Not every hoverboard is appropriate for kids or children; some hoverboards are large, heavy, difficult to opera and are capable of traveling quite fast. Luckily, some hoverboard manufacturers are making smaller, lighter and slower hoverboards with kids in mind. Here are some of the best hoverboards for kids:
Skque Classic 6.5″ Hoverboard for Kids
This hoverboard for kids features a wireless Bluetooth speaker that your child can operate from their smartphone, and some models include colored lights.
Note: this new glideboard has passed the the updated UL safety regulations so it’s battery is cleared for safe use with kids.
Available colors: black, blue, pink, red, white
Max Speed: mph
Max Distance: miles
Notable features: turning radius of 0, UL 2272 Safety Certification, max load 264 pounds, charging time 1 to 2 hours, remote control
Dareway 12V Powered Ride On Segway for Kids
If you’re not sure that you’re ready to let your youngster speed off on a hoverboard just yet, this Dareway is a great compromise. It takes the fun of a glideboard or Segway and makes it safe and easy to use for kids. It features foot powered acceleration with hand grip buttons to control turning, making it easier for children to master this electric scooter. The base is a sturdy platform that prevents tipping so it can be ridden safely. Your child will love personalizing their scooter with the included sticker decals.
For ages 6 years and up. Maximum weight capacity of 89 pounds.
Available colors: blue
Notable features: speeds up to 3.7 mph, forward and reverse riding, decal stickers to customize design, supports riders up to 89 lbs.
Skque 6.5″ Chrome Hoverboard
It’s easy to learn to ride and comes with an instruction manual. Accessories include a charging cable and a remote control to turn it on and off. This is a great option for kids who are new to hoverboards.
Available colors: blue, green, gold
Notable features: turning radius of 0, UL 2272 Safety Certification, max load 264 pounds, max speed 6 mph, ride distance of 11 to 15 miles, charging time 1 to 2 hours, remote control
Skque X1 6.5″ Hoverboard For Kids with Bluetooth Speakers
For children interested in playing music it has bluetooth wireless speakers that they can control from their iPhone or Android phone to play their music as they glide around. This hoverboard can turn 360 degrees while the user stands still as a neat trick. Available with free shipping.
Available colors: black, white, red, blue
Notable features: max weight 264 lbs, max speed 6 mph, riding distance 11-15 miles, charging time 1-2 hours, remote control, Bluetooth speakers, UL 2272 Safety Certification
Skque 6.5″ Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speakers
This hoverboard isn’t just the perfect size for kids and young riders, it also looks cool too. The unique design features LED lights on the wheels for extra safety and brightly colored rubber foot pads for a non-slip ride. It also has built in Bluetooth speakers so your kid can listen to their favorite music as they ride.
The turning radius on this glideboard is zero, meaning you can do 360 tricks and more. Maneuverability is great once you learn how to ride. The smaller wheel size means this hoverboard works for kids, teens, and shorter adults.
Available colors: purple, black
Notable features: max weight 264 lbs, max speed 6 mph, riding distance 11-15 miles, charging time 1-2 hours, remote control, LED lights, Bluetooth speakers, UL 2272 Safety Certification
Swagtron T1 Hoverboard for kids
Swagtron is one of the top hoverboard companies selling safe hoverboards (UL 2272 regulation certified) these days and this model is sure to be a hit with girls that want hoverboards. This hoverboard has LED headlights and goes up to 8 miles per hour. It also has a “learning mode” which allows your children to go at slow speeds while they’re learning to operate the hoverboard so they don’t accidentally go too fast. Comes with a 1 year warranty.
Available colors: pink
Notable features: max weight 220 lbs, max speed 8 mph, riding distance 11-15 miles, charging time 1-2 hours, remote control, LED headlights, UL 2272 Safety Certification
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hoverboards For Kids
Are these hoverboards safe? In 2015 and early 2016 a number of hoverboards caught fire due to faulty batteries. The hoverboards that were involved have since been recalled and are no longer on sale. The hoverboards that you can buy today come are re-engineered with UL certified batteries that are now safe and tested for quality.
What is the weight limit on these hoverboards for kids? Can adults use them too? The weight limit on kids hoverboards varies from model to model but it’s not uncommon for children’s hoverboards to allow users up to 220 or even 260 pounds.
Do these hoverboards for kids have speakers? Some models of glideboards include built-in speakers that can be controlled by a person’s iPhone or Android device wirelessly with Bluetooth to play music. Not every model has these built in speakers however so if they’re important to you, you’ll have to double check each model you consider to make sure they have it.
What happens when the hoverboards run out of battery? Hoverboard batteries last different amounts of time based on various different factors like use speed, whether or not it’s on a hill, etc. Some hoverboards have low battery indicators to let the user know when they’re running low on battery. Most hoverboards also have a safe-stop mechanism that will stop the hoverboard in a balanced rolling stop when power is extremely low to prevent a fall.