How to Find The Cheapest Hoverboard for 2016

I'm Looking For A Cheap Hoverboard, Can You Help?

If you want to get a cheap hoverboard, check out my review of the Swagtron T1. Not only is it relatively inexpensive, but it's also a safe and well-built hoverboard, too. Check out this review where I show you why it is a dependable hoverboard.

Do you need the cheapest hoverboard? No problem, here's a bunch of links to some of the most affordable hoverboards that I could find. If you're reading this article, you might see that there are several Christmas references. This article has been updated since Christmas, and I'm working on taking all of them out.

Now is a great time to buy if you are looking for a cheap hoverboard. Several vendors are lowering prices on Amazon. While the average price hasn't dropped to the levels of buying direct from China, these are the lowest hoverboard prices I've seen yet. All of the links below are fresh and the prices current as of today.

The most popular question that I have heard from other readers is parents asking for what's the cheapest self-balancing scooter for Christmas 2016.

So I took some time to do a little roundup of what I found to be the most economical self-balancing scooters for this Christmas.

First, some rules about what will make up the cheapest hoverboard.

  1. No pieces of junk that will just waste your money. Yes, you can buy this model or that one for only $180. But it doesn't have a warranty, or it's seriously underpowered.
  2. I'm aiming for self-balancing scooters under $400.
  3. The hoverboards I list should have a one-year warranty. If a kid is going to be using it, you're going to want the warranty.
  4. The best smart boards that I found are all designed for adults. I'll list a couple of kids balance scooters at the very end of the article. I tried, but I couldn't find any kid-specific models that were still in stock, or that could arrive before Christmas.
  5. There're only a few days left to get a hoverboard by Christmas Eve 2016. Therefore, all these will have quick shipping.

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The Cheapest Hoverboards for 2016

The Zippyboard Cruiser

The Zippyboard is a great deal of value at a very low cost. This hoverboard is not crippled like many other budget hoverboards. It can get up to speeds of 7 mph, and has an estimated battery life of 3-4 hours.  It comes with Free Shipping and will ship within 24 hours of you ordering. Oh, it also has a one-year warranty.  All of this for $259. That's the lowest price I've found for a decent quality hoverboard.  Learn more at thezippyboard.com

The Nimbus Wheeled Electric Self Balancing Scooter

Wow, if you need a cheap hoverboard, this is the one to buy. It's the first hoverboard under $200 that I've seen at any major retailer. Most of the sites selling hoverboards have them starting at $400. Only the black version has the under $200 pricing, with the blue and red models both costing under $300. If you buy one, it comes with a one year warranty, (though I do recommend that you buy the extended hoverboard warranty. That way no matter what happens, your hoverboard is protected for the next several years.

Here's the Leray Dreamwalker

This was the cheapest self-balancing scooter that I was able to find, the Leray Self Balancing Scooter, though it's now been beaten by the Nimbus brand. In a nutshell, the Leray Dreamwalker is a decent hoverboard and is usually one of the lowest priced hoverboards on Amazon that you can buy. There's a tradeoff, though. With the Dreamwalker, the lower price means a less capable electric scooter. It has a slightly slower speed and range than the Powerboard or Swagway.

Next is the Powerboard

You can see my in-depth review of the Powerboard or, if you prefer a video review, watch my video review of the Powerboard. This is a great hoverboard to buy, and the cost is not much more than the Leray.

I found the Glyro self-balancing scooter ( . These have sold out currently. When more become available, I will add to this post.)
This drifting board is a generic version of the IO Hawk with little changes to the outside and even fewer changes on the inside of the unit. A word of caution, the 90 KG max weight is 200 lbs.

The Monorover R2 is currently on sale for $298

The CoolReall came from the same factory as the Leray I think. The hoverboard specs for these two boards are the same. They are even promising to arrive on the same day in about a week. I'd first look at the Leray, and if they are no longer available, then I would consider the IO Hawk. It sounds like you'll be able to buy them up until about a week before Christmas and it'll still arrive in time. (The Cool really brand has been out of stock since before Christmas, no word if they will return to selling hoverboards) I wrote a comparison review of 7 different hoverboard brands.

Next up is one of the best-reviewed hoverboards available. They had been removed recently because of them selling out, but I'm glad to put them back on. These are seriously one of the best hoverboards you can buy. The Swagway X1 Hands Free Smart Board, it's available for $299

Finally, the Powerboard by Hoverboard. They are the scooter that can legally call itself a hoverboard. While the price is a little steeper than other vendors, the Powerboard is a well-built scooter and is Prime eligible. It will take about 4-5 days to get to you.

Razor V-17 Youth Multi-Sport Helmet

$11.78
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as of October 20, 2017 4:45 am

Features

  • Cutting-edge youth safety helmet for biking, skating, and more
  • Ergonomic interior padding is comfortable and secure
  • 17 top and side vents help rider keep a cool head on hot days
  • Side release buckles adjust and fasten quickly; sleek black gloss color
  • Fits head sizes 22-23.5 inches; for ages 8 to 14; complies with CPSC standards

Product Description

The Razor V-17 multi sport helmet unites superior quality with a cutting edge design .. Your perfect choice for biking, skating or any other sport that requires protective headgear. On the street or in the half pipe the Razor V-17 provides you with superior security and protection. The ergonomic designed padding and an additional sizing pad set for the perfect individual fit guarantee ultimate comfort. The 17 vents keep your head cool at all times and the side release buckles make it a breeze to adjust and fasten your chin strap. Factory contact information at 1-800-451-KENT (5368) or www.kentbicycles.com.

EVAPLUS 42V 2A Power Adapter PowerFast 3-Prong Inline Connector For Pocket Mod, Sports Mod, and Dirt Quad Lithium Battery Charger

$12.99
$10.99
1 new from $ 10.99
1 used from $ 8.79
Free shipping
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as of October 20, 2017 4:45 am

Features

  • Power Charger Model: HK-42-2000.Cable length: 39.4 In / 100 CM.
  • Input: 100-240VAC,50/60Hz,1.5A Output : 42V 2000mA.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not satisfied with our product,let us know and you will be offered a full refund or replacement. Enjoy this absolutely RISK FREE purchase by clicking the yellow Add to Cart button.
  • Short circuit & Overload & Overvoltage Protection.
  • Indication Light: red light when charging, green light when fully charged

Product Description

Fits Model: PR200, SWAGWAY X1, SWAGTRON T1 & SWAGTRON T3 Pls Note: the two items have same function, and just a little different appearance.Product Details : Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.5A Output:42 V 2A Cable length: 39.4 In / 100 CM DC Connecter size: 3 prong Inline Condition: Brand New

Ripstik Caster Board

$49.00
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as of October 20, 2017 4:45 am

Features

  • Groundbreaking caster board that acts like a skateboard/snowboard hybrid
  • Pivoting deck and 360-degree caster trucks enable snowboard-like carving
  • Spiked traction pads, kick tail and nose, and concave deck design
  • 76mm polyurethane wheels and precision ABEC-5 bearing casters; Value Pack includes two extra wheels
  • Designed for riders age 8 years and up; supports up to 220 pounds

Product Description

The new Ripstick combines all the fun and excitement of surfing and snowboarding and puts it on wheels. Inspired by the classic shape and design of a skateboard, the Ripstick looks like something out of the future. Instead of the traditional four-wheel skateboard, this amazing board can make smooth, quick 360-degree turns on just two wheels. Just stand on the sturdy traction plates and subtle movements propel the Ripstick even up a hill! The front and rear flexible panels are controlled by a spring-oriented bar located on the top of the wheels. The rugged polyurethane wheels are 77mm/85A with ABEC-5 bearings. Separating the two traction plates is a padded rubber carrying handle. Measures 33.5" long x 10" wide. Weighs 8 lbs. Wear helmet and pads for safety. 90-day warranty.

Amazon.com

Best described as a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard, the Ripstik caster board is the perfect ride for kids looking for the next big thrill. The board is distinguished by its pivoting deck and 360-degree inclined caster trucks, which offer a snowboard-like carving ability. A simple weight transfer lets you turn or accelerate without pushing, just like when you're carving down the slopes. The Ripstik's unique twisting motion moves you forward with out ever pushing off the ground. The board offers such features as spiked traction pads, a kick tail and nose, and a concave deck design, which combine to improve your foot control--a must for tricks. And thanks to the 76mm polyurethane wheels and precision ABEC-5 bearing casters, skaters will enjoy a smooth ride on almost any type of pavement. Designed for children 8 years and up, the Ripstik's plastic end platforms and metal torsion beam support up to 220 pounds. Key Features: Inclined caster trucks Concave deck platforms...

Hoverboard Self Balance Scooter 2 Wheels UL2272 Certified

$149.99
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as of October 20, 2017 4:45 am

Features

  • Megawheels TW01-1 passed UL 2272 certification, the industry's highest electrical safety standards
  • Maxime speed up to 12 kilometer/h with a running distance 15-20 kilometers and a climbing capacity of 25 degrees (depend on the load)
  • Easy and Quick-change 36V lithium ion battery pack with overcurrent and overcharge protection, can make a full charge for the hoverboard in 3 hours
  • Adopts PC materials to the body with features as aanticollision, wear-resistant, IP56 water proof and antiskidding pedals
  • One Year Standard Warranty: Local customer service to solve any problems efficiently

Product Description

Megawheels TW01-1 hoverboard #Must Have Model: TW01-1 Color: Black/White/Blue/Red/Black Blutooth/Red Bluetooth Easy to Ride Find a open space, turn on the hoverboard by pressing the power button, stepping onto the pedals, using your body weight to control the direction. (Notes to avoid tumble: always remember to get off from behind; and for the first rider, we suggest you have someone to hold your hands.) Safe to Ride All hoverboards of Megawheels are UL 2272 certified. Strong Motors Dual 350W Motors allow a maxime speed up to 12 km/h with a running distance 15-20 kilometers and a climbing capacity of 25 degrees (depend on the load). Good Service One Year Standard Warranty: Local customer service to solve any problems efficiently. Specification Battery: 36V 4000mah UL Listed lithium batteries Tyre size: 6.5" Body material: ABS and PC Moter power: 350W x 2 Maximum speed: 12 km/h (depends on rider's weight, road conditions etc) Running distance : Approx 15-20 km (About 12.5 Miles,...

Those were the Cheapest Electric Scooters 2016

That is about all the time I have right now to be able to research the cheapest electric scooter for Christmas 2015. I dug through almost 40 pages of Amazon results, trying to find who was still shipping product and which weren't. Curious as to why everyone sold out? Check out this article about IO Hawk and you'll soon see.

This updated text below I am just keeping here for history's sake.

UPDATE: I just have learned that some of the links below are broken. =( I am actively working right now to repair all of the links and get this back into working shape. If you find a model that you like and the link doesn't work, please message me via the contact form at the bottom of the page. I will be working on this article until it is back into 100% working condition. Chris – 12-12-2015 04:22 CST

UPDATE 2: The links broke because the items have sold out. These are going faster than anyone realized they would. I'm working to fix it all still.

UPDATE 3: I've spent the last 6 hours trying to rebuild this article. Unfortunately, it seems that everyone has decided to buy a freaking hoverboard. I was creating an item and then coming back 20 minutes later, and the link I had created was completely dead. =( I'm am going to be linking to the best ones that I can, but if you end up on an Amazon search page, it is because that item sold out.

Well, the problems that I mentioned in the previous updates were related to the big Azon pulling most of the scooters off the shelves for about 48 hrs. This was because of several safety issues. Part of the requirements for vendors to have their products relisted was to provide testing documentation to certifying that their batteries included with the hoverboards were safe.

This cleared out many of the lowest quality hoverboards, though I think they will still end up being sold. After all, they represent a massive investment by many people, both in the U.S. and in China.

I'll be trying to salvage this article if I can now that the instability in the product has stopped. Thanks for reading this.