The fame of Self Balancing Scooters or “Hoverboards” brought with it some technical issues which is nothing new if you see the other technological breakthroughs, they bring with them technical glitches or issues that were never foreseen when developing that product and they arise when the product breaks some barriers never broken before.
The technical glitch or issue that was highlighted was the batteries getting short circuited at the beginning it was thought to be a faulty manufactured unit here and there but not a fault on a large scale production line it became a common issue in a lot of hoverboards over a short period of time.
Consumer Product Safety Commission of United States (CPSC) in the early 2017 stepped in to look into this growing problem with the hoverboards and the Official Recall of the Hoverboards was announced.
Best Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards 2017
The hoverboards are now back and are available in the market. Their availability in the market indicates that they are now safe to use and the prior issues have been fixed.
Because of the gaining popularity of the electric hoverboards the average consumer gets confused about making the right buy for oneself when getting a hoverboard. Different manufacturers are producing different models of hoverboards with different specifications to target a wider audience and cater their needs in a hoverboard. So to address the issue of confusing oneself when buying a hoverboard we will discuss the variety of hoverboards available for purchase on the market while keeping in mind every aspect of the consumer we could think of.
So without further wait, let’s go through the best hoverboards 2017 the market has to offer right now.
|Hoverboard Name||Max Speed||Battery Life||Bluetooth|
|10 mph||2 Hours||Yes|
|SwagTron T1||8.5 mph||3 Hours||No|
|Segway miniPRO||10 mph||3 Hours||Yes|
|PowerBoard Self-Balancing Scooter||6.5 mph||4 Hours||No|
|Skque X1||6 mph||4 Hours||Yes|
|SwagTron T3||8.5 mph||3 Hours||Yes|
|Razor Hovertrax 2.0||8 mph||2 Hours||No|
|EPIKGO||10 mph||1 Hour||Yes|
|Hoverzon||8 mph||4 Hours||No|
|Jetson Rover V8||8 mph||3 Hours||Yes|
1. Halo Rover – Best Hoverboard to Buy in 2017
Best of the hoverboards in the market the absolute beast in E-Mobility is the Halo Rover, with it’s aluminium fender wings and all terrain tires, this all terrain hoverboard has a maximum limit of 264lbs to bear.
Halo Rover is packed with features and this hoverboard has all the latest the hoverboard technology has to offer till date. The ride assist feature on board the halo rover keeps the hoverboard balanced and upright when operational which provides it’s users with a No Fall ride every time.
Out of all the hoverboards in the market the Halo Rover is the highest and most positively reviewed hoverboard not only that you get an excellent customer service along with the best quality UL2722 certified hoverboard. So you’re not only buying the product but you are also on for a backing of a great company in form of a great customer service when called upon.
The Halo Rover comes with a lot of great top of the line features. Let’s have a look at them and see what use they can be to you. Here we go:
After going through all of Halo Rover features this Hoverboard Ranked # 1 on our list because no other hoverboard was able to compete with the features it provides to it’s users, Bluetooth Speakers, Fire Safe Batteries, Mobile App and All Terrain Build all these led to the Crown of # 1 spot for Halo Rover – The Top Hoverboard to Buy.
Last but not the least the Ride Assist Technology offers it’s users to feel safer with a No Fall Self Balancing System on board and Training Mode to get used to the Halo Rover’s ride. Safety First Guys!
2. SwagTron T1 – SwagTron Needs No Introduction
SwagTron have a lot of different hoverboard models to their name. Catering to wide variety of consumers. Anybody having interest in hoverboards will definitely know SwagTron it’s like hoverboards and SwagTron go hand in hand. So let’s get into their better model of hoverboards and see if it’s any good.
The T1 model from SwagTron is from their higher end range and the product does show features available in top of the range models from other companies so that is clear. Let’s move forward looking into this hoverboard.
SwagTron T1 is UL2722 certified hoverboard like the Halo Rover we reviewed above. If you missed why UL2722 is important for hoverboards, well it is important because this certification makes sure that the hoverboard certified with UL2722 will have completely safe battery and will not have the issue of short circuiting which happened quiet frequently when hoverboards were introduced in China.
This certification is only awarded to those hoverboard models who go through series of safety and performance tests successfully. So the consumers get the safest hoverboards with the UL2722 certification every time.
There are few very crucial tests performed on the hoverboards to determine that every bit of the manufactured hoverboard is performing well with safety being the first priority. Now below are some of the positive traits of the SwagTron T1 check them out:
SwagTron T1 turned out to be the most comfortable and fun hoverboard during the tests and according to the current market the T1 model is definitely the one to go for.
All in all the SwagTron T1 is a perfectly equipped and safe hoverboard with all the top end features of other hoverboards and it’s light weight structure and comfortable ride provide a lot of value for your money.
3. Segway miniPRO – Self-Balancing Transporter
Now Segway MiniPRO is something to look at. This beauty of a hoverboard is here for the people who want to have the best of the best. If you are willing to go all out on cash and want the best of the hoverboards, look no further than the Segway MiniPRO.
Like the SwagTron, Segway is a name always associated with hoverboard manufacturing and they produce some of the best hoverboards in the world. Their miniPRO model is something to look at and something extra ordinary to own.
The Segway miniPRO is loaded with features, available in Black and White colors with Red accents on both of them, this hoverboard comes with a handle bar which a lot of people would want in a hoverboard makes it much more safer. The miniPRO is the perfect hoverboard for the advanced and the powerful users of the hoverboard.
Now let’s look at the positive traits of owning a Segway MiniPRO. Here we go:
Apart from being able to drain your pockets dry the Segway MiniPRO doesn’t have negative traits. You wouldn’t be able to find it if you looked it yourself.
The price tag of the MiniPRO delivers the best build quality you will find on a self balancing scooter. The attention to detail and safety is amazing on this thing. All in, the Segway MiniPRO is the best self balancing scooter in the market today. And if you are willing to pay up you will get bang for your money with this.
4. PowerBoard Self Balancing Scooter – The Affordable Hoverboard
Next in line of hoverboards on our list is the PowerBoard Self-Balancing Scooter. The simplicity in the name of this hoverboard is not to be made fun or be made fool of. This is a very powerful nimble hoverboard for the masses.
Powerboard has made it’s name in the field of Hoverboards, some of the best hoverboards they have produced so far, and this model is no exception.
As I mentioned earlier that this hoverboard targets the masses it is because of it’s price tag. The powerboard is one of the budget friendly hoverboards in the market today. The decrease in price tag still hasn’t led to the company making compromises with safety and performances. Surely you don’t get the gizmos and features of Segway MiniPRO but it gets the job done at half the price of MiniPRO.
Like we did with other hoverboard reviews, we will shed a light on the positive and negative points of owning a Powerboard Self-Balancing Scooter. Here we go:
When you will get so much out of a single hoverboard with so little to pay for. You will start to wonder if you are paying for a good product or are the features not enough to have a good hoverboard riding experience. Well we know for sure that you will have fun with this hoverboard without draining your pockets dry. And the features? Well comparing this hoverboard to the other higher end hoverboards you will see the features are not there but for a price so low you will never get more features out of a hoverboard than this Powerboard Scooter. It provides very good value for your money that is for sure.
5. Skque X1 – Fastest Hoverboard 2017
The next one in our list of top hoverboards 2017 is the Skque X1. This hoverboard possessing a dramatic name is one of the fastest hoverboard in the market today. It’s got the speed, it’s got the style and it’s got a cool name too.
The skque x1 is available in three models depending on the tire sizes. The dimensions of the tire size defines the three variants it is available in the variants are 6.5”, 8” and 10”. The structure is made up of robust metal alloy. Making it very light and nimble. The design of the skque x1 is also a noticeable thing as it depicts fun, practicality and the name gives it the final touches to add more coolness to the design. Skque X1 is known for it’s speed. With riding speeds reaching upwards of 15km/h. the Skque X1 is capable of handling payloads of up to 264lbs.
As with all the hoverboards we have reviewed the positive and the negative aspects were placed in front of you. The Skque X1 is no exception. So let’s see what this gadget is made of:
All in all the Skque X1 provides you with a lot of features and the three variants gives you the flexibility choose according to your riding style. The light weight durable structure makes it very easy to operate and responsive. The features offered in the Skque X1 are top of the line so you will never have to worry about missing out on things.
6. SwagTron T3 – Expensive yet AWESOME
Is it any better? What has been improved in this hoverboard model? To be honest the design of the SwagTron T3 hasn’t changed much. But the features like Bluetooth connectivity to the speakers and LED light do sync up with your phone including some other extra features. There were speculations of a handle to go as standard with the T3 model but it turns out that was just a speculation.
So what is there in the SwagTron T3 that is worth an upgrade? Let’s shed a light on it, here we go:
All in all the SwagTron T3 is a worthy purchase but is it better than the T1 model? That’s subjective. The T3 model doesn’t have the most advanced features of the market hoverboards but the SentryShield technology like features make the T3 models make good value for your money.
7. Razor Hovertrax 2.0 – The Smartest Hoverboard 2017
The next hoverboard on our list is quiet an entry because the company that makes Razor Hovertrax 2.0 claims that they have built the smartest operating hoverboard available in the market today. Now the claim itself is quiet a thing to say in such a competitive market. If the claim happens to be a false one that can irreparably damage the reputation of the manufacturer. Now to find out what made the manufacturer make such a claim about it’s product and if it’s true or false.
Now you are not the only one to find out the truth about Hovertrax 2.0 we are also looking to get in-depth of what this hoverboard has to offer. So let’s get right to it, let’s find out what’s going on with this hoverboard:
There are no as such any ground breaking achievements made by the Razor HoverTrox 2.0 but it is worth an eye and consideration. It is loaded with a lot of features as you can expect from a hoverboard with this kind of price tag and it does compete well with the hoverboards with the same price tag category and offers value for money.
Is the Razor HoverTrox 2.0 a worthy opponent and can it provide excellent value for your money? Yes, Definitely!
8. EPIKGO – Beginners Friendly HoverBoard
Now the next hoverboard on our list is a hoverboard that is primarily aimed for the beginners. You can’t just start learning to ride a hoverboard with a Segway MiniPRO you have to start small and with something safe so that it doesn’t get you in trouble.
EPIKGO has been selected to be on our list primarily because of it’s features suit for a beginner and they are perfect for anyone looking to start with hoverboards. First of all the build of this hoverboard is strong is designed to go all terrain. Packed with powerful features and safe design will offer the best the money can buy for a beginner.
Let’s go through the features which led to EPIKGO landing on our list, the good and the bad. So here we go:
All in all the EPIKGO is a great machine to own if you are a beginner and the power and durability offered in this hoverboard will give you the freedom to go anywhere and explore the outdoors without limitations.
9. Hoverzon – Self Balancing Scooter
Now we are at the edge of innovation when it comes to developments on hoverboards and self balancing scooters in the market. The farthest in advancements manufacturers can go to now is to add Bluetooth speakers to the hoverboards and add flashy LED lights to make it look good.
However, if you to run a eye on the products such as Segway MiniPRO have been able to break some barriers and have developed something of a new and out of the ordinary. But that has taken a toll on the price tag and the end result is that the consumer ended up paying double the price as compared to a normal hoverboard for a one step ahead in the hoverboard developments.
So today we are going to review Hoverzon on our list’s 9th spot which is not that kind of hoverboard with an absurd amount of power or with a over the top design. This hoverboard is just the right amount of everything. The price of Hoverzon is not very different from the self balancing scooters we have reviewed earlier so keeping in mind that the consumer needs to be given number of choices and the freedom to be flexible with his or her’s budget we have decided to review this hoverboard.
So let’s get started with the good and the bad Hoverzon has to offer:
Apart from the Aegis Armor there is nothing significantly new or a break through. There are six different colors to choose from.
On the plus side you will not have to pay extra for different colors. All the colors cost the same.
10. Jetson Rover V8 – The Monster Hoverboard
From the looks of it the Rover V8 has shown signs of improvement. Before reviewing the upgraded Rover V8 let’s talk about the design improvements Jetson have made. Even though the design itself will have no impact on the performance and practicality of the hoverboard but it is certainly nice to get a design upgrade along with the technological and performance upgrade. To talk about the performance upgrades the motors are more powerful than they were in the Rover V6.
To look more into the things and upgrades that are offered in the Rover V8 see down below:
The only positive thing that came out of the Rover V8 is that they have upgraded it to focus on the things that are practical and are adored by the users beginners and pros alike, instead of focussing on packing on features that no one care about anymore. This thing has landed this Rover V8 hoverboard on our top 10 list of best self balancing scooters/hoverboards 2017.
GT Hover Hoverboard – Best Hoverboard in the World
As the title says this hoverboard by GT Hover is hands down the best hoverboard in the world. This hoverboard is for the advanced user primarily but it can be used by the beginner level user as well. The thing we like about the GT Hover is that it is an all-rounder. You can customize it to your needs. This hoverboard’s main feature is the self balancing feature with it’s no fall technology that is pretty impressive.
We found the build quality on this hoverboard to be solid and very durable with aluminium used to give it’s protective guards. The UL2272 Certification gives it the safety you require on the hoverboard. There are very few hoverboards that we tested gave us nothing to be disappointed about and the GT Hover is among them. The motors on this hoverboard are very powerful which gives it enough power to go on steep inclines. The power of this hoverboard’s motors give it the top speed of faster hoverboards available in the market.
You can be at peace taking on any surface with this hoverboard as it is build to be water resistant and the wheels are solid aluminium that are both lightweight and strong. These things you need to take on bumpy and off-road surfaces. Now let’s get into the main features of the GT Hover and see what it has under it’s belt.
All in all we found this hoverboard the best there is and with every feature you can imagine with current technology. The only thing that can be found on the negative side for this hoverboard is the price tag but that is justified with the quality and features on board.
Last thing we found was that the self balancing technology on board the GT Hover needs refinement when it comes to extreme usage angles, sometimes the self balancing technology can go a step further saving you from falling and can end up scratching the body with the riding surface. Other than that you cannot ask for better hoverboard than GT Hover.
Self Balancing Scooter Buyer’s Guide
The Technology Behind a Hoverboard?
Containing two wheels on each end with a board on top of the wheels is a Hoverboard. The board in the middle serves as a space for the user to stand on, while most people don’t know this but the board is split into two parts right between the middle.
The hoverboard is powered by rechargeable batteries and the person who is standing on the board is basically standing on equipped gyroscopic sensor pads which sense the foot pressure direction and moves the hoverboard accordingly.
Gyroscopic Sensors are: