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, that’s a great deal! 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.
|Swagtron Swagboard Twist||6.5 inch||Max speed: 7 mph, LED lights, self balancing|
|GOTRAX SRX||6.5 inch||Max speed: 7 mph, Bluetooth Speakers, LED wheel & headlights|
|Cho 4.5||4.5 inch||Max distance: 6 miles, max speed: 4.9 mph, LED lights, waterproof|
|XPRIT||6.5 inch||Max speed: 6 mph, safety certified, Bluetooth speakers|
|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
Swagtron Swagboard Twist
A lot of the cheap hoverboards available are from no-name Chinese companies, but Swagtron has been in the game from the beginning and is one of the best hoverboard brands. Their Swagboard Twist is their most affordable hoverboard, perfectly sized and priced for kids, teens, or new adult riders. It has all the basic features: LED headlights for night riding, 6.5″ rubber tires, and a safety certified lithium free battery that is protected by Sentry Shield. The design is best for sidewalk and street riding, but it is water resistant so you won’t have to worry about accidental splashes or riding through shallow puddles.
For new riders, this is a great entry level board. It automatically self balances when you turn it on, making it easy to mount and step off without losing your balance. Unfortunately, the low price point means it’s missing a lot of the cool whiz-bang features of higher priced models. There’s no smartphone app or Bluetooth speakers. But if all you care about is a safe, affordable ride that the whole family can enjoy, the Swagtron Swagboard Twist is an excellent contender.
1 year limited warranty.
Available colors: black, blue, red
Wheel Size: 6.5″
Max Speed: 7 mph
Max Distance: 4.8 miles
Rider Weight Range: 44 lbs. to 250 lbs.
Charging Time: 5.5 hours
Notable features: UL2272 certified, lithium-free Sentry Shield battery, water-resistant casing, twin 250W motors, 30 degree incline, LED headlights, battery and system indicator lights
GOTRAX SRX Hoverboard
If you want an affordable hoverboard that will let you jam out to your favorite tunes while you ride, check out this Gotrax model. The SRX is their street hoverboard, perfect for casual riding and buzzing around the neighborhood or college campuses. The solid rubber 6.5″ tires make this self balancing scooter perfectly sized for anyone in your family.
Beginners will enjoy the self-balancing mode that helps you stay balanced as you learn to ride a hoverboard. People will definitely notice you as you glide by thanks to the color LED wheel lights and the two LED headlights, plus your favorite music playing from the Bluetooth speakers. The SRX has all the features you need in an entry level hoverboard.
Available colors: aqua, black, blue, yellow
Wheel Size: 6.5″
Max Speed: 7 mph
Max Distance: 6 miles
Rider Weight Range: up to 220 lbs.
Charging Time: 3.5 hours
Notable features: UL 2272 safety certification, self-balancing mode, Bluetooth speakers, color LED wheel lights, LED headlights
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
Affordable price? Check. Safety features? Check. Bluetooth speakers? Check. Xprit offers a competitive price on their entry level hoverboard. This model is great for kids and teens, offering all the basic safety features with some extra fun. In addition to LED headlights, it has fun wheel lights so you can cruise in style. It also has anti-slip rubber footpads, making it easier to ride and maneuver the glideboard. The rubber 6.5″ tires are great for riding on the sidewalk, the road, or in the park. Then kick it up a notch by playing your favorite songs on the Bluetooth speakers.
Recommended for kids age 7 and up, most of the family can enjoy riding this hoverboard as well. The max riding speed of 6 mph is great for younger kids and new riders to learn on. Mind the upper weight limit, which is lower than other 6.5″ hoverboards. Riders over 165 lbs. should buy a different hoverboard.
Available colors: black, blue, camouflage, pink, white, yellow
Wheel Size: 6.5″
Max Speed: 6 mph
Max Distance: 45- 75 minutes of ride time
Rider Weight Range: 45 to 165 lbs.
Charging Time: 2 – 3 hours
Notable features: UL 2272 Certified, solid rubber wheels, Bluetooth speakers, LED wheel lights and headlights
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. This is one of the fastest hoverboards, with speeds up to 10 mph, so keep that in mind if you’re shopping for younger kids. The size is great for kids and teens, who will enjoy looking fly on this hoverboard.
Available colors: Black Chrome, Blue Chrome, Gold Chrome, Turquoise Chrome, Pink Chrome, Purple Chrome, Rose Gold Chrome
Wheel Size: 6.5 inch
Max Speed: 10 mph
Max Distance: 10 miles
Notable features: UL2272 Certified, Bluetooth speakers, 2-3 hour charge time, max weight 220 lbs.