 3/5 stars.

RAZOR USA HASN’T BEEN INVOLVED

For being the nation’s biggest scooter store, you would think Razor USA would have already had a product to market. This hasn’t been the case, though with them now licensing the patent, that should change.

Razor is now selling the Hovertrax. Their first self-balancing scooter may be just what you were wanting. Check it out by clicking on the RED button.  Tell Me About Razor Scooters

BROOKSTONE

The Ultimate Mall Store has a huge online presence. Will this luxury goods retailer continue their sale success with similar products with this one as well?

The Hovertrax at Brookstone will retail for $999.00. It has all the standard features of other models.

  • Max rated speed: 5mph
  • Operating range: Up to 9.3 miles on horizontal surface
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 20.5 x 5.9 inches
  • Device weight: 15 pounds
  • Max rider weight: 200 pounds
  • Standard charge time: 1 hour
  • Regenerative braking efficiency: 70%
  • Drive mode: Dual-wheel and 2-way direct drive
  • Motor power: 1000W

SEE THE HOVERTRAX IN ACTION

Watch just some of what you can do with this awesome device.

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT IO HAWK

WHERE CAN I CONTACT THE COMPANY?

Visit their website at http://iohawk.com/

HOW DO YOU RIDE AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER

You can visit our page of hoverboard reviews you’ll be able to see the products we recommend.

WHERE CAN I GET A HOVERBOARD NOW

See my Where to Buy A Hoverboard guide to learn about the other various manufacturers of balance boards, smart wheels, and self-balancing electric scooters.

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THE PHUNKEEDUCK PERSONAL TRANSPORTER

THE PHUNKEEDUCK PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION DEVICE

The hoverboard of the stars, the Phunkee Duck

The PhunkeeDuck personal transportation device is the next era of transportation. Riding one of these will change your world. You’ve seen some of your favorite celebrities riding one. Now you can see some of the other hoverboards for sale: self-balancing scooter comparisonRazor Hovertrax Self Balancing Scooter, A Pink Hoverboard by Powerboard.

I recommend the Swagtron T1 hoverboard, see why I think it’s a top hoverboard to buy.

YOU’VE SEEN THE PHUNKEEDUCK ON TV WITH YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITIES

It’s the original personal transportation device that all the hottest names on Instagram and YouTube were seen riding this past summer.

WHAT IS A PHUNKEEDUCK PERSONAL TRANSPORTER?”

Personal transportation device shall be deemed to include motorized foot scooters, motorized skateboards, pocket motorcycles and all other similar devices, but shall exclude motorized wheelchairs, motor driven cycles, mopeds, electric-assisted bicycles, motorcycles, and electronic personal assistive mobility devices. Source

What does all that mean?

In English: The PhunkeeDuck is the most fun you can have while rolling around with clothes on.

The white Phunkee Duck personal transporter

A White phunkeeduck personal tranporter

Ask Steve: Ride my PhunkeeDuck? || STEVE HARVEY

Steve Harvey tries a new gadget that celebs like Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner are raving about. Subscribe now to the STEVE HARVEY YouTube channel:

Self Balancing Electric Scooter Review ( Hoverboard, IO Hawk, PhunkeeDuck, monorover r2 )

I check out a Self-Balancing two-wheeled Scooter that I got from Amazon. Unlike the FutureFoot, IO Hawk, Muzeli, PhunkeeDuck, and monorover r2

HOW DO YOU USE THE PHUNKEEDUCK?

Riding it is as easy as standing in place. To use it, just stand on it with both feet (you might want something to hold; the first time, so you don’t accidentally fall). Then just lean forward a bit. The technology inside will sense that you are shifting your weight, and it will react.

Leaning forward, makes you move forward.

Leaning back causes you to travel backward.

Leaning to the left or right, makes you turn in the corresponding direction.

To stop just requires you to stand upright. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW:

The PhunkeeDuck Hoverboard weight limit is 300 lbs. That more than most other brands of hoverboard.

It has a 1-year warranty.

Don’t confuse the PhunkeeDuck with any of the cheap Chinese knockoff hoverboards that you can find elsewhere. Designed and built to a higher quality standard than other hoverboards. It has a higher top speed than many other models. It has a better battery, for a higher range over a longer period.

PHUNKEEDUCK SPECS:

  • Curb Weight: 18 lbs.
  • Max Weight Limit: 300 lbs.
  • Battery Charge: 6-7 hrs.
  • Battery Capacity and Type: Lithium-ion battery 36V 4.4AH
  • Charge Time: 2-3 hrs.
  • Includes a remote control to to lock and unlock it.

You can Get a Phunkee Duck in these Colors:

  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Titanium
  • Black
  • White
  • Yellow
Your Personal Mobility Device

A red PhunkeeDuck Personal Mobility Device

The Phunkee Duck Personal Transporter

It’s one of the most searched and well-known hoverboard brands in the US. If you’re looking for the hoverboard that your favorite celebrities have, you don’t need to look any further. They have been out of stock for a few weeks on Amazon. On the official site though, they are beginning to have them in stock again.

Visit the Official Site (non-affiliate link)

IN CONCLUSION

The Phunkeeduck personal transporter was one of the first commercially available hoverboards sold in the US.

Their promotions team was very quick to use celebrities to help promote their product.

They needed all the extra help they could get to convince people to purchase one at $1500.

The market price for a hoverboard has dropped to $400-$600 range for most of the popular brands, yet the Phunkeeduck costs $1500.

I wish more hoverboards had a weight limit of 300 lbs, but that alone isn’t worth buying a Phunkeeduck.

BOTTOM LINE:

Save your money. If you want to get a high-quality hoverboard, get one of the StreetSaws.

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