For most of the consumers, choosing a fast and reliable Hoverboard is a very difficult task.
Since the cheapest hoverboard starts from like $300, everyone should be sure of what they are buying, is best for them.
So if you made up your mind to buy a hoverboard for yourself but don’t have any clue about which one to go for, then this post will guide you through the reviews of 10 Best Hoverboards and Self-Balancing Scooters of 2018 .
The post is intended to clear all your doubts regarding hoverboards and to walk you through the detailed reviews of the most popular ones in the market
Best Hoverboards/Self Balancing Scooters 2018 – Quick Look
|Razor Hovertrax 2.0|
|Halo Rover Official ||10mph||2Hours|
|Segway Mini Pro ||10mph||1 Hour|
|Swagtron T1||8mph||2 Hours|
|Epikgo Sport ||10mph||1 Hour|
|Skque X1 ||12mph||1-2Hours|
|Segway One S1 |
(One wheel Scooter)
|Jetson Rover V8||10mph||2 Hours|
|Swagtron T5 ||7mph||1hour|
1. Razor Hovertrax 2.0 – Best Hoverboard 2018
Razor is a global leader when it comes to the recreation of electronic products, and has given some excellent products in past, and is mainly popular for creating personal transporters and other electric rideables.
Hovertrax 2.0 is the smartest hoverboard as said by the manufacturer. Indoor or outdoor, the overall robust structure and technology make it a perfect companion at any place.
Created with ever balance technology , hoverboard gets intelligently controlled at safer levels. The technology would be extremely useful in initial days of learning, as it will take few days to master them if you are using a hoverboard for the first time. Overall an excellent feature for first-timers.
The most eye-catching part of the hovertrax 2.0 is its overall design. Being the best hoverboard in the market it has become the first choice among customers due to its portable design.
The Led indicators on the front are one of the reasons why it is such a great peice, as they make a good addition to the overall look. The powerful 350-watt motor is incredibly powerful, they may not give you an incredible speed but the smoothness they put on the wheels is something you will always love.
The hoverboard is powered by fast charging Lg cells which are dead easy to replace at the time when the battery range goes below than an average range.
Coming along with the safety certification you just don’t have to worry about any types of mishappenings including fire or breakdowns during rides. Last but not the least, overall weight is approx 22.9 pounds which would not end up being heavy for an average consumer.
- No Bluetooth and Speaker Options, which you generally don’t get in most of the popular hoverboards
- Excellent Design and Colour Combinations
- Dual Mode for Traning and Normal Use
- Equipped with smart ever balance technology
- LED Lights on Top
- Comes at an entry level price range
- No Cons
From the big brand like Razor, the price tag is right for such powerful machine. The overall look of the hoverboard is excellent and internal specifications like the 350-watt silent motor is something you do not get to see in competing brands. Though we have better options on our list in terms of speed, something that we call value for money would be Razor Hovertrax 2.0
2. Halo Rover Official – All-terrain Hoverboard with Bluetooth App Controls
Halo rover is a tough player. Strong build quality with indestructible tires , this can be a good choice for anyone.
Ranked as the best hoverboard for 2018 on Amazon , it is truly an a dvanced hoverboard with Bluetooth controls and high-grade aluminum frames .
The Halo rover is the first all-terrain board in our list. It is a study model that works that runs quite well on the muddy or icy surface , bumpy roads and cracked pavements.
If you are not very much convinced by Segway mini pro then you must have a look at this. Being loaded with all the features it is designed to rule the street. Talking about the overall look of the hoverboard, the manufacturer has done some serious invention here and have made it completely different from other
Talking about the overall look of the hoverboard, the manufacturer has done some serious invention here and have made it completely different from its competitors, two high covers above the tires not just provide a better padding to the rider but also give a beast look to the board.
The hoverboard is IPX4 water resistant which means you are not going to face any trouble while riding on muddy or little watery surface. Wheels added are perfect as they provide a solid grip over terrain and come along with an excellent protection.
The battery performance is good with a range of more than 60 minutes, also the board can go up to the speed of 10mph.
- Loaded Bluetooth technology fo feature controls.
- Excellent Look and overall comfort
- Better Foot Control and tyre potection
- Solid tires with excellent grip on terrains
- No Cons
With perfect in every aspect this hoverboard is top recommended by us for seekers who are good on a budget. It is solid, smart , terrain ready and comes with beautiful head lights that makes them a great choice for everyone. Also don’t forgot the dedicated controlling app offered by the company for easy controlling of Halo Hoverboard.
3. Segway Mini Pro – Best Self Balancing Scooter
Segway mini pro is much more than just a hoverboard, instead its a next-generation personal transporter .
Powered by nine boat technology , segway mini pro is the best self-balancing scooter with all the top notched features and elegant build quality on top.
Though it will cost you some extra bucks as compared to the normal hoverboards but believe us, the investment done on it would totally be worth
For users who have already used other hoverboards in past and want to explore some new type of hoverboard ride, for them, this can be a good choice. With the scarcity of padded knee bar hoverboards in the market, something from a manufacturer like Segway can be a treat for customers.
You get 10.5 inch filled tires on which you can experience a cruise ride up to 10mph, which is a excellentspeed you get to see on any two wheel hoverboard available in the market. Talking about the build quality, it is designed from an aircraft-quality solid material which makes it tough and durable for longer
Talking about the build quality, it is designed from an aircraft-quality solid material which makes it tough and durable for a longer lifespan.
Braking System has gone a little far in perfection and causes crashes at times due to its instant and extremely fast braking technology, so users have to master that feature in mind when riding at its top speed. It is not an issue from the company’s side, its just that you have to give some time to get used to brakes.
- Excellent Build Quality which makes it exceptionally durable
- Bluetooth controls for all major features
- Padded Kneebar for Extreme Comfort
- Maximum speed upto 10mph
- Very resposive baking system
- Quite Pricey
Though the Segway mini pro will cost you slightly more than other hoverboards, but we believe that its a complete value for money . With the great build quality and unique design on top it is really an eye candy, also the technical aspects in segway mini pro are as powerful as you will ever see.
4. Swagtron T1 – Best from Swagtron
Swagtron is one of the biggest manufacturer of hoverboards and has so many of them lined up. The company always tries to bring in great hoverboards and has a big fan base among users.
Swagtron T1 is the entry level hoverboard from the company, which is not just good in terms of price but also boasts some excellent features.
With all of the major features packed in, this hoverboard deserves to be on our top 10 list.
You don’t get the option of Bluetooth connectivity with this one , which should not be a problem for such a great hoverboard for an entry-level price tag
This can be ideal for anyone seeking for a good hoverboard at a cheap price point. The reasons why we recommend this is because they are the lowest price hoverboard available, yet the quality is excellent.
The led lights make it an eye-catching and beautiful ride and 250-watt motors and gear stabilization provides a better downhill traction and tighter control.
With UL2272 certification you do not have to worry about the safety issues, hoverboards go through stringent tests before they are released into the market. Some people do worry about the battery issues and in past, we do have seen cases of recalling hoverboards due to the fire issues, that makes it very reasonable to worry about, but as with UL2272 certification, the swagtron T1 and each of the hoverboard in our list is completely safe to use.
So in case you want to buy an entry level hoverboard from a renowned brand then this is the one for you, the hoverboard though misses the features like Bluetooth and Speakers but those side features could be ignored.
- Good speed performance upto 8mph
- Great Battery Backup of approx 2hours
- LED Lights and indicators added on top indication power usage
- Easy learning modes for beginners
- No Speakers and Bluetooth Option
With a low price and great features, this hoverboard is one of the top product among customers. The learning modes make it easy to learn in the initial days and the LED lights provide overall a decent look. Remember this is the cheapest hoverboard from swagton, which is a hugely popular company when it comes to designing hoverboards.
5. Powerboard by Hoverboard – with Advanced Overheating Technology
Powerboard by Hoverboard is the first hoverboard in the world to get UL2272 certification .
As mentioned by the manufacturers it is very easy to learn hoverboard, and on average it takes 5 minutes for a rider to learn how to run powerboard by hoverboard.
This hoverboard is built for longevity and comes with 1 year of warranty along with the United States based consumer support.
Even if you have never owned a hoverboard in the past, still, we don’t think you are going to face any of the issues with them.
The controls of the wheels are very simple, all you have to do is lean backward to forward to control the hoverboard in the desired way, and you have to bend sideways to control it at top speeds, which helps in avoiding the crashes and other incidents.
Last but not the least, the motor added is really powerful and you can experience it in smooth and easy rides, plus it is battery efficient as well.
Like other features, manufacturers should have worked on Wheels protection as well. The plastic covering on wheels is not sturdier and can easily be broken down. The design is simple and great, but the paint on the wheels chirps off very easily even if you hit them moving out of the doors.
- Excellent Battery range of up to 5 hours
- Great maximum Speed of 10mph
- Drift Corners for easy and good controls.
- Poor Wheel Protection
Powerboard is one of the most recommended hoverboards for those who are lying in mid-budget and want something other than an entry-level hoverboard. The technology used is great and you get all the major features of a hoverboard including some advanced features like lean forward and backward to control.
6. Epikgo Sport – Equipped with 400 Watt Dual Motor
This self-balancing scooter from Epikgo is class and is been designed very beautifully and sturdy.
The wheels of Epikgo sport are 30% larger than the leading competitors and are an alloy made.
This is the second terrain ready hoverboard reviewed by us after Haalo Hoverboard.
If you are seeking a powerful machine with excellent speed and better grip over roads, then this hoverboard will no doubt will end up being best hoverboard for you.
The 400 watts dual motors, which comes as a surprise are excellent in terms of power generation and create immense power while riding on cliffs or even riding on sticky mud.
The sports series tires are broader and give you a greater control. Other than that what we found the most catching part of the hoverboard is its waterproof technology, which not just makes it suitable for rides in rainy days but also makes the ride worry free when getting into muddy areas. So now when in muddy areas you don’t have to get down and pick up the hoverboard in your hands, instead just keep going.
- Powerful 400 Watts dual motor for extreme power generation
- Passed through 159 safety tests
- Great road grip and Control
- All alloy wheels and waterproof technology.
- No Major issue
For someone who is going to use the hoverboard on terrains and muddy areas must get this one. The dual motors generate excellent power and would take you anywhere with ease. Also as similar to Halo this one also comes with front LED lights, which give it more better look.
7. Skque X1 – With Bluetooth Speaker
Skque X1 is great self-balancing scooter with Bluetooth and inbuilt wireless speakers .
The highlighted part of this hoverboard is its chasis, which is comparatively strongs and is resisted to any wear and tear, though we are not a big fan of the overall design,
The most important reason to buy it is the featured Bluetooth speaker in it, which doesn’t usually comes with most of the brands on the market.You can easily pair up the hoverboard with your Mobile Phone using its Bluetooth option and would be able to play the songs from the hoverboard’s speakers right away from your phone.
You also get the sharp led lights on the front to give this hoverboard a great look, plus it makes it safe for rides during night time.
You also don’t have to worry about the battery as it takes 1-2 hours to perform a complete charge, and thereafter provides a battery range of more than 2hours. The body is solid and looks fine, and also you don’t have to worry about breaking down of tires, as packed with the pneumatic tire we assume you are never going to face any problem in future.
The body is solid and looks fine, and also you don’t have to worry about breaking down of tires, as packed with the pneumatic tire we assume you are never going to face any problem in future.
Bluetooth is no doubt a great feature but it would have been even better if we would have got the options to control the hoverboard by connecting it to a mobile phone. We only get to use the speakers and play music with them which is fine considering the entry-level price tag.
- Inbuilt Bluetooth Speaker
- 700 Watts Powerful Motor
- The maximum speed of up to12mph
- Great onboard weight resistance of 264lbs
- Design is not very great
For those seeking a high-performance hoverboard with Bluetooth speaker on board , this can be a decent choice. The features like 700 watts motor and high-speed performance add few more reasons to consider it. So If you are not obsessed with major brands then do check it out.
8. Segway One S1 – One Wheel Self Balancing Scooter
Segway One S1 is a unique one wheel sel- balancing scooter which is hard to learn in initial days but is fun thereafter
Coming from the big brand like Segway, it does have all the excellent features with an additional feature of mobile app control. Additionally, it is the fastest hoverboard in our list with a maximum speed of 12.5mph.
With a great unique build design, segway one S1 is a hotshot hoverboard in the market. Build quality is top notched and the hoverboard comes in a clean and shiny look out of the box. If you are planning to for a one wheel hoverboard for the first time and are worried about its balancing, then we don’t know about other hoverboards but this one performs well once you understand its working well.
You get the wheel along with its top cover in the center along with the leg pads on both the sides. The manufacturers have also created an app to easily monitor the speed, controlled lights and performs other function, the app can be easily downloaded from App store or play store on android.
It can be a hard learning process in the initial days, you might have been able to ride other hoverboards easily from the first day, but this would come as something new for you, and once you are done with the learning, this would be the best self balancing scooter for you.
- Neat and Unique out of the boxDesign
- Great Build Material
- LED Lights on Top
- Fastest self balancing scooter with speed of 12.5mph
- Takes time to learn
Its pricy but its worth it, moreover generally all the single wheel hoverboards will costs you higher, but we recommend this one as it comes from a renowned brand and some exceptional looks on top. The speeed is the maximum you get in any hoveboard and it is overall fun to ride.
9. Jetson Rover V8 – With 3 Speed Modes and Bluetooth Functionality
Jetson V8 is very similar looking to Halo hoverboard and is equally powerful.
The design of this self-balancing scooter is incredible, and also the manufacturer has given proper attention to the speed of this hoverboard.
It is third All-terrain board in our list and is equally powerful as compared to Halo and Epikgo Sport.
The hoverboard is packed with all the top features and hardly comes with any negative review.Featuring Bluetooth technology, the company has also brought forward their dedicated jetson v8 app which makes it convenient for the riders to control the hoverboard right away from the mobile phone. Not just that, you do get a Bluetooth speaker inside which can be used to play music via Bluetooth from mobile. Talking about the design and look, we must say the overlook design is brilliant both in terms of shape as well as the color combination was given to it.
The 8.5″ tires are sturdy and solid, designed for terrain rides, which means you are never going to face any problems on fine roads or rocky areas.
The hoverboard comes witn IPX4 waterproof technology so that you don’t get you hoverboard in trouble riding in mud and specks of dirt
- Powerful dual 400 watts motor
- Ipx4 Waterproof technology
- Terrain ready sturdy tires
- Easy controls via Bluetooth.
The hoverboard carries a hefty price tag and is not for someone looking for an entry-level board. If you are a fan of All-terrain hoverboards and want something that generates extensive power then this can be a very good pick. The IPX4 waterproff technology and easy bluetooth controls are some other reasons to buy it.
10. Swagtron T5 – Perfect Hoverboard for Kids
Swagtron T5 is not something that we could call as the best hoverboard.
With few flaws and a low price tag, this can be a good hoverboard for your kids.
For someone obsessed with an exceptional hoverboard should rarely consider this one. Although if you are looking a budget-oriented hoverboard then you should have a look at it.
Though being an entry-level hoverboard, manufacturers have still managed to include all the basic features in it. Packed in 200-watt motor helps you in attaining a maximum speed up to 7 mph which is quite less, but as we said if you are giving such thing to your kid you have to make sure the speed is not too much for them.
Solid sturdy tires provide great road grip and help in downhill traction. The hoverboard is also capable of 30-degree climbing which could have been higher if they would have given a much powerful motor, but again for such a price tag, this is something more than enough for the customers.
You get the led indicator on top to keep in check the battery status and if the charger is plugged in correctly. Though not being certified as a water resistant self balancing scooter we still tried them over muddy and sticky surfaces and they worked absolutely fine in those cases.
- Though we should not accept any high-end features at such price point something like led lights on front are very common and manufacturers should have added it
No Bluetooth connectivity option or dedicated app to control the hoverboard from the mobile phone
- Light weight makes it not so difficult to carry
- Low Price point
- A perfect machine for kids
- Tighter grip and downhill control
- No Led lights
- Lowest maximum speed among all
If you are not concerneded about thing like LED lights and high speed, only then go for it. Apart from personal use if you are looking for a hoverboard for kids, then staright away go for it.
Best Hoverboard Buyer’s Guide
The hoverboard or the way you call like to call them as self-balancing scooters or transporters have been very common in the year 2016 and after the use of hoverboards by popular celebrities the hype went to another level. Now since you are well aware with best hoverboards in the market you wonder which is the best for you? Below we have answered few general questions of the users.