The concept of a hoverboard has been around for decades now, although most modern hoverboards are a bit different than imagined 20-30 years ago when the hoverboards were just a concept. We say this because there isn’t much ‘hovering’ taking place when using a hoverboard, seeing how most of them focus on wheel-based rolling systems. Even so, hoverboards are still interesting by all standards, which is perhaps why they’re so popular to begin with.
This being said, you are advised to scout the market thoroughly if you’re thinking about buying one because some are definitely better than others. Long story short, we came up with a list of the ten best hoverboards money can buy to give you a better idea of what to look for.
10Swagtron T3 – UL 2272 Certified Hands Free Two Wheel Self Balancing Scooter
Like the name suggests, this is a UL 2272 self-balancing certified scooter, which means that it passed all government-regulated safety tests. This hoverboard has a maximum speed of 8 mph with a range of 7-12 miles, a range guaranteed by its 300-watt dual electric scooter motor. Interestingly enough, this motorized scooter’s lithium-ion battery pack has a charge time of approximately 2-3 hours, which is pretty much what you could expect.
9HOVERZON XLS Self Balancing Hoverboard
It has to be said that this particular hoverboard from Hoverzon uses a trademarked aegis armor which involves a multilayer battery protection. It also features a fireproof exterior casing and sensor pedals for good measure. At the same time, it uses a dual independent motor and gear stabilization for an accurate, responsive control, improved anti-slip pedal sensors, and an innovative smart battery management system for an improved battery performance.
8Tauren Skatecycle X8 Two Wheel Foldable Balancing Scooter
Although not exactly a hoverboard in the true sense of the word, this foldable balancing scooter from Tauren offers pretty much the same experience. As a matter of fact, it improves a much better riding performance on bumpy roads and rough pavement. It also features an outstanding traditional sliding mode that makes it run exactly like a standard hoverboard. Not only that but it also enjoys a double pedal system with a sticky cloth designed to provide a more reliable movement security at all times.
7Swagtron T1 Gold with Bluetooth Speakers
This futuristic balance scooter features an upgraded safety system that prevents it from losing balance no matter what. In terms of specs, we should point out that this hoverboard can reach speeds of up to 8 mph and that it can stay charged for 7-12 miles. At the same time, it has a learning mode designed to teach first-timers how to properly operate the hoverboard before doing any serious riding. Like the name suggests, the hoverboard also has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that can sync with your mobile device.
6Onewheel Off-Road Skateboard
The Onewheel Off-Road Skateboard is yet another close relative to the hoverboard while not technically being a hoverboard. Unlike electric skateboards, the OneWheel accelerates and slows down according to the way you lean your body on its pads. In terms of speed, this off-road skateboard can go as fast as 15 mph or even 20 mph if you’re skilled enough. Furthermore, this skateboard will run for 7-8 miles on a single charge, while its recharging process doesn’t usually take more than 30 minutes.
5HOVERZON S Self Balancing Hoverboard
Similar to the XLS, this hoverboard also benefits from a certified, fireproof exterior casing and sensor pedals, with the added benefit of being more popular and easy to come by. Not only that but it also features an innovative smart battery management system and a solid, enhanced motor / gear stabilization system that makes it more responsive. At the same time, it features a multilayer battery protection armor designed at keeping its batteries safe at all times.
4Swagtron T1 Self Balancing Electric Scooter
The T1 self-balancing electric scooter is perhaps Swagtron’s most popular hoverboard and understandably so. This hoverboard features LED headlights, battery indicators, rubber bumpers, a lightweight shell, and a multitude of other useful features. As far as its specs go, let us point out that it can reach speeds of 8 mph and that it can run for more than 12 miles on a single charge thanks to its high-end 300-watt dual electric motor.
3Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard
This is more or less the world’s smartest self-balancing electric scooter. It is not only UL2272 certified but it also meets the industry’s highest electrical safety standards thanks to its ingenious construction. Speaking of which, this hoverboard features Razor’s exclusive EverBalance technology that makes the Hovertrax 2.0 much easier to mount and extremely smooth to ride, even by inexperienced riders.
2Powerboard by Hoverboard – Two Wheel Self Balancing Scooter
This particular hoverboard is without a doubt, one of the most reliable you can buy. It is guaranteed to run better and faster than most of all hoverboards out there, not to mention just how much more maneuverable it is. Capable of reaching speeds of more than 10 mph, this hoverboard will accelerate and drift corners much easier than you could by using any other hoverboard, thanks to its high-end balance system that allows you to operate the board just by leaning into it.
1Segway miniPRO | Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter
Segways have quite a reputation and deservedly so considering just how reliable they are. They are not only UL2272 certified but also capable of supporting 220 lbs payloads while still being lightweight and impressively durable. In fact, their durable aircraft-grade magnesium alloy frame, paired with their 10.5″ pneumatic air-filled tires and their military-grade shock absorption system makes them stand out clearly above every other similar board on the market today.