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The best hoverboard accessories to go with your self balancing scooter. Beyond the accessories, I even go into detail showing why you don’t want to buy one style of hoverboard case. Also there are hoverboard stickers and much more.Read More
For a limited time only, the Swagway X1 is on sale for $299.99! Plus if you use my coupon code, you can get extra savings off the price. That code is swag-78A540XUCH. Be sure to add the extended warranty for an additional year of warranty protection.
A Quick Summary
Who’s it for? Anyone wanting to buy the coolest new gadget.
- Ten mph top speed
- Medium curb weight of 26 lbs.
- Samsung battery is safer than other no-name brands
- Typically recharges in under 2 hours.
- Includes the new SentryShield tech to make the battery safer.
- The plastic of the chassis shows the lightest scrapes.
- The poor adhesive used to glue bumpers onto frame. If you lose your bumpers, replacements are available.
The Powerboard by Hoverboard: A Complete Review of the Best-selling Hoverboard
Right now the Powerboard by Hoverboard is the lowest priced hoverboard available on Amazon. Click here to see the prices for yourself.
If you’ve been to any major mall in the US in 2016 you’ve probably seen a kiosk selling hoverboards. The Powerboard by Hoverboard is one of the most common brands sold. In this review, I’ll cover the following topics, to help you decide if the Powerboard is the right hoverboard for you.
- Confused by the many different brands of hoverboard that you can buy? Find out what some of the things that you should look for if you are buying a hoverboard.
- Why should you buy a Powerboard? You’ll learn what makes this one of the best-selling hoverboards that you can buy.
- Watch out for hoverboard prices that are too high, or too low. See how the Powerboard compares to other self-balancing scooter brands.
- See the best hoverboard comparisons or the main hoverboard page.
I cover all these points and more inside this review of the Power board by Hoverboard.
The Powerboard by Hoverboard is an average performing self-balancing scooter that does little to differentiate itself from the competition. Yet, this hoverboard is sold at a great price and the company behind it has been quick to address any issues that have arisen. There may be a few hoverboards that are better than this performance wise, they can’t beat the price. You may also like the Swagtron T1 Smart Balance Hoverboard
My Rating: 88.3 / 100 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆Read More
Trying to find a User Manual Sucks
Hoverboard user manuals , who needs one?
All you do is turn it on and go, right?
Most of the time, that’s the case no big deal, nothing too difficult.
But what does that red blinky light mean?
Why does my hoverboard have an orange light when I try to charge it?
These are all issues that are covered in the different user manuals below.
I’ve tried to include as many of them as I can find.
If you find that you need a specific manual that I don’t have included below, shoot me a message and I’ll try to find it.
Swagway X1 Owner’s Guide
The user operations manual for the Swagway X1. It wasn’t too difficult to find, though there’s not a link to it from the page on Amazon (when it’s listed there), the official page , or the Target.com page (where it’s also sold.)
From the user manual:
- When the low battery indicator turns on, get off your Swagway X1. The Swagway will not balance and you will fall.
- Max slope of 30 degrees. Other places say that the max slope is only 10-15 degrees.
- Does your Swagway pull to the left or right? You might need to recalibrate it. Inside are the instructions on How to Recalibrate the Swagway X1.
The Swagway X1 Hands Free Self Balancing Smart BoardRead More
THE PHUNKEEDUCK PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION DEVICE
The hoverboard of the stars, the Phunkee Duck
The PhunkeeDuck personal transportation device is the next era of transportation. Riding one of these will change your world. You’ve seen some of your favorite celebrities riding one. Now you can see some of the other hoverboards for sale: self-balancing scooter comparison, Razor Hovertrax Self Balancing Scooter, A Pink Hoverboard by Powerboard.
I recommend the Swagtron T1 hoverboard, see why I think it’s a top hoverboard to buy.
YOU’VE SEEN THE PHUNKEEDUCK ON TV WITH YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITIES
It’s the original personal transportation device that all the hottest names on Instagram and YouTube were seen riding this past summer.
WHAT IS A PHUNKEEDUCK PERSONAL TRANSPORTER?”
Personal transportation device shall be deemed to include motorized foot scooters, motorized skateboards, pocket motorcycles and all other similar devices, but shall exclude motorized wheelchairs, motor driven cycles, mopeds, electric-assisted bicycles, motorcycles, and electronic personal assistive mobility devices. Source
What does all that mean?Read More
Jetson Electric Hoverboard aka Glyro Hoverboards
It appears that Jetson Electric, which is the name of the company selling the Glyro Turbo hoverboards, is no longer selling hoverboards. If you visit their site at JetsonElectric dot com, you’ll see a site that hasn’t been updated since 2014. They are now the exclusive brand of hoverboards that Target will be stocking. I’ll update this page as I learn more.
Your Search for a Self-Balancing Scooter With Bluetooth Speakers is Over.
The Features of the Glyro Self Balancing Scooter with Bluetooth Speakers.
- The Glyro scooter uses two sensors, along with the wheels to automatically balance itself and the user.
- It’s water resistant (not WATER-PROOF) so you can use it in wet conditions. This doesn’t mean that you can take it for a spin in during the next
hurricane. This is not an off-road scooter, so don’t play with it in mud or water.
- Recommended for ages 13 and up
- There’s a Samsung lithium-ion battery.
- Includes Bluetooth speakers that will sync with your phone so you can play your favorite music while riding the Glyro Turbo.
Like the other scooters and hoverboards that are currently available, the Glyro Turbo Scooter is fast and can move in any direction just by changing your balance while riding. It uses an innovative balance system to help minimise the chances of you falling while riding the Glyro.Read More
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Review: A Look At the New Hoverboard
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW AND IMPROVED HOVERBOARD
Razor USA recently released the Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard. They have added several new features to this self-balancing scooter, all designed to make it a safer and better quality product. See what these new features are and how the Hovertrax 2.0 compares to other hoverboard brands.
It might not be the fastest hoverboard, but it is probably one of the best hoverboards to get for kids. It will let them do anything they would want to with a hoverboard, but the slower speed may keep them out of accidents.
The specs for the Hovertrax 2.0
HOVERTRAX 2.0 SPECS
Top Speed 6 mi/h (9.5 km/h)
Speed is one of the most important stats of any hoverboard. The Hovertrax 2.0’s top speed is 6 miles per hour. This is surprisingly slow, especially when it’s compared to other brands which average around 8 mi/h. That’s 25% faster.
Battery Life 60 minutes
After speed, the next important stat for any smart balance board has to be the battery life. How long the battery lasts, depends upon several factors: rider weight, temperature, active usage. The battery capacity for the Hovertrax is estimated to be 60 minutes.
Weight Limit 220 lbs. (100 kg.)
The Hovertrax 2.0 weight limit is 220 lbs. This is the standard maximum rider weight for self-balancing scooters.
Product Dimensions 24.5 in. L x 9 in. W x 8.75 in.
The Hovertrax is the standard size for a hoverboard with 6.5″ wheels. It measures: 24.5” L x 9” W x 8.75” H
Weight 27 lbs. (12.2 kg.)
Unloaded the Hovertrax weighs in at 27 lbs.
Available Colors 5 different colors
The Hovertrax is available in 5 different colors: White, Black , Blue, Green, and Red.
LEARN 8 SIMPLE THINGS TO AVOID HOVERBOARD ACCIDENTS
Hoverboards have for some time gained a dangerous reputation. There have been numerous incidents reported of self-balancing scooters bursting into flames. Because of this, many concerned parents took steps to limit the danger to their children and anyone else that might choose to ride a hoverboard. It even led to a recall of more than 500,000 hoverboards. If you follow these eight simple steps, you’ll only experience a hoverboard accidents on video while watching YouTube.
WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE SAFE HOVERBOARDS
The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has recently introduced a protection standard it has dubbed UL 2272. The standard is supposed to address the dangers caused by hoverboards, and vendors have implemented adequate protections for riders.
It is designed to support the manufacturers and retailers by evaluating and certifying hoverboards electric drive train systems, batteries, chargers, basically the entire electrical system. By taking the time to ensure the hoverboard that you’re considering is UL certified, you’ll have other things to worry about than your hoverboard catching on fire.
CERTIFIED SAFE UL-2272
Be sure to always check the UL mark on the packaging, the charger, and the actual hoverboard. Some retailers have been caught using fake UL markers. These counterfeit certified hoverboards are anything but safe. The official UL mark is a holographic label, with multiple colors and viewing angles.
The Leray Self Balancing Scooter: Dreamwalker
The Dreamwalker Self Balancing Hoverboard
Amazon Recently Removed All Hoverboards
The Leray Dreamwalker has been hit especially hard with the recent removal of all hoverboards from Amazon. I haven’t been able to locate somewhere else that they are sold online. Once I do, I will update this page accordingly. In the meantime, look at my hoverboard deals page to see the most recent discount hoverboards .
The Leray Self Balancing Scooter is back on Amazon. You might have heard that Amazon had recently pulled all the hoverboards off the market. The X1 from Swagway, the Razor Hovertrax, the hoverboard from Powerboard, and most other brands were removed temporarily.
Yet, all that drama has passed, and they are once more available to buy.
The Dreamwalker: A Leray Scooter
Stylish : You’ll be amazed at what you can do while riding the Leray 2 Wheel Electric Self Balancing Scooter. With the ability to do a full spin in one spot you can take this anywhere the ground is smooth, and even some spots where the ground isn’t.
FUN: There’s nothing that’s quite like riding a hoverboard. Be the envy of your neighborhood once they see you on the Leray.
POPULAR : Everywhere you look there’s a new celebrity found riding on a Leray self balancing scooter. Now you can too.
Quality: This a well-built project, and that we back with our guarantee. This is the only self balancing scooter sold with CERTIFIED LG 18650 battery packs.
You will never hear about one of our hoverboards exploding. Or that a Leray hoverboard caught on fire.
The Dreamwalker Hoverboard Motor
Inside each of the two-wheel electric scooters that we build is an extremely powerful motor. Rated at 500 W, it’s was designed for the toughest conditions. It has the most environmentally friendly motor. It’s so advanced that we call it the Dreamwalker motor.Read More
WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY HOVERBOARD? IT’S LIGHTS KEEP FLASHING
Do the lights on your hoverboard keep flashing at you? Do the LEDs blink whenever you turn on your hoverboard? Maybe it was working fine, and then after a quick stop you went to turn it on, and now the lights keep turning on and off?
Sound familiar? It’s like the Red Ring of Death wanted to go for a hoverboard ride with you.
Don’t worry, though; there’s some easy troubleshooting that can be done, and most likely you’ll be able to fix the issue yourself.
First, you need to try recalibrating your hoverboard. This should become your first step whenever it starts acting weird.
HOW TO CALIBRATE A HOVERBOARD
- Power off your hoverboard and place it on the ground in a level spot.
- Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds let go of the power.
- Try turning on your hoverboard.
When you turn the power on there, the LED lights will flash in a particular pattern. That will let you know the next steps that you need to do.
HERE’S WHAT THE LIGHTS MEAN:
THE LED FLASHES ONCE:
There’s a loose cable or connection inside the scooter. Find a comfortable area to work on your hoverboard. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver. There should be 18 screws holes on the bottom of the scooter that you’ll need to undo. Be careful when you open it up, some models have a cable that’s connected to the part you are removing.