Welcome to the Hoverland of Back to the Future Part II! It’s 2016 and we have just passed 2015, the year the 1989 movie predicted people traveling on hoverboards. Many of us have dreamed of the fun of traveling on them. Well, they’re here folks, and they’ve been around for a while.
How Selecting the Best Hoverboard
When deciding which hoverboard would be the best one for you, you certainly should find out which is the safest. This isn’t exactly easy. You’ve probably heard about the cheap versions of hoverboards with low-quality battery packs which have overheated. They even explode at times. The reports do not name names, however, the units that have come from China are suspected to be the culprits. There are far too many to single out the dangerous ones. Your best bet is to select one of the most popular brands or the big names on the market such as Hovertrax, Ninebot, PhunkeeDunk, Swagway and IO Hawk.
Look for Hoverboards with the Following Features
Which Hoverboard is for Little Kid Friendly
Does It Fit Your Budget?
A hoverboard might be considered to be expensive by some people. The cost will most likely fall in the $300 to $500 reasonable dollar range. However, the price can go higher. Online retailers, department stores, and other small retailers all offer them for sale at the present time. Remember, the higher the price is; the better the quality will be.
#4: Razor Hovertrax
The Razor Hovertrax calls themselves self-balancing electric skateboards. However, they are also known to be self-balancing scooters, mini Segways or hoverboards.
Many people believe the reason the Razor Hovertrax is a top seller is its affordable reasonable cost and it’s being backed up by the company. It is essential that it is backed up by a US distributor because of the Chinese knock-offs of similar products. The Razor Hovertrax is UL 2272 certified since the Razor meets the safety standards required by the government.
#3: Powerboard by Hoverboard
The Powerboard by Hoverboard offers you a great high-performance experience. You’ll be thrilled with its 8 mph ride that will certainly feel fast. You’ll love the control provided by the balance pressure sensitive sensors.
The Powerboard is offered in an assortment of colors including red, blue, white, green, black, pink, chrome gold and chrome. The LED indicator lights provide handy lighting when you’re riding in the dark and also give the board a futuristic look.
#2: Swagtron T1
The Swagtron X1 was the popular hoverboard most people purchased. It was a great product and was well-liked as well. The Swagtron T1 is basically the Swagtron X1, but with the new safety features, it is 1,000 times safer.
The new safety features include:
#1: Segway MiniPRO Smart Self-Balancing Transporter
What exactly is the Segway miniPRO? It is a self-balancing personal transporter with two wheels sold exclusively on the online market. Segway transporters were first invented by Dean Kamen fifteen years ago. Segway became an acquisition of Ninebot Inc. in 2015. Ninebot was a transportation robotics company based in Beijing.
The knee bar is padded in order to maximize comfort. The padding is made with PU foam which is so comfortable you won’t get tired with a long ride. It is also adjustable for the height of the rider.