MegaWheels Self Balancing Scooter
|Product Name:||MegaWheels Hoverboard|
|Wheel Size:||6.5 inches|
|Max Load:||120 kg|
|Features:||TW01-1 passed UL 2272 certified, 25 degree climbing capacity, One Year Standard Warranty|
It’s a point I’ve raised on many occasions before and will continue to do so indefinitely. That being, if you’re going to hand over $200 or less for a hoverboard or self-balancing scooter, you’re usually going to have to compromise in one area or the other.
Buying entry-level hoverboard means determining what matters most to you and ensuring the necessary boxes are ticked. Everything else being superfluous.
So the question is – what’s the story with the Megawheels self balancing scooter? If you’ve come across it before, you’ll know it’s by far one of the most affordable boards of its type on the market.
Nevertheless, the manufacturer makes all manner of impressive claims to fame. The total package for way less than $200? It sounds too good to be true, but there are plenty of sub-$200 boards on the market that are impressive to say the least.
In the case of the Megawheels, public opinion seems to tell the tale of a board that delivers far more than its low price would seem to suggest. So could it be that the Megawheels really the bargain it appears to be? Keep reading and we’ll tell you all you need to know.
Megawheels Self Balancing Scooter Contents
- 1 Main unit (scooter).
- 1 Charging cable/Plug In adaptor.
- 1 User Manual.
MegaWheels Hoverboard Features
1) As always, I don’t look any further into any scooter of any kind if it doesn’t do the business in terms of safety. In the case of the Megawheels, full UL 2272 certification means the battery is protected to the highest possible standard. Pretty much zero risks of fire, leaks and so on.
2) In terms of power, the Megawheels scooter scores high with dual 350-W motors under the hood, which goes over and above many rival boards. Its technology, in general, has been optimised and refined to offer the smoothest possible ride time and extended range.
3) The Megawheels features a mainboard that’s been put through hundreds of thousands of test, in order to leave nothing to chance.
4) The company has earned a stellar reputation both at home in the US and worldwide for creating devices of genuine reliability, which is why the Megawheels board comes with a full 1-year guarantee as standard. Not the longest, but way better than the kinds of boards that are only guaranteed for three months or so.
5) A variety of color choices are on offer to suit all tastes including red, blue, white and black. Styling is classical in nature, making for an elegant board that stands out for all the right reasons.
6) With its enhanced chassis and reinforced shell, the manufacturer advertises the Megawheels as an ‘indestructible’ board. This might be taking things a bit far, but still – solid confidence and clearly a solid product.
7) Despite having plenty of power under the hood, the Megawheels has a top speed of just 7mph. Not particularly impressive, but decent enough for commuting.
8) On the plus side, being able to deal with inclines of up to 25-degrees would seem to put the Megawheels way ahead of many rivals in this department. The same also goes for its maximum load of over 260lbs – a good 40lbs more than the average for this class.
9) As for its range, there are mixed reports. Three hours of battery life and a 7mph cruising speed would seem to suggest a whopping 21 miles. However, in practice, it seems the Megawheels generally delivers less than 10 miles.
I prefer not to read too much into manufacturers’ claims and instead come up with my own opinions.
In the case of the Megawheels hoverboard though, I couldn’t help but be impressed with what was promised. So much so that I found myself actually expecting something of a let-down.
How did it perform?
In a word – solidly.
As far as looks and the overall quality of the unit go, no complaints at all. The looks are basic but refined – nothing too flashy, but also nothing tacky…which is nice.
It has a good weight to it, though isn’t a problem to carry. Charge times came in at about the three-hour mark, so again about the average on the whole.
In terms of ride quality, the Megawheels surprised me on both ends of the scale. Firstly, I was genuinely impressed by the stability of the unit, not to mention how agile and powerful it felt under my feet.
I can’t say for sure that the 25-degree slopes claims are accurate as I didn’t encounter anything so steep. On my daily commute though, it didn’t slow down or struggle with any of the inclines along the way.
So its power was great, but I can’t say the same for its top speed.
7mph is more than enough to get where you’re going, but if you have experience with 10mph or 12mph boards, it does feel a little sluggish.
Likewise, the range came out in the region of 8 miles or so for me, which is a little on the limited side. Plus there’s no Bluetooth speaker or waterproofing, so it’s again a bit low on features.
Still, for the price I picked my Megawheels hoverboard up for, it’d be a bit rich of me to throw any real insults at it!
MegaWheels Hoverboard Pros
- Very comfortable ride and an impressive feeling of power
- Deals with inclines and rough ground easily
- Looks good and feels high-quality in design
- The price is extremely low for a board like this
MegaWheels Hoverboard Cons
- Lack of Bluetooth speaker is a shame
- Not waterproof
- Too slow for some
- Range a little limited too
Would I recommend the Megawheels self-balancing scooter to other buyers? Sure I would – it all depends on how much you want to spend.
The thing is, if you’re looking for a basic bargain, something to entertain the kids or just mess about on, the Megawheels is perfect.
However, if you’re willing to throw an extra $100 or into the deal, you could take home something way more feature-packed.
But then again, you might not be interested in the added features – in which case the Megawheels might tick all the right boxes!CLICK HERE TO SEE PRICING ON MEGAWHEELS