Hoverboards are affordable, but it pays to find the right model before you part with your cash. If you want to know which hoverboard to buy, follow this simple guide:
- UL Certification
You might have read stories about hoverboards catching fire and/or exploding. Don’t worry. technology has advanced a lot in recent years and you can rest assured that you have a safe piece of kit if you go for something with UL and CE Certification. Any hoverboard made after January 2016 should comply with new safety regulations. Every model at Official Hoverboard has passed UL and CE tests.
The classic hoverboard has 6.5” wheels and uses gyroscopes to move. It's great for kids and rolls effortlessly over flat terrain. Official Hoverboard's Black 6.5" Classic Disco Led Official Hoverboard also comes with autobalance technology, bluetooth speakers and multi-coloured LED lights.
- All terrain
All terrain hoverboards have larger wheels – generally 8 inches and above. They can handle all kinds of terrain from lawns through to gravel and sand and are better suited for heavier riders. The Original Black 10" All Terrain Official Hoverboard has inflatable rubber tyres for a smoother ride, precise gyro control and a Premium SAMSUNG Cell Battery Pack.
- Self balancing
A self-balancing hoverboard stays level at all times with or without a rider. The T581 Black 6.5" All Terrain Bluetooth & LED Official Hoverboard comes with intelligent autobalance technology.
- Additional features
Like any mode of transport, hoverboards come with in different specs offering added extras such as built in Bluetooth speakers, anti-theft devices and LED lights. The Blue Galaxy Special 6.5" Disco LED Official Hoverboard comes with Sonic Bright Multicolour LED lights and bluetooth speakers.
Hoverboard enthusiasts generally go for models that go between 6 and 8 miles an hour. It sounds slow if you compare it to a car or a bike, but trust us, it will feel zippy when you are standing on a hoverboard. For a speedy ride, opt for the G2 Pink Galaxy 8.5" Off Road Hummer Official.
Don’t be tempted to buy a cheap hoverboard as it is likely to be of poor quality and may be unsafe. At Official Hoverboard, you can buy a Classic Disco model for only £209 with top of the range Black Vortex Camo 10" All Terrain Official Hoverboard costing £259.
Hoverboards can sometimes go wrong and it is always best to buy a model with a warranty. Every hoverboard at Official Hoverboard as a 12 month warranty.