17 Nov 2016
The self-balancing scooter, or hoverboard, is a mode of transportation that you might have seen on shows like Star Trek in the past. But nowadays, it’s commonplace. It works via a gyro sensor which controls two alternating motor centers that you can maneuver with either foot. It’s the smoothest ride you can get for under $1,000. So for the sake of celebrating this awesome device, we’re looking at the top 3 highest rated hoverboards out there today!
Razor Hovertrax 2.0
Razor (that company that made those cool metallic scooters in the early 00s) has come out with the second version to their Hovertrax. The Hovertrax 2.0 is a quality hoverboard that allows you to travel safely at over 10 mph. Riding one is practically effortless—that is, as long as you’re not climbing hills. The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 does have problems climbing even small inclines. However, it is reliable and safe. And features a training mode for those not comfortable with traveling over a certain speed limit.
The Hovertrax 2.0 is very good at low speeds thanks to its self-balancing system. It comes in a variety of colors: blue, white, red, pink, and black. Along with some cosmetic changes, and a brand-new LED display with turn signals, the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is a perfect improvement over its predecessor!
Hoverzon XLS Self-Balancing Hoverboard
The Hoverzon XLS is the next upgrade after the Hoverzon S. This hoverboard is a worthy successor, being easy to control at a max speed of about 8 mph. Control is responsive, turning is fluid, and the anti-slip foot pads are a god-send to people worried about falling off of their hoverboard.
Despite the more expensive pricetag, the Hoverzon XLS features a built-in Bluetooth speaker and armor battery protection. So you’re getting more for your money with this hoverboard.
The Swagtron is probably the coolest name for a hoverboard out there and also takes our number one spot on the list!
Swagtron T3 makes short commute a breeze for beginners and experts alike. With 8 mph max speed, control is sharp and fluid with this model. The Swagtron T3 has a 90-minute charge—the longest on this list. (The other two have a max time limit of about 60 minutes.) The LED display on the Swagtron T3 shows an estimated charge still available on the device, and feels as natural as walking after about 15 minutes of use.
The Swagtron T3 is great for bigger and taller people. Usually with heavier riders there is trouble with balance on hoverboards because of the higher center of gravity. But that isn’t a problem with the Swagtron T3. For the relatively cheap price, you get Bluetooth speakers, a turn signal, and over 90 minutes of battery life. That’s why the Swagtron places at #1 on our list.
Those are the top 3 highest rated hoverbords on our list. All of these fetch for a reasonable price under $1,000—and they will all give you a great experience even if you’ve never used a hoverboard before in your life.