To be honest, I’m not usually one to read too much into the price. I’m more about value for money than rock-bottom prices, but I sometimes come across a self-balancing scooter that seems almost too good to be true. A recent example of which being the Cho Power Sports hoverboard, which seems to be setting an entirely new standard in terms of affordable quality. Just to nail the most important point straight away – this electric self balancing scooter is currently up for grabs for no more than around $100.
That’s for the most basic model available, which doesn’t include optional extras like a Bluetooth speaker or oversized wheels. Nevertheless, what you apparently get for your $100 seems almost too good to be true. For this kind of money, you’d expect little more than a bland, boring and basic board that doesn’t offer a great deal in return. Instead, you get the kind of performance that really shouldn’t be possible for such a low price.
Admittedly, this electric hoverboard isn’t nearly as powerful or capable as some of its more expensive counterparts. Nevertheless, it’s one of the best buys on the market right now for anyone simply after an enjoyable toy to play with. It might not be cut out for carrying heavier adults – stick with 190lb riders or less – but it’s a solid choice for kids of all ages and newcomers. Check out the full details of my Cho Power Sports review below.
- 1 x Two Wheel Hoverboard
- 1 x Power Supply Charger
- 1 x Manual
Features of the Cho Power Sports Hoverboard
- Every Cho Power Sports board is extensively tested and UL 2272 safety certified for total peace of mind. The same safety standard by which all quality self-balancing scooters are measured.
- Packed with the latest self-balancing technology under the hood, the board provides a comprehensively safe and stable riding experience for newcomers and experienced riders alike.
- Some models of the Cho Power Sports 2020 (at a slightly higher price) are available with Bluetooth speakers for added entertainment on the go.
- All models feature an array of bright LED lights for added visibility in darker riding conditions and heightened visual impact.
- The board is officially rated with a maximum rider capacity of 264lbs, with a top speed in the region of 12kmh and a range of around 6km.
- Every effort has been made to reduce the weight of this hoverboard, making it easy and convenient to transport when not in use.
My Experience with the Cho Power Sports Hoverboard
I always try to gauge my expectations accordingly when trying out a budget board. Particularly when paying less than $100, you have to be realistic about what’s on the table. I, therefore, had relatively low expectations with the Cho Power Sports Self-Balancing Scooter, which nonetheless delivered a pleasant surprise in almost every area that counts. Looks-wise, it’s just as attractive as any number of self-balancing scooters that cost way more than this. It’s neither the lightest nor the heaviest hoverboard out there, but that’s by the by.
Power-up the Cho Power Sports and the first big surprise is how stable and easy it is to mount and dismount. None of the usual wobbles or vibrations you’d expect from a cheap board – it gets the job done with no drama whatsoever. In terms of performance well, I’d say the claim of a 264lbs weight limit is pushing it. As I said, I’d probably restrict it to riders of no more than 190lbs in weight. For kids and lighter riders, though, no real complaints at all.
The top speed of 12kmh is way faster than you’d expected for such a low price, though the 6km range is perhaps a little restrictive. You’ll get around 30-minutes of intensive riding from a full charge, but thankfully it doesn’t take too long to juice up the battery once again. Simple yet effective, the Cho Power Sports is a great choice for kids and lighter riders simply looking to cover the basics. Particularly when you consider its price, there’s not a great deal you can pick fault with.
- Excellent manufacturing standards
- Decent top speed and maneuverability
- Very stable and secure when mounting
- Bluetooth speaker available as optional extra
- Perfect for kids and lighter adults
- Truly remarkable value for money
- Battery life isn’t the best
- Not suitable for heavier adults
I don’t like to focus too heavily on price, but it’s hard not to with this thing. Just a couple of years ago, you’d have easily paid $150 or even $200 for this kind of board. Today, you’ll often get change out of $100 for the Cho Power Sports Hoverboard. Once again, this is a bargain board you absolutely will not go wrong with, if all you want is a simple toy to play with. It may not be bursting at the seams with impressive features and functionalities, but it nonetheless covers the basics on a level you wouldn’t expect for less than $100.