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I try to post relevant articles to whatever is going on in the world of hoverboard and self-balancing scooters. If you have a topic that you'd like to see me cover, please message me via the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Hoverboard Troubleshooting: Diagnose Flashing Lights

Sep 1, 2016
My hoverboard has red flashing lights, how do I fix it

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?

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  1. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds let go of the power.
  2. 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.

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What Parts Do I Need to Fix My Hoverboard?

Aug 29, 2016
Hoverboard Replacement Parts

The Tragic Moment When You Need Hoverboard Replacement Parts…

Your hoverboard is broken and you want to fix it. Here're the most common hoverboard replacement parts you'll need to fix your self-balancing scooter.

Worry not, soon this will be the place to come to find replacement parts for self-balancing scooters. If you need a repair shop, check out the scooter repairs page. Be sure to look at the customize your hoverboard page to learn how to make your hoverboard custom.

If you have any problems and need to fix your scooter, I can help. Or, if you are more the DIY type of person, here are many of the parts and accessories that you'll need. There are also several videos on how to use many of these replacements. Also, my YouTube channel has the best collection of how to repair a hoverboard videos all in one spot, be sure to check it out. You can also use some of these parts to customize your hoverboard and something like replacing a hoverboard shell is very straightforward.


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Wheels and Motor Assemblies for Your Self Balancing Scooter

Replacement 10″ Hoverboard Wheels (Set of 2)

If you've somehow ended damaging your hoverboard that you need to replace both wheels, let me ask this: Are you OK?

All joking aside, it takes some work to damage the wheels on your hoverboard enough that you need to replace them. This is a set of 2 10-inch wheel assemblies for a self-balancing scooter. Did you know that if you bought a hoverboard from Amazon that they have an impressive extended warranty for self-balancing scooters? You wouldn't have to be reading this page if you had., but I appreciate your visit.

Replacement 10 Inch Wheel Assemblies for D@Boards (Set of 2) and self-balance scooter hoverboards

10 Inch Wheel Assemblies for D@Boards (Set of 2) and self-balance scooter hoverboards

Sale Price: $$$$$$$

  • Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
  • Free Shipping: No
  • Brand: D@Boards Product
  • Summary: This is a replacement set of wheels or upgrades to 10 inch wheels on hoverboards and other self balance scooters
  • Feature 1: Durable Rubber Tire
  • Feature 2: Replacement Wheels
  • Feature 3: Includes Inner Tube
  • Feature 4: Compatible with all hoverboards
  • Feature 5: 10 inch diameter
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Hoverboard Troubleshooting 101: Calibrating a Hoverboard

Aug 27, 2016
Calibrating your hoverboard is quick and easy and will solve many problems

Your hoverboard has a red blinking light that flashes and won't let you use it.

Maybe whenever you ride your hoverboard, it turns to one side slower than the other. That would be great if this were NASCAR. Make sure you wear a helmet when riding.

Unfortunately, this is your brand new hoverboard. Don't worry; this is a common problem, and I'll teach you how to fix it in a couple of minutes.

Before I get into that, though, I'd like to introduce you to the what I hope will become a resource for anyone looking to troubleshoot a hoverboard.

Since they are such a new product, little information has been created with a step-by-step guide to troubleshooting and repairing self-balancing scooters.

This article is the first post in a series: Hoverboard Troubleshooting 101: Recalibrating Your Hoverboard.

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Finding the Cheapest Hoverboard Prices

Aug 27, 2016
Find the Cheapest Hoverboard Prices and the Best Deals

WHERE TO FIND THE CHEAPEST HOVERBOARD PRICES?

Finding the lowest hoverboard prices isn't easy. There are countless places that you need to visit if you want to find cheap hoverboards for sale.

Beyond the places you'll visit, how will you know if it's safe to buy a hoverboard from Joe's Generic Hoverboards Store?

The last thing you want to do is waste your hard earned money purchasing a discount hoverboard for sale on eBay, and then finding out that you had bought a counterfeit hoverboard or an unsafe one.

Did you hear about the massive hoverboard recall? It included more than 500,000 units.

Worry no more, my friends. I've been looking at hoverboards online for countless hours each and every day.

I've got a ton of sites that I've found with excellent self-balancing scooter sales and deals. These sites typically aren't of enough interest to write a full article on, but they would be perfect for a roundup page like this. I've also included some of the top brands that people are always asking.

Which brings me to say, welcome to the best place to find hoverboard deals. It can be a lot of work to find a good deal on a hoverboard. Now that you've visited this page, you'll find it much easier.

If you're looking for answers to your questions, visit the self-balancing scooter FAQ page.

A QUICK REMINDER

In case you didn't know many of the links on this site are affiliate links. What that means is these are sites that have programs where people can enroll and refer customers. After being referred, a customer would purchase something, and if that customer came from my site, I would get a small percentage commission.
That commission doesn't cost you anything, it is paid by the vendor.

I use that to help pay for the expenses of running this site, and one day, hopefully, I'll be able to use some of that income to buy groceries. If you have any questions about this, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page and respond promptly.

Also, be sure to see the main guides page for the latest in self-balancing scooter tutorials.

Alright, let's get started I don't have them sorted in any particular manner, though in general, I've tried to put the most popular items near the beginning.

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Where's the Best Place to Buy A Hoverboard

Aug 26, 2016
Where Can I Buy A Hoverboard From

WHERE CAN I BUY A HOVERBOARD?

Visitors to the site ask this question most often.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of them by now.

Hoverboards.

Stories of their rising popularity among people of all levels and walks of life.

If you have not heard about them, yet here’s some of the basics. They are self-balancing electric scooters that start to move when you step on them. They can be a little tricky at first, but once you learn how to operate one, you will probably become a fan.

Recently, the story of hoverboards has changed from the new cool gadgets on the streets to a home-burning, random fire starting, and embarrassing falls causing dangerous contraption.

Indeed, several reports on the news have led the broadcast with lurid tales of the numerous fires resulting from exploding hoverboards.

WHAT STORES SELL HOVERBOARDS?

All these precautions and actions seem to have had little effect on the demand for hoverboards. All in all, it seems like hoverboards are here to stay.

That is, in spite of the reports that have been streaming in left and right of the latest fire or incident involving hoverboards.

Honestly, they seem to be getting more and more publicity regardless of whatever hoverboard story is running on the news. Because of this increasing popularity, numerous companies have ventured into the business of manufacturing hoverboards.

Among the retailers are major stores including Amazon, Overstock.com, and even Sears.

Yes, you can get a Sears hoverboard. (I wonder if it has a Craftsman warranty…)

All jokes aside, (this means you, Sears hoverboard) more and more retailers are stocking these devices to join the profitable industry.

Today, all sorts of companies from various locations around the globe are dealing with hoverboards. It is difficult to know what stores sell hoverboards.

This is because many stores might sell items regionally, on online only. For example, BestBuy sells the Swagtron T1, but online only.

Although you can find hoverboards in many places today, few retailers are like Amazon.

Their step of removing hoverboards from the site in December 2015 only made people more determined to find somewhere that was selling hoverboards. The secondary marketplaces people bought hoverboards popped up as soon as they saw an opportunity.

One of my friends bought a smart balance wheel from some guy at a gas station. People were desperate, allowing them to sell any and all makes of hoverboards, some of them even counterfeit.

YOU CAN BUY COUNTERFEIT HOVERBOARDS?

How do you sell a counterfeit hoverboard? The “safest” hoverboards are the ones that have Samsung batteries inside.

Resellers with hoverboards without the tell-tale blue Samsung batteries quickly realized that they needed to have blue battery cells inside to make the sale. These self-balancing scooters were bought by people thinking they now were safe from any hoverboard accidents.

Imagine their surprise when they left their hoverboard charging overnight, only to be woken in the morning by the sound of fire alarms.

AN OFFICIAL SAMSUNG BATTERY FOR THE HOVERBOARD

Other sellers sold counterfeit hoverboards by copying the styles of the better know self-balancing scooter brands. Brands like: Swagway, Monorover, and IO Hawk were imitated and impersonated to make the sale once more.

Those customers who bought a counterfeit hoverboard only found out when it came time to have a warranty repair on their scooter. Imagine having bought something for $1000 only to have reseller tell you that the item was fake. Ouch!

Most times it's hard to tell which device is safe, especially if you are a first-time buyer. That's why you should research your purchases first. (This is what brought you to the site, right?) The first place to start when you are looking to get a real hoverboard: an established and reliable retailer.

Consider an Amazon Hoverboard. Though It's Not Really a Hoverboard Amazon Made

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Hoverboard Reviews

Aug 26, 2016
Self-balancing scooter reviews to help you find the best hoverboard.

I hope that you find the best hoverboard review you've ever read on this site. If there's ever a self balancing scooter review that you think I should write, please let me know in the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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Swagtron T1 Hoverboard Review: Is It a Safe Hoverboard

Aug 26, 2016
Swagtron T1 Hoverboard: A Safe Hoverboard Reviewed

THE SWAGTRON T1 REVIEWED: CAN HOVERBOARDS BE SAFE TO OWN?

An in-depth review of the Swagtron t1 self-balancing scooter with particular attention given to the new safety features that promise a safer product for everyone.

Until recently it looked like hoverboards were a fad that had disappeared just as quickly as they had appeared.

Everywhere you looked was a news article about how a hoverboard caused this fire or a viral video of someone trying to ride a hoverboard and failing.

Even the CPSC became involved and declared that “all hoverboards were unsafe.”

That declaration seemed to be the last straw for many hoverboard retailers, as they soon removed them from their shelves.

What many people did not know is that at the same time that the CPSC was declaring hoverboards unsafe, they released a set of hoverboard safety standards, covering more than 40 different tests.

Now, just a few months later, hoverboards are beginning to make their return to stores. Currently, only a few brands have been able to meet the UL-2272 hoverboard safety standards.

This review will cover the SwagTron T1 hoverboard. In it, I will show you what makes this one of the safest and best hoverboards that you can buy.
The Swagtron T1 smart balance board has new wheel rims and smaller fenders The Swagtron T1 Smart Hands-free Self-balancing Scooter is a great all-purpose hoverboard.

WHO SHOULD BUY A SWAGTRON T1?

The Swagtron T1 is a great hoverboard for most people. In fact, this is what I recommend when people ask me which hoverboard they should buy.

Here's why:

  • The Swagtron T1 is a safer hoverboard. Not only that, but you can see what has been done to make it a safer hoverboard. Other brands might say that they are safer, but what improvements were made? Most don't have an answer for that.
  • The T1 is a decent trade-off between performance, price, and safety. I might wish that it could go faster, but that's minor.
  • Swagway and Swagtron are the best-selling hoverboards. This means the company is much less likely to suddenly go out of business like many other companies that sell hoverboards.

Bottom Line:

The Swagtron T1 is a great blend of safety, performance, and price.

 

My Rating:  88/100

★★★★½

Get Your Swagtron From Amazon

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Hoverboard Parts: Repair Instructions and Customizations

Aug 26, 2016
Self-balancing scooter replacement parts to help you fix your hoverboard

I've searched all around to find the spare scooter parts you'll need in case you have to fix your hoverboard. Don't know how to fix your hoverboard? I've also collected any guides or instructional videos to show you what to do. And then once it's working again, you can find all that you need to customize your hoverboard and also the best safety gear for your hoverboard.

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Hoverboard Guides and Tutorials

Aug 26, 2016
Self-balancing scooter guides and tutorials.

Howdy, and thanks for coming to the best hoverboard site on the Internet. On this page, we have all of the scooter guides for you. These guides and how to's were created for all skill levels. If you've accidentally ended up here, you can jump to the main page.If you meant to come to this page, look below to see what guides we have. There are in-depth hoverboard reviews and all the parts for a electric scooter that you could ever need.

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Top 7 Hoverboards Compared: See Which is the Best for You

Aug 22, 2016
Top 7 Hoverboards Compared: Which is the best self-balancing scooter for you?

A COMPARISON OF 7 DIFFERENT HOVERBOARDS TO FIND OUT WHICH IS THE BEST ONE TO BUY.

Here it is, the ultimate hoverboard comparison review. Many brands of hoverboard look exactly alike. Without carefully examining them how do you know which hoverboard is the best? Which hoverboard is the worst? Is there really any difference between the hoverboard brands?

WHAT'S THE BEST HOVERBOARD TO BUY?

How do you know which hoverboard you should buy?
Which is the safest hoverboard available?
Will the Swagway explode?
What about a Powerboard?
What the heck is the difference between a Swagtron and a Powerboard anyway?
Is it like a scooter? A skateboard?
I'm sure these questions are bouncing around inside your head as you read this. It's okay, my goal here is to answer those questions for you. I used to be in the same position. I knew what I wanted, I knew how I wanted it, I knew where I wanted it from. I just didn't know WHICH I wanted.

Perfect for  the holiday season, father's day, or just a sweet ride. I'm guessing that you are in the same boat I was when I first started comparing hoverboards trying to learn which was the best one to buy. If you think this whole ordeal is extremely confusing, you're not alone.

Be the end of this article I'll show you some of the top hoverboards and show you which ones you should consider buying and why.

THE WORLD OF HOVERBOARDS IS CONFUSING.

On one hand, there are the brands and styles of hoverboards. 6.5″, 8″, and even 10″ wheels. Then there is the features: with Bluetooth, without Bluetooth, remote/no remote.

It's hard to make sense of, but it's the future.

I won't even mention mini-Segway vs hoverboard vs smart balance wheel (HINT: they're the same thing, just different names)

WHICH HOVERBOARD IS THE BEST ONE TO BUY?

Are you in a hurry and just want to jump to the conclusion of this hoverboard comparison?
It's okay if you don't want to mess with any of this. Are you looking for the quick and easy answer to Which hoverboard is the best one to buy? Click on this button and you'll be taken to the hoverboard comparison chart that I have at the end of this post.
Skip to the Hoverboard Comparison Chart

HERE'S THE CRITERIA THAT I USE TO COMPARE HOVERBOARDS

1. THE HOVERBOARD TOP SPEED
How fast does the hoverboard go? What's it's top speed? Is there a “learning mode?” What happens when the hoverboard reaches it's top speed.

2. THE MAXIMUM RANGE OF THE HOVERBOARD
How far does the manufacturer say that you can theoretically go? Is this a reasonable estimate or have they just inflated the number for marketing?

3. THE HOVERBOARD'S BATTERY
We have all become slaves to the all mighty battery. How long of can you use the hoverboard before you need to recharge the battery? Also, how long do you have to wait for the battery to recharge.

4. THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
How long is the warranty that comes with your hoverboard? What is covered by the warranty? More importantly, what isn't covered by the warranty?

5. THE PRICE
Probably the most important thing to consider, how much will it cost to buy the hoverboard. Are there multiple places where you can buy it? Are there deals or other discounts available.

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