Welcome to ScooterEra.com

Right now things are a little chaotic.  

You see, I've been working feverishly on the site and became impatient and wanted to share it with the world.

The problem is, I'm not quite done yet with some of the core layout and design considerations.  

So I did.

I'm not saying that I keep changing my mind.  It's just that I find a better way to try and present the information that I have to you, and then I want to change it up a bit.  I really am done with that mostly, though some of the menu order, and sizing of the elements might change some.  So please have patience with me.  If you come by here and you think it looks like crap, you're probably right.  I do intend to get it looking much better.  

And if you see something that you think that I need, please tell me.  I'd hate to have a site that was really good, BUT....

​Who is This Site For?

Let me start with a little story.  In June, I asked my girlfriend what she wanted for Christmas.  (I thought I should ask her early, so it'd be more of a surprise when I did get it for her)  

So she told me that she wanted a hoverboard.

I quickly learned that

  • No, She's not talking about the hoverboard from Back to the Future 2
  • No, she's not smoking crack.
  • That I must never insinuate that 1. She does smoke crack.  2. that Back to the Future 2 is the GREATEST MOVIE EVER.
  • Failure to keep these lessons learned will result in no sexy times, AT ALL

I don't know about you, but I enjoy sexy times and want to make sure they don't disappear.

Back on Track...​

I had no idea what the heck she was talking about when she talked about this hoverboard.  Her words were:

It was that swoopy thing that Kylie had on Instagram.  You know that thing with wheels.  Yeah, that's what it was.  A hoverboard with wheels...

I don't know about you, but to me hoverboard doesn't equal hoverboard with wheels.  The whole point of something being a hoverboard is that it hovers.  

Here's what the Oxford Dictionary has to say about hoverboards:

"But what is a real hoverboard? The prototypes unveiled by Lexus and ArxPax recently clearly satisfy the most important criteria for Back to the Future fans: they hover. Both rely on the repelling power of intense magnetic fields--generated by superconducting magnets cooled by liquid nitrogen--acting on a special magnetized track.  So neither holds out the possibility that we'll all be zooming around towns and cities on them anytime soon.  On the other hand, the boards ridden by Wiz Khalifa at Los Angeles airport recently (ridden, that is, until police wrestled him to the ground), are hoverboards in name only: the word is currently registered as a trademark in the US and the UK bu manufacturers of a miniture, mini Segway styled vehicle which stays firmly on the ground.  Whether these devices takes off (while not actually taking off) remains to be seen; certainly, they haven't been round long enough to be included in the new OED (Oxford English Dictionary) entry.  which restricts itself to boards that Marty McFly would recognize."  

The Oxford English Dictionary on Hoverboards and Self Balacing Electric Scooters or Smart Boards

So I started my hunt not knowing for sure what it was that I was looking for.  I'm sure many of you can relate.  Especially if you're reading this.  

Are You Searching for the Best Electric Scooter?

Have you gotten fed up with looking at all the different sites promising to have the best hoverboard or smart board or self balancing scooter, or whatever they are calling it?  I know I did.  That's one of the reasons that I decided to start this site.  I had gotten tired of people asking me the same questions over and over.  So I started writing stuff down.  Before you knew it I had enough to get a website started.

My promise to you

On this site you'll find what I hope is some of the best content around the internet about smart boards, and balance wheels, and electric scooters, the list is endless all the different names that they're called.

Here's some of the various articles that I have been working on creating for my readers.

  • Learn How to Ride an Electric Scooter
  • 10 Quick Troubleshooting Steps for Your Electric Scooter
  • 5 Ways to Customize your Self Balancing Scooter
  • Why Hoverboards are Better than Skateboards
  • 7 Tricks You Can Do on Your Electric Scooter and 3 That You Can't
  • How to Pick the Best Scooter
  • What's the Difference Between All these Different Scooters
  • and many more.

Beyond those guides however are the reviews that I'm working on finishing.  I'm starting with the most popular models or the ones that I hear people asking the most questions about and from these create accurate, real, in-depth reviews that answer the questions that people actually have about the scooter.  These won't be some little 2 paragraph blurb saying "OMG buy this!"

I've been shopping online for years, so I think that I can help you out buy cutting through the fluff, the scams, the people who don't care.  Together we can get you the self balancing scooter that you need.  

How to Use This Site

A Quick disclaimer

You might see in the menu and at points in the site that it looks like there is an ecommerce store running on this site.  There is one, but it's not quite what you think.  For some of the functionality that I wanted in the site I had to install the ecommerce software.  But I don't have tons of money to have all this merchandise and product around.  Instead I'm using the tools to present the information to you easier and more clearly.  When it's time to purchase, (if you decide to from my recommendations) you will actually be transerred to the major vendor's site.  This does several things:

  • You're buying from a major retailer, so you have certain protections and options in case something doens't go right.  Much better than buying off of some dude's website.  (Though I'd hope by now you don't quite think of me as some random dude on the internet.  You don't, right??)
  • Major eCommerce sites will typically have better costs.  Buying in bulk pays, in the electric scooter market also.
  • Faster Shipping for less, if not free.  Again the major stores have the small shops beat.
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  • Here's some of the stores that I search for the best prices from:

Anytime you click on one of the buy buttons, you will be going to either these or some other major retailer.  It's just safer, and you avoid having a terrible deal.  Sometimes these store do not have the lowest price.  Which is sometimes true.  But if something goes wrong.  Amazon has your back.  Same with the other stores.

You can also find other related products to electric scooters and hoverboards.  I'll be linking to repair parts, customization videos, safety gear.  All the other bits and pieces that you need when you are buying something complex online.

​So You've Got Scooters, Accessories, Gear, Guides, What Else?

Trust me, this has been enough as it is.  For now, that's it.  Once I get this finished we'll see what else will fit in.  

Thanks for sticking around to read this whole thing, or even just taking the 2 seconds to scroll all the way down to here. I hope to have something special for you one day, right now I can give you a few things.  ​

Review the Reviews

Let's see how good this thing really is.  Survey says ...?!?

Teach me, Oh wise one

Knowledge you seek, and guides you shall have.

Parts, Lots of parts

Careful, you'll see how deep the parts bin goes.  

Take Me Up

The Rapid, Return to the Top of the Page Button.  So We Meet Again!