The Coolest Hoverboard Accessories
These are a few of the coolest scooter accessories and hoverboard safety gear to go with that new hoverboard that Santa brought you this Christmas. Now that hoverboards have been around for a few months there are beginning to be accessories available. Let's see what I found.
SELF BALANCING SCOOTER ACCESSORIES: A HOVERBOARD CARRYING CASE
A carrying case for your hoverboard is that nice bit of extra care that will extend the life of your scooter immensely. Yes, it protects it from the elements. And yes, it hides it a bit so would-be thieves might not realize that you have something worth taking.
What to Look for in a Hoverboard Bag?
Many of the bags and hoverboard carrying cases that you see on places like Amazon and EBay look exactly the same. There's a few key points that you have to remember while you are shopping for a good carrying case.
- Make sure that the bag can fit your hoverboard. Pay attention to these two critical measurements: wheel size and board length. The standard wheel sizes: 6.5″, 8″, and 10″. The board length is the how wide your hoverboard is. You can usually find the information online, or just use a tape measure.
- Look for extra pockets on your bag, this way you can keep your charger and any other hoverboard accessories you might have.
- The big difference between the $10 hoverboard carrying cases and the $50 cases? The $50 carrying case is fire resistant. In case of a fire the fire-resistant bag would help to contain any flames.
There's three basic styles of hoverboard backpacks.
These first bags look like they would be perfect for carrying your hoverboard. And they are, except one huge design flaw. I'm jumping ahead of myself. Let's think of the different reasons that you would be using a bag for your hoverboard instead of riding it.
- You're a regular commuter that uses your hoverboard to go to work each day. But your commute one day is cut short because your battery died.
- You're riding your hoverboard and it starts to shake uncontrollably, you power cycle it and try riding it again. It still wobbles, I hope it's not broken.
- This sucks, the weather report this morning said no rain today. Where did this hurricane come from?
Any of these situations could happen at any time you’re riding. If it does, you're stuck having to carry a 25 lb. lead weight with you. Hopefully it's not very far. That leads me to the epic design flaw in most hoverboard carrying cases:
Make sure your hoverboard bag comes with some type of shoulder strap!
The second style of hoverboard bags have attachment points on either end of the bag so that you can attach a shoulder strap to the bag. This makes it much easier to carry for a long distance.
The third type of hoverboard bag has backpack style straps. These let you carry it on one or both shoulder like a regular backpack. You'll be grateful that you spent the $10 extra the first time you have to carry your hoverboard any type of distance.
This next bag is probably the best carrying case that you can get for your hoverboard. While it doesn't have two straps to wear like a backpack, it does have wheels on the bottom. A handy strap allows you to drag the hoverboard behind you. As my girlfriend said, it's for when your wheels need wheels. This bag is the perfect choice of a bag for people that would have difficulty carrying a 25 lb. object.
THE ULTIMATE HOVERBOARD BAG
PROTECT YOUR HOVERBOARD FROM THEFT
Sometimes you can't take your smart balance wheel everywhere you want. Now, there's a solution, with this hoverboard lock that is available on Amazon. It works the same as a bike lock would. Find an immovable object that you can chain your hoverboard to, and lock it down. Go do what you need to, and when you return, your hoverboard will still be there. Pretty cool.
Hoverboard Lock Combination (Red)
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Feature 1: Secure Hoverboards to any fixed object
Feature 2: 4-foot vinyl-coated braided steel cable
Feature 3: Self coiling lightweight cable easily fits in your pocket
Feature 4: Pre-set fixed 4-digit combination barrel lock has a lifetime warranty
Product Summary: Do you own one of the hottest Christmas gifts? This is a lightweight, durable lock that weighs about 4 ounces and fits in your pocket. Locks your board to any fixed object. Comes with a preset 4 digit combination, and a lifetime warranty on the locking mechanism. The patent pending locking loop design fits securely around hoverboards. This lock fits most hoverboards sold in the United States. However, if the circumference of the center portion of your Board exceeds 9.5 inches, please order our Keyed Hoverboard Lock, as that model has a 12 inch loop.
Bring Out the Natural Glow With a Protective Skin
These caught my attention a few weeks ago, and I can't wait to order one and just play with it. They now make hoverboard or scooter skins.
They are just a small vinyl wrap that anyone can apply to the clean, dry chassis casing. Then your hoverboard goes from being just another one that everyone seems to have to a classy, and unique hoverboard owner, who seems to just ooze sophistication.
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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Product Summary: Give your Self Balancing Board a stylish look and protect it from abuse at the same time. MightySkins hardly adds any volume to your board and creates a whole new look that sets you apart from the crowd. Mightyskins also provide basic scratch protection to keep your board in prime condition at all times. This Self Balancing Board Skin features ultra-high gloss inks and then covered with a clear protective layer for ultimate durability. All MightySkins use a patented repositionable and removable adhesive for fast and easy installation and goo-free removal. Self Balancing Board is not included.
Feature0: DECAL ONLY – Balance Board Not Included
Feature1: Add style to your Self Balancing Board
Feature2: Quick and easy to apply
Feature3: Protect your Self Balancing Board from dings and scratches
This next case is a bit more sparkly…
The Silver Sparkly Glitter Skin Decal Kit for HoverBoards and other Scooter (HOVERBOARD NOT INCLUDED)
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Free Shipping: No
Feature0: Long-lasting Vinyl!
Feature1: Fits the: IOHawk, Phunkee Duck, Razor Hovertrax, Swagway X1, Powerboard, Sogo, Leray, Glyro and many more!
Feature2: These are extremely easy-to-apply, and when you get tired of one design, just peel it off and slap a new one on it.
Feature3: NOTE: HOVERBOARD IS NOT INCLUDED Product Summary: Add style to your HoverBoard without bulk! With Design Skinz, you can change the look of your favorite device in seconds, literally. Made from a premium vinyl, these skinz can take a beating and will protect your hoverboard from scratches and other abuse. Long-lasting Vinyl! Fits most HoverBoards. Some trimming may be required. Easy, Bubble-Free Installation! Wrap-Around fit.
You're Probably Going to Want A Replacement Charger for Your Hoverboard
If you're anything like me, you'll probably need a new charger before you even get done reading this article. In my own case, it's not that I mistreat my charger and it dies an inglorious death.
No, it's strange shit that happens to me and my adapters.
I'll be the type that gives my adapter to a fireman to use so that he can make an emergency defibrillator and zap somebody back to life. Or I'd walk unknowingly through a massive street fight between two ninjas clans.
There I would be at the opposite side of the street clothes in tatters, charger sliced to bits with no idea what just happened. Nobody sees ninjas.
Be careful when getting a replacement charger. Those exploding hoverboards you've heard about. It was most likely while the boards were charging.
Get a charger that is the proper voltage and then also the right current and plug sizes.
GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO Hover Board - UL Certified Self Balancing Hoverboard
- DESIGNED IN DENVER - Our hoverboards feature LED lights and are made of high-quality UL Certified materials
- ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFIED - Electrical, battery, and charging systems are UL 2272 tested and certified.
- MORE POWER! - Enjoy balance scooter speeds of up to 7.4 mph with powerful dual 250W motors.
- MORE FUN! - Ride for up to 12 miles (90 minutes+) on your 2 wheel self-balancing scooter.
- VIBRANT COLORS - Choose between 7 different self balancing scooter colors and designs
GO-GO-GOTRAX! Light up the Galaxy with your cosmic fun, UL 2272 certified GOTRAX HOVERFLY ECO self-balancing scooter.Maximize your fun and minimize worry to none; all electrical, battery, and charging systems are tested and certified to UL 2272 safety standards for 2 wheel self-balancing scooters.A hoverboard thatÕs easier to afford, this self-balancing scooter has all of the superstellar features of the HOVERFLY ECO but at a much smaller price.Become a motorized scooter master faster! Achieve Commander Status in just 5 minutes Earth time using the easy electric scooter Training Mode.Cruise the space-time continuum at interstellar hover scooter speeds. The GOTRAX HOVERFLY ECO self-balancing board boasts impressive torque powered by dual 250W force field motors.Reach speeds up to 7.4 mph, and feel like you're floating in zero gravity for up to 12 miles with the HOVERFLY ECO's self balancing gyroscopic hover skate board technology.Need to dodge asteroids or meteoroids? Your GOTRAX...
NHT 6.5" inch Aurora Hoverboard Self Balancing Scooter with Built-in Bluetooth Speaker Colorful LED Wheels and Lights- UL2272 Certified Carbon Fiber Style Available
- PERFORMANCE - 6.5" Vacuum Tire hitting speeds of up to 6 MPH for up to 7.5 miles powered by dual motors
- BLUETOOTH ENABLED & CERTIFIED - Connect to your on-board speaker via Bluetooth and enjoy your favorite music through your stereo speaker with premium sound quality while riding. It can connect from your computer, laptop, iPhone, Samsung phone, or any other Android device. Our Bluetooth features are licensed and certified to get the best performance.
- STYLISH DESIGN - The futuristic LED accent lighting on wheels, front, and rear of the unit with strong shell and sturdy structure to help with ease of balance and reach top speeds.
- WARRANTY - 12 month warranty:one year warranty for wheel hub motor, and controller from the date of purchase. Any issue just don't hesitate to contact us.
- SAFETY - UL 2272 Certified meaning that this product has been tested for electrical and fire-safety to protect you and your loved ones
Why choose New High Tech?We strive to provide the best products and most pleasant service to all our customers.We believe that hoverboards are the way of the future, so all our products are offered at a competitive price where people of all ages can enjoy. We believe that your safety is upmost importance to us,and all our hoverboards are tested and certified to UL 2272 safety standards.Founded in 2015 at the heart of Texas, we emerged as one of the biggest sellers of hoverboards that provide the new generation of safe hoverboard that we all love today. Let us take care of any concern you may have and all you have to do is to enjoy our hoverboards without any reservation. Accent LED LigntingLED lighting on front, and rear of the unit with strong shell and sturdy structure to help with ease of the balance and reach top speeds. Built-in Bluetooth SpeakerYou can play your favorite music with Built-In high quality Bluetooth speakers when you are ride it. Anti-Fire ProtectionTested free...
XtremepowerUS Self Balancing Scooter Hoverboard UL2272 Certified, Wireless Speaker and LED Light
- Battery: 36 Volt, 4.4 Ah Lithium-ion battery UL certificated-Not for sale in California
- Motor: 350 watt hub motor; Charging Time : 2-3 Hours;
- Charging Time: 2-3 Hours UL certificated charger; Charging voltage: AC 100V-240V
- Working Temperature: 59 degrees F (15 C); Charging Temperature: 32-104 degrees F (0-40 C)
- Wheel size: 6.5 inches; Max Speed: 8 MPH; Max load: 220LBs; Size: 23" (L) X 7.25" (W) X 6.75" (H)
Maximum Weight: 200lbs Age Group: Adult, Teen Age Range: 12 years and up Maximum Speed: 8 miles per hour Distance: around 9-12miles(depends on rider's weight, road conditions etc) Battery: Lithium Ion Using Temperature: 41F to 104F Charging Voltage: AC 100-240 V 50-60Hz Charging Time: 2-3 Hours
Hoverboard Two-Wheel Self Balancing Electric Scooter UL 2272 Certified, Metallic Chrome with Bluetooth Speaker and LED Light
- NEW HOVER BOARD SKINS: Made with Anti-fire Material, Chrome and Coating Skin
- HOVERBOARD PATINETAS ELECTRICAS FEATURES: Electronic Based Hoverboard, Very sturdy- Supporting up to 180 lbs., Impeccable Speed Controlled by Rider, 2 LED Light Up Flash Wheels- Desirable Front LED Lights, Automatic Connecting Bluetooth Speaker for Music, Equipped with a 36V / 4A battery you can hit max speed of up to 10 MPH and Range: 6-8 Miles (Depend on road condition & User Weight)
- SAFETY CERTIFICATION: UL Certificated Hoverboard- Safe and Stable
- ACCESSORIES INCLUDE: Charger and Help Manual for Reference
- FUN FOR ALL RIDERS: Perfect Scooters for Kids and Adult.
UL2272 Certified Wireless 6.5" Hoverboard Two Wheel Self Balancing Scooter UL 2272 Certified! U.S.A. Based Company Highest Quality Manufacturing Engineered to Last! Premium Materials & Components. English Speaking US Based Customer Service. Built-in Wireless Speaker Built-in Wheel Top LED LightTire Size: 6.5 inch Motor: 200W*2Charging Time: 2 ~ 3 Hours Max Load: 180 LB Ground Clearance: 25mmPlatform Height: 115mm Mudguards: Plastic Max Speed 10 Mile/Hour Power Requirements: AC100-240V/50-60HzG.W/N.W: 12.5/11.5Kg Item Size: 23"x7.25"x6.75". Perfect for adult and kids.
MEGAWHEELS Hoverboard - UL Certified Self Balancing Hover Board with Bluetooth Speaker & LED Light
- STYLISH DESIGN: Build with Rainbow Color options, Lunar LED Lights, Bluetooth Speaker, 6.5 inch anti-skid tires and high-quality hover skate board materials. ECO-friendly.
- STRONG FUNCTIONALITY: Enjoy the hoverboard speeds of up to 7.5mph, range 10km by powerful Dual 250W Motors. Max load: 220lbs. Charging time 2-3 hours.
- EASY HANDLE WITH QUICK LEARNING SYSTEM: Quick learning system and powerful self-balancing feature would allow you become a master of electric hover board rider in only 5 minutes. Easy to control and happy riding.
- SAFETY GUARANTEE: UL 2272 certified battery can make sure all electrical systems and components maintain Safety when you use it indoor or outdoor.
- ENJOY HAPPY TIMES WITH MEGAWHEELS HOVER BOARD: With its basic delight feature design, it becomes a Super Funny Toys or Gifts for Kids which can bring wonderful time when play together - Enjoy your good time with this magic board
MEGAWHEELS Hoverboards Meet The Highest Standard Of The Industry And Obtain Multiple Technology Patents And UL2272,CE,RoHS,FCC Certificates. MEGAWHEELS Provides You With High Safety And High Performance Functional Hoverboard ! One of Best Gifts MegaWheels Hoverboard is easy for everyone to learn. The hoverboard is a great choice as a gift for everyone who would like to give it try with unique experience. Especially for outside sporting enthusiasts, this hoverboard with diverse features would be the dream gift for them. Silence performance Self-balancing scooter hoverboard with the powerful motors providing an almost silent experience. Enjoy yourself and no need worry about geting noise complaints from the neighbours when you're whizzing around the neighbourhood. Wonderful music player The self-balancing hoverboard offers a built-in BT speaker. Easily connect your smartphone and play your favorite music anywhere, anytime. Functional non-slip Riding This hoverboard has a sturdy...
Swagtron T580 App-Enabled Bluetooth Hoverboard w/Speaker Smart Self-Balancing Wheel – Available on iPhone & Android
- BLUETOOTH ENABLED -Change modes, access map function, check batteries & play music during rides via the app & speakers
- POWERFUL PERFORMANCE -Race up to 7.5 mph and climb inclines of up to 30 Degree with the electric smart hoverboard's 150W dual motors
- FOR ALL RIDERS -Using 3 modes, this sport hoverboard travels up to 8 miles per charge & carries riders between 44 -220 lbs
- TACKLES ALL ADVENTURES -UL-approved materials & 6.5" hard rubber tires deliver increased durability and ensure smooth rides
- SAFETY CERTIFIED -The UL certified hoverboard has passed strict electrical and safety test to ensure customer peace of mind
That's all the time I have right now to share some scooter accessories with you. I'll try to have a bunch more listed soon.
That's all that I have right now for scooter accessories, but I'm always looking out for more parts and accessories. Speaking of parts, if you need replacement parts for your self-balancing scooter, be sure to visit that link. Or if you are having problems with your hoverboard, check out the repairs page for some ideas on how you can fix your hoverboard.
And now that you're properly accessorized, let's look at different ways to customize your hoverboard.
Have a suggestion of what I should write about next on my hoverboard site? Send me a message and I'll see what I can do.