Slowly but surely, the market for hoverboard accessories is beginning to hit its stride. Particularly where major market places like Amazon are concerned, there’s already a decent collection on sale for all purposes.
These days, picking up the latest Swagtron scooter or a Jetson V6 represents only the start of the adventure. Even if you decide to push the boat out on a cutting-edge Segway, you’ll still find various bits and pieces available to improve the whole experience.
Of course, every decent hoverboard is sold as a complete kit with everything you need to get started. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to be tempted by some of the coolest hoverboard accessories out there. Some of which are on sale at impressively low prices, given the quality of the hardware on offer.
What Kinds of Hoverboard Accessories are Available?
As you’d expect, some hoverboard accessories are likely to appeal to kids more than adults. Some are designed with visual appeal in mind, and others are all about convenience. There’s also a huge market for hoverboard accessories that are more healthy and safety focused.
In all instances, customer reviews and recommendations make it quick and easy to find a decent add-on you can count on. Whether you’re looking for a convenient carry bag or something as advanced as a high-capacity spare battery, it’s worth seeing what real customers have to say before placing your order.
Speaking of which, I’ve personally tested each of the five hoverboard accessories below myself and can therefore confidently vouch for them:
1) FBSPORT 6.5inch Silicone Scratch Protector Cover Case
This is the ideal protective cover for the vast majority of 6.5-inch hoverboards, which can help prevent everyday scuffs and scratches from maintaining your board’s showroom condition. It’s also comprehensively easy to fit, with no specialist tools or equipment required.
Right off the bat, this simple yet effective silicone rubber cover case is just the thing for keeping your self-balancing scooter pristine. It’s also been designed to fit the vast majority of boards, with just a handful of exceptions.
Features and Benefits
Personally, I’m a big fan of the FBSPORT 6.5inch Silicone Scratch Protector Cover Case. As you can see in the picture, this thing has been designed to provide near-total 360-degree protection for your hoverboard. If you’re out to protect your scooter from everyday scratches and dents, this thing does the job fantastically.
The whole thing simply fits over the scooter’s existing case, with no complex attachments or accessories required. It’s made from premium quality silicone rubber, which provides durable protection for most self-balancing scooter makes and models. It’s also pretty well presented in its own right – way better than some of the less inspiring scratch protector covers have come across.
Scratch-resistant, skid-resistant and water-resistant, the FBSPORT 6.5inch Silicone Scratch Protector Cover Case is a must for kids, newcomers and the crash-happy in general. Just be sure to check it’s compatible with your board before buying it – the shape and size aren't suitable for the Swagtron T1 or T3, for example.
2) Pilan Cool Mini Kart Hoverboard Accessories
Transforming almost any self-balancing scooter into a seriously cool go-kart has never been easier. This innovative kit has been designed to maximize the versatility and enjoyment of most 6.5”-10” scooters, which is also surprisingly easy to attach and ready to go in a matter of minutes.
If you’re on the lookout for a sitting attachment for sale at an unbeatable price, this thing has been selling via both Target and Amazon like wildfire. A rugged hoverboard seat attachment that’s durable enough to withstand even the toughest treatment.
Features and Benefits
There’s no denying the appeal of an affordable kart seat that transforms your self-balancing scooter into a fully functional go-kart. The most impressive thing about this kit is its near-universal compatibility with 6.5", 8" and 10" scooters. Tested on the Razor Hovertrax, Swagway X1, Powerboard, Sogo, Leray, Glyro, and many more besides, this thing does the business at an exceptionally low price.
It’s also one of the easiest kart seat attachments on the market to install and set up in the first place. Everything clips into place with no specialist gear required, after which you’re good to go. It can be adjusted to suit riders of all ages and sizes, with an impressive maximum weight limit of 260lbs.
Once you’re up and running, the usual balance-controlled movement system is replaced by two steering handles for an entirely different riding experiences. These things tend to be aimed more at kids and adults, but it’s hard not to be hooked after trying it out for yourself. Particularly with a premium-quality conversion kit like this, which is clearly built to last.