Hoverboards can be expensive, even retailing for more than $1,000 in some cases. Luckily, a number of manufacturers are now making cheap hoverboards that sell for as little as a few hundred dollars. As with most things, you get what you pay for when you’re buying cheap hoverboards and they may be missing some of the cool features of luxury brands. But if you’re new to hoverboards or on a budget, these can make a great purchase or gift for newbies. You can always upgrade to a fancier model later.
Because of the new safety requirements put in place to sell hoverboards in the USA in 2016, it is now extremely rare to find a hoverboard priced under $100. Instead, now cheap models are those you can find under $200. If you can find something under $150, you’re lucky. Most hoverboards are priced between $150 and $200, but as competition heats up, there are now many affordable hoverboards under $150. Keep that in mind as you browse these cheap hoverboards. Prices fluctuate constantly online, so it’s good to check out all of the options.
Check out our comparison chart and then the reviews in the next section.
Cheap Hoverboards Comparison Chart
Check out our comparison chart for cheap hoverboards. If you want to read our in-depth review of each hoverboard model, scroll down to the next section.
|OTTO||6.5 inch||Max speed: 10 mph, LED lights, Bluetooth Speakers|
|OSDRICH A8||6.5 inch||Max speed: 6 mph, Bluetooth Speakers, Smartphone app, LED lights|
|Cho 4.5||4.5 inch||Max distance: 6 miles, max speed: 4.9 mph, LED lights, waterproof|
|XtremepowerUS||6.5 inch||Max distance: 9-12 miles, max speed: 8 mph, free carry case|
|Hoverheart||6.5 inch||Max speed: 8 mph, Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, 2-3 hour charge|
Want to compare all of the hoverboards we’ve reviewed? Check out our Hoverboard Comparison Chart.
Cheap Hoverboards Reviews
OTTO 6.5″ Hoverboard
At the time of writing, OTTO is offering one of the cheapest hoverboards, perfectly priced and sized for kids, teens, and adults. This hoverboard has all the basics you expect as well as some premium features that that really make this a fantastic deal. The ABS plastic shell is fireproof and available in four different colors. The hoverboard features front LED lights for increased visibility and safety, as well as built-in Bluetooth speakers, which we don’t usually see for hoverboards at this price point.
With a classic design and 6.5″ wheels, this hoverboard is perfect for riding on sidewalks, pavement, and other smooth surfaces. This makes a great board for new riders or kids, and the board is large enough for the whole family to enjoy. OTTO is a US based company and offers a warranty so you can easily get a replacement if you have any issues with the hoverboard.
Available colors: black, green, blue, red
Wheel Size: 6.5″
Max Speed: 10 mph
Notable features: UL 2272 Certification, LED headlights, Bluetooth Speaker, 2-3 Hour Charging Times, Max Weight 220 lbs,
OSDRICH A8 Hoverboard
This hoverboard is so cool. There’s a lot of new hoverboard designs coming out this year, and OSDRICH is offering one of them at one of the cheapest prices on the market. The A8 is a great hoverboard option for kids, teens, and adults with 6.5″ wheels. Made from an aluminum alloy frame, the A* features rubber all-terrain tires, plus a semi-submersible waterproof shell. That makes this cheap hoverboard great for riding in the park and going off-road into the grass. However, the design is not the kind that’s great for gravel or other rough trails.
Some of the cool features on the A8 include built-in Bluetooth speakers to enjoy music while you ride and a smartphone app that allows you to change driving and steering settings as well as monitor battery and riding speeds. The slick design and extra features will make everyone on the block jealous. The A8 offers a great value for budget conscious shoppers.
Available colors: Blue, Red, White
Wheel Size: 6.5″
Max Speed: 6 mph
Max Distance: 10 miles
Notable features: UL2272 Safety Certified, 15-degree climbing angle, Min Weight 45 lbs., Max weight 220 lbs., 2 hour charge times, Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, Waterproof, Smartphone app
Cho 4.5″ Hoverboard
This one of the cheapest hoverboards for kids available currently, but there is a bit of a catch. This is smaller that most hoverboards, with wheels only 4.5″ and a max rider weight of 132 lbs. That means this hoverboard is only good for children, teens, and small adults. But if you’re looking for the perfect hoveboard for your child at an affordable price, this is it.
The ergonomic design makes the Cho 4.5″ easy to ride. It doesn’t have a lot of flashy features, but it has the important ones, like safety certifications, LED safety lights, and it’s water resistant. With a max speed of only 5 mph, we highly recommend this hoverboard for kids under 10 years old and those just learning to ride a hoverboard. The manufacturer recommends this model for kid six years old or older, so it’s also great for teens and adults who want a smaller hoverboard for casual riding or personal transportation. Plus, the price cannot be beaten.
Available colors: red, blue, white
Wheel Size: 4.5″
Max Speed: 4.9 mph
Max Distance: 6.2 miles
Notable features: UL Safety Certification, LED safety lights, waterproof, minimum rider weight 44 lbs., max weight 132 lbs., 2-3 hour charge time
XtremepowerUS Self Balancing Scooter
Offering one of the cheapest hoverboards available on Amazon right now, XtremePowerUs makes a 2 wheel scooter with UL certified batteriese. Unlike other bareboned cheap hoverboards, this movel has a built in Bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy your music while you ride.
The low price means it’s a great buy for teens or new hoverboard riders who just want to give it a try. The riding range and speed are great for casual riding in the park or neighborhood or even for a couple hours of playing Pokemon Go. I would not recommend this model for off-road riding–stick to sidewalks and streets.
Available colors: black, pink, blue, red
Wheel Size: 6.5 inch
Max Speed: 6 mph
Max Distance: 7 – 9 miles
Notable features: Max weight: 200 lbs, good for riders 12 years and up, 2-3 hour charging time, free carry case, wall charger included, lithium-ion battery, Bluetooth speaker
Hoverheart Bluetooth Speaker Hoverboard
A lot of cheap hoverboards are missing out on fun features, but this model from Hoverheart has style and music! First, this hoverboard is awesome with a ton of awesome color and print options, including some slick chrome colors. Add to that LED lights on the front, top of the wheel bumpers, and the wheels themselves–this is a hoverboard made to be seen! This model also has built in Bluetooth speakers so you can enjoy your music while you ride.
In addition to those great features, this hoverboard has the standard safety certification and anti-slip foot petals for a safer ride. The size is great for kids and teens, who will enjoy looking fly on this hoverboard.
Available colors: Black Chrome, Blue Chrome, Gold Chrome, Green Chrome, Pink Chrome, Purple Chrome, Rainbow Chrome, Candyland Print, Galaxy Print, Monster Party Print, Rainbow Wave Print, Super Hero Print
Wheel Size: 6.5 inch
Max Speed: 10 mph
Notable features: UL2272 Certified, Bluetooth speakers, 2-3 hour charge time, max weight 220 lbs.