To make the selection easier, we’ve put a wide selection of self-balancing scooters to the test in order to find our ten favorite UL 2722 Certified hoverboards, all of which offer a safe, fun, and unique hoverboard experience. Read on below to check out our picks.
1. Razor Hovertrax 2.0
Razor impressed us at the beginning of the year with their first Hovertrax model, but has already reworked their original design for a safer and more enjoyable ride. The new and improved unit is now serves as a benchmark for hoverboard safety and quality.
The Hovertrax 2.0 is as sturdy and heavy as its predecessor, but comes with a few cosmetic upgrades. For starters, it now comes in a variety of colors, including black, blue, white, red, and pink.
Additionally, each style now has a cool-blue LED display that serves as a turn signal, blinking when you move to one side and returning to solid lights when you straighten out again.
2. Swagtron T5
Short of the now recalled Swagway, the Swagtron easily takes the prize for best product name.
This detail aside, the Swagtron T5 still earns high marks among self-balancing scooters. Not only does it match the competition in terms of speed and travel time, but it also includes several high-end features like a built-in Bluetooth speaker, reinforced protective casing, and a built-in carry strap.
The speaker is a fun inclusion for cruising around the block. While it sounds decent, it hopefully won’t be the reason you purchase this hoverboard. (Also, the Bluetooth voice prompt when powering on the board is rather annoying.)
The so-called sports body, however, is definitely worth picking the T5 for, as it is designed to provide extra protection for the scooter’s electronics and battery over other models.
The one downside of this plastic casing is that it still scratches easily, which can quickly ruin the cosmetic appeal of the board. It somewhat makes up for that by adding an embedded carry strap for hybrid transit.