Category: Hoverboard

WHAT IS A HOVERBOARD WEIGHT LIMIT?

WHAT’S THE BEST HOVERBOARD FOR A 300 LBS. PERSON?

A hoverboard weight limit?  Are they implying something?

My good friend Freddie hit me up the other day and asked me this:

You know I’m a big guy and I was wondering is there a weight limit for hoverboard riders? What I mean is: will I break a hoverboard?  You know I weigh more than 300 lbs, can you tell me where to find hoverboard that I can use and not break?

I was stumped by this question. When you’re shopping for the best hoverboard for a person who weighs 100 lbs., the last thing you’re thinking about is how much weight a hoverboard could support.

I was used to questions like where to easily buy hoverboards, or even how to ride a hoverboard, but this one had me confused at first.

Back to the story.

So my buddy is a big dude. He’s big enough that if he doesn’t want to budge, he’s not going to budge. He had been at work, and someone had brought in a mini-Segway. He loved it. But he was afraid that the mini-Segway couldn’t support him, and he wanted my help. He needed help to find the hoverboard / segway weight limit

This is what I do.
Capt. Save-a-ho Hoverboard to the rescue.

Honestly, when he first asked me the question, I didn’t know what the hoverboard max weight limit even was, or why it even mattered.  I image you could exceed the posted weight limit on hoverboard specs, but you probably wouldn’t want to. But was it that important? It was probably some crazy number anyway.

Off to the internet, I went, doing some research and reading all of the fine print that I could find.  I had to visit some unsavory sites; I even ended up on one site promising the “good smart electric hoverboar”  (that’s how they had it spelled).

You would not believe some of the things I saw.  Can you believe that someone has made hoverboard porn videos?  Whether hoverboard sex is your thing or not, you have to give them credit for the agility and planning that’s involved.  But there, in those deep and dark places, I found what I was looking for… (it wasn’t hoverboard porn.  Jeez, some people)

If you weigh more than 300 lbs, you run the risk of possibly seriously hurting yourself in a fall.

Yes, a 100 lb. a person could hurt themselves, but the 300 lbs. person is likely to be more injured.

A kid can ride, slip, fall and bounce right back. I would hate to hear you fell and hurt yourself. If you decide to go for a ride, make sure that you find out what the hoverboard weight restrictions are.

Typically you can find the on the vendor’s website or the box that it came in. Any quality page will have it listed in the specs. (Like this one does. =)

If you are sitting there on your side of the computer screen right now, cursing me for saying something like this, I do apologize.

If you decide that you’re going to do whatever you feel like doing, then by all means, don’t let me stop you.

I’ll go back to working on my self-balancing scooter blog. Take 5 minutes and read this page on how to ride a hoverboard.

It might save you from being on one of those YouTube videos of people wiping out horribly.

HOW DO THEY FIND HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN A HOVERBOARD HOLD?

Discovering max load is done by the manufacturer during the testing phase of product development, theoretically. Though any hoverboards that are UL-2272 certified have to report the weight

With many of the current issues people are having with cheap hoverboards exploding or catching on fire, I doubt they underwent much testing.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has launched several investigations into the safety of self-balancing scooters.  Interestingly enough, they are also looking into a self-balancing scooter rider’s weight and if the programming compensates for the wide range of weights for American riders have.

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SELF-BALANCING SCOOTER TUTORIALS

Multiple reminders on the DIY repair articles that read something like:  “Only attempt to repair your own hoverboard if you feel comfortable performing all of the required steps, and have some technical experience.  If your hoverboard is broken beyond a simple fix, why not consider a brand-new UL certified hoverboard from BestEride?  Click here to see our hoverboards

WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LIMIT OF A HOVERBOARD?

The weight limit for a hoverboard varies by model, but these are the typical values:

  • A 4.5″ hoverboard weight limit is 120 lbs. (55 KG.)
  • The 6.5″ hoverboard has a suggested weight limit of 220 lbs. (100 KG.)
  • An 8″ hoverboard has a recommended weight limit of up to 265 lbs. (120 KG.)
  • 10″ hoverboards have a maximum load capacity of 330 lbs. (150KG.)

These are just a rough estimate; every brand has a slightly different scale, but these numbers work great as a place to start shopping.  I haven’t found a hoverboard that has a payload capacity of more than 330 lbs, though I am looking.

WHAT’S THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR THE SCOOTERERA EXTREME HOVERBOARD?

The SE Extreme weight limit is 265 lbs. For this small gadget, that is a great amount with a smooth ride.

This popular hoverboard guarantees a great ride and is very durable. Known as the hoverboard for those looking for adventure, it features:

  • All-terrain, shock-absorbent tires
  • 8.5″ alloy rims
  • Dual 400w motors
  • 15 km/h top speed
  • IP54 dust-proof / waterproof
  • Front and rear LED lights – provide illumination
  • Bluetooth connectivity – control your hoverboard using a smartphone or tablet
  • Wireless speaker – play music right from your hoverboard!
  • Sleek design with over-sized mudguards
  • Fully charged in just 2.5 hours
  • 15 km range with full charge*

*Range under ideal riding conditions (flat, even terrain)

WHAT’S THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR THE SEGWAY HOVERBOARD?

The Segway weight limit for the miniPRO hoverboard is 220 lbs. I was rather surprised at that because the construction of the Segway MiniPro looks much more rugged than many of the other Amazon hoverboards.

It just shows that you can’t judge a hoverboard by its looks alone. If you’re going to buy a hoverboard, you have to take a few minutes and look at the different performance specs. Many of the hoverboards that you can buy look almost the same. And they probably are the same on the exterior. However, there can be vast differences between two hoverboard brands internal components.

A WEIGHT CAPACITY BETTER THAN MOST

The Phunkeeduck vs. the IO Hawk? The Phunkee duck can hold a heavier rider.

THERE’S MORE TO THE PHUNKEEDUCK PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION DEVICE

One of the most popular self-balancing scooters available, the PhunkeeDuck also boasts one of the highest build qualities, with a more solid feeling device than many other models. This self-balancing board’s weight limit is a heavy-duty 300 lbs. In the off-chance that something happens and your board breaks, you have a one-year warranty to get the damage fixed.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S THE IO HAWK WEIGHT LIMIT?

The IO Hawk is one of the first self-balancing scooters that sold in the US. Being one of the first hoverboards sold in the US meant that the IO Hawk might have been over-engineered.

That design allowed the IO Hawk weight limit to reach 280 lbs. If only that engineering didn’t also come with a heftier price tag. 

SKQUE ELECTRIC SELF-BALANCING 2 WHEEL SCOOTER

Skque hoverboards come in several different styles and sizes. What’s even better… all of them have a max load capacity of 264 lbs. (120 kg.)

A new brand of hoverboard that is beginning to get noticed is the Skque brand hoverboard. It boasts some pretty impressive stats and features.

  • Comes in 3 sizes with 6.5″, 8″ and 10″ wheels
  • It’ll support a rider of up to 264 lbs.
  • Remote control and this is a hoverboard with Bluetooth speakers.

See what I mean? Pretty impressive.

Coupling those features with a low price makes the Skque hoverboards an excellent choice if you need a hoverboard that can support more than 220 lbs.


JETSON V6 SMART SELF-BALANCING ELECTRIC SCOOTER.

Recently announced as the exclusive brand of Target.com, the Jetson V6 was known as the Glyro Turbo Hoverboard from Jetson Electric Bike Co. I thought the Glyro/Jetson Electric brands had gone out of business. I was wrong, however, and Jetson is now the Target.com in-house brand.

A closer look:

  • 6.5″ smart self-balancing scooter
  • Ten mph top speed.
  • Estimated range approx. 15 mi. on a 2-hr. charge time.
  • Includes the free Jetson RIDE READY-APP
  • Bluetooth Speakers and LED lights
  • Three modes of operation, allowing you to adjust speed and sensitivity to rider’s skill level.
  • It’ll support a rider of up to 300 lbs.

The Jetson V6 hoverboard is very impressive. Built with Samsung components, this is a hoverboard that should perform very nicely.  It includes Bluetooth speakers, LED lights. Several modes of operation, a hoverboard app for iOS and Android (once I get a download link, I’ll include it here).  It’s also one of the only hoverboards with a weight limit of 300 lbs.

WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LIMIT FOR A HOVERBOARD FROM STREETSAW?

StreetSaw has several nice looking hoverboards, and this brand is becoming more popular all the time. The max loads the StreetSaw hoverboards support make them look even better. Like the Skque hoverboards, the lowest max rider weight is 265 lbs.

Then there’s the 8″ AlienSaw.  This hoverboard can carry some of the heaviest riders, with a rated capacity of 280 pounds (127 kg.) But wait there’s more.  Some of the features of the AlienSaw 8″ hoverboard:

  • Maximum load capacity: 280 lbs.
  • Top speed: 10.5 mph.
  • Max Range: 12.5 mi.
  • Special features: includes Bluetooth speakers and LED light show
  • Aviation magnesium alloy frame.
  • 8″ hoverboard wheels, allow you to that this hoverboard off-road. (Not quite all the way, but this can drive over a lot of terrain that a 6.5″ hoverboard wouldn’t be able to.

If you’re looking for a big and tall hoverboard, or at least one that can handle a rider that’s more than 250 lbs. than look no further, this is your hoverboard.

StreetSaw is currently out of stock on the Future Pro Hoverboards.  Those have a rider weight capacity of 300 lbs.  Hopefully, they get more in soon.

THE WEIGHT LIMIT ON HOVERBOARD BRANDS

Here are the maximum loads for several models. If you can’t find it, check your hoverboard user manual.  Be sure to check each model before riding. Some of the models listed may be out of stock currently.  The hoverboard with the highest weight capacity that is currently available is the StreetSaw AlienSaw or the new Jetson V6.

BrandModelHoverboard Weight LimitHoverboard Weight
LerayHoverboard220 lbs.26 lbs.
MonoroverR2 6.5″ personal rover220 lbs.
PowerboardHoverboard220 lbs.26 lbs.
RazorHovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard220 lbs.27 lbs.
SegwaySegway MiniPro Smart Self-balancing Personal Transporter220 lbs.28 lbs.
SwagtronT1 Hands-Free Two Wheel Self-balance Scooter220 lbs.25 lbs.
SwagtronT3 Hands-Free Smart Balance Scooter220 lbs.25 lbs.
SwagwayX1 Hands-Free Smart Balance Board220 lbs.27 lbs.
Ultra HoverboardBLACK LAMBORGHINI HOVERBOARD220 lbs.27 lbs.
Skque6.5″ Smart Self Balancing Scooter264 lbs.29 lbs.
Skque10″ Hoverboard with Bluetooth264 lbs.30 lbs.
HovercreationsHoverCreations Self Balancing Board265 lbs.25 lbs.
Skque8″ Hoverboard with Bluetooth265 lbs.30 lbs.
StreetSawCoolSaw 6.5″ Self-balancing electric scooter265 lbs.25 lbs.
StreetSawDailySaw 6.5″ Hoverboard265 lbs.25 lbs.
StreetSawStabilitySaw Hoverboard 10=inch265 lbs.30 lbs.
Zippyboard10 inch Bluetooth Two Wheel Smart Self Balancing Scooter265 lbs.22 lbs.
Zippyboard6.5 inch Two Wheel Smart Self Balancing Electric Scooter265 lbs.22 lbs.
Zippyboard8 inch Bluetooth Two Wheel Smart Self Balancing Scooter265 lbs.22 lbs.
IO HawkI O Hawk280 lbs.28 lbs.
PhunkeeduckPersonal Transporter280 lbs.27 lbs.
StreetSawAlienSaw 8″ Bluetooth Hoverboard280 lbs.25 lbs.
StreetSawFutureSaw 6.5″ Hoverboard with Bluetooth285 lbs.25 lbs.
Jetson ElectricV6 Hoverboard300 lbs.22 lbs.
StreetSawFutureSaw 8″ Hoverboard with Bluetooth300 lbs.25 lbs.
StreetSawNow Accepting Pre-orders – RockSaw Off-Road Hoverboard300 lbs.

HOW MUCH DOES A HOVERBOARD WEIGH?

Most hoverboards weigh about 25 lbs. It can vary from as low as 22 lbs. to as much as 30 lbs. The weight of a hoverboard doesn’t have any effect on a hoverboard’s weight limit.

What DOES have an effect on the weight limit is anything a rider might carry while using the self-balancing scooter. A good example might be a backpack or other hoverboard accessories. Be sure to add that weight to any calculations.

HOW MUCH DOES A HOVERBOARD WEIGH LIMIT MATTER? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU OVERLOAD A HOVERBOARD?

I get asked this question fairly frequently. Here’s what I usually tell people. Just as with any piece of machinery, the rated capacity is what the vendor says the device can support under normal use. Sure, if you’re only a few pounds over your hoverboard’s weight limit you can probably use it and not have any issues.

BUT…

It could work perfectly fine until  you hit a slight bump that causes you to bounce a little on your self-balancing scooter. And since you’ve overloaded it, that little bounce causes too much stress on the middle part of your hoverboard.

In a split second, your perfectly working hoverboard becomes nothing more than a hunk of junk.

Yes, you can use your hoverboard even if you weigh more than the recommended maximum rider weight. Just be aware that if you hit a bump, you just might break it in half.

HELP! I DIDN’T READ THIS ARTICLE, AND I BROKE MY HOVERBOARD IN HALF, CAN IT BE FIXED?

Don’t worry, if you have a hoverboard that’s broken like the one in the picture, you can purchase a replacement frame and rebuild your hoverboard.  I should have a guide up soon on how to do that. If you need help before then, just send me a message and I’ll explain how to fix it. Also, have you tried calibrating your self-balancing scooter?

THE BEST HOVERBOARD FOR AN OVERWEIGHT PERSON?

If you’re over 300 lbs, I don’t recommend any hoverboards currently.  Thought the Jetson V6 is REALLY, REALLY close to changing my mind. There’s not really any that are designed to withstand that heavy of a load while being used.  This may change, and it I find any hoverboard maximum weight capacity that can support a rider who weighs more than 300 lbs, I’ll update this article.

Like I mentioned before in the article, if you are going to ride on a smart balancing board, be sure to find the safe hoverboard maximum weight it can hold before you begin to ride. The last thing that you would want to happen is for the scooter to break or crack an axle and you to fall and hurt yourself.

Finishing up my story about my buddy…

I did all this research, (it was a good bit of a couple of days) trying to find the best one for him. I hit him up, to tell him what I had found, and he was all “Who cares, YOLO!!!!!!!” He had decided to just buy the one from the girl that had shown it to him for the first time. He broke it the next night. I figure it was probably overloaded by at least 150 lbs.

If you know of a hoverboard max weight more than 275 lbs, please use the comment form at the bottom of the page to tell me about the unit.

I hope this has shown you the answer to “How Much Weight Can a Hoverboard Hold.”

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WEIGHT LIMIT FOR HOVERBOARD INFOGRAPHIC

Check it out, I made an infographic. It shows some of the different weight limits for hoverboards, along with their rated capacities. If you have more hoverboard questions, I’d love to hear them.

HERE’S AN INFOGRAPHIC ABOUT HOVERBOARD WEIGHT LIMITS


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WHERE CAN I BUY A HOVERBOARD?

Visitors to the site ask this question most often.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of them by now.

Hoverboards.

Stories of their rising popularity among people of all levels and walks of life.

If you have not heard about them, yet here’s some of the basics. They are self-balancing electric scooters that start to move when you step on them. They can be a little tricky at first, but once you learn how to operate one, you will probably become a fan.

Recently, the story of hoverboards has changed from the new cool gadgets on the streets to a home-burning, random fire starting, and embarrassing falls causing dangerous contraption.

Indeed, several reports on the news have led the broadcast with lurid tales of the numerous fires resulting from exploding hoverboards.

WHAT STORES SELL HOVERBOARDS?

All these precautions and actions seem to have had little effect on the demand for hoverboards. All in all, it seems like hoverboards are here to stay.

That is, in spite of the reports that have been streaming in left and right of the latest fire or incident involving hoverboards.

Honestly, they seem to be getting more and more publicity regardless of whatever hoverboard story is running on the news. Because of this increasing popularity, numerous companies have ventured into the business of manufacturing hoverboards.

Among the retailers are major stores including Amazon, Overstock.com, and even Sears.

Yes, you can get a Sears hoverboard. (I wonder if it has a Craftsman warranty…)

All jokes aside, (this means you, Sears hoverboard) more and more retailers are stocking these devices to join the profitable industry.

Today, all sorts of companies from various locations around the globe are dealing with hoverboards. It is difficult to know what stores sell hoverboards.

This is because many stores might sell items regionally, on online only. For example, BestBuy sells the Swagtron T1, but online only.

Although you can find hoverboards in many places today, few retailers are like Amazon.

Their step of removing hoverboards from the site in December 2015 only made people more determined to find somewhere that was selling hoverboards. The secondary marketplaces people bought hoverboards popped up as soon as they saw an opportunity.

One of my friends bought a smart balance wheel from some guy at a gas station. People were desperate, allowing them to sell any and all makes of hoverboards, some of them even counterfeit.

YOU CAN BUY COUNTERFEIT HOVERBOARDS?

How do you sell a counterfeit hoverboard? The “safest” hoverboards are the ones that have Samsung batteries inside.

Resellers with hoverboards without the tell-tale blue Samsung batteries quickly realized that they needed to have blue battery cells inside to make the sale. These self-balancing scooters were bought by people thinking they now were safe from any hoverboard accidents.

Imagine their surprise when they left their hoverboard charging overnight, only to be woken in the morning by the sound of fire alarms.

AN OFFICIAL SAMSUNG BATTERY FOR THE HOVERBOARD

Other sellers sold counterfeit hoverboards by copying the styles of the better know self-balancing scooter brands. Brands like: Swagway, Monorover, and IO Hawk were imitated and impersonated to make the sale once more.

Those customers who bought a counterfeit hoverboard only found out when it came time to have a warranty repair on their scooter. Imagine having bought something for $1000 only to have reseller tell you that the item was fake. Ouch!

Most times it’s hard to tell which device is safe, especially if you are a first-time buyer. That’s why you should research your purchases first. (This is what brought you to the site, right?) The first place to start when you are looking to get a real hoverboard: an established and reliable retailer.

Consider an Amazon Hoverboard. Though It’s Not Really a Hoverboard Amazon Made

What’s the most established retailer and seller of everything from A to Z? Amazon.com of course. One quick search for hoverboards on Amazon and you can find many brands of two-wheel self-balancing electric scooters on sale. This includes these hoverboard brands:

  • Swagtron T1
  • Powerboard by Hoverboard
  • Razor Hovertrax
  • Funace Smart Balance Wheel and many more

Looking beyond an Amazon hoverboard to other major retailers like eBay, Target, and Walmart reveals a variety of the devices too. Even buying a hoverboard from Sears gives you the security of being a credible store as opposed to purchasing from other places.

WHERE CAN I GET A HOVERBOARD?

Through the powers of modern technology, and with a splash of convenience you can now have your hoverboard in as little as 48 hours. Granted you will probably have to pay a little bit extra for shipping that quick.

I recommend skipping the vendor and buying your hoverboard from Amazon.

Why?

Let me Explain:

THE #1 REASON YOU SHOULD BUY AN AMAZON HOVERBOARD

Self-balancing scooters are still too new to know how long they will last before they break or suffer complete mechanical failure.

Here’s the Number 1 reason why I recommend Amazon as the place to buy a self-balancing scooter.

Ready?

You can purchase a 2-year extended warranty for a hoverboard for about 8% of the total cost. A smart balance board that costs $400 can get ann extra warranty for roughly $32.

From then on, you essentially have no extra costs and if you’ve got a scooter with the standard 1-year warranty, you can then get three full years of protection for your hoverboard.

Read more about hoverboard warranties to see the complete details.

WHO SELLS HOVERBOARDS THAT WILL SHIP QUICKLY?

Shopping online saves you precious time that you can put to other use. You can find self-balancing scooters for sale at several types online sites.

Everything from overseas importers to niche boutique stores and even websites that look like a huge hoverboard seller awaits your beck and call.

How do you know which places are legit? Because of this, you are safer buying an Amazon hoverboard.

Though a quick google can show you who sells hoverboards in your area to check out.

Like these tips and tricks? Visit the blog page to read more.

Amazon has made the buying process so easy and streamlined. You can purchase a hoverboard in under 60 seconds. In two days the UPS will be knocking at your door with your brand new smart balance wheel.

Today, stores like Amazon have virtually everything you could imagine. In the case of hoverboards, chances are you will find a hoverboard that will hold 300lbs or more.

Need help finding the best hoverboard to buy? See my hoverboard comparison review, you’ll be sure the find the perfect hoverboard.

Try walking into your local mall and doing the same thing. Now, imagine being able to skip the fight for a parking space at the mall.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Over time, online stores like Amazon have become a reliable and trusted place to buy. You know that your information and money is safe with them and that you will be buying a genuine hoverboard.

With so many reasons to buy a hoverboard from well-known retailers, the most important issue of safety is pretty covered as well.

Do you know what comes with an Amazon hoverboard? A peace of mind that you have purchased a genuine hoverboard and that the hoverboard Amazon just delivered is safe.

Recently, the cause of many of the hoverboard fires has been identified as battery issues.

Did you know that Amazon recently told buyers to return their hoverboards for a full refund?

A retailer who’s looking out for their customers, can you believe it? Just one more reason that you should buy a hoverboard from Amazon.  

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WHAT REPLACEMENT PARTS DO I NEED TO FIX MY BROKEN HOVERBOARD?

Your hoverboard is broken and you want to fix it. Here’re the most common hoverboard replacement parts you’ll need to fix your self-balancing scooter.

Worry not, soon this will be the place to come to find replacement parts for self-balancing scooters. If you need a repair shop, check out the scooter repairs page. Be sure to look at the customize your hoverboard page to learn how to make your hoverboard custom.

If you have any problems and need to fix your scooter, I can help. Or, if you are more the DIY type of person, here are many of the parts and accessories that you’ll need. There are also several videos on how to use many of these replacements.

Also, my YouTube channel has the best collection of how to repair a hoverboard videos all in one spot, be sure to check it out. You can also use some of these parts to customize your hoverboard and something like replacing a hoverboard shell is very straightforward.


Because of some limitations in the Amazon affiliate program, there aren’t any exact prices listed. This is because the price of the item might change between when the article was published and when the item might be purchased. I’m working on finding a better tool so that I can list the actual current prices, but until then, I will assign it one $ for every $20 in price. Something that’s $20 would be $.

Our hoverboards both support up to 264 lbs (though UL cert. is only for up to 220 lbs).  Therefore, although they’re not the greatest of the bunch, it may still be worth adding our boards into the comparison on that page.  Either just a couple call-to-action blurbs or actually include our products in the comparison.  We could stress that “if you weigh less than 264 lbs, these hoverboards from ScooterEra are the some of the sleekest and highest-quality on the market”.


SPARE 6.5″ WHEEL AND MOTOR FOR SELF BALANCING SCOOTER

If you’ve reached the point where your only option is to replace the wheel or motor on one side of your hoverboard, there’s not a lot of options available. Ebay is selling them, but they are running around $75 each. Amazon has two that are being sold for under $50. I’m sharing this one because of the quicker shipping time. This is the rubber tire and rim, along with a replacement motor.

SET OF 2 6.5″ HOVERBOARD REPLACEMENT WHEELS AND MOTORS

2 6.5" Hoverboard wheels and motors

If you’ve somehow ended damaging your hoverboard that you need to replace one or both wheels, let me ask this: are you OK?

All joking aside, it takes some work to damage the wheels on your hoverboard enough that you need to replace them. This is a set of 2 10-inch wheel assemblies for a self-balancing scooter. Did you know that if you bought a hoverboard from Amazon that they have an impressive

This is a set of two 6.5″ self-balancing scooter wheel assemblies. Each piece is the solid rubber tire, axle, wheel rim, along with a motor and brake assembly.

  • Free Shipping: Prime Eligible
  • Brand: HoverFixer
  • Summary: This is a replacement set of wheels for 6.5-inch hoverboards and other self-balance scooters.
  • Feature 1: Durable Rubber Tire
  • Feature 2: Compatible with all hoverboards
  • Feature 3: 6.5-inch diameter

MAXFIND DIY 350W REPLACEMENT HOVERBOARD MOTOR AND WHEEL FOR 6.5″ SELF BALANCING SCOOTER 1PC

Maxfind DIY 350w Replacement Hoverboard Motor and Wheel for 6.5″ Self Balancing Scooter 1pc

Sale Price: $$$$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
  • Free Shipping: No
  • Brand: MAXFIND
  • Product Summary: DIY 350w Replacement Motor for Smart Self Balancing Electric Wheel 6.5 Inch Unicycle Scooter 1pc All this Motor we ship by DHL, FEDEX.You can get it in 5 days.
  • Color: as the pic show(it’s only a motor for scooter, not a scooter) –
  • Material: Alloy + ABS –
  • Size: 17 * 5.7cm –
  • Cable length: 26cm –
  • Motor Power 350w –
  • Electric braking system –
  • Rated voltage 36V –
  • Rated speed 800rpm –
  • Maximum speed of 15km / h (according to user weight decision) –
  • Loading Weight 105kg –
  • Spin for the replacement of damaged motor vehicles: Function
  • Packing Included: – 1 * electric scooter motor

VIDEO: HOW TO REPLACE THE WHEELS ON A HOVERBOARD

REPLACEMENT CHASSIS AND FRAMES.

REPLACEMENT CHASSIS FOR A HOVERBOARD

This is a replacement frame or chassis for a self-balancing scooter. You will need this if your hoverboard has broken into two separate parts. To replace the frame is a relatively straightforward process.

ALUMINUM METAL INSIDE FRAME FOR SELF-BALANCE SCOOTER WITH 6.5″ WHEELS


Adolph Replacement Aluminum Frame for Smart Self-Balance Scooter 6.5 inch Wheel Hoverboard

Sale Price: $$$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
  • Free Shipping: No
  • Brand: Adolph
  • Product Summary: Replacement Aluminum Metal Inside Frame for Repair Broken Smart Self-Balance Scooter 6.5″
    inch Electric Wheel Hoverboard.
  • Feature 1: Aluminum Metal Frame
  • Feature 2: Compatible with IO Hawk, Phunkeeduck, Swagway and other 6.5″ Hoverboards
  • Feature 3: Up to 240lb

See the Current Price on Amazon

GOLD REPLACEMENT HOVERBOARD SKIN AND FRAME

You can now show off your baller status with this GOLD CHROME shell for your hoverboard. For as innovative as self-balancing scooters have been, inside they are surprisingly simple. That simplicity is why so many of the different brands seem the same. (That, and the fact that all the companies copied and “borrowed” designs from each other) The steps to replace your hoverboard shell are unscrew all the screws (18 of them). Gently remove the outer casing. Watch out; there are wires connected to the piece of shell that you are removing. Once you have the insides exposed, unscrew the screws along the outside edge INSIDE the hoverboard. These are the screws that are holding the top of the hoverboard shell to your frame.

Now you should have the whole shell unscrewed, gently remove it and reverse these steps to install the new casing. Now, you should have a gold shell for your hoverboard. If you’re the DIY type, and you wanted a gold chrome hoverboard, this might be the best option for you. Especially since many of the hoverboard brands charge a premium for a gold hoverboard.

CERTICABLE REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR SELF BALANCING SCOOTER SKIN/COVER & INTERIOR METAL FRAME GOLD CHROME SET


Certicable Replacement Parts For Self Balancing Scooter Skin/Cover & Interior Metal Frame Gold Chrome Set
Sale Price: $$$$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 6-10 business days
  • Free Shipping: No
  • Brand: Certicable
  • Product Summary: REPLACEMENT EXTERIOR COVER SET! YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE (1) – GOLD CHROME SKIN/COVER SET PLUS ONE (1) INTERIOR METAL REPLACEMENT FRAME For All Smart Balancing Electric Scooter Hover Boards STANDARD SERIES 6.5″ Wheel Base
  • INCLUDED IN THE SET: Top Case Covers: 2 PCS
  • Bottom Case Covers: 2 PCS
  • 1 Interior Metal Frame AS PICTURED
  • FEATURES: With these exterior case covers you can replace the original scratched balancing scooter skin and the Interior Metal Frame Compatible With PhunkeeDuck IO Hawk Oxboard Cyboard Future Foot Monorover Airboard Freego Esway Airwheel iEZWay Overoad And much more!!
  • Feature 1: REPLACEMENT EXTERIOR CASE COVER SKIN- Compatible With All Self Balancing Hover Boards
  • Feature 2: Fits 6.5-inch wheelbase
  • Feature 3: Top Case Covers: 2 PCS Bottom Case Covers: 2 PCS
  • Feature 4: With these exterior case/covers you can replace the initially scratched balancing scooter skin

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METALLIC PINK HOVERBOARD REPLACEMENT SHELL

Similar to the gold shell previously mentioned, this is a chrome pink hoverboard skin and internal frame. This is a kit that includes a new metal frame for your self-balancing scooter, along with a pink skin to go with it.

CERTICABLE REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR SELF BALANCING SCOOTER SKIN/COVER & METAL FRAME PINK CHROME SET


Certicable Replacement Parts For Self Balancing Scooter Skin/Cover & Metal Frame Pink Chrome Set
Sale Price: $$$$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 6-10 business days
  • Free Shipping: No
  • Brand: Certicable
  • Product Summary: REPLACEMENT EXTERIOR COVER SET! YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE (1) – PINK CHROME SKIN/COVER SET PLUS ONE (1) INTERIOR METAL REPLACEMENT FRAME For All Smart Balancing Electric Scooter Hover Boards STANDARD SERIES 6.5″ Wheel Base
  • INCLUDED IN THE SET: Top Case Covers: 2 PCS Bottom Case Covers: 2 PCS
  • 1 Interior Metal Frame AS PICTURED
  • FEATURES: With these exterior case covers you can replace the original scratched balancing scooter skin and the Interior Metal Frame Compatible With PhunkeeDuck IO Hawk Oxboard Cyboard Future Foot Monorover Airboard Freego Esway Airwheel iEZWay Overoad And much more!!
  • Feature 1: Fits 6.5 inch wheel base

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HOVERBOARD SKINS, SHELLS, AND OTHER PROTECTIONS

You just paid all this money to purchase your hoverboard, and then after riding it for the first time, you saw a ton of scratches on the bottom. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. It seems that this happens with EVERY brand of hoverboard. So, how do you fix the scratches along the bottom of your self-balancing scooter? It’s easy…

There are a few products here offering differing levels of protection for your hoverboard. One of the first are these vinyl hoverboard stickers. These are an eight mil film that was originally used by car makers to protect their cars from flying rocks while driving. Now you can apply that same technology to your hoverboard.

HOVERBOARD PROTECTION DECALS

HOVERBOARD EXPERTSTM CRYSTAL CLEAR PROTECTIVE FILM – PREVENTS SCRATCHES – FOR SELF BALANCING SCOOTER HOVERBOARD


Hoverboard Experts(TM) Crystal Clear Protective Film – Prevents Scratches – for Self Balancing Scooter Hoverboard
Sale Price: $$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
  • Free Shipping: Eligible
  • Brand: HOVERBOARD EXPERTS
    Product Summary: Hoverboards get scratched very easily, quickly showing scratches and dents. Protect your hoverboard with this 3M paint protection films. Expensive vehicle owners use this same film to protect their cars paint jobs from chips and scratches without changing the look. Easy to apply, you can install this in under 5 minutes. Fits these self-balancing scooters, and much more: Swagway, Powerboard, Leray, Hovertrax, Funace, Phunkee Duck, IO Hawk.
  • Feature 1: CRYSTAL CLEAR PROTECTION WHERE YOU NEED IT – Your original hoverboard colors will shine through our crystal clear polyurethane film. Our 8mil thick film with its strong adhesive backing is nearly invisible after application and covers from end to end over the wheels (you trim the end to fit correctly).

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HOVERBOARD SKINS: PROTECTION AND STYLE IN ONE

Along the same lines as the clear hoverboard decals are the MightySkins. These are high gloss vinyl decals that you apply to customize the look of your hoverboard. In addition to the custom look, they also add a layer to protect your hoverboard. Over 40 different colors and style are available.

MIGHTYSKINS PROTECTIVE VINYL SKIN DECAL FOR SELF BALANCING SCOOTER HOVERBOARD GLOSSY HOT PINK


MightySkins Protective Vinyl Skin Decal for Self Balancing Scooter Hoverboard Glossy Hot Pink

Sale Price: $$

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MIGHTYSKINS PROTECTIVE VINYL STICKERS FOR HOVERBOARDS NEON SPLATTER

MightySkins Protective Vinyl Stickers for Hoverboards Neon Splatter

Sale Price: $$

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MIGHTYSKINS DECALS VINYL SKIN TO PROTECT YOUR SELF BALANCING SCOOTER AMERICAN FLAG

MightySkins Decals Vinyl Skin to Protect Your Self Balancing Scooter American Flag

Sale Price: $$

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Have you checked out the new hoverboard blog page? It’s the place to see all the latest things that are happening in the hoverboard industry.

VIDEO: APPLYING A VINYL STICKER TO YOUR HOVERBOARD

While this is a different brand of hoverboard sticker than the ones above (It’s sold in the UK), the concept is the same. To apply a hoverboard decal, you just need some alcohol wipes and a hair dryer.

REPLACEMENT BUMPERS

SELF BALANCING SCOOTER BUMPERS

These are the black rubber bumpers that help to protect your hoverboard from scratches and scrapes. The adhesive that glued them down isn’t a very good one, and they tend to get lost while riding. These are very easy to use. Just peel the old one off, gently scrape and remaining adhesive off. Then using an alcohol wipe clean the area where you are going to stick the new bumper. After it dries, stick your new bumper on, Voila!

PROTECTIVE SCOOVY BLACK REPLACEMENT BUMPER FOR 2 WHEEL SELF BALANCING SCOOTER – ONE PAIR


Protective Scoovy Black Replacement Bumper for 2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter – One Pair
91 Reviews

Sale Price: $

  • Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
  • Free Shipping: Eligible
  • Brand: Scoovy
  • Product Description and Specs: The Scoovy bumper is a Silicone bumper designed to help protect your Hoverboard/2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter from harm. It uses High-Quality Silicone to Protect Your Board/Scooter from damage. On the back, it has a super strong 3M adhesive that allows it to be attached to any brand of scooter. The bumpers come in four different colors; teal, black, pink, and orange which lets you personalize your scooter/board to your personal taste.

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RUBBER GUARDS FOR HOVERBOARD

This is a larger replacement guard kit which has six bumpers included. Two for the top, and four for the bottom side of the balance board.

6 PIECE ADHESIVE BUMPER GUARD FOR 6.5″ BALANCE BOARD SCOOTER


6 Piece Adhesive Bumper Guard for 6.5” Balance Board Scooter
10 Reviews

Sale Price: $$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
  • Free Shipping: Eligible
  • Brand: EverProtect
  • Product Summary:
    Why Use HoverBoard Bumpers? You treated yourself to a well deserved HoverBoard which allows you to zoom from place to place saving calories. But that “treating yourself” cost you several hundred dollars. And similar to having an insurance policy accidents can happen at any moment. You may be distracted just for a second by a cute animal and then next thing you know you’ve crashed your HoverBoard. Don’t lose a couple of hundred dollars just like that, buy our Adhesive Easy to Stick HoverBoard Bumpers and place them onto your Scooter and protect yourself from any accidents while reducing normal wear and tear and increasing the lifespan of your new scooter
  • Color: Black

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HOVERBOARD REPLACEMENT COVER

If the shell to your hoverboard is too scratched up to be easily covered by a sticker, for a few dollars more you can get a complete shell. There are tons of different colors and styles to choose from. Below, are just two that I saw and liked. If you click on one of the items below, it will take you to the site and at the bottom of the page, you’ll be able to see the different styles. These are the fancier, premium painted styles that you might not have seen.

SKULL PREMIUM PAINTED – D@BOARDS HOVERBOARD REPLACEMENT SHELL ONLY


Skull Premium Painted – D@Boards Hoverboard Replacement Shell Only
Sale Price: $$$$$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
  • Free Shipping: No
  • Brand: D@Boards
  • Product Summary: Datboard skateboards- suited for those who want to ‘shred it’, as well as for beginners. A self-balancing skateboard, Datboard is affordable too!
  • Color: Black

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This self balancing scooter shell comes with replacement foot pads along with the awesome casing.

SHINYMOD HOVERBOARD REPLACEMENT CASING FOR 6.5″ SCOOTER YELLOW HERO


Shinymod Hoverboard Replacement Casing for 6.5″ Scooter Yellow Hero
Sale Price: $$$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
  • Free Shipping: Eligible
  • Brand: SHINYMOD
  • Product Summary: Shinymod Replacement Outer Shell Case for 6.5″ Self-Balancing Electric Scooter Hoverboard Yellow Hero
  • Attention:
    • 1: It’s only one set accessory for a scooter, not the scooter.
    • 2: As the camera angle and lighting and other factors. Display pictures and objects colors may be slightly different; please understand.
  • Color: pink,
  • Material: ABS
  • Feature 1: Surface treatment: hydrographic transfer printing
  • Package Includes:
    • 1: Scooter shell,
    • 2: Foot Pad
    • 3: LED indicator Case Charging indication
    • 4: Protective Shell
    • 5: screws for scooter
    • 6: sticker.
  • For 6.5 inch Wheeled Scooter
  • Assembled size: 58.4cm * 17.8cm * 18.6cm

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PROTECTIVE SILICONE CASE FOR HOVERBOARDS

This is a brand new item that I just found online. It makes sense when you think about it. You can now find a silicone protective case for your hoverboard. If you’ve ever gotten a case for your phone, this is the same concept, only scaled up to fit a hoverboard. The case is stretched over the outside of the hoverboard, and small tabs clasp onto the screw holes on the bottom of the hoverboard. One of the neat things about the way that these are designed is that you get two cases. One for the left, and one for the right. Mix and match to find the perfect style for you.

There is a drawback to this case, though. It does only protect the top of the hoverboard. The bottom will still be scratched during use.

KOOWHEEL HOVERBOARD PROTECTIVE CASE SILICONE COVER FOR SELF BALANCING SCOOTER SKIN, WHITE


Koowheel Hoverboard Protective Case Silicone Cover for Self Balancing Scooter Skin, White
Sale Price: $$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
  • Free Shipping: Eligible
  • Brand: Koowheel Product
  • Summary: Just like your cell phone has a silicone case to protect it from drops and scratches, now your self-balancing scooter can too. This silicone case slips onto your hoverboard and protects it from wayward scratches and dings. Available in multiple colors. Feature 1: 2.Keep the self-balancing scooter from scratches

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REPLACEMENT A/C ADAPTERS

Replacement chargers. I could write a whole post on them, but these are the things to look for.

  1. Look for the CE or UL logos on them. This means that it has passed certification tests that it should operate as expected. THIS IS IMPORTANT! With hoverboards having the problem of randomly catching on fire, you want to limit over-stressing the battery. A UL-certified charger for a hoverboard will do exactly that.
  2. Don’t buy a cheap one. The more expensive versions have better insulation and components, again so that it charges things more safely.

SOUNDORIGINAL UNIVERSAL CHARGER FOR TWO WHEELS SMART SELF BALANCING SCOOTERS


SoundOriginal Universal Charger for Two Wheels Smart Self Balancing Scooters
Sale Price: $

  • Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
  • Free Shipping: Eligible
  • Color: Black
  • Feature 1: Self balancing scooter charger: High Technology Smart Self Balancing Charger for balance scooters
  • Feature 2: High-quality plastic and built-in intelligent IC allow auto-detect, self-adjust current control, charge for your self-balance scooter.With the protection of over voltages, over current, short circuits and over temperature, bring much safety on your scooter.
  • Feature 3: Charging requirements: 100-240V 50 / 60HZ The best charge temperature is 0 degree centigrade – 50 degree centigrade . Over cold and overheat will not completely charge battery
  • Feature 4: Charging Duration: 2-4 Hours Max(to maintain a longer battery life)

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Also, make sure that the charger is rated at the proper voltage and current. For today’s hoverboards with a 158 WH battery, you should have a 42V 2A power adapter. Your battery might also be called a 36 W 4.4 A battery or 36 W 4400 mA. All of these are terms that describe the same battery.

SALEN T ORIGINAL HOVERBOARD AC CHARGER 42V 2A LITHIUM ION POWER ADAPTER


Salen T Original Hoverboard AC Charger 42V 2A Lithium Ion Power Adapter
Sale Price: $

  • Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
  • Free Shipping: No
  • Brand: Salen T
  • Product Summary: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Power Rating: 84W , Output Voltage: 42V (+/- 5%) Input parameters: 100-240VAC 50 / 60Hz ,Charge current 2 (A)
  • Feature: 3P specific interface for Self balancing scooter

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MASTER LIST OF HOVERBOARD USER MANUALS

TRYING TO FIND A USER MANUAL SUCKS

Hoverboard user manuals , who needs one?

All you do is turn it on and go, right?

Most of the time, that’s the case no big deal, nothing too difficult.

But what does that red blinky light mean?

WHY DOES MY HOVERBOARD HAVE AN ORANGE LIGHT WHEN I TRY TO CHARGE IT?

These are all issues that are covered in the different user manuals below.

I’ve tried to include as many of them as I can find.

If you find that you need a specific manual that I don’t have included below, shoot me a message and I’ll try to find it.

SWAGWAY X1 OWNER’S GUIDE

The user operations manual for the Swagway X1. It wasn’t too difficult to find, though there’s not a link to it from the page on Amazon (when it’s listed there), the official page , or the Target.com page (where it’s also sold.)

From the user manual:

  • When the low battery indicator turns on, get off your Swagway X1. The Swagway will not balance and you will fall.
  • Max slope of 30 degrees. Other places say that the max slope is only 10-15 degrees.
  • Does your Swagway pull to the left or right? You might need to recalibrate it. Inside are the instructions on How to Recalibrate the Swagway X1.

Download the Swagway X1 Owners Manual

The Swagway X1 Hands Free Self Balancing Smart Board

See what I thought of the X1 from Swagway.


POWERBOARD BY HOVERBOARD USER’S MANUAL

The Powerboard hoverboard user manual is actually easy to find. While it may not be on their Amazon listing, it is listed on the official site:
thepowerboard.com.

From the instruction manual:

  • When the Powerboard battery drops below 10%, it will beep to remind you to charge it immediately.
  • The range decreases if you travel up/down slopes frequently.
  • The Powerboard user manual says that the top speed of the Powerboard is 6.5 MPH. Most other places say that it is 8 MPH.

Download the Powerboard User’s Manual

The Power board self Balancing Electric Scooter

Read my Powerboard review and share what you think.

RAZOR HOVERTRAX USER MANUAL

Another user manual that was easy to find, the Razor Hovertrax. You can find the Hovertrax at multiple retailers, though many have it only in their
online stores, Amazon, and also on the official Hovertrax page on the Razor site.

From the instructions:

  • You can tell that Razor has had to deal with a few lawsuits before. The manual is full of warnings and disclaimers. I’m sure they’ve had to
    deal with people who suffer from P.E.B.K.A.C (Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair). You can hurt yourself, be careful.
  • The Hovertrax will shake when the battery is below 5%. Charge it immediately. Draining the battery completely may damage the
    battery.
  • You should charge your Hovertrax immediately after riding, but for no more than 6 hours.

Download the Razor Hovertrax Instruction Guidebook

Do you wonder why your Hovertrax shakes sometimes while riding?

See the Razor Hovertrax Review


SOLOWHEEL HOVERTRAX OPERATIONS MANUAL

The Solowheel Hovertrax is the original self-balancing electric scooter. This is the version invented by the Inventist.com CEO, Shane Chen. He
then licensed the hoverboard patent to Razor scooters. This is the Solowheel user manual. You can buy a Solowheel Hovertrax from Brookstone.

Tips from the guidebook:

  • Fully charge your hoverboard before using for the first time.
  • The Solowheel Hovertrax is for indoor use only.
  • Do not turn your hoverboard on while it is in mid air.

Download the Solowheel/Brookstone Hovertrax Manual

The Solowheel Hovertrax, the first hoverboard

IO HAWK SELF BALANCING SCOOTER INSTRUCTION MANUAL

One of the original self-balancing scooters that you could buy was the IO Hawk. Now it seems that you can find a hoverboard at every store, they were
one of the first companies to realize the potential that hoverboards had.

From the manual:

  • The Battery LED turns RED at 10% or less battery left.
  • See the picture on the right to see where you should place your foot when learning to ride a hoverboard.
  • Probably even more important than knowing how to mount your hoverboard is how to dismount it. Don’t step forward when getting off a hoverboard.
    Instead, step backwards. Stepping forwards causes the board to want to go forwards.

Get a Copy of the IO Hawk Owners Instructional Guide

Step carefully with a single foot onto the hoverboard, then step up with the second foot

Learn More in My IO Hawk Review

What happens next?

BECAUSE THIS IS A WORK-IN-PROGRESS…

I’m going to be adding to this page whenever I find other hoverboard user manuals to post on here. These next links, while not true user manuals are
all the documentation that some hoverboards have. They’re shared here as both an archive and to be a convenience for people who own one of these
brands.

All of these guides are saved as PDFs. You can just right click on the link and then choose “Save As…” or you can click on the link and then in the PDF you right click and hit “Save As…”

If your hoverboard is acting funny, visit the hoverboard troubleshooting page, or maybe you
know what’s wrong and you just need to find some hoverboard replacement parts .

That’s it for this article. If you need a manual, or if you have one that I don’t have included on this page, contact me below and let me know.
Or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Hoverboard Accessories

THE COOLEST HOVERBOARD ACCESSORIES

These are a few of the coolest scooter accessories and hoverboard safety gear to go with that new hoverboard that Santa brought you this Christmas. Now that hoverboards have been around for a few months there are beginning to be accessories available. Let’s see what I found.

SELF BALANCING SCOOTER ACCESSORIES: A HOVERBOARD CARRYING CASE

A carrying case for your hoverboard is that nice bit of extra care that will extend the life of your scooter immensely. Yes, it protects it from the elements. And yes, it hides it a bit so would-be thieves might not realize that you have something worth taking.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HOVERBOARD BAG?

Many of the bags and hoverboard carrying cases that you see on places like Amazon and EBay look exactly the same. There’s a few key points that you have to remember while you are shopping for a good carrying case.

  • Make sure that the bag can fit your hoverboard. Pay attention to these two critical measurements: wheel size and board length. The standard wheel sizes: 6.5″, 8″, and 10″. The board length is the how wide your hoverboard is. You can usually find the information online, or just use a tape measure.
  • Look for extra pockets on your bag, this way you can keep your charger and any other hoverboard accessories you might have.
  • The big difference between the $10 hoverboard carrying cases and the $50 cases? The $50 carrying case is fire resistant. In case of a fire the fire-resistant bag would help to contain any flames.

THERE’S THREE BASIC STYLES OF HOVERBOARD BACKPACKS.

These first bags look like they would be perfect for carrying your hoverboard. And they are, except one huge design flaw. I’m jumping ahead of myself. Let’s think of the different reasons that you would be using a bag for your hoverboard instead of riding it.

  1. You’re a regular commuter that uses your hoverboard to go to work each day. But your commute one day is cut short because your battery died.
  2. You’re riding your hoverboard and it starts to shake uncontrollably, you power cycle it and try riding it again. It still wobbles, I hope it’s not broken.
  3. This sucks, the weather report this morning said no rain today. Where did this hurricane come from?
Don't Buy This Self Balancing Bag

Don’t buy this bag. While it’s not a bad bag, there’s a huge flaw.

Any of these situations could happen at any time you’re riding. If it does, you’re stuck having to carry a 25 lb. lead weight with you. Hopefully it’s not very far. That leads me to the epic design flaw in most hoverboard carrying cases:

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Make sure your hoverboard bag comes with some type of shoulder strap!

A Shoulder Strap for A Hoverboard Carrying Case

Don’t buy a hoverboard carrying case without these!

The second style of hoverboard bags have attachment points on either end of the bag so that you can attach a shoulder strap to the bag. This makes it much easier to carry for a long distance.

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The third type of hoverboard bag has backpack style straps. These let you carry it on one or both shoulder like a regular backpack. You’ll be grateful that you spent the $10 extra the first time you have to carry your hoverboard any type of distance.

the hoverboard backpack is the best way to carry a dead hoverboard

A backpack for a hoverboard is the best way to carry a hoverboard

This next bag is probably the best carrying case that you can get for your hoverboard. While it doesn’t have two straps to wear like a backpack, it does have wheels on the bottom. A handy strap allows you to drag the hoverboard behind you. As my girlfriend said, it’s for when your wheels need wheels. This bag is the perfect choice of a bag for people that would have difficulty carrying a 25 lb. object.

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THE ULTIMATE HOVERBOARD BAG

This is the Ultimate Bag For Your Hands Free Scooter

The Ultimate Hoverboard Bag. For When You Need Wheels For Your Wheels

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PROTECT YOUR HOVERBOARD FROM THEFT

Sometimes you can’t take your smart balance wheel everywhere you want. Now, there’s a solution, with this hoverboard lock that is available on Amazon. It works the same as a bike lock would. Find an immovable object that you can chain your hoverboard to, and lock it down. Go do what you need to, and when you return, your hoverboard will still be there. Pretty cool.

Hoverboard Lock Combination (Red) 
Availability: n/a
Free Shipping: No
Feature 1: Secure Hoverboards to any fixed object
Feature 2: 4-foot vinyl-coated braided steel cable
Feature 3: Self coiling lightweight cable easily fits in your pocket
Feature 4: Pre-set fixed 4-digit combination barrel lock has a lifetime warranty
Product Summary: Do you own one of the hottest Christmas gifts? This is a lightweight, durable lock that weighs about 4 ounces and fits in your pocket. Locks your board to any fixed object. Comes with a preset 4 digit combination, and a lifetime warranty on the locking mechanism. The patent pending locking loop design fits securely around hoverboards. This lock fits most hoverboards sold in the United States. However, if the circumference of the center portion of your Board exceeds 9.5 inches, please order our Keyed Hoverboard Lock, as that model has a 12 inch loop.
Brand: BestBoardLock

BRING OUT THE NATURAL GLOW WITH A PROTECTIVE SKIN

These caught my attention a few weeks ago, and I can’t wait to order one and just play with it. They now make hoverboard or scooter skins.

They are just a small vinyl wrap that anyone can apply to the clean, dry chassis casing. Then your hoverboard goes from being just another one that everyone seems to have to a classy, and unique hoverboard owner, who seems to just ooze sophistication.

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Free Shipping: No
Brand: MightySkins
Product Summary: Give your Self Balancing Board a stylish look and protect it from abuse at the same time. MightySkins hardly adds any volume to your board and creates a whole new look that sets you apart from the crowd. Mightyskins also provide basic scratch protection to keep your board in prime condition at all times. This Self Balancing Board Skin features ultra-high gloss inks and then covered with a clear protective layer for ultimate durability. All MightySkins use a patented repositionable and removable adhesive for fast and easy installation and goo-free removal. Self Balancing Board is not included.
Feature0: DECAL ONLY – Balance Board Not Included
Feature1: Add style to your Self Balancing Board
Feature2: Quick and easy to apply
Feature3: Protect your Self Balancing Board from dings and scratches

THIS NEXT CASE IS A BIT MORE SPARKLY…

The Silver Sparkly Glitter Skin Decal Kit for HoverBoards and other Scooter (HOVERBOARD NOT INCLUDED) 
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Free Shipping: No
Feature0: Long-lasting Vinyl!
Feature1: Fits the: IOHawk, Phunkee Duck, Razor Hovertrax, Swagway X1, Powerboard, Sogo, Leray, Glyro and many more!
Feature2: These are extremely easy-to-apply, and when you get tired of one design, just peel it off and slap a new one on it.
Feature3: NOTE: HOVERBOARD IS NOT INCLUDED Product Summary: Add style to your HoverBoard without bulk! With Design Skinz, you can change the look of your favorite device in seconds, literally. Made from a premium vinyl, these skinz can take a beating and will protect your hoverboard from scratches and other abuse. Long-lasting Vinyl! Fits most HoverBoards. Some trimming may be required. Easy, Bubble-Free Installation! Wrap-Around fit.
Brand: iiRov

YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO WANT A REPLACEMENT CHARGER FOR YOUR HOVERBOARD

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably need a new charger before you even get done reading this article. In my own case, it’s not that I mistreat my charger and it dies an inglorious death.

No, it’s strange shit that happens to me and my adapters.

I’ll be the type that gives my adapter to a fireman to use so that he can make an emergency defibrillator and zap somebody back to life. Or I’d walk unknowingly through a massive street fight between two ninjas clans.

There I would be at the opposite side of the street clothes in tatters, charger sliced to bits with no idea what just happened. Nobody sees ninjas.

Be careful when getting a replacement charger. Those exploding hoverboards you’ve heard about. It was most likely while the boards were charging.

Get a charger that is the proper voltage and then also the right current and plug sizes.

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That’s all the time I have right now to share some scooter accessories with you. I’ll try to have a bunch more listed soon.

That’s all that I have right now for scooter accessories, but I’m always looking out for more parts and accessories. Speaking of parts, if you need replacement parts for your self-balancing scooter, be sure to visit that link. Or if you are having problems with your hoverboard, check out the repairs page for some ideas on how you can fix your hoverboard.

And now that you’re properly accessorized, let’s look at different ways to customize your hoverboard.

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Hoverboard Charger

Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing electric scooters, are quickly becoming one of the popular forms of transport for kids and young adults alike. These two-wheeled inventions are now a common sight on sidewalks, in malls, and in most other places too. If the battery on your hoverboard has run out and you’re in need of a charger, nothing but the best will work.

There are many reasons why you might need a new charger or adapter, including moving to a new country with different power supply specifications, or the very simple, time-honored motive– the dog ate your old one. Whatever the reason, these are the ten best hoverboard battery chargers you can buy.

Warning: Always look at the power requirement of your board before you buy a charger – a large power differential could cause your charger to overheat, become a fire hazard, or even wreak havoc on your board’s internal circuitry.

FANCY BUYING 3-PRONG SELF BALANCING SCOOTER CHARGER

This is one of the best chargers you can get for your hoverboard, simply because it is universal. The adapter is made to fit the charging ports of hoverboards from all manufacturers, as long as they are of the 3-pin kind. The adapter comes with a unique perk – a LED indicator is present on the power brick. This light notifies you when charging has been completed, reducing the risk of your hoverboard overcharging or overheating. It has a year’s warranty too, which can be useful in case of any defects you spot while using it. It charges quickly, efficiently, and safely.

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PHONELEX BATTERY CHARGER FOR SCOOTERS

Versatility is one of the prime benefits of the Phonelex charger for your self-balancing scooter. The company ships the charger with a plug that is designed to fit the sockets in your country. For example, the EU version of this adapter and charger has the standard square-pin design for its plug, whereas the US version has the flat plug pin design. It charges faster and better than most hoverboards’ factory default charger. The power brick is equipped with fuses to protect your board from overcharging, overloading, and short-circuiting. The shorter cable length on this unit is probably the only disadvantage in an otherwise great product!

BUY IT ON SWAGTRON!

BAA SHOP TWO WHEELS MINI SMART SELF BALANCING SCOOTER ADAPTER

BAA Shop has outdone itself with the adapter design on this unit. A common issue buyers of these chargers have is their lack of compatibility with certain hoverboard models. This particular adapter is designed to be universally compatible as long as your board has a 3-pin charging port. It features an indicator light that informs you of the charge status – red for charging and green for fully charged. It has a fast charge time and is quite safe to use. Take care not to overcharge with this one, though, as it can overheat if you leave it connected for too long.

BUY IT ON SWAGTRON!

EVAPLUS 42V 2A POWER ADAPTER POWERFAST 3-PRONG INLINE CONNECTOR

You won’t go wrong with the Evaplus Power Adapter for hoverboards and electric scooters. It has an output of 42V, which means that it won’t work with some models of scooters and boards that have a 24V rating. Remember to identify the power requirement of your hoverboard before you buy any chargers! If you have a 42V model, though, this adapter is universally compatible and allows for fast charging on the go if you can find a wall socket. The adapter tends to heat up during charging but is equipped with overheating, overcharging, overloading, and short-circuit protection. It also has a handy indicator light that glows red or green based on the status of the charge.

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UPLUS HOVER BOARD ADAPTER

This is probably one of the best brands and models of hoverboard scooter adapters that you can get. It is compatible with nearly every 42V model of self-balancing scooter on the market right now, including the notoriously hard-to-find Swagtron series. The charger is very light, weighing just over half a pound, and is small enough to be carried in a scooter case without being bumped around. It charges very fast indeed, taking just two hours to fully juice up a standard board. Most people who experience this charger steer clear of their original manufacturer unit going forward. The “no questions asked” return policy ensures your satisfaction when using it.

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TAGALAN LI-ION BATTERY CHARGER

The Tagalan Battery Charger for hoverboards and scooters is a very high-quality piece of equipment that is a must-have in your inventory. It works with any power supply from 100V to 240V, so you can use it when traveling abroad too. The charger is compatible with all 42V hoverboards but also works with 36V models so you won’t need to worry about damaging those boards with this unit. Full lithium ion battery charges are complete within a couple of hours and it is very safe indeed.

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MAXFIND TWO WHEELS MINI SMART SELF BALANCING SCOOTER UL CHARGER

This compact, versatile charger is compatible with all models of hoverboards that have a 3-pin charging port. It is UL certified for safety and quality and is packed with features including a LED light that indicates the charging status when in operation. This device features a self-adjusting IC inside the power brick to adapt to various scooter requirements.

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WYNESS 100-240V 50/60HZ 42V 2A ELECTRIC SCOOTER BATTERY CHARGER

This is one of the safest chargers you can buy. It comes with polarity protection, short-circuit protection, overloading and overcharging protection, and overheating protection. It also has a LED indicator to tell you when your board is done charging. It charges quickly, safely, and efficiently – what more could you want?

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U-GOFORST 42V 2A 3-PRONG INLINE UNIVERSAL LITHIUM BATTERY POWER CHARGER

As chargers go, this device is one of the most adaptable. It has smart adjustment features built into it so that voltages like 12V, 24V, and 36V can be supplied along with the standard 42V for your hoverboard. The only issue with this charger is that it isn’t universally compatible – only models with special connectors can be charged. It is, however, UL certified for safety and is by far one of the most high-quality chargers you can buy.

BUY IT ON SWAGTRON!

So, there you have it: ten awesome hoverboard chargers you can use for your board, regardless of manufacturer or connector type. Always remember to keep an eye on your charger when charging up – the last thing you need is a damaged board. With these ten great chargers and adapters, though, the chances of your charge going awry are negligible!

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BEST HOVERBOARD FOR KIDS

Every kid loves the hoverboards for kids. During the holiday seasons, one of the best presents that you ca give them is to have them enjoying a ride on these electric scooters. Their interest starts from a every tender age. It could be that they have seen someone riding the hoverboards in a movie or on a picture online. It also could be that they have a friend at school that has these items and so, they also want to enjoy the fun. As a parent, you will find yourself shopping for hoverboards for kids from one of the leading stores. Some of the situations when kids can use Hoverboard include the following;

  • Playing around at the parking during their free time
  • Driving on the sidewalks and around the neighborhood with their friends
  • Engaging in sports and other competitions
  • Learning the basics so that they can become professionals later on*

In this article, we will share with you the best hoverboards for kids on the market today. We will also cover some tips to make riding a hoverboard the safest and most enjoyable experience possible for you kid. Keep reading!

ARE HOVERBOARDS REAL?

The hoverboard that is now talked about is not the same one that you might envision in your mind. Today’s hoverboard with wheels is not the magical floating board that was made famous in “Back to the Future II.”

Instead, the hoverboard or self-balancing scooter as they are sometimes called is a two-wheeled skateboard-like device. It features a pair of wheels each with a motor attached and an axle with two-foot pads to stand upon. The rider stands on the pads, and as they lean forward or back, the engines start accelerating.

HOW MUCH ARE HOVERBOARDS?

The prices for a hoverboard vary wildly so exactly how much hoverboards are will depend on which one you buy and where you buy it.

Though, the price is from $250-1200, though some shops go as high as $1800. A higher price doesn’t mean that it is a better scooter to own, though.

Many of the models of hoverboard that are for sale come from the same maker; they just have different cases.  Find the cheapest hoverboards here.

WHERE CAN YOU BUY A HOVERBOARD?

There are many shops online, Craigslist, and even the local classified ads are full of sellers trying to get your attention. While you might be able to find a great deal on a hoverboard there, you should be sure that the vendor is reputable. Unless you are very familiar with a hoverboard, the chances are that you would not recognize the differences between the brands. You could get scammed into paying more than you should for the one you buy. Or even worse, end up with a defective self-balancing scooter and stuck with no warranty to help get it repaired.

WHAT’S THE BEST PLACE TO BUY A HOVERBOARD?

Hands down, you should buy your hoverboard on Amazon.com. There’s a reason that they are the number one online retailer. While it can be a pain to search sometimes (Though that’s why this site is here, to help pull the good stuff out of Amazon) they still have nearly everything that you could want to buy available there.

Not only do they sell almost every brand of scooter, but you can also see reviews and ask vendors questions. Plus, they allow you to return unused items for 30 days. There’s also the A-to-Z Guarantee to help cover you during the return process.

Good point, you said warranty…

HOW OFTEN DOES A HOVERBOARD BREAK?

Most of the hoverboards you can buy are well-built and can withstand some minor abuse. They have to if they’re going to be driven around by people. Having said that, there is some expensive technology crammed into a little space, so sometimes things break. Here’re some things that might damage your self-balancing scooter:

  • Using your self-balancing scooter in the rain
  • Taking your hoverboard off road
  • Using an electric scooter on rough ground, sand, mud, snow, jungles, grass
  • Overloading a hoverboard.

Those are just a few examples of some of the ways that you can damage your balance scooter.

IS IT HARD FOR KIDS TO LEARN TO RIDE AN ELECTRIC HOVERBOARD?

Learning how to ride a hoverboard is easy. At the top of the page, there’s a link to a guide that explains it in detail. Mostly, you find something sturdy to grab. It needs to be something large and firmly rooted. Don’t hold on to someone and try to ride it.

Grab your sturdy object and then stand on the board. Don’t try and ride it. Just stand there and get your balance. After about 1 min your body will adjust, and you should be able to try to start moving. Just scoot along for the first couple of minutes, moving along your sturdy object. A vehicle works awesome to grab.

By doing those steps above, you’ll be riding in no time. And you won’t fall as you’ve probably seen in the news.

For kids, they’ll figure it out. It’s neat to see just how fast they can pick it up.

ARE HOVERBOARDS SAFE FOR MY KIDS TO USE?

We’ve all seen the news reports or heard the story about hoverboards exploding or catching fire. Yes, there is a possibility that it could happen to your hoverboard. Anybody who tells you differently is wrong. But the chances of it happening are very slim, and even lower if you take some simple precautions. Be sure to see my article about hoverboard safety.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOVERBOARD FROM CATCHING ON FIRE.

The following things are taken from the California Highway Patrol’s hoverboard safety guide. Most of it is the standard “don’t be stupid” advice. Here’re the key points:

  • Don’t charge your hoverboard for extended periods of time. (More than 3-4 hrs) 1. The battery charges less efficiently the longer it is on the charger. 2. Lithium ion batteries can overheat if charging too long, this may make them reach a critical point where they can catch on fire.
  • Don’t allow your hoverboard to charge overnight.
  • If your battery becomes damaged, immediately place the device outside away from flammable materials and call 911.
  • Do the same if it is leaking, dripping, smoking, or talking to you. (just checking to see if you were paying attention)
  • Consider purchasing a replacement charger if yours doesn’t have a UL certified sticker on it.
  • Wear the proper safety gear when riding a powered electric board. That should include a helmet, elbow pads, wrist guards, and kneepads. Here’s my advice on hoverboard safety gear.

If you’ve already purchased a hoverboard and feel that it is unsafe, Amazon is allowing you to get a refund for returning one purchased through them. You should have gotten an email from Amazon with the details if you are eligible. If you didn’t get the email, you could try contacting Amazon directly for help.

The other biggest piece of advice that I have seen is to replace the charger that came with your hoverboard with a higher quality, UL-certified charger. These detect when your hoverboard battery is nearing capacity and reduce the charge going to the battery. This keeps it from overheating. Thus it stays safer.

BEST HOVERBOARD FOR KIDS: Our Top Picks

Choosing a hoverboard for kids is easier than you would think. While there are a bunch of choices, it you can break it down into these easy questions:

  • How much you want to spend?
  • What size do you need?
  • How soon do you need it?

That’s all the basics that you need to know first. Let’s see what we can find for you.

ONE THING TO NOTE:

All of these smart boards are designed for adults, and most have a suggested age limit of 12 or older.

Please supervise your children using a hoverboard so that they use it safely and responsibly. Also, please use the recommended safety gear of scooter helmet, and knee/elbow pads and wrist guards. The small cost of these significantly outweighs the costs of a trip to a hospital in case of an accident.

The age limits are for two reasons:

    1. Is the person physically able to handle the required movements to drive the self-balancing scooter? Most have a minimum weight limit of 50 lbs. The also have a max weight limit of 300 pounds.
    2. Is the rider mature enough to know what to do in case something happens? It could be as innocent as accidentally bumping into someone, all the way to a full-scale accident. Make sure that you supervise your child.

1. POWERBOARD BY HOVERBOARD – UL 2272 CERTIFIED 2 WHEEL SELF BALANCING SCOOTER

This hoverboard is UL 2272 certified, meaning that it meets or exceeds the US Government’s quality assurance for hoverboard safety. You will never have to worry about the Powerboard Hoverboard overheating, smoking or catching fire while using it. The Powerboard was built with performance in mind, and boasts a zero degree turning radius. It can support weights up to 220 pounds, while only weighing a mere 22 pounds itself. The motor was recently upgraded to 250 watts with gear stabilization at higher speeds for more efficient control.

You can feel confident that your kids will be safe on this self-balancing scooter that includes features like great tire traction and non-slip foot pedals. It also comes with a limitedone year warranty with US based customer support, so if you find your kid is having issues or aren’t satisfied with its performance, you can contact Powerboard’s customer service center.

  • Speed:8 mph
  • Battery Life: 3 hours
  • Features: LED headlights

2. HOVERZON S SELF BALANCING HOVERBOARD

Customers rave about Hoverzon’sself-balancing hoverboards. They come in three unique colors, a sleek black, bright blue, and a clean white. They exceed safety standards, being one of the only brands whose boards weren’t brought in for a recall. Hoverzon has built a brand and name that all families can trust and feel safe riding.

Not only are these boards safe, they come with an equally impressive almost 4-hour battery life with a single charge. The stability for the Hoverzon has gotten a major facelift, making the board much easier to balance before and perfect for those wobbly kids. With two riding modes and sleek, aluminum wheels, you are sure to be the coolest kid on the block zooming around on your Hoverzon hoverboard. The best part? It ships for free in four days from the US, and has an LED battery indicator so you’ll never be left guessing how much charge you have left.

  • Speed:8 mph
  • Battery Life: ~ 4 hours
  • Features: Two-speed settings

3. SWAGTRON T1 – UL 2272 CERTIFIED ELECTRIC SELF-BALANCING SCOOTER

For hoverboard riders who are prone to inevitable collisions, the SwagTron T1 is the board for you. Its recent makeover has kept most of the original designs that SwagTron users love, but added better protection against collision damage. Not only is this board extremely easy to learn how to ride, it’s wheels are only 6.5 inches making it closer to the ground and easier to balance, perfect for beginners and kids. The footpads are very responsive, and the wheels are made with a high-quality rubber that ensures long lasting durability.

The SwagTron comes with two modes, learning and standard. The learning mode limits your maximum speed and increases your control, until you feel you’ve truly got the hang of the art of hoverboarding. The SwagTron was the first UL certified hoverboard on the market, making it the leader for hoverboard safety regulations. And the limited one yearwarrantee will give you peace of mind as you’re zooming down the streets on your SwagTron. With SwagTron’s patented, multi-layered lithium-ion battery system monitors, your board’s long lasting battery will always be protected.

  • Speed:8 mph
  • Battery Life: 3 hours
  • ​Features: LED Headlights

4. RAZOR HOVERTRAX 2.0 HOVERBOARD SELF-BALANCING SMART SCOOTER

A trusted name in scooter production, Razor has been there for your rolling needs long before hoverboards became mainstream. Now they’re back with a high-end self-balancing smart scooter, the Razor Hovertrax 2.0. Razor’s personal transportation device is quality assured to meet the industry’s highest electrical safety standards. It’s intelligently-engineered with innovative EverBalance technology for a smoother ride outdoors or inside. The board also has the ability to auto-level or balance itself, a great feature for beginners and kids.

From the outside, the Razor Hovertrax looks sleek and futuristic, and it has a mechanically sound inside to match. This board includes bright headlights to help you see in the dark, and wider metal guards on the wheels to protect from collisions and crashes.

  • Speed:8 mph
  • Battery Life: 1 hour
  • ​Features: Fast charging

5. SEGWAY MINIPRO SMART SELF BALANCING PERSONAL TRANSPORTER WITH MOBILE APP CONTROL

The Segway miniPro may be one of the most expensive options of hoverboards out there, but it’s also the most high-tech. Segway’s newest self-balancing personal transporter has the ability to connect to your phone by Bluetooth. This allows your phone to act as a key, remote control, and dashboard that displayed the hoverboard’s speed. This board even comes with a security device that triggers an audible anti-theft alarm through an alert sent directly to your phone.

The miniPro can reach speeds up to 11 mph, making it suitable for older kids and those experienced with riding hoverboards. Even though it can go fast, the miniPro is very stable because of it’s incredible self-balancing function. The Segway miniPro is light, compact and durable, made out of magnesium alloy, a material used to create aircrafts and space shuttles. You can easily fly through space with this high-tech balance scooter. Did we mention that it has two color customizable blue LED taillights that turn red when you break, and yellow in the direction you turn. The Segway miniPro is not your average hoverboard with a balancing pole in the middle, much larger wheels, and a price tag to match.

  • Speed:11 mph
  • Battery Life: 1.5 hours
  • Features: Excellent steering

HONORABLE MENTIONS

CHIC EYOURLIFE HOVERBOARD

This UL 2272 certified hoverboard comes with a safety guarantee. It is a self balancing scooter and comes with batteries as well as a charger. The temperature controls and power off protection mechanisms make it even safer considering the fact that children can be quite careless whether when riding or charging the hoverboards. The feet will have a solid grip thanks to the non-skid foot pad and the ergonomic design. It is one of the reasons why this product has one of the best ride performances when you compare it with most of the other types that are available in the stores. In addition to that, you are sure to have maximum control especially when gliding through corners. You also will like the hoverboards because they come with pavement adaptability. In a nutshell, this is a product that is greatly improved for the modern kid.

SAGAPLAY F1

Your kids will be able to rise safely thanks to the SagaPlay FI hoverboard. There are no potential fore hazards that you are likely to experience thanks to the series of tests that the product has been subjected to before being launched. You definitely will like the way it has more power that effectively translates to improved performance. If you are looking for the kinds of hoverboards that will allow your kid to go almost anywhere that they want, you just have found the perfect choice. When on a single charge, the machine can be ridden for over nine miles. That is over one hour of uninterrupted drive. Whether you want to spin, go forward, backwards, or any other type of fun, you have the right hoverboards to keep you enjoying your time for long.

OFFICIAL HALO ROVER HOVERBOARD

One of the indicators that this is a reliable hoverboard is the fact that it comes with a hologram certificate. The exclusive HALO technology that is used alongside the machine sensors that ensure the smoothest ride you have ever seen. With a mobile app and Bluetooth technology, you can play music from your phone and customize the entire board with the app. It is one of those boards that you can ride on almost every terrain. Whether it is muddy, sandy, snowy, or concrete outdoors, you can still get out and have fun. There are various modes that can be used depending on what your kid is comfortable with. For instance, They can start with the learning mode, normal, and then to the advanced mode.

HOVERBOARD TWO-WHEEL SELF BALANCING SCOOTER

Hoverboard Two-Wheel Self Balancing Scooter

With the Hoverboard Two Wheel Self Balancing Scooter, your kid will have more control of the game. This is because it has features that makes it easy for your kid to maintain an upright position throughout the whole experience. In addition to that, you will notice that the wheels come with a special design so that the balancing will not be an issue. This is the perfect choice for kids who are just starting out because at a younger age, they may not have mastered the art of balancing. It also is among the top selections because of the way it can be easily controlled when it comes to speed. If you are worried abut your child getting injured during the riding, this is the perfect choice for you.

SEGWAY MINI PRO

Segway Mini Pro

With a stand to hold on when riding this hoverboard, you are guaranteed that the child will have an easy time regardless of the terrain that they are riding on. It makes it one of the best personal transporters that you will ever find out there especially if you plan to cover a longer distance with your child. For modernity, it has a lot of control through the APP. Your child can use a well developed application to access most of the technological features that come with such self balancing scooters. For instance, they ca play music through their mobile phone and any other source. A journey that would otherwise have been a boring one becomes more enjoyable when using this hoverboard. At the end of the day, what you want is to get a more captivating riding experience, and that is exactly what you will get.

TOMOLOO HOVERBOARDS

TOMOLOO Hoverboards

This hands free hoverboard comes with the latest technology, and will give any child something to be exited about. The Bluetooth technology ensures a very effective connection to other devices and makes the riding process much more controllable. Just like the best hoverboards for kids in the market, you will find an application that contains all the functions that the child needs to ride. What makes it even more is that it provides the basic instructions to a child who does not have much exper9ience in using self balancing scooters. Therefore, if you want to mentor and train the child to become a professional in this sport when they grow up, you now know the type of hoverboards that you should get.

WONDERTECH SELF BALANCING HOVERBOARDS

WonderTech Self Balancing Hoverboards

This one is specially designed for kids who want to ride their hoverboards on terrains that are not so smooth. For instance, if you want to have fun with them away from the perfect surface of your park or the side walks, you should choose one. It comes with string wheels that can withstand the course even when they are riding at the worst rods in town. In addition to that, it guarantees a perfect upright position without having to child on anything. However, you may want to know that it is meant for older kids, especially because of the application that comes with it. The sophistication may not be the best thing for a you kid who is yet to understand advanced technology.

EPIKGO HOVERBOARDS

EpikGo Hoverboards

This is a collection of various hoverboards for kids that come in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs. They are known for the ability to ride at high speeds just as the name suggests. Buying any of the hoverboard in this series, ensures that your child can go faster, whenever they need to. However, this should not make you think that they are dangerous. As you will find out, they have amazing security features, and even come with protective gear. This way, you are sure that no matter how fast your kid is tempted to ride, they will always be safe. Of course, you cannot always be there to monitor them and tell them to slow down and therefore, what you need is an assurance that they will be protected throughout the ride.

Conclusion

There are a variety of quality hoverboards out on the market that meet current government quality safety standards, while looking sleek and cool at the same time. Whether you’re a beginner and looking for something a little easier to ride, or want the fastest, high-tech board the industry has to offer, hoverboards are a fun and easy way to get around for kids and adults alike. These five best hoverboards all have their unique features, but they all have in common the safety and fun factor that kids need and love.

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Are Hoverboards Safe

Over the holiday season, and during summer, hoverboards are some of the most utilized sporting accessories. It is because this is one of the most liked outdoor activities. You will find lots of people enjoying their time on the roads, city pavements, walkways, and every other space they find. However, as you enjoy your time, it is important to understand that safety is something that you cannot take lightly. According to the Consumer Safety Commission, serious injuries can occur due to lack of precautionary measures. If you are planning to hit the road with your hoverboards, you need to understand some of the tricks and hacks that will keep you safe throughout the sessions. Here are some hoverboard safety tips for you.

What exactly is a hoverboard?

The term ‘hoverboard’ was first mentioned in the film ‘Back to the future’ in 1985. It was represented as an artificially levitating transportation board that would float a few feet above the ground. The modern iteration of the hoverboard, however, is a misnomer. The actual device being discussed is actually called the ‘self-balancing scooter’ which uses wheels to “float” itself. A self-balancing scooter consists of a lateral arrangement of two wheels connected by a board, on which the rider stands, and steers or navigates. The acceleration, deceleration and turning are controlled by two pressure sensitive pads underneath the rider’s feet. In this article, the terms hoverboard and self-balancing scooter will be used interchangeably.

Hoverboard dangers

The hoverboard can be broadly described as a self-balancing scooter  which is powered by li-ion battery packs, which pose a potential safety hazard. There have been instances of faulty batteries, which have exploded, caught fire or short circuited. Case of spontaneous combustion during charging have led to extensive damage to homes as well.

The most obvious cause of harm originating from this device is the extremely high danger of falling over or colliding into objects, which is a frequent occurrence for inexperienced or amatuer riders. The vehicle can reach speeds of up to 10 mph (16 km/h), so significant damage could be inflicted in case of a fall at high speeds. As is the case with all modes of transportation, traffic accidents are also likely when using the hoverboard, so using proper safety equipment, such as a helmet, knee-pads and gloves is of paramount importance. According to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, hoverboard-related combustions caused more than $2 million in property damages around the US.

WHY DO HOVERBOARDS EXPLODE?

The most common issue with hoverboards seems to lie with the batteries used in hoverboards. The batteries used are the lithium ion batteries, which are often used in cell phones and laptops as well. However, the liquid contained inside these batteries is highly flammable, which poses a threat. Hoverboards that are currently available on the market have been produced in various nameless Chinese factories and, since these factories often do not adhere to any international safety standards pertaining to such devices, these hoverboards can become potentially dangerous.

Another reason why these batteries are causing hoverboards to be dangerous and highly flammable is the fact that these batteries have a tendency to explode if they are bumped around a lot. Any individual, unless extremely skilled at hoverboarding, is likely to bash into walls and other objects. Because driving thee devices takes a significant amount of practice, amateurs often bump these devices around, increasing the risk of such an accident.

Most fires have been reported to occur while these hoverboards are charging. This is specifically because Lithium ion batteries do not accept overcharging, while people may tend to overcharge them. Chargers for hoverboards include a feature of a cut-off mechanism that detects when the battery have been fully charged and then automatically stops the charging, in order to prevent any damage to the batteries or fire. Unfortunately, defects in the cut-off mechanism are leading to batteries getting overcharged and catching fire. These defects usually occur because these products are usually not tested or inspected fully, to adhere to international standard, and thus can cause damages.

HOW TO PREVENT HOVERBOARD FIRES?

If you already have a hoverboard, you must take a few precautionary measures to try to prevent it from catching fire. According to CPSC, it is wise to allow the toy an hour to cool down after use before plugging it in for charging. It takes approximately two hours to charge fully. It is best not to leave the toy unattended while it’s charging. Monitor the charging at least while charging the smart balance wheel for the first time. You should never charge the hoverboard overnight or longer than is stated in the manual. It is best to keep the toy away from flammable objects and to unplug its charger from the board as well as the outlet as soon as it’s fully charged.

If you wish to invest in a good quality charger, it is a good idea to opt for the external universal charger. This will not prevent the hoverboard catching fire due to damage to its battery but it would help to avoid destructive fires, the kind that result from overcharging.

Another important precautionary measure is to minimize the impact of the toy in order to try to reduce the chances of the battery getting damaged. It is best to avoid riding it near hard or rough surfaces such as rocks or walls. It is important to be careful while carrying the hoverboard as dropping it could lead to its battery getting damaged as well. Dropping it or bumping into hard surfaces or sharp objects damage the battery pack’s separator sheets, which in turn causes the fire. Though fires usually result from overcharging and not by colliding into something or dropping your hoverboard but if it’s best to be careful especially if the board’s construction does not seem that solid.

HOVERBOARD SAFETY CERTIFICATION: THE UL2272

For several months, it looked like self-balancing scooters were doomed to be a one-time fad, like so many other products. Places like Amazon were telling people to “throw their hoverboards away.” Retailers removed them from their shelves. Left and right you began to see new articles about the latest place to ban them from being used.

Many assumed that the hoverboard fad was over…

Soon after the CPSC published the safety advisory recommending that people not purchase hoverboards, it released a set of safety standards for hoverboards. UL2272 is the new standard for Self Balancing Scooters Electrical Systems. Some of the things covered by these standards include:

  • The construction:
    • Metallic and non-metallic parts
    • Enclosures
    • Wiring
    • Insulation and Protective circuits
  • Electrical tests
    • Short Circuit test
    • Temperature test
    • Overcharge test
  • Mechanical tests
    • Vibration tests
    • Shock tests
    • Crush tests
    • Overload tests
  • Environmental tests
    • Water exposure tests
    • Thermal cycling tests

This is just a short list of some of the items in the standards, for a complete overview of the testing, see the UL Hoverboard page. Prior to these standards being released, anyone could throw together a piece of plastic for you to stand on, attach a couple of wheels, throw in motor and a battery, and then try to sell it as the greatest hoverboard in the world. And many people did exactly that.

Hoverboard safety tips

BUY AN AUTHENTIC AND SAFE HOVERBOARD

Take the necessary time to determine the hoverboard’s authenticity – It can be extremely hard to determine a genuine hoverboard from a fake one. Fake products often look identical to unsuspecting buyers. (It’s even worse with hoverboards since so many brands are visually identical, but component-wise entirely different models.)

You want to avoid fake hoverboards because lower quality self-balancing scooters usually have batteries that are also lower quality. The primary cause of self-balancing scooter fires were faulty batteries that failed and experienced rapid discharge.

Unless you take the time to open a hoverboards case, you’ll never be positive that you’ve gotten a quality battery. If the vendor doesn’t mention the brand, chances are it’s inferior. Samsung and LG are both considered excellent batteries and have had very few failures.

So how do you get the best hoverboard with a battery that’s safe?

You want to buy your hoverboard from reputable brands and marketplaces. While Fred the Fence may be able to get you a “sweet deal” for a hoverboard, he’s trying to score big bucks off of you.

Some of the most notable safe hoverboard brands are Swagtron, the Powerboard, Razor Hovertrax, StreetSaw, and Jetson to name but a few. If you make your purchase from giant online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay, make sure that the product is sold directly by its maker and not a 3rd party seller.

FOLLOW THE HOVERBOARD MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTIONS.

It may not seem all that earth shattering of a revelation, but the manufacturer’s instructions are there to help you to use their product safely. For kids, this is especially important because they often lack the experience to know that they could become severely injured in an accident.

One of the critical things to supervise with your children and hoverboards is recharging and storing the hoverboard. It’s during the charge cycle that a majority of the battery malfunctions occur. Make sure to keep the hoverboard away from any flammable materials.

Also when charging your hoverboard, do so immediately after using is and for only a few hours at a time.

DO NOT leave it to charge for more than 4 hours. After a lithium-ion battery is fully charged, there is a slightly higher likelihood of an accident occurring. Always use the charger that you received when you bought your hoverboard. Other chargers may seem identical, but there’s no guarantee, and they might just be different enough to cause an accident.

USE PROPER HOVERBOARD SAFETY GEAR

Use the proper safety gear when riding a hoverboard. Have you seen the videos from last Christmas when hoverboards were the newest craze, and everybody was desperate to own one? Did you also see the hoverboard videos where people fell off of the not-so-self-balancing scooter and required a trip to the Emergency Room? There were hundreds of hoverboard accident videos on YouTube to watch and be glad that it wasn’t happening to you.

If only they had taken the time to learn how to ride a hoverboard

Granted most of the accident victims were products of their unpreparedness blended with beginner hoverboard-riding skills; you can lose your balance in a second. Save a trip to the ER, and use the proper personal protective gear for riding hoverboards. At a minimum, you should have a decent helmet, elbow pads, and kneepads. You may also want to consider wearing wrist guards and booty pads. Older riders should watch out since they are more likely to hurt their wrists trying to stop yourself from falling.

At a minimum, you should have a decent helmet, elbow pads, and kneepads. You may also want to consider wearing wrist guards and booty pads. Older riders should watch out since they are more likely to injure themselves when attempting to stop a fall than children or teenagers. The last thing you want is to break a bone or injure yourself in some other manner.

DON’T ABUSE YOUR HOVERBOARD

Most hoverboards like long walks to watch the sunset, followed by ice cream and a good movie.

Just seeing if you were awake.

Like any piece of equipment, if you take care of it, it will take care of you, and hoverboards are no exception. Hold on a second, actually; hoverboards are an exception. Remember earlier where I mentioned that the batteries were one of the biggest causes of hoverboard fires? There were several cases where superficial damage to the hoverboard’s outer case caused fires. What wasn’t apparent, was that the damage to the case had also damaged the battery.  At some point, the damage caused the chemicals inside the battery to become exposed to oxygen, starting a fire.

Remember earlier where I mentioned that the batteries were one of the biggest causes of hoverboard fires? There were several cases where what appeared to be superficial damage to the hoverboard’s outer case, was actually much more substantial and was believed fo be the cause of several fires. At some point, the battery was damaged, causing chemicals inside the battery to become exposed to oxygen, starting a fire.

In this video, a guy takes a knife and stabs it into the battery. While the battery he is using is a cell phone battery, it’s the same type of battery as the one inside a hoverboard. Only a hoverboard has 18 cells in its battery.  A single battery failing catches the remaining cells on fire. When that happens it almost sounds like firecrackers exploding, only the shooting flames are much more vigorous and have caught multiple homes on fire.

Imagine a fire eighteen times bigger than the one in the video.

NEVER CHARGE A HOVERBOARD OVERNIGHT

We have become accustomed to charging our electronic devices overnight while we sleep.  Why not? It works out awesome that way. We both get recharged.

Don’t do this with your hoverboard.

Generally, most of these products usually require about 2 to 4 hours for their batteries to be fully charged. As it nears a full charge, the battery reduces the amount of energy it absorbs to a trickle. It stays at a nearly full charge until it’s almost full when it suddenly begins absorbing lots of energy again. Reaching the critical threshold, the battery overcharges. It attempts to shed the excess energy it consumed and returned to its full state.

Want to guess how it reduces its energy level?

Did you say rapid discharge?

Make sure your child understands the need to remove the hoverboard from the charger after a few hours. The CPSC also recommends that you recharge your hoverboard immediately after use. Doing so will make it more stable when it’s not in use.

Also, try to be aware of the hoverboard’s surroundings when charging. You don’t want to have it next to anything flammable.

CALIBRATE YOUR HOVERBOARD

Calibrate your hoverboard every two or three uses. Calibration only takes a second, and it will make your hoverboard ride smoother and steadier. It should be the first step anytime your hoverboard is performing poorly.

It can also help stop the hoverboard shaking uncontrollably, or where one side turns, but the other doesn’t, or if the LEDs on your hoverboard blink all the time.

All you need is a level surface and powering it on and off, and you’ll be ready to go again in no time. Just follow this link if you’d like to learn more about calibration.

If your child is under 50 lbs. hoverboards may not work properly for them.  Most hoverboards are designed to work for riders between 50-220lbs. They may not weigh enough to control it properly.

GET ON/OFF THE HOVERBOARD PROPERLY

Get on and off your hoverboard in the proper way. It’s a little counter-intuitive, but you want to step forward onto your hoverboard when mounting it.

Place one foot in the middle of it and then assume as wide a stance as you can on the foot pads. You want your feet to be centered front-to-back with equal amounts of toe and heel hanging off.

When it is time to get off your hoverboards, don’t dismount by stepping forward. You’ll shift your weight and instead of stepping off, you’ll cause your hoverboard to propel itself forward, right underneath where you’re trying to step.

Instead, step off the hoverboard backwards, like you were stepping down from a ladder or stepstool. This will prevent any hoverboard accidents from happening.

CHOOSE WHERE TO RIDE

Choosing where to ride

Everyone knows that there are no designated places where you can use a hoverboard. You can try them at the parking, neighborhoods, or any other place where you can use skateboards and ride a bike. Some cities have laws that regulate where you can go riding. For instance, in New York City, and salt lake city, using these items on busy streets has been banned. However, many people can still be spotted on the sidewalks and even on major streets even with the ban in place.

The main reason why you should be careful when choosing where to ride is because some locations pose a higher risk than others. For instance, if you are sliding through places with heavy motor vehicle traffic, you need to consider the risk of getting hit by a car, or crashing into stationary objects. Just like when riding a self balancing scooter, you could injure yourself by ramming into a tree, a wall, a fence, or any other object. Professionals know how to avoid such objects and therefore, they may be after when enjoying their time at such locations. For learners and amateurs, it is better to choose a location that requires less skills to avoid these dangerous objects.

BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD, PRACTICE

Before you hit the road, practice

You may be excited to hit the sidewalks and try out your new skateboards. However, studies have shown that it is not a good idea to do that even before you understand the safety standards, and get the right safety gear. If you are new to this sport, the best thing you can do is to start by learning the basics. You can not learn the basics by going straight to the most dangerous locations. Instead of that, find some space at home and learn to balance, move, turn, and every other task that is related to it. As time goes by, you will notice that you have begun mastering the tricks and so, you will be much safer when you get out.

The body parts that do not go well with concrete surfaces when using a hoverboard include the head, elbows, and knees. This is the reason you need to wear the right protective safety gear before you head out. However, in case you are not in a position to wear such gear, you have to stay within your practice sessions until you are accomplished enough to go out. Those skillful and experienced people you see on the streets did not start where they are. They had to grow gradually in the sport and that is the reason they have stayed away from injuries.

WHAT TO DO WHEN RIDING AT NIGHT

What to do when riding at night

Although a hoverboard has lights, they are not as visible as those of a vehicle or motor bike. These lights are low and dim. Sometimes, it might be difficult for someone to notice them unless they are keenly watching. This is the reason you should be more cautious when riding at night. Just because you have switched the lights on, and you can see where you are going does not mean that you are completely safe. Experts often ask people to wear whites if they have to ride on their hoverboards at night.

In addition to that, you should wear a helmet, and light up shoes. The reason you need such shoes is that they have small lithium ion batteries to power them throughout the ride. These batteries are safer than any other option that you are likely to find out there because they similar to the ones found on mobile phones and computers. After charging the battery, it not only lights up the shoe but it also illuminates the sole which keeps flashing and changing colors to attract more attention than those shoes that only use one color.

DESIST FROM CHARGING HOVERBOARDS OVERNIGHT

Desist from charging hoverboards overnight

You may be so eager to use your hoverboards on Saturday and so, you think that charging them throughout on a Friday night is the best way to ensure that you have enough energy. However, experts have pointed out that this is not a good idea. One thing that you need to know is that if they charge under such conditions, it only means that nobody is monitoring the process. Since most of them require just four hours to fully charge, there is likely to be a fire outbreak if you leave them plugged in for long. The National Fire Protection Association has confirmed that many fire accidents have been caused by this.

To avoid fire and explosions, it is important to ensure that the hoverboards only charge during the time when you can adequately monitor them. Some people also prefer to charge these items even before the current charge is exhausted just to ensure that there is enough energy for the next use. It is the same thing that they do with their mobile phones and computers.

Which Hoverboards are safe?

Apart from taking all these safety precautions, you should also ensure that you buy the right hoverboards.

When looking to purchase a hoverboard, it is ideal that you purchase it from a retail shop you know and fully trust. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has advised against purchasing hoverboards from unknown websites, online stores or mall Kiosks as none of these seem to know much about the product itself and mere retailers of the product. When buying the hoverboard, think if you’ll be able to get in contact with the seller if a problem was to occur with the board. If you believe that the seller won’t be available or difficult to get in touch with, it is better not to buy from them. In cases where you feel the retailer seems a bit sketchy, it’s better to trust your gut and move on to a different retailer.

While purchasing this device, be sure to check for the certification labels present on the packaging. If ETL or UL is emblem on the package, product or on the user’s manual, it is an indication of the fact that the product has been inspected thoroughly by an independent 3rd party or laboratory and has passed the safety test. However, there are a few sketchy manufacturers who try to get a fake emblem. These fakes sometimes produce emblems that do not actually exist, or may be representation of an internal, self-monitored inspection which is usually biased. This is rare as UL is currently working closely with interpol, US Customs and others in order to try to try to catch these fakes before they reach the consumers.

It is essential for the consumers to keep in mind that the appearance of the certification label or an emblem does not mean that the product completely rules out counterfeits, and is perfectly safe with zero risk of malfunction, but the absence of these certification labels indicates that the manufacturer is not concerned with the safety of the consumer.

Target and Amazon have started selling hoverboards that have the certification for the charger and the batteries but this does not mean that the entire hoverboard is also under certification. In fact, up till now there has not been a single entire product that has been certified by UI. It was also revealed that certain factories say they make use of Samsung batteries but these batteries actually are fake.

No hoverboard is completely safe. Like every electronic device, these come with a risk as well. However, the risk of owning and operating these hoverboards is much higher than other electronic devices. People need to take into these risks before making their decision of purchasing a hoverboard.

Conclusion

No technology is free from risk and same is the case with Hoverboards. However, we see a dramatic difference in the Hoverboards that were first introduced in 2015 and the ones that are being introduced this year. If you were to look back over this article, it seems like hoverboard accidents and injuries are just waiting to happen. That’s not the case at all. Follow the steps I mentioned above, and both you and your child will be able to enjoy hoverboards accident-free for a long time.

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Segway Review

Before anyone should buy a Segway it is important to know how to use one and to know how it works. Segway’s are battery operated and depending upon which model you buy they can take anywhere from six to eight hours to fully charge. On a full charge a good Segway should be able to travel about 20km before needing to be recharged again. The battery charge should always be found in the middle of the board, it will be a bright light so you always know roughly how long until you need to plug it in again.

When you first step on the Segway you might be a little confused as to which part is the front and which is the back. The Segway should have light sensors on the front of the board, that is usually how you can tell if you are on it the correct way.

Segway’s or (hover boards) are not easy to get control of the first couple times that you use them, so make sure you have someone else there to hold on to on your first try. You will also want to try riding somewhere free of obstacles.

Initially you will try to hold your hands out to balance yourself, but this will actually interrupt what the Segway is trying to do. It is best you just keep your hands at your side and let the Segway do all the work. First though you have to find a great Segway for sale.

WHY WOULD PEOPLE WANT TO BUY A SEGWAY?

Segway’s are a great way of transportation if you want to avoid the crowded busses or trains that people usually take in the morning to go to work. Segway’s are also very light and easily transportable. The average Segway only weighs around 18 pounds, which means if you ever want to get off and carry it over your shoulder it will not weigh a lot and slow you down.

Unlike normally forms of transportation that might use gas, the Segway is very environmentally friendly using only electricity. The Segway is also virtually silent so you can use it night or day without bothering anyone else with unwanted noise.

The Segway is especially handy if you have recently had a minor injury and cant walk or run without pain, using the board will actually give you the time needed to fully heal from your injury. This being said though if you have any serious injuries you should consult a doctor before using a Segway as a form of transportation.

COMPONENTS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A SEGWAY

The type of battery that the Segway uses is important and can give you an idea of how long the Segway can stay charged. Max speed varies from Segway to Segway so if going as fast as possible is what you are looking for than you will want to look closely at the max speed. The wheel size is something that people often overlook, but this is extremely important, you don’t want to buy a Segway that has really tiny wheels because that means the bottom will be very close to the ground, and as we all know the ground is bumpy and rocky and therefore can ruin the bottom of the board if the wheel are too tiny. How far the board can go on one charge is something to look closely at, the last thing you want is to be halfway to work and the board stop on you, make sure you pay attention to how far each board can go on one charge before you purchase a Segway. Most users of a Segway happen to be children but paying attention to the weight limit is something to take note of, Segway’s can hold a fair amount of weight but you don’t want to buy one if you exceed the weight limit. This is also important when carrying anything while riding, if you are carrying anything that puts you over the weight limit you could damage the Segway.

A cool feature to look for is Bluetooth speakers, if you enjoy music and are riding somewhere there isn’t a lot of people then Bluetooth speakers playing your favorite song while you ride doesn’t seem like such a bad idea, along with speakers having a smart key attached is a good idea also, this allows you to feel safe that know one else but you can start the Segway. And last but not least you will want to pay attention to the price. The cost of a Segway can vary from around $250-$800.

BELOW IS A LIST OF FOUR SEGWAY BRANDS THAT ARE SAID TO BE THE BEST.

IO HAWK

IO Hawk For sell

The IO Hawk has a maximum speed of around 6.2mph and can run for distances of about 12 miles before you would need to recharge. The IO Hawk weighs in at about 25 pounds and is also able to carry up to around 285pounds, which is probably way more than needed. Before using this product you should charge the Segway for about 6 hours prior to your first use. This Segway is very good as long as the ground is nice and smooth, you should avoid rough spots and definitely don’t try to ride it on the grass, you will probably fall.

FUTURE FOOT

Future Foot

The Future Foot Segway has a maximum speed of 12mph and can run for distances of about 12 miles before you would need to recharge. The Future Foot Segway has a wider platform than the other Segway’s in this article, this allows for a better balance for people who might have big feet. The wheels on the Future Foot Segway are 8 inches, which allows you to ride on slightly rougher ground, the one issue though, is the wheels are made out of rubber which makes for a bumpier ride. This Segway is able to carry up to an amazing 325 pounds.

WONFAST

Wonfast

The Wonfast Segway has a maximum speed of about 6.2mph and can run for distances of about 10 miles before you would need to recharge. Out of all the Segway’s in tis article the Wonfast is probably the best looking out of them all, so if style is your main purpose then this is the Segway for you, it has a very sleek design and built in Bluetooth speakers so you can listen to music while you ride. The Wonfast is 27 pounds which means it is easily transportable and durable, being able to carry up to around 265 pounds

SKQUE 10 INCH WHEEL SELF BALANCING BOARD

Skque 10 inch wheel self balancing board

The Skque 10 inch wheel self-balancing board has a maximum speed of around 10mph and can run for distances of about 12 miles before you would need to recharge. Weighing in at around 30 pounds shouldn’t make you think twice about this Segway. The 10-inch inflatable wheels are much better on bumpier roads and create a kind of cushion while you ride. Overall the Skque is very fast and it allows you to go at top speed without too much fear of crashing because of its 10-inch wheels. Just like the other Segway’s the Skque turning radium is zero, meaning you can maneuver in small spaces. If you are really drawn towards having speakers you can upgrade your Skque Segway to have them. Lastly this Segway has a great charging speed, usually taking 1-2 hours for it to fully charge.

Our Top Pick: THE MONOROVER R2 SEGWAY

Monorover R2 are among the most popular self balancing scooters that you can find today. Celebrities love the, social media is full of discussions about them, and many online stores are recording increasing sales. It is because they come with features that make them a little different from the other options in the stores. Let us find out exactly what they are.

WEIGHT CAPACITY AND AGE LIMIT

Segway For Sale

To start with, these hoverboards can be used by both children and adults. Although it is recommended that they be used by people above 10 years, even those kids that are lower than that age can still ride them as long as they know the basics. With a maximum weight capacity of 220 lbs, you can be sure that anyone can comfortably ride on them. This is unlike some of those that may not accommodate your weight if you are one of those in the heaviest category.

SPEED

How fast do you want to ride? Everyone has their preferred speeds. For instance, there are those that want to have fun around the neighborhood, but others want to use this personal transporter to move to further areas. With a speed of 6 MPH, one thing that is without a doubt is that you can enjoy one of the smoothest rides you have ever experienced. The speeds are enhanced by the fact that the hoverboard has 6.5 inches wheels. Such wide wheels make it easy for the rider to remain stable even when moving at higher speeds.

SAFETY FEATURES

The Monorover R2 comes with enhanced safety features that assure you of a worry-free ride. One of the things that you will notice when you open the box is that it has a Model ABS plastic shell material. This makes it one of the strongest hoverboards around. In addition to that, it has a control mechanism that makes it to start beeping when it nears maximum speed in order to warn you to slow down. The airless rubber treaded wheels make it even stronger. A short test will let you understand that it is quite stable and therefore, the risk of accidents is minimized when you ride on it. You also may want to know that there are two LED lights that serve various purposes. One is that they are the ones that you will rely on to light your way if you are riding in the dark, and two, it will make you visible when there is not enough light. Either way, your safety is boosted. However, you should not forget to wear protective gear including a reflector jacket.

BATTERY PERFORMANCE

There is a 36v/158Wh battery fitted in the hoverboards. This is accompanied by a charger with AC 100-240V / 50-60Hz. The battery charges for about 120 minutes, and it can be used to power your hoverboards for up to two hours, or ten miles. This is enough time for you to cover considerable distance. You do not have to worry about recharging because the product is light and portable so you can carry your charger and recharge whenever needed. It is recommended to avoid overcharging the hoverboards because it can lead to several risks. Some people prefer to leave their hoverboard to charge overnight. If you do this, it only means that the process will not be monitored. You also should know that it has an operating temperature of 40-100° F and therefore, the battery has to be kept within those levels to avoid damaging it, or exposing the rider to other dangers.

TERRAIN

One of the reasons why the monorover r2 is popular is because it can be ridden on a wide variety of terrains. You can use it on the pavement, light gravel, ordinary dirt, on a rainy day, and indoors. Regardless of the conditions under which you are using it, you will notice that the performance is not affected. Not everyone rides on the same type of terrain and therefore, you need to be sure that you are buying something that will not limit you to areas that you are not comfortable with.

One thing that is clear is that Monorover R2 is a good option for anyone looking for a Segway for sale. The features speak for themselves. Of course, you may be looking for other features that are not contained in the description above. It is quite normal because it also may be difficult to find everything in one place. The fact that your safety and other important factors are well taken care of are a clear indication that you do not have to search any longer for a hoverboard.

You also need to know that there are various models that come under this brand. There are several upgrades on the original product and therefore, you my want to look at the latest designs before making your choice. Everyone that has been using hoverboards for long knows that there are times when you may want to ride on a different terrain than what you are used to in your neighborhood. This means that you can rely on this Segway for sale because it is perfect on various surfaces. In addition to that, there are times when you need to go for longer distances than just riding around your home. With the kind of battery that you will find in this hoverboard, you are sure of extended rides without interruption that are usually caused by low power.

CONCLUSION

Overall owning a Segway or a hover board can be either a fun activity or a means of transportation. All of the brands named above have unique qualities meaning you have options when buying one. Lots of celebrities are seen riding around on these in their houses and around the set of a movie or TV show. Segway’s are great at parties for showing off to your friends or just being used as a means to get to work. Research all these Segway’s in depth before you make a decision because like stated above, they all have unique qualities and you want to make sure that you purchase the right one for you. They can be pretty pricey so buying one and then figuring out that you don’t like it probably isn’t something you want to do. Most of these Segways you have to order and come from china, meaning once you order one you will probably be waiting at least a couple of weeks before it arrives, so if you are buying for a special day make sure you plan in advance. But once it arrives there is no doubt you will be having fun and zipping around in no time.

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