While it’s not a real hoverboard like the one in Back To The Future, it’s still as close as you can get for now. A two wheel segway hoverboard can be carried anywhere and easily gets you around in style. Here are currently 5 of the best segway hoverboards.
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Razor Hovertrax 2.0
|Available Colours||Black / White / Blue / Red||Black||Red||Black / White / Blue / Gold / Pink||Black / Graffiti|
|Battery||36V Samsung Battery 4400mAh||36V Samsung Battery 4400mAh||36V Lithium Ion LG Cells||36V Samsung Battery 4400mAh||Lithium Ion|
|Max Speed||10-15 km/h||10-15 km/h||13 km/h||10 km/h||10-12 km/h|
|Max Gradient||15 degrees||15 degrees||15-20 km||15 degrees||17-20 km|
|Wheel||6.5 inches||8.5 inches||6.25 inches||8 inches||7 inches|
|Ride Time||6 hours||6 hours||60 mins continuous||4 hours||N/A|
|Charge Time||2 hours||2 hours||N/A||2 hours||3 hours|
|Weight Limit||100 kg||120 kg||120 kg||100 kg||100 kg|
|Dimensions||65 x 24.5 x 23 cm||78 cm x 35 cm x 35 cm||N/A||68 cm x 26 cm x 26 cm||58 x 18 x 18 cm|
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Top Features | Best Segway Hoverboards
- Our Rating – This is based on our own research in product testing and user feedback. Clicking on each product takes you to the product page where you can read customer reviews on the product you’re interested in.
- Battery – What type of battery is integrated? Lithium ion batteries are widely regarded as being of better quality when it comes to holding a charge. It’s also important that the battery is from a reputable manufacturer such as Samsung or LG to prevent over heating.
- Maximum Speed – The top speed the model can reach on full power.
- Maximum Gradient – The angle at which the segway hoverboard can slope upwards.
- Wheel Diameter – The bigger the diameter of the wheel is, the higher off the ground the segway hoverboard will be elevated and the larger area it can cover when travelling.
- Ride Time – The maximum time you can get out of the device on a full charge.
- Charge Time – How long it generally takes for the swegway to reach a full charge.
- Full Electric Mileage – The distance that the two-wheel hoverboard can travel based on a full charge.
- Weight Limit – The amount of weight that the hoverboard can withstand. Please do not use it if you weigh over the stated weight limit.
- Built-in Bluetooth Speaker – A nifty feature that allows you to wirelessly stream and play music from your mobile phone or tablet to the hoverboard.
- LED Lights – Most segway hoverboards have cool LED lights which indicates when the device is in use.
- Smart Key / Remote Key Fob – This allows you to lock and unlock your segway hoverboard without anyone else being able to operate it.
- Carry Bag – If the segway hoverboard includes a carry bag which may be waterproof.
- Price – If you want to know the price of any of the models, just click on the Buy Now button or Check Price and you’ll be redirected to the product page. The reason we don’t put prices is because they constantly change and there are so many sellers offering different prices.
How to Use a Segway Hoverboard
Here are some initial pointers about the segway hoverboard.
- It’s battery operated which is charged via a mains power supply.
- It takes 6 to 8 hours for a full charge and it can last up to 20km depending on the model you have.
- The battery life of the board can usually be found in the middle of the board with the stability light in between the rubber pads which are the touch sensitive pads where your feet go.
- To work out which side of the hoverboard is the front, it is the side where the light sensors are. There are 1 on each side and will light up blue on whichever side your foot will go onto first.
- On the back of the board are the power button and the charging port.
It is recommended to use your board on a flat and even surface or indoors on your first go. Clear the path of any obstacles. Now turn on the power button for your first try.
- When stepping onto the hoverboard for the first time, make sure you are holding onto someone or something sturdy for support. Get on one foot at a time. Make sure your foot is flat and centred with your toes and heel hanging off the edge (or near the edge for small feet) evenly and that your stance is as wide as possible.
- The stability light and front light sensors will come on when you are on. It is best to avoid balancing with your arms as this will interfere with what the Segway Hoverboard is doing for you. It will adjust the balance according to your bodyweight. Most people tend to start off a bit wobbly – similar to riding a bicycle for the first time.
- To move, all you need to do is to shift the pressure in your feet by tilting your ankle slightly forwards or your heels backwards in the direction you are trying to go. To turn, press your toes down on your left or right foot depending on which direction it is you want to turn.
- To pick up speed, press your toes down in both foots. If you want to spin around, keep your toes pressed down on one foot.
When going over uneven or small bumps, bend your knee slightly to absorb the impact. However, you will not be able to go over curbs. If you feel you are going too fast or want to stop, you can slow down by pressing your heels down.
The Segway Hoverboard will tilt back when it nears its top speed, avoid sudden movements and maintain your balance when this happens. It is best to practice for at least an hour so you get the hang of it before taking it onto the streets.
Video review of a two-wheel segway hoverboard. See it in action!
Why Might You Need a Segway Hoverboard?
- Quick and easy method of transportation – You can avoid the crowded underground and buses during rush hour.
- Lightweight and portable – Weighs only 10kg and although it is bulky, the shape allows you to easily carry this on your shoulder. There are specially designed bags for your Segway Hoverboard as well.
- Ideal for long distances – If you live far from the train station or you often walk 20 to 30 minutes to get to work/school, the Segway Hoverboard will get you there in half the time.
- Environmentally friendly and energy efficient – Using this method of transport will not emit any gases that will damage the environment. It’s also silent so it will not cause any noise disturbances when using it at night.
- Good for recovering or aching muscles – If you’ve had a tiring workout at the gym and every muscle in your body aches, walking can be a pain. Using the board will give your muscles more time to rest. It’s also ideal for people who have leg problems or are unable to walk too long.
Some last points to consider:
- The Segway Hoverboard will have scratches overtime as it is used on the ground but the scuff pads will help the wheel arches a bit.
- Avoid overcharging as well as this will kill the battery life of the board.
- Best used on flat and even road surfaces to avoid damage to the board and to you.
- Avoid using if you have any injuries.
Tips for Buying a Segway Hoverboard
Although there are not as many models of Segway Hoverboards on the UK market at present, it is still very popular and growing by the day. There is still a good variety of these boards available and there are some key points to consider before you purchase one.
If you are planning to travel long distances on a daily basis, it is worth checking for a board that has an auto shut off or sleep function. For example, some boards will shut off after 3 minutes if it is left idle with no one standing on it.
Many models come with alloy wheels and solid rubber tyres but it is still best to double check this is the case in the one you are looking to buy. There are a few models made with air hollowed inflated tyres instead which is not as sturdy.
Segway Hoverboards tend to scratch easily. It is hard to prevent this from happening but you can protect your board for a short while from this with scuff pads.
These usually go on the wheel arches. Some models may come with these scuff pads. To prevent someone else using your board, it is worth looking for models that have a remote that will lock your board. This is also known as a keylock.
The world of technology is constantly expanding with new inventions claiming to change lives by making it easier. The latest invention to arrive in the UK markets is the Segway Hoverboard which is the newest trend of transportation.
This nifty little gadget is a self-balancing board with 2 small tyres that moves according to the slight pressure from your feet and body. The tyres do not have to be pumped as they do not deflate over time. Although the typical weight for these only weigh a light 10kg, it can hold a body weight of up to 100kg.