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5 Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Hoverboard

5 Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Hoverboard

Hoverboards are so much fun and cool, aren’t they? Yes, indeed they are!

Last time when you saw someone riding it in style either in real-time or in a video, you definitely would have thought to buy one for you soon. That’s really natural and most of us really love them too, but then there are some facts you should know well before buying one - either for you or even for gifting. So, if you are planning to get one, make sure you go through the list below to make the best purchase.

1. Safety - UL certified hoverboard

Safety is first, and undoubtedly the most important. With couple of recent reports about board catching fire or similar malfunctioning, it is highly important that you choose the brand which is tested, inspected, validated, verified and certified by a leading certification body. One such globally recognized and highly recommended safety certification standard is UL, and they announced UL 2272 safety certification for hoverboard. This compliance certification ensures that battery, charging and other electrical systems in the machine are safe to use. For successful UL 2272 certification, product has to pass various tests around vibration, shock, crash, water exposure, temperature, overload, over charge test etc.

SwagTron T1 is one of the world’s first brand to have UL 2272 certification.  It is also one of the safest, the most reliable and affordable UL certified hoverboards in the market.

2. Customer Service & Warranty

Your choice of hoverboard does not end with just closing your purchase. You may need a periodic support and services after your purchase. So, it is important that you choose a one which offers good customer service and has support available in your country.

It is recommended to consider US renowned brands and not just Chinese ones, as they are most trust worthy when it comes to customer service and warranty guidelines.

3. Quality

Hoverboards also commonly known as “Electric hands-free scooter” or “self-balancing boards” are popular in bigger countries like US, UK and Australia from quite a while now, but in countries like India they are pretty new. Most of us really don’t know how and what to do to ensure a good quality check.

First, we need to understand that there are various components of a hoverboard which will make it perfect – the frame, the housing material, internal motor, sensor and other electronic circuitry. The housing material can be either plastic or metal, so make sure that your hoverboard has scratch proof housing.

When it is about Indian weather with wide range of extremes, weather proofing is next big thing which you should check for.

If you are making an online purchase, you need to ensure to carefully read detailed online description, specifications, product reviews and comments.

4. Purpose

There are wide range of hoverboards available in the market, and each of them meets some specific needs and purposes. You need to put some thought around who is gonna ride and where, before making a decision.

If you are a first-time rider, it is important that hoverboard supports a manual mode. Your body weight is also one of the important factor, as most hoverboards support YYYY kg. Swagtron’s T6 is the only hoverboard in the world that can support over 191 Kg.

Another important criterion to consider is wheel size. It matters where you plan to use your hoverboard. If it is irregular, rough or grassy surface, you should choose a hoverboard with much larger than regular wheel size, something around 10-inch or wider. However, smaller wheels are more suited for efficiency and smoother paths.

5. Product

There are various other product features, which are equally significant to influence your decision like charging time. Though the battery life will depend on lots of factors like usage speed, surface, rider’s weight and battery health, it is still important to check battery charge specifications as they will ultimately influence how far and fast you can go.

It is fun to ride hoverboard almost all the time but for all practical reasons, you won’t be able to ride it all places. So, it is important that is portable and not bulky for your convenience to carry.

Other product specification which you may be interested to explore are maximum speed supported and steepest incline or ramp the hoverboard can handle.


World’s best hoverboard brand Swagtron is launching new state of the art capabilities like speakers, rubber guards, new durable shell, and aluminum carved wheels in their next generation hoverboards.  Choosing a safe and quality hoverboard is very important for your safety and your children. So always choose known brands like Swagtron for a tense free purchase.

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