Ever since hoverboards were banned in 2015 due to patent issues and safety concerns related to batteries, people have been wondering “Where can I buy a hoverboard?” or “Can I buy a hoverboard online?” Now in 2017, hoverboards are available again in the USA. These new hoverboard models are safer than the ones available last year as they all have to receive a federally mandated UL 2272 safety certification mark. (You can read all about these safety standards here.)
While there are only a limited number of models and brands available currently, we expect that more companies will be producing safe and UL approved hoverboards, glideboards, and hands free self-balancing electric scooters by the end of the year. We will keep updating our site as new options become available. Check out the current offerings below.
Our safe hoverboards comparison chart will give you an overview of our recommendations. The next section includes our in-depth reviews of each model.
2017 Safe Hoverboards Comparison Chart
Check out our comparison chart for safe hoverboards. If you want to read our in-depth review of each hoverboard model, scroll down to the next section.
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Safe Hoverboards for Sale in 2017
Swagtron T1 Hoverboard
This self-balancing scooter is great for kids or adults. It features aluminum wheels and non-slip foot pedals for a safer ride. It can reach speeds of up to 8 mph and has a range of 12 miles. If you’re new to using a hoverboard, the Swagtron features a learning mode that teaches you the basics of safe, hands free riding.
As far as battery safety goes, it features Smart Battery management which prevents the battery from overcharging or overheating during use. This is a great personal transporter for running errands, going to school, doing tricks, or just riding for fun. With six colors available, you should easily be able to find one for everyone in your family.
Available colors: black, blue, garnet, yellow, pink, white
Max Speed: 8 mph
Max Distance: 12 miles
Notable features: 300 watt dual electric scooter motor, lithium ion battery, 2-3 hour charge time, LED headlights, rubber bumpers, Sentry Shield battery
Segway miniPro Self-Balancing Personal Transporter
This is a brand new item in the hoverboard market, made by Segway. The miniPRO takes the transportation of a hoverboard to the next level. Looking at it, you may be wondering about that bar in the middle. The padded knee bar helps you steer the electric scooter, allowing for more accurate and ergonomic steering than normal hoverboards that rely solely on foot-pivot steering. That makes it easier to learn and safer to operate.
To make the miniPRO even smarter than a regular hoverboard, it is Bluetooth enabled to connect with a free companion app for your smartphone. The app allows you to control the transporter remotely, set speed control, program customizable lights, run vehicle diagnostics, and also has an anti-theft alarm. This is truly a transporter from the “future.” The miniPRO was the first two wheel self-balancing transporter to receive the UL 2272 Certificate.
Available colors: black, white
Wheel Size: 10.5″
Max Speed: 8 mph
Max Distance: 14 miles
Notable features: max speed: 10 mph, range: 14 miles, 1600 watt dual motor engine, padded knee bar for precision steering, can carry up to 220 lbs., aircraft grade magnesium alloy frame, Bluetooth mobile app, customizable LED safety lights, anti-theft security alarm
Airwheel S6 Self Balancing Electric Scooter with Seat
The Airwheel is advertising itself as a scooter, but it’s really just a hoverboard with a seat. You can ride it standing up (like a normal balance board) or if you’re tired or feel more comfortable sitting, take a seat and finish your ride. This is a great option for people who commute short distances. The seat is adjustable for various heights.
This hoverboard is designed to be low to the ground, the lower center of gravity making them safer and easier to ride than other hoverboards. The scooter comes with an app that can control the device and also works as a security alarm. If you don’t have a smartphone, it also comes with a wireless remote control.
Notable features: 31 – 60km range, rechargeable lithium battery, max speed 18km/hr, compatible app for smartphones, wireless remote control, 8″ wheels
Hoverzone Self Balancing Hover Board
Hoverzone has a cool and slick model available. It comes in 6 awesome colors, including gold (pictured). To make it even more fun, it has front and rear LED movement indicator lights, which look cool but are also an added safety measure for night riding. If you want to enjoy your music while you ride, the Bluetooth speakers will blast your favorite tunes.
Hoverzone is taking safety seriously. In addition to a Ul2272 certification, their hoverboard is made from a fireproof exterior casing. They’ve also improved the pedal sensors by making them wider with an anti-slip material. The 2 speeds make this a great starter hoverboard for newbies, but still fun for advanced pros. The smart battery management system gives you better battery performance and the LED battery indicator lets you know when you need to recharge.
Available colors: black, blue, garnet, gold, pink, white
Wheel Size: 6.5″
Max Speed: 8 mph
Notable features: Ul2272 Certified, anti-slip pedal sensors, fireproof casing, built-in Bluetooth speaker, front and rear LED movement indicator lights, smart battery management system, two speeds
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Smart Scooter
Boasting the “world’s smartest self-balancing electric scooter,” Razor’s Hovertrax is back on the market with this new version. It meets all of the latest electric safety standards with the quality you expect from Razor’s scooters. Their big selling point is the Everbalance technology, which automatically levels the hoverboard to make it easier to mount and ride. It also has two riding modes built in: regular and training, making this one of the easier hoverboards to learn to ride.
The Hovertrax works indoors and out, great for riding down the street or doing tricks in the park. There are also safety features built in like LED lights, anti-slip rubber foot platforms, and a shatter resistant polymer frame. Built for riders age 8 and older, this is a perfect option for teens and adults.
Available colors: black, blue, white
Wheel Size: 6.5″
Max Speed: 8 mph
Max Distance: 60 minute ride time
Notable features: continuous run time 60 minutes, supports riders up to 220 lbs, Everbalance technology, 2 riding modes, LED light displays, LED battery power indicator, cruising speed 8 mph
Now that you’re buying a hoverboard or self balancing electric scooter, don’t forget to check out these other helpful articles to gear up, pimp out your ride, and be even safer:
- Hoverboard Safety Gear
- Hoverboard Accessories
- How to do Easy Hoverboard Tricks
- How do Hoverboards work?
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