Sky Walker Hoverboard Review

Steven Steven March 31, 2020 0 Comments

Skywalker is an electric personal transportation manufacturer based in Australia. They have three distinct product lines which offer environmentally-friendly ways of getting around: Sky Carts, Sky Boards or mini segways, and E-Bikes. Their most popular product line is by far the Sky walker Sky Boards. This company is one of the safest self-balancing scooters manufacturers coming out of Australia. They use only the best quality materials and offer a nationwide warranty for domestic customers. Their products don’t only offer great performance but also quick speeds to increase the thrill of riding.

Sky Walker Hoverboard Reviews

Very little is known about this Australian tech company, which is surprising since several technologically-advanced devices and electronics have originated from the country. However, Skywalker itself seems to be doing moderately well as a hoverboard manufacturer as their various boards are used worldwide.

Looking at their hoverboards, there’s very little that needs to be said. Not just because there’s very little downside to purchasing a Skywalker Sky Board, but because most of the boards on the company’s online store are just different color choices of the same product. However, this doesn’t mean that they don’t do well in what they make. In fact, with recent advances in hoverboard technology, Skywalker is proud to present their all-terrain line of hoverboards which the company boasts can be used anywhere at any time.

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the different hoverboard models that Skywalk produces in their labs down under.

SKYWALKER 6.5” HOVERBOARD (6 COLORS)

Specs:

  • 56 x 18 x 18 cm
  • 12 kg unit weight
  • 110 kg maximum weight capacity
  • 20 km travel distance on a single charge
  • 20 km/h maximum travel speed
  • Certified Waterproof and Dustproof Level (IP-54)
  • Lithium-ion 36v 4.4AH battery
  • 2-3 charging hours from empty to full battery
  • 1-year warranty

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This appears to be this company’s motto for their hoverboard product line. Looking at the specs, there’s very little that differentiates this product from the thousands of American and Chinese hoverboards that already saturate the market.

The 6.5” tires on this hoverboard are pretty much standard size for lightweight, not-so heavy duty boards. They can get you from place to place over smooth surfaces, but that’s basically all it can do.

What’s kind of impressive about this unit is its 110 kg (240 lbs) maximum weight capacity. For a board that’s only 12 kg (26.5 lbs) heavy, being able to carry more than 9-times its weight is definitely a plus. This just shows that Skywalker doesn’t skimp out on materials for constructing their hoverboards.

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However, this is still far from the strongest of hoverboard than can carry more than 350 lbs (158.7 kg) but it should still bear the weight of even the heaviest of potential hoverboard riders wanting to take this thing for a spin.

The maximum travel speed of 20 kph (15 mph) is about the industry average so there’s nothing unique here. Even the maximum travel distance on a full charge is slightly underwhelming (20 km or 12.4 miles) compared to similarly-priced Chinese- or American-made boards. It can definitely get you around and be used as a way of short-distance commutes, so there’s that.

Lastly, there’s not even a Bluetooth speaker to pump your jams on! Not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s always a nice feature to have.

SKYWALKER X ROAD 8.5” OFF ROAD SMART BOARD

Specs:

  • 800W dual motor
  • Lithium-ion 36v 4.4AH battery
  • 20 km travel distance on a single charge
  • 2-3 charging hours from empty to full
  • 14 kg unit weight
  • 120 kg maximum weight capacity
  • 70 x 22 x 23 cm
  • 1-year warranty
  • 8.5” shock absorbent tires

Now, this is what we want to see. Recent developments in hoverboard technology have made these boards more effective in operating on top of gravelly roads and wet roads. At least we see that Skywalker has harnessed the technology and implemented it into one of their products.

The Skywalker X Road features 8.5” tires that are the perfect size and shape for running n any terrain. These are definitely not the biggest tires that a hoverboard can use, but they are among the biggest. With these 8.5” tires, there’s very little you can’t run on. Making them adequately able to absorb shocks is a definite plus when it comes to running on rough surfaces.

This 14 kg-device is able to carry up to a remarkable 120 kg (264.6 lbs). Kudos to whoever designs and produces their sturdy line of hoverboards. This is also quite far from becoming one of strongest hoverboards out there, but at least is suprasses the 250 lbs threshold used to measure hoverboard durability.

Travel distance is the same as their 6.5” model, which is kind of surprising seeing as how they both use the same battery but this unit’s tare weight is heavier. We probably would’ve loved to see more power in their off road hoverboard but safety is this company’s number one priority.

Once again, we see no Bluetooth option. Shame…

BOTTOM LINE

So these are the two most prominent hoverboards that Skywalker has to offer. This Australian company doesn’t make much, but what they make, they make well. Performance is guaranteed with their 6.5” and 8.5” models, and you can expect to use these products for many years before replacing with a newer model.

Speed-wise, there’s nothing that separates this Australian brand’s hoverboards from the Chinese and US products that dominate the market. However, there’s no point of traveling quickly if you can’t do it safely, and this Australian-certified company doesn’t skimp on safety. Distance-wise, again there’s nothing that impressive coming from this Australian-based tech company.

However, to end on a positive note for the company, Skywalker’s online website does not exclusively boast about high-quality Sky Boards. In fact, they are prouder of their electric bike/scooter product line, and seeing as how both their scooters are currently out of stock there’s no reason to believe that this company doesn’t take electronic short-distance travel devices seriously.

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