Top 10 best hoverboards in the world in 2016

After getting a lot of heat from the media, hoverboards almost disappeared from the market. Authorities stepped in attempting to regulate how they are imported and keep a close eye on the retailers that sell them. This was all caused by a series of unfortunate events involving faulty batteries and people that just did not know how to use them and got injured.

While regulations cannot control how people use them and how they get injured, they can control the quality of these hoverboards by making it mandatory for resellers to only import them from reliable sources.

Now that things settled a bit, we see the hoverboards return. Resellers learned their lesson and more and more of them are now rising up. For the regular consumer it means products that are more reliable, safer and better warranty coverage. On the other hand prices did increase a bit. If a few months ago resellers were offering almost for the same price they were buying them from their manufacturers, today we see them a bit more expensive. This spike in pricing is explained by the tighter control over the quality of hoverboards.
With all these things in mind we went ahead and selected the safest hoverboards. This does not mean that the number of injuries or injured people will drop as that cannot be changed. We looked at models that come from a reliable source, have decent hardware and no reported battery problems. They might seem like similar models in some cases but the reseller is different and the price is different. Also the post-acquisition services are different. To keep things short, here is our selection for the top 10 best hoverboards in 2016.

10. Skque Self Balancing Scooter

10. Skque Self Balancing Scooter
The Skque self-balancing scooter is one of the few models that comes UL certified. It has been carefully tested to be safe and reliable in terms of batteries and hardware. It has a large 4400 mAh battery pack that provides several hours of fun and a simple remote that allows the user to turn it on or off.
For safety reasons the maximum speed of the model has been limited. Also it comes with front facing LED lights and rubber foot pads to prevent accidental slips.

9. Spaceboard Electric Self Balancing 2 Wheel Scooter

9. Spaceboard Electric Self Balancing 2 Wheel Scooter
The Spaceboard self balancing scooter is a bit more expensive models as it comes with a new and improved design. It has an advanced motherboard that makes it responsive to user feedback and motion and a large battery pack.
One of the new features is the addition of built-in Bluetooth speakers. While some might not use it, the ones that will should take into account that the feature will drain the battery faster but not significantly.

8. Powerboard Self Balancing Scooter

8. Powerboard Self Balancing Scooter
Powerboard self balancing scooter is merely a rebranded model. It is the original hoverboard with the same design and features. The model uses high quality battery cells that offer a decent run time of about 15 miles.
Its maximum speed has been limited for safety reasons while for the ones that like to ride it at night, it includes front facing LED lights. The model is fairly easy to control and it takes about 20 minutes to learn how to ride it. The foot pads are quite responsive to used feedback while the remote will ensure that the hoveboard is safely locked away from children.

7. Leray Self Balancing Scooter

7. Leray Self Balancing Scooter
Leray is one of the oldest brands on the market. They have been around since the beginning and managed to stay relevant in the light of the recent problems with self balancing scooters. Their standard model has all the well known features such as 6.5 inch wheels, large battery pack and front facing LED lights.
The model has a maximum speed limit of about 7 miles per hour and on a full charge it can reach a range of 10 miles. This means that it can be used for just over one hour if its battery pack is fully charged.

6. HoverTech SelfBalacing Scooter

6. HoverTech SelfBalacing Scooter
The HoverTech hoverboard presents itself as an affordable model. It is not a cheap gadget by any means but compared with others it is slightly cheaper. The model is a rebranded standard version that comes with all the well known features.
HoverTech’s hoverboard uses two individual electric motors and a large 4400 mAh battery pack. When fully charge the hoverboard gains a range of about 15 miles and whit its limited top speed the rider can squeeze about 2 hours of battery life. Its build is decent as it can sustain a maximum rider weight of 285 and comes with all the required UL certifications.

5. Spaceboard Bluetooth Electric Self Balancing

5. Spaceboard Bluetooth Electric Self Balancing
While the design of the Spaceboard might not be as appealing as the rest of the models they offer, it is a decent model. It is fairly more expensive but comes with a few extra features and a much more reliable build.
The model has a powerful 4400 mAh battery pack using LG cells making it safe and long-lasting. On a full charge the hoverboard offers a range of about 15 miles. Also it includes built-in Bluetooth speakers and a small remote.

4. Sharper Image – Sogo Two Wheel Electric Self Balancing Scooter

4. Sharper Image - Sogo Two Wheel Electric Self Balancing Scooter
The Sharper Image – Sogo hoverboard is one of the oldest models on the market. It was introduced in the early days and managed to stay on the market using high quality battery cells and a robust build.
The model uses Samsung cells to power two individual electric motors. It uses 6.5 inch wheels and on a full charge it can reach a range of 15 miles. The maximum speed has been limited to 7 miles per hour for safety reasons. Also it comes with LED lights placed on the front facing side to provide a bit of lighting.

3. Koogo X1 Smart Balancing Electric Skateboard

3. Koogo X1 Smart Balancing Electric Skateboard
Even if Koogo X1 is being advertised as an electric skateboard it is just a self balancing scooter. It offers all the regular features but in a prettier package. The mode has a redesigned chassis that makes it more visually appealing.
Koogo X1 uses the same 4400 mAh battery pack with Samsung cells and a small remote to control the device. It has safety certifications and it includes a one year warranty which is a great deal for the price. As for its performance, a full charge will last for about 15 miles while the maximum speed is limited to 7 miles per hour.

2. Razor Hovertrax Electric Self-Balancing Scooter

2. Razor Hovertrax Electric Self-Balancing Scooter
Everybody heard of Razor and their products and for most it is no surprise they came up with their own self balancing scooter. The model is a rebranded hoverboard that has the same design as the original. What makes it a more desirable option is the fact that it comes from a well trusted source.
The model has a solid build, being able to sustain a user weight of maximum 220 pounds. The performance is fairly decent offering 115 minutes of runtime at a speed of 6 miles per hour.

1. TechDrift SmartBoard Self Balancing Scooter

1. TechDrift SmartBoard Self Balancing Scooter
The TechDrift SmartBoard is a gorgeous hoverboard. Its redesigned chassis makes it look and feel great. The foot pads have been changed making it easy to see which is the front facing side while the wheels now have protective caps.
Its hardware has not been changed much although something was done as it is lighter than similar models. The battery pack uses advanced cells offering a 13 miles range and a maximum speed of 8 miles per hour. It was made to support a maximum user weight of 285 pounds and comes with a small remote.

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