Considering the technology that has gone into producing them, hoverboards are an affordable green mode of transportation and it is easy to buy them for under £300. However, when shopping for a hoverboard, it is important to ensure that you purchase from a reputable manufacturer that sells models, which have passed all the relevant safety inspections.
Here’s our pick of the best affordable hoverboards in the UK:
6.5” Classic Disco LED Official Hoverboard – this no-fuss model offers a smooth and stable ride with auto balance technology, precise gyro control and solid grip 6.5” rubber tyres. Powered by a premium Samsung battery pack, it has plenty of poke and also comes with sonic bright multicolour LED lights. It also has a built-in Bluetooth speaker, plus, it is both CE & UL certified. All this for just £209.99.
8.5” Off Road Hummer Official Hoverboard – if you are likely to want to ride over rougher terrain, such as grass for example, then this beast of a hoverboard is a great choice. With its cross-country style tyres and cool design, it’s perfect for stylish adventure seekers. It has a long battery life, can reach speeds of up to 15km/h and is powered by 700W of silent German motors. A snip at £269.99
HITWAY 6.5” – a small, portable board that is perfect for kids and/or hoverboard beginners. It has 6.5” solid rubber tyres as the name suggests, has LED headlights for night riding and has both speed and battery indicators. Great value at £209.99
10” All Terrain Official Hoverboard – this is the ultimate hoverboard if you want to tackle steeper inclines and tougher terrain. With 10” inflatable tyres, it can cope with a range of less-than-smooth surfaces and it has 10 inches of ground clearance too. It has a maximum weight limit of 120kg, but thanks to the precise gyro sensors, it performs well with lighter riders as well. It has a premium battery with a charge time of just two hours. A bargain at £259.99
Bluewheel Hoverboard HX310s – this hoverboard is a great buy for tech lovers as you can control it via an app on your smartphone. It also comes with GPS tracking. It has an auto balance function, which makes for an easier ride, plus it comes with built-in Bluetooth speaker and LED lights. A steal at £184.
Hover-1 – this is an affordable hoverboard that is ideal for kids – top speed is a reassuring 7mph. It’s safety certified and has LED lights. A bargain £165.
G2 Warrior Pro – a rugged model that makes mincemeat of hills with 8.5” wheels. This bad boy is built to last and boasts a scratch resistant and fire retardant metal body. It is fully safety certified, has auto balance and a child mode option and it comes with customisable LED lights and a built-in Bluetooth speaker. You can also configure the board with a special app. It may look like a tank, but it’s not waterproof and can only cope with a light splash of water. Still, what’s not to like for £249.97?