Best Hover Boards for 2017

Best Hoverboard for 2017

Call them self-balancing scooters or Hoverboards, they started off as expensive toys for elites. Over a period of time, with media and television introducing them as something different and new, the demand of hoverboards started to increase. This suddenly hyped toy quickly became a popular product with an increasing demand. It was a matter of time before many brand names for hoverboards emerged in the market. With more supply, the prices too started to narrow down.

Provided that, today you can have access to some of the best brands in the market at an affordable price. As every year comes with a new upgrade of products, we have shortlisted the 10 best Hoverboards you will find in the market in 2017.

Brand Name Speed Battery Life Special Features
10 PowerOnBoard
Powerboard 15005
6.2 mph 3 Hours LED headlights Check Price
9 Powerboard
Hoverboard
6 mph 4 Hours LED headlights Check Price
8 Airwheel Q3 11 mph 1.5 Hours Compact form Check Price
7 Hoverzone S 8 mph 3 Hours Two-speed settings Check Price
6 Swagtron T3 8 mph 3 Hours Bluetooth speakers Check Price
5 Swagtron T1 8 mph 3 Hours LED headlights Check Price
4 Razor Hovertrax 8 mph 1 Hours Fast Charging Check Price
3 Segway mini Pro 10 mph 1.5 Hours Superior steering Check Price
2 EPIKGO Hoverboard 10 mph 1 Hours All-teerain wheels Check Price
1 Halo Rover 9 mph 1.5 Hours Customizable table Check Price

  1. PowerOn Board Powerboard 15005

The PowerOn Board 15005 is going to take you back to the first original design of Hoverboard that everyone impress with back in days. A lot has changed inside, but the design and exterior is almost the same. With its metals plates and classic round wheel guards, it is one of the strongest Hoverboard in the market. Its wheels measure about 6.5 inches made up of durable rubber that would last long.One of the best features of this hoverboard is the maximum speed which goes up to 6.2 miles per hour. In terms of power, it gives absolute protection and experience. All you have to do to control is learn how to learn forward while using the board. The more you lean the faster the hoverboard goes.

Performance and Design:

This machine is powered by a manually operated electric motor which is installed on both the wheels. The rechargeable battery pack is 4400mAh that lasts longer than 3 hours when fully charged. PowerOn Board also comes with a 1 year warranty if anything goes wrong with the board. This product is UL 2272 certified. It offers great protection against shock and collision damage. You will also find front facing LED lights. It has a self-balancing mechanism that keeps the rider protected and well-balanced.

The self-balancing mechanism allows you to keep an ideal balance between your body and the hover board.Overall, it is a classical Hoverboard that seems to be maintaining its legacy. Note however that this product is USA manufacturing and the original product is not available on Amazon.

Pros Cons
  • Self-balancing mechanism.
  • Front Facing LEDs.
  • 3 hours long battery life.
  • Easy to charge.
  • Is not available on Amazon.

 

  1. PowerBoard Hoverboard

The Powerboard brand introduced a new product with the UL 2272 certification. You can assume that this product went through several stages of quality assurance tests to earn this reputations, including battery life to overheating and smoke generation. This product would not generate smoke or heat up abnormally. The internal circuits are not going to damage because of poor design. In terms of both quality and design, Power board has upgraded almost all aspects.The exterior of the hoverboard is the same. In terms of design we would like to assume that the company wants to maintain its legacy. With a few upgrades, it comes with the same benefits.

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The footpads however are larger, which makes it easy to control and ride the board. You will find two LED lights rounded on the front side of the board. These lights are really helpful in guiding you through. What you should also note is that the light chances its orientation at different angles, especially when you lean forward.
As for the performance of the board, there are two electric motors that run individually to assist the movement of hoverboards. The speed of the board is limited to 6 MPH that keeps the rider safe. The device is powered by a 4,400mAh battery which provides enough energy to ride your hoverboard for about 4 hours.
The battery takes a few hours to charge, which you may not like. The hoverboard itself is well-built, reliable and safe. It comes with protection against shock and damage. It comes with a self-balancing mechanism and a 1 year warranty. Overall, it is an easy to ride hoverboard.

Overall, it is an easy to ride, high quality hoverboard that gives you protection against collision damage and maintains the balance of the ride with its self-balancing mechanism.

Pros Cons
  • Aesthetically pleasing looking.
  • UL2272 Certified.
  • 4 hours battery life.
  • Takes long time to charge.

 

  1. Airwheel Q3 Series

Airwheel lists among the few brands that manufacture their own product. The latest Q3 is one of its kind self-balancing scooter. You may wonder why a scooter has been highlighted in the list of Hoverboards, but once you see the design and functionality, you would know that it works pretty much the same way. The only unique thing about this scooter is its brilliant design.The Hoverboard comes with only 1 wheel and 2 food pads. These foot pads trigger the device and it starts moving forward.

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This is no ordinary scooter/hoverbaord. You need to be skilled enough to ride this creative design. As it comes with only 1 wheel, you must have the appropriate practice of balancing yourself. With regular hoverboards, you need only to control the backward and forward movement of the body. On the other hand, the Q3 complicates things a little more. Once you learn how to ride it, it will give you an experience none like before.
If we study the hardware that is used for the production of Q3, it is a strong and sturdy quality material that assures protection against Collison damage. The company has used Sony Lithium-ion batteries that are certified to be 100% safe.
As the quality control is strict, the Q3 comes with a high level of reliability. If fully charged, the product can go on about 12 miles. The speed limit is 11 miles per hour, which makes it the fastest scooter/hoverboard available in the market.

It is one of its kind product. A scooter design that works perfectly as a hoverboard. If you are an adventure lover, this is definitely your product.

Pros Cons
  • 11 miles per hour speed limit.
  • Charges in 1 hour.
  • 1 year warranty.
  • UL2272 Certified.
  • May ¬†need training before you may ride.

 

  1. Hoverzon S Self Balancing

Hoverzone is rated as a brand that last long. When majority of the products are banned due to the lack of protection, this one comes out as the strongest built hoverboard that gives you the safety you need. It has survived the rigorous quality checks and passed the UL 2272 certification. The Hoverzon S model comes with the self-balancing mechanism and a reliable hardware.

It is easy to tell that the manufacturers have reduce the size of the wheel guards. The shape of plates on the sides of the wheel has also been changed. It has also changed the foot pads. The only thing similar to the previous model are the front facing headlights.

Stability is much better in this model. The mechanism that maintains the balance is much more responsive. The speed of the model is restricted to 8MPH. Because of safety reasons, the company designed two-speed modes. One mode decreases the speed limit that keeps it safe for the beginners. The battery pack is large enough to keep on going for 4 hours. Charging takes 1 hour. In terms of design, it is free of all defects.

With multiple features, it is an attractive choice, worth the price. The two mode feature is ideal for the beginners. It allows you to enjoy the ride without compromising on safety.

Pros Cons
  • Safe wheel pads.
  • Two speed modes.
  • Smart design.
  • Size of the wheel has shrunken.

 

  1. SwagTron T3

It is the third model by Swagtron which comes with several upgrades. You will see changes both in design and hardware. This model a little more expensive than the previous model. TheT3 comes with re-designed wheels that have attractive metal guards. The plastic cover has an extended top which protects the wheels from collision damage. At the front side you will see LED headlights with a slightly changed design. The headlights are wider than T1 and therefore have improved visibility.The hardware comes with a Bluetooth speaker. You may wonder if this a useful feature on a sports equipment, but we want to believe that it is an attractive addition. Every wheel is paired with individual electric motors. These motor is activated by the foot pads and therefore generates motion when you place your foot on the pads. The speed limit is 8 MPH whereas the battery goes about 12 miles when fully charged. If you are a regular user, you can easily spend 3 full hours riding your hoverboard. The Bluetooth speaker drains the battery faster. Moreover, it is UL 2272 certified.

Overall, it is a nice upgrade of the previous model. The company has improved both the design and the quality of the board and also features the new Bluetooth speaker innovation.

Pros Cons
  • Includes a Bluetooth speaker.
  • New improved design.
  • UL 2272 certified.
  • The battery drains fast.

 

  1. Swagtron T1

It is the first model by Swagtron and is still ranked as one of the best. It comes with the classical Hoverboard design with minor changes. It is UL 2272 certified which implies that it has passed through the quality assurance test. There are no flaws in the design, and every component of the Hoverboard is strictly checked for quality and balance.

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The technical sheet readings are quite simple. The maximum speed of the model is 8 MPH. It keeps the rider safe by lower maximum speed and at the same time maintains the battery life, preventing it from draining fast. It features a 4,400 mAh battery cell which enables you to enjoy the board for 2-3 hours.
You will find front side LED headlights that maintains visibility and keeps the rider safe when riding at night. The foot pads are responsive. You can easily learn to ride the hoverboard. The 6.5 inch wheels maintain the balance and are perfect for beginners.
With a good size of the wheels, it maintains the balance and allows the beginners to practice their skills with safety.

It is an attractive model that features all you are looking for in a Hoverboard in terms of design and safety.With a good size of the wheels, it maintains the balance and allows the beginners to practice their skills with safety.

Pros Cons
  • Easy to read manual.
  • 3 hrs battery life.
  • 6.3 inch wheels to maintain balance.
  • Takes long to charge.

 

  1. Razor Hovertax 2.08

There is no surprise in the fact that Razor released its own original hoverboard. After the successful introduction of Hovertrax 1.0, the customers are pleased at the much awaited introduction of Hovertax 2.0. The new model is an entirely upgraded one, with a better performance and a great design.

From the outside the Hovertrax 2.0 looks attractive. It is the most stylish looking hoverboard. The headlights have been improvised to enhance the visibility and luminosity. The wheels come with a wider metal guard which protects the wheels from lateral impacts. The top guards also come with an additional rubber strip that prevents collision damage.

In term of the hardware, Razor has a safer battery pack. It gives you power for 6 minutes and a speed of 8 MPH. You may think it is less, but once you see the time it takes to charge, you will be impressed. Just as rest of the hoverboards, it is UL 2272 charged.

This new model by Razor comes with a lot of surprises. The design and hardware is particularly the most impressive element. Being UL 2272 certified, you can be confident about its quality of performance.

Pros Cons
  • Great design.
  • Excellent protection.
  • Great foot pad grip.
  • Low power time.

 

  1. Segway Mini Pro

Segway mini Pro is not designed for everyone. It is an expensive toy designed but the best quality self-balancing design. This model by Segway comes with an entirely new design and runs quite differently than other scooters. The small pole between the hoverboard makes it easier to steer and control the board.

This model comes with a speed of 10MPH. Both wheels are powered by motors that run separately. This enables you to steer the board without shifting the angle. The mechanism may be the same as the rest, but this feature allows you to steer without the foot pad aid.

The large wheels is another attractive addition. This scooter has the largest wheels, compare to the rest of the hoverboards in the list. It comes with the ability to absorb impacts. The battery pack is decent as well and offers you 14 miles of travel time if charged.

The large wheels and extended battery life is definitely an attractive addition. But what makes this product unique is the steer pole which improves balance and ride.

Pros Cons
  • Lightweight pole that aids balance.
  • Large wheels.
  • UL 2272 Certified.
  • None reported.

 

  1. EPIKGO Hoverboard

This EPIKGO hoverboard introduced itself out of the blue. There are several improvisations in the design that makes this product safer and more fun. It is of course, UL 2272 certified, but also comes with additional protective benefits.

It comes with 8 inch wheels and the height is more than the standard height of the hoverboard wheels. You will find it easier to pass through small obstacles and rough terrains. It comes with a shock absorbing rubber that makes it even more attractive.

The 400 watt dual motor makes it capable of travelling 10 miles per hour. The speed may be too fast for the beginners.

Conclusion

What attracts us the most about this hoverbaord is the size of its wheels, and the capability to pass through tough terrains.It is recommended that the Hoverboard may not be used by complete beginners, as it is a little technical to handle.

Pros Cons
  • 400 watt dual motor.
  • 8 inch wheels.
  • Shock absorbing rubbers.
  • Too fast for beginners.

 

  1. Halo Rover

The Halo Rover breaks into the market with its amazing features. With some minor visual changes, it comes with better safety than expected. It features a mobile app and LG battery. The mobile app allows you to play music directly through the Bluetooth speaker.  By setting the ride mode, you can enjoy the music uninterrupted.It is has improved grip and stability, tested at difficult surfaces. It features wheel guards that are smaller and made up of metal. The front side features LED lights that detect foot pad pressure. It also comes with a hard carry shoulder strap case. Moreover, it is UL 2272 certified.

Pros Cons
  • High luminosity front LEDs .
  • Tight wheels grip.
  • It is expensive.
Conclusion

An expensive product that comes with multiple features. It is the best one on our list. Expensive, but worth the price.

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