Top 10 Self Balancing Scooters Of 2018
Rarely has been the case that a gadget first gains popularity and then hits reality. Self-balancing scooters are one of them. They have traveled quite a remarkable journey from first appearing in back to the future II to actually making it to the people’s wish list. We all have been in awe with these self-balance scooters since we saw Kendall Jenner riding it. Now everyone wants to have the same fun with a touch of glamour.
When these self balancing scooters, as we better know them, first arrived in the market in 2013, they faced a lot of security issues. They used to catch fire all of nowhere. People panicked, airlines banned them, but now, they are all back with a bang – safety features tucked within coupled with ultra-modern features.
With the establishment of UL certification society, these hoverboards have established themselves as a short-commute transport that needs to clear all the security issues.
Of course, riding a hoverboard comes with its share of safety instructions just like cars and bikes do, i.e., wearing a helmet and kneecaps are a must. People need to realize that while riding a transportation device, wearing safety gears do not make them unsafe.
These are an excellent means of transport to cover short distances. Be it paying a visit to your local church or doing your groceries, they just cover them all. The best part of these is their eco-friendly nature. No gas, no fumes, and absolutely no pollution!
Of late, hoverboards have proved themselves to be a perfect companion for adventure-lovers. But, yes, they still have got some security issues.
The Bluetooth-enabled hoverboards are prone to hackers. This seriously needs to be addressed. Nevertheless, they render a safe and enjoyable way to have a perfect stroll round the block.
Before we proceed further and disclose our hand-picked verdict on the best self balancing scooters of 2018, let us first make you aware of the parameters over which they have been graded. In the wake of reports of below parameter quality of some of these, such a list of good products becomes all the more important.
We have done our intensive research on various self-assisted scooters available in the market based on the following criteria:
- UL certification: we have selected only UL2272 certified models
- IPX grade
- Self-balance mechanics
- Motor capacity
- Battery material & capacity
- Tire specifications
- Hill grade
- A dedicated app for control
- Average customer review
A product which has passed all these specific test points is surely worth your money.
Let’s have a look at our selected self-balancing scooters that have made their way into the list, owing to their superb features and credibility.
Top 10 Self Balancing Scooters Of 2018
TOMOLOO V2 Eagle
Veeko LH-C Self Balancing Scooter
An extremely pocket-friendly option with a wide array of features, Veeko’s LH-C model is a perfect choice for beginners and pros alike.
Control: Manufactured in the U.S.A., it comes with a professional gyroscope, acceleration sensors and a servo-control system for a perfect balance.
Motor & battery: Its dual 250W motors coupled with 36V 4Ah Li-ion batteries ensure a long smooth ride of up to 2.5 hours. It has got battery indicators under its pedals which indicate directions as well. They blink alternately when spinning and remain solid when going straight. This acts as a wonderful pointer for the fellow riders.
Comfort factors: A hill-grade of 15 degrees and aluminum alloy rims over 6.5-inch wheels with the non-skid tires allow the rider to have a ride over the steep and slippery lanes too without having to worry about the safety. Above all, it is UL2272 certified.
The best feature of this hoverboard is its 10 min auto shut function, which makes it an energy-saver package too. It comes with a 1-year warranty.
- 10 min auto shut function
- LED battery indicators
- Aluminum alloy rims
- Low load capacity
- No Bluetooth
- Short range
- Small wheel dimensions
Overall it is a good value for money at $199.
Hoverheart Self Balancing Scooter
At no.9 slot, we have Hoverheart which offers good features at a reasonable price. What makes it special are its user-centric features, which many hoverboards lack. The hoverboard has many minute yet pretty practical innovative features like the flash-lighting wheels. Let’s have a look at them.
Control: With professionally calibrated gyro sensors below its 6.5-inch wheels, it is self-balancing. Also, the tires are made up of rubber, which provides an extra grip. The non-slip pedals ensure a proper equilibrium for the rider.
Motor & battery: It has got dual 250W motors below each of the foot-pedals. This lends a speed, reaching up to 16km/h. The batteries are lead-acid of 25.2V/4.0Ah which can last up to 3 hours once charged fully. Additionally, the hoverboard’s body is covered in a fire-resistant plastic case. This makes the rider doubly sure of safety.
Comfort features: LED headlights, Bluetooth speakers, LED flash-lighting wheels, anti-slip pedals are definitely high-end features at such low cost.
- Flash lighting wheels
- High speed
- Bluetooth speakers
- Low maximum weight limit
- Low motor capacity
- Non-universal charger
So, at $158, this is something which is pocket-friendly yet gives you over-the-top features. You can show off your swag while not being hard on your wallet.
OTTO Self Balancing Scooter
With an updated self-balancing mechanism, Otto’s hoverboard is a perfect solution for all those, who are worrisome about their safety. A UL2272 certified product with a wide range of additional security features is definitely going to ease the stress off them.
Control: Well-equipped with a professionally calibrated gyroscope, acceleration sensor, and servo-control system, it allows the riders to jump right over the board without having to worry about the balancing act.
The gyro-sensors intelligently distribute the body weight along the hoverboard and in coordination with the acceleration sensor, ensure that the rider does not exceed the maximum speed limit.
Motor & battery: Dual motors of 250W each when combined with 4Ah battery give the riders the smoothest of the rides. The battery gets fully charged in 2-3 hours.
Comfort features: It has a hill grade of 16 degrees and can attain a maximum speed of 9.6km/h, covering a range of about 14 km. It comes with 6.5-inch all terrain aluminum alloy wheels, which can run smoothly over any surface. Furthermore, Bluetooth speakers and LED lights add up to the glamour quotient.
Priced at $199.99, this is a true value for money.
- Servo-control system
- Bluetooth speakers
- All terrain wheels
- Average motor capacity
- Nothing unique to offer
Swagtron T8 Self Balancing Scooter
Swagtron has been known to produce world-class hoverboards with new innovations with each model. The same is true for the SwagTron T8 model.
Control: Irrespective of your hoverboard riding experience, Swagtron gives you a bump-free ride with its dual control mode: for beginners and for pros.
Motor & battery: With 200W dual motors and dual 12V lithium-free batteries, it promises to give you a long pollution-free ride. The battery gets charged in 5.5 hours and can cover up to a range of 10 km at a maximum speed of 11km/h.
Comfort features: T8 comes with a hill grade of 30 degrees. Its 6-inch wheels have hard rubber tires that make it perfect for a hard day. Additionally, it comes with an IPX4 grade water-proof frame that makes it rain-resistant.
- Dual training mode
- Lithium free batteries
- Very long charging time
Priced at $159.99, it is quite cheap but lags behind when compared with the features offered by its contemporaries.
OXA Self Balancing Scooter
Nothing can beat the joy of having an affordable yet technically sound and innovative hoverboard. OXA extreme 2.0 hoverboard is definitely your cup of tea if you wish to experience something out of the box.
It has paid attention to the shape aspect and is uniformly rectangular to ensure equal distribution of weight. This eliminates the chances of hoverboard getting cracked in the middle. Let us have a sneak peek at its other awesome features.
Control: The 3rd generation intelligent control system monitors the fluctuations in rider’s weight and his center of gravity, and then the gyro sensors work accordingly to keep the rider on-board. It has two riding modes- non-self-balance mode for amateurs and self-balance mode for pros.
Motor & battery: With the ability to climb slopes up to 45 degrees, its dual 350W motors can push the Hoverboard up to a speed of 12km/h for a range of about 20 km. Its 4Ah Li-ion batteries get quickly charged within 3 hours.
Comfort features: The comfort features of this hoverboard include strong and streamlined body, battery indicators and dual riding modes to name a few.
- 3rd generation intelligent control system
- Battery indicators
- Rectangular body
- No Bluetooth
- No control over dedicated app or remote
This is priced at $229.99 which is average for the features offered by it. You can go for its different body design and self-balancing mechanism.
Megawheels TW01 Self Balancing Scooter
Megawheels has long been manufacturing quality hoverboards. For our 5th slot, we have its new model – the MegaWheels TW01.
It is the latest in the legacy of this iconic hoverboard brand. We definitely need to see what its specialties are.
Control: With 6.5-inch wheels having concave-convex texture, this hoverboard can travel uninterrupted and smooth over every kind of surface you can find. You can take it to the beach, country-side, and hills anywhere you wish and still have the smoothest ride.
Motor & battery: It has a sturdy 350W motor under its pedal, giving it the power required to climb steeps as much as 25 degrees and attaining speeds up to 12km/h. 4400mAh Samsung Li-ion batteries simply overrule the fear of safety, concerning batteries. It also comes with a UL certified charger.
Comfort features: Its comfort features include high-quality Bluetooth speakers, inter-layer LED lights, mudguards, extra-grip pedals, and more foot space.
- Good quality battery
- Average motor
- The look is not catchy
Priced at $219.99, this is actually a very basic model but offers good speed. It is perfect if you wish to have the fun without burning a hole in your pocket.
TOMOLOO V2 Eagle Self Balancing Scooter
V2 Eagle by Tomoloo is a perfect budget buy with incredible features at an affordable price. For a new generation intelligent hoverboard, this is a milestone model.
Let us have a brief outlook on the product.
Control: Tomoloo has experimented, using the avant-garde programming language to provide the new-generation control system to the hoverboards. With the Tomoloo app, the rider can control his movements just by the click on his phone.
Motor & battery: It comes with dual 400W motors on either side of the board which propels the hoverboard to reach a maximum speed of 18km/h. It has a climbing gradient of 15 degrees. The batteries are UL2271 certified.
Comfort features: Tomoloo’s V2 eagle has surely come a long way in terms of comfort. It is equipped with Bluetooth stereo sound system, a dedicated app for control, thick rubber pedals for extra grip, and strategically placed LED lights to act as indicators as well to manifest a cool look.
- Dedicated app
- Thick rubber pedals for extra grip and reduced vibrations
- 5W Bluetooth speakers
- 8.5-inch wide wheels
- IPX4 water resistant
We could have mentioned it to be expensive, but its features are worth the money. At $299, you cannot expect it to be cheaper or with more qualities. Definitely, a deal worth making!
EPIKGO EL-ES03R Self Balancing Scooter
Well known for its hoverboards, EPIKGO is an established company continuously bringing innovation to the table. We have Premier Series, Model: EPIKGO EL-ES03R for our 3rd slot.
Sturdy model with no-nonsense build-up, this is everyone’s cup of tea. Let us have a brief look at this model.
Control: IP56 grade solid rubber over the strong 8.5-inch aluminum alloy wheels makes it comfortable for all kinds of terrain. The foot pedals are big enough to give more space to the rider.
Motor & battery: With dual 400W motors, it can easily climb up to an inclination of 18 degrees. It’s 4300mAh LG batteries are UL2271 certified, making it fire-safe. Once charged, it can travel up to a range of 20 miles, cruising at a speed of 20km/h.
Comfort features: It carries bright LED headlights, which are just perfect for the nocturnal riders, who can equally enjoy their favorite soundtrack via its Bluetooth speakers. Big and robust wheels make it easier to cruise along the mud-puddles, grasses, and even the steep surfaces.
- Dual 400W motors
- Maximum speed up to 20km/h
- Lack of riding modes
- No control over Bluetooth
So, at $499.99, we feel that it is a bit over-priced given the features offered by its nearest competitors. But then, its speed and motor specifications are way too ahead of others.
A good value for money.
LEVIT8ION ULTRA Self Balancing Scooter
Honestly speaking, Levit8ion’s ultra-model is a true beast in terms of specifications and comfort features. 7.5-inch wheels over the aluminum alloy body are still rare for the hoverboards, and here, we have this model with a lot more of such features.
Control: It comes with a dual sine wave control system and on-board lamplight. It is controlled through its customized app that works via Bluetooth. Its Bluetooth is compatible with all sorts of mobile operating systems. It has got an LCD screen between its foot pedals which indicates current speed and temperature. This scores an additional point here.
Motor & battery: The most important part of this is its 400W motor, which allows it to attain a whopping speed of 15km/h and a range of up to 20 miles at a go. It has got removable Samsung battery that can be replaced too.
Comfort features: The best innovation in this aspect is the inclusion of “horn”. This is a much-needed addition as the hoverboard riders have often complained of not getting a pass on the road.
Additionally, if the hoverboard is traveling at a very low speed or is running out of battery, its speakers will broadcast it. The riders can know this without even having to look at the battery indicators. Also, the rider can listen to his favorite chart while having a fun ride. It even weeds out the dangers posed by earphones while being on the road.
Featured with a hill grade of 30 degrees, this is definitely an unparalleled product in the current market. And it has a handle in between its sturdy non-slip pedals which makes it quite convenient to carry while hooking it up with your finger or anything else. So far, it is an action-packed product priced reasonably at $245.99.
- 400W motor
- High speed
- Horn included
- LCD screen
- Easy-to-carry handle
- Removable battery
- Jealous glances
Halo Rover Self Balancing Scooter
Halo Rover is the name that has carved a niche for itself in the hoverboard market thanks to their quality and innovations. There are no terms and conditions while riding them. You can ride them on beach, grass, pavements, practically everywhere you would want to. With time, they have only evolved for better.
Control: With 8.5-inch wheels and all-terrain non-skid tires, this hoverboard offers a perfect balance between adventure and safety. It comes with highly movement-sensitive gyro sensors as well as an app through which the rider can control his movement easily. The body is made up of the robust aluminum alloy.
Motor & battery: Halo rover comes with dual motors of 400W, each giving you the power to travel all kinds of terrain at speed reaching up to 16km/h. This is a powerhouse halo board.
LG fire-safe batteries complement the motor adequately, giving you a safe and memorable ride.
Comfort features: This time, we have a long list of comfort features for you. Have a look!
- Beginner, normal, & advanced training modes
- Rugged, all-terrain tires
- IPX4 grade waterproof material
- Mobile app for tracking speed, battery life, distance, directions, and even power on/off
- Bluetooth speakers
- Speed reaching 16km/h
- Long battery life
- Powerful motors
- Several comfort features
- No security over Bluetooth privacy
- Jealous glances by fellow riders
- Fear of theft and so on
Action-packed with so many features, official halo rover is definitely everyone’s dream hoverboard. Although it is priced at $599, we feel that it is a good value for money and you should definitely go for it.
Have a happy riding!
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