Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ve definitely heard of the infamous hoverboard.
Also known as the self-balancing scooter, these devices have been all the rage with people of all ages.
If you’ve decided to give in and get one for yourself, you might find the surrounding hype a little overwhelming.
Luckily, we’ve taken on some of the best hoverboards to review and give you detailed insight, allowing you to make an informed decision on which hoverboard to get!
This post will walk you through reviews of the 10 Best Hoverboards.
Best Hoverboards for 2019 – Quick Look
(Click on the name of any hoverboard to read it’s in-depth review)
|Halo Rover Official |
|Razor Hovertrax 2.0||8mph||2 Hours|
|Segway Mini Pro||10mph||1 Hour|
|Swagtron T1||8mph||2 Hours|
|Epikgo Sport||10mph||1 Hour|
|Segway One S1||12.5mph||1-2Hours|
|Jetson Rover V8||10mph||2 Hours|
1. Halo Rover Official – The Best Terrain-Ready Hoverboard
The Halo Rover is a clear winner in this race.
The Halo rover is the first all-terrain hoverboard that performs quite well on muddy or icy surfaces, bumpy roads, and cracked pavements.
Propelling this hoverboard is a high-power 800-Watts electric motor which is rated for a manufacturer-claimed top speed of 10mph. The battery life is an estimated 10 miles or approximately 2 hours of usage on a single charge. We tested out these claims and can assure they stand up, which isn’t often true for a lot of real-world testing.
The Halo Rover has the added benefit of the UL2272 safety certification and the LG sourced lithium-ion battery is also UL2271 certified, bolstering safety and peace of mind for the rider.
The manufacturer has put in a lot of effort to make the hoverboard look unique and stand out from the rest of the competition. And it shows. The board comes in a hard shell case which has shoulder straps on it. This helps with safety and aids in build quality as well as making the board ergonomically easy to carry around when not in use.
The hoverboard also comes with an IPX4 water resistance rating which allows users to confidently ride on lightly wet and muddy surfaces.
The wheels of the hoverboard were developed keeping in mind the rough and demanding terrains they will have to tackle, resulting in wheels with a diameter of 8.5 inches which is much larger than competitors’ products and are built with sturdy and long-lasting materials to make them durable and indestructible.
Another unique feature of the hoverboard is that it comes equipped with Bluetooth Connectivity and this enables you to play music directly from your phone onto the speakers on the hoverboard.
You can also use the onboard Bluetooth to control the hoverboard through your smartphone by installing the Halo app on your phone. You also have the option to control speed mode and generate statistics based on your tracked riding behavior.
- Dedicated mobile app for controlling the hoverboard.
- Excellent looks and solid build quality.
- The large size of the board makes feet placement easier and comfortable.
- Sturdy and large 8.5-inch tires have a strong grip and are usable on all-terrains and long-lasting.
- IPX4 water resistant.
- No Cons.
Leading in every aspect, this hoverboard is recommended by us for riders who want nothing but the best. It is powerful, solidly built, and all-terrain ready. It has unique LED lights and built-in speakers, extra room for feet placement and indestructible tires make it a great choice for all types of riders and for all types of surfaces. A special mention goes to the dedicated app offered by the company for easier controls and tracking of your riding behavior of the Halo Hoverboard through your smartphone.
2. Tomoloo Hoveboard - Customizable RGB lights
It is an all-terrain hoverboard that comes with 6.5 inches of tires, and a maximum speed of up to 7mph.
Looking at the maximum speed of the hoverboard, we would say that the hoverboard would be ideal for the kids and may not for the adults since the 7mph is a tittle low for the adults.
Other than that it is a well-built hoverboard that comes with UL2272 certification.
Our In-Depth Review:
For those who are looking to get a good hoverboard for your kid, this could be a really good choice.
The hoverboard is very well built, comes with all the features you would want to have in a hoverboard, and is not too expensive to buy.
Starting off with the build quality and the looks of the hoverboard, we were quite impressed with both of them. The hoverboard is not only good looking but is also made up of some really solid plastic. Along with the Ul2272 certifiation, y
3. Gyroor Hoverboard
3. Razor Hovertrax 2.0 - With Ever Balancing Technology
Razor is a pretty trusted brand and is also a global leader when it comes to the recreation of electronic products.
The company has given us excellent products in the past and is very popular for creating personal transporters and other electric rides.
The Hovertrax 2.0 is another great offering and is claimed to be the smartest hoverboard by the manufacturer. Indoor or outdoor, the overall robust structure and technology on this hoverboard make it the best buy in the mid-budget segment.
One of the coolest features on the Hovertrax 2.0 is the Ever Balance technology. With the integrated Ever Balance technology, you get an intelligently engineered, self-balancing experience for smoother rides.
The most interesting part of the Hovertrax 2.0 is its overall design. Being one of the smallest hoverboards in the market, it has become the first choice among customers due to its portable design.
The hoverboard itself is made of shatter-resistant polymer frame with fender bumper protection and anti-slip rubber grips on foot platforms, making it an easy and long-lasting ride. Though it's not a terrain-ready hoverboard, it can easily handle minor bumps and wobbly pathways.
The Razortrax 2.0 also features two blue LED light bars and an LED battery indicator. We’ve got to say that the LED light bars on the front are very well designed, and they make an impressive addition to the overall look.
Apart from the power and smoothness that the motor generates, there is another feature:
If you’ve had an older hoverboard or you’ve used someone else’s in the past, then you might have noticed the slight sound being emitted from the motor. With the Hovertrax 2.0, however, this is not an issue at all.
The 350-Watt motor that comes with the hoverboard is extremely silent and makes for a peaceful user experience.
The hoverboard is powered by fast-charging LG cells, which are extremely easy to replace at any time in the future. A single charge will fetch you a runtime of around 1-2 hours, which is similar to most other hoverboards out there.
Safety is an important aspect when it comes to any set of wheels, more so with a hoverboard. In this regard, the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 comes with UL2272 certification: a certification that ensures that the hoverboard scooter is absolutely safe to use.
A couple of features we would have loved to have seen on the Hovertrax 2.0 are speakers and Bluetooth connectivity. This is by no means a deal-breaker, nor something you really think about when getting a hoverboard but considering the fact that other, lower-end hoverboards do have these, we were expecting the Hovertrax to have them as well.
- Built from a shatter-resistant polymer.
- Beautiful Blue LED lights on the front.
- Equipped with Smart Ever Balance technology
- 350 Watts powerful silent motor.
- No speakers and Bluetooth connectivity.
From a big brand like Razor, the price tag is really good for such a powerful machine. The overall look and build quality of the hoverboard is excellent and internal specifications like the 350-Watt silent motor is something you don’t commonly see with competing brands. If you’re looking for a brand name hoverboard in the mid-budget range, then the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is your best bet.
5. Xprit Hoverboard
3. Segway Ninebot Mini Pro - Personal Transporter
The Segway mini pro is much more than just a hoverboard, it’s been marketed as a next-generation personal transporter.
Powered by Ninebot technology, the Segway Mini Pro is an excellent choice in hoverboards, with the most top-notch features and elegant build quality.
The bigger price tag might give pause to some but considering the high end features and premium specifications, you’ll find it well worth the investment.
This is a particularly great option for users who already have experience using hoverboards and are looking to up the game, and explore a new type of ride.
With the scarcity of padded knee bar hoverboards in the market, something like this from a manufacturer like Segway can be a treat for customers.
Most hoverboards equipped with Bluetooth do not offer such controls - the maximum you get is the option to play music through the hoverboard speakers and a few other minimal functions.
You get 10.5-inch, pneumatic filled tires (which are 2 inches larger than the Halo rover), which results in a cruise speed of up to 10 mph, which is a pretty great speed for a hoverboard.
Initial speed modes are locked for safety purposes. Right out of the box, you will get a maximum speed of 4mph, and once the Mini Pro senses that you’ve got a good hold over the hoverboard, the speed moves up to 6 mph, until finally arriving at the 10 mph mark. This can be a little frustrating to some users, but from a safety standpoint, we get why it’s essential and is a major plus point for new users.
In terms of build quality, the Segway Mini Pro is designed using aeronautic grade materials, making it extremely durable and long-lasting. The hoverboard is available in 2 different colors: black and blue, with red accents on both of them. This is definitely one of the best designs we’ve come across on a hoverboard.
- Excellent build quality with a beautiful design.
- Bluetooth controls for all major features.
- Padded knee bar for extreme comfort.
- A maximum speed of up to 10mph.
- Pneumatic air filled tires giving you a smooth ride.
- Extremely responsive braking system can be a little jarring.
Though the Segway Mini Pro is going to cost you little more than other hoverboards, we believe that it is completely justified in its pricing. With the great build quality and unique design on top, you get a pretty great looking hoverboard. The technical aspects on the Segway Mini Pro make it a well-rounded piece of equipment capable of giving you a great riding experience.
4. Swagtron T1 - Affordable Hoverboard from Swagtron
Swagtron is one of the biggest manufacturers of hoverboards.
The company is known to launch a great, all-rounded hoverboard and enjoys a large fan base among riders.
The Swagtron T1 is an entry-level hoverboard from the brand, targeted at first-time users and is great in terms of features you get for the price.
With all of the major and necessary features packed in at an affordable price tag, this hoverboard makes a compelling choice for anyone looking for an entry-level hoverboard.
Our recommendation of this hoverboard is based on many factors, including the rate of satisfaction which is decently high among riders and it is the highest-selling hoverboard of all time.
Along with the aforementioned reasons, the low price tag and its popularity in the market also speak volumes in sales and user satisfaction.
The hoverboard was designed with frugality and simplicity in mind to maintain the affordability factor. It has all the basic features of a hoverboard such as two bright front-facing LED lights, 5 level battery-life indicator and tastefully designed wheels.
The Swagtron T1 comes with two riding modes; learning and standard. Learning mode keeps control over the speed until you’ve really got a hold of riding one.
The maximum speed range as claimed is quite accurate at around 8mph. It takes about 2-3 hours for a full charge which gives a range of about 10-12 miles or 2 hours. The Swagtron T1 is available in 6 different colors - Blue, Black, White, Gold, Red, and Pink.
The Swagtron T1 was the first hoverboard on Amazon that was awarded the UL certification. The hoverboard is UL2272 certified meaning you are assured of safety while riding. Hoverboards go through stringent tests before they are released into the market. All the hoverboards on our list are UL2272 certified since we do not believe in compromising on safety.
- Maximum speed up to 8mph.
- Great Battery Backup of approximately 2 hours.
- LED Lights and indicators are a good addition.
- Affordable price point.
- No Speakers and Bluetooth Option.
- Poor build quality.
The Swagtron T1 is one of the cheapest hoverboards in the market. It comes with all the features which you would expect in a good hoverboard, but, the build quality leaves much to be desired. The materials are of poor quality and would break easily by applying force.
5. Segway Nine Bot S
6. Epikgo Sports Plus - with 400 Watt Dual Motor
This hoverboard from Epikgo is exceptional in every way.
With a maximum speed of 12mph, it is one of the fastest hoverboards out there.
The wheels of the Epikgo sport plus are 30% larger than leading competitors and are made up of an alloy.
This is the second hoverboard on our list that can be ridden on wobbly paths with minimal issues.
If you are searching for a powerful hoverboard with excellent speed and a good grip, then this is the best choice for you. It is a direct competitor of the Halo Rover, and also supersedes it in some aspects. The only drawback when compared is the premium price tag.
The power from the dual motors helps the hoverboard to attain a maximum speed of 12mph, which is pretty impressive for a hoverboard.
12 mph does sound exciting and fun but in reality, it can prove a little bit too much for even the most experienced of riders and we would not recommend riding this hoverboard at its top speed.
Epikgo Sports Plus comes with Bluetooth connectivity and built-in speakers. The Bluetooth connection attempts to pair-up with your smartphone as soon as the hoverboard is switched on, and upon a successful pairing with your phone, you have the ability to stream music from your phone to the hoverboard's built-in speakers.
Like many hoverboards of today, the Epikgo Sports Plus has LED lights up front . The lights are not very bright but are adequate enough for riding the hoverboard during night time. On the back, you also have turn indicators, a feature that is also seen on the Halo Rover.
The tires are designed keeping the sporty nature of the hoverboard in mind. They are broad and that gives you greater control over the hoverboard. The actual physical size of the hoverboard is also larger than other popular hoverboards. This aids in foot control.
Although the larger size increases the overall net weight, this isn’t much of an issue thanks to the powerful motors
- Powerful 400 Watts dual motor for extreme power generation.
- Passed through 159 safety tests.
- Suitable for riding on rocky paths, terrains and other tough places.
- Sturdy tires for better road grip and Control.
- Insane speed of up to 12 mph.
- No Cons.
This hoverboard is recommended for someone looking for a pair of wheels that can be used on all types of terrain. The dual motors generate copious amounts of power and have the ability to take the rider anywhere they wish to go without breaking a sweat. Furthermore, the catchy design of the front LED lights gives it a unique and eye-catching look.
10. Swagtron T6 - Cheap Off-Road Hoverboard
The final entry on our list is the Swagtron T6, which is the cheapest all-terrain hoverboard on here.
If you’re looking to buy an all-terrain hoverboard, but find that the Halo Rover or the Epikgo Sports Plus options are on the more expensive side, then you should take a serious interest in this one.
Another great reason to buy this hoverboard is its higher weight limit which comes in at 420 lbs. when most other hoverboards have a limit of 220 lbs.
Let’s start off with the feature that most surprised us - the maximum weight limit. The Swagtron T6 is the first hoverboard in the world to handle up to 420 lbs. of weight, making it the best hoverboard for the riders of all sizes.
Generally, hoverboards tend to support weights of up to 220 lbs. with a maximum of 300 lbs. in rare cases. The capability to support 420 lbs., however, is pretty unique and absolutely blows our mind.
The hoverboard also comes with built-in Bluetooth speakers that can be used to stream music directly from your mobile phone.
The Swagtron T6 comes in an all-black color, with a sturdy plastic build. The fenders on the board, however, are built with a metal material.
You also get to see some chrome used on the wheels. Solid, sturdy tires provide great road grip and help in downhill traction. The hoverboard is also capable of 30-degree climbing.
When it comes to the overall speed of the hoverboard, here’s where things get a little surprising. The Swagtron T6 is no less powerful than the Halo Rover or the Epikgo Sports Plus. It can go up to a maximum speed of 12mph which is similar to the other all-terrain hoverboards on this list.
You also get the LED indicator on top to keep in check the battery status and two front-facing LED headlights for easy riding at night time. Though it isn’t certified as being water-resistant, while testing them out on muddy and damp surfaces, it seemed to perform just fine.
- Terrain-ready sturdy tires.
- Maximum weight capacity of up to 420 lbs.
- The maximum speed of up to 12 mph.
- Cheap price point for an all-terrain hoverboard.
- No cons.
If you really wanted to get a Halo Hoverboard or the Epikgo sports plus, but find that they are out of your budget, then the Swagtron T6 is for you. You get an all-terrain, great looking hoverboard with immense power that can be used to ride on all sorts of rocky or sloping paths.
Hoverboards - Buyer's Guide
Self-Balancing Scooters or Hoverboards as they are commonly known have been all the rage since 2016 and after the use of hoverboards by popular celebrities the hype went to another level.
Everyone from celebrities to Youtubers was seen riding them. The hype reached was absolutely insane and everyone wanted to get their hands on one.
But then it eventually crashed and burned. Literally. Hoverboards all around started catching fire and most had to be recalled. Poorly made imitations were the biggest cause with Amazon having to offer refunds to all customers who’d ever bought one from them. This isn’t to deter you or say that it’s going to happen again. Safety is a primary concern and a lot of strict enforcements have taken place in the years since then.
Like any other moving piece of machinery, you don’t just want to buy the first option you come across, and if you’re looking to buy a hoverboard for your children, you definitely don’t want to take a chance with their safety. You’ll want to ensure that your purchase is safe and is the best possible option you could get at the price point.
What is hoverboard
Invention of hoverboard
Are hoverboards safe?
How to buy perfect hoverboard.
How to check for the safety yourself
How to know if a hoverboard is fake?
Check for the sturdiness
Types of sizes
For whom you are buying it
How to ride a hoverboard
How fast they can go
Where can I buy one
How much is it going to cost
Best one for outdoors
What's up with one wheel self-balancing scooter
So which Hoverboards are the safest?
All hoverboards that are Ul2272 certified are safe. Period. So the first thing that you need to look for in a hoverboard is the Ul2272 certification. If it isn’t certified, we wouldn’t even bother looking at them.
You can’t go wrong with big-name brands such as Swagtron, Halo, Segway (Ninebot), Razor and Epikgo who guarantee safety with their hoverboards.
The majority of the hoverboards mentioned on this list come from these brands and we can assure you that all of them have the highest safety standards.
Additional considerations apart from safety -
Speed: Speed is probably the first thing anyone looks for in a hoverboard. Most hoverboards can go up to a maximum speed of 10mph, while a few high-end options can go up to 12-13mph.
If you’re looking to get one for your kids, you might want to get one with a lower speed option. There are also hoverboards that come with an option of installing speed caps which limit the maximum speed of the hoverboard.
Price: A year ago is when we began compiling this list and back then, hoverboards were pretty expensive, with only a handful of certified brands in the market.
Today, however, we’ve got several more options to choose from, making it much cheaper to get one for yourself. You can find hoverboards starting at about $200. For more advanced, higher-end options, expect to spend around $500-$800.
Additional features like Bluetooth Speakers & LED: While Bluetooth speakers are not really what anyone would consider essential on a hoverboard, the inclusion of LEDs is definitely important. They are extremely helpful while riding at night, lighting up your pathway. We would definitely not recommend getting a lower cost hoverboard without LED lights if you can afford a better option.