Pulling together our list of the best hoverboards was no easy task. As some of you might already know we’ve been in this business for over a year now and we’ve tested so many different models as well as creating our own brand back in Sweden. Which has been announced to be the #1 trusted brand among the Swedish hoverboard riders. Something we put great pride in.
But as always, we went that extra mile for you and delivered a list of the top hoverboards available on the market today and we know that you will probably find your own favorite among these.
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Top rated hoverboard & self-balancing scooter comparison chart
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Best Hoverboard and self-balancing scooter review for 2017
We started at the top and worked our way to the last spot. But remember these are all good and high-quality hoverboards and they all fit different people the best. So be sure to consider what you want most in a hoverboard and you’ll easily find that one of our top contenders will be the perfect fit for you!
Lets get to it then.
#1 SpaceBoard – The Fastest (17.2 mph) self-balancing scooter
Top Speed: 17.2 mph
Longest Distance: 12 miles
Recharging Time: 1-2 hours
Features: Bluetooth and speakers
The SpaceBoard is a fantastic self-balancing scooter and it’s the fastest & greatest one available. It’s a ton of fun to ride and if you dare to go at top speed while riding you’ll be up for the most exciting ride of your life. The speed of this monster is insane and you won’t find a board faster than this one.
The price is a bit higher then most of it’s competition. But that’s probably why it is the best, they haven’t spared any expenses here. This is why the SpaceBoard is our pick for the best hoverboard. It is great in every way and it has a 2 mph higher speed than the Robotturbo which is the second fastest. It is well worth every penny and you will not feel the need for speed anymore! This board is for the speed freaks and it is well worth the price for those who are looking for the best self-balancing scooter of them all.
#2 PowerBoard – A hoverboard with great distance!
Top Speed: 8 mph
Longest Distance: 20 miles
Recharging Time: about 80 minutes
Features: User friendly without fancy features
The powerboard is another great scooter which has proven itself to stand strong against its competition in both quality and support. Even though it might not have all those fancy features the spaceboard has this is a great addition to this top 5 best hoverboards & self-balancing scooter list!
So whom might want to purchase this self-balancing scooter? Well, it’s quite simple, it is built out of high-quality goods, has a good warranty and the support has been fantastic both through phone and email.
The perfect fit for most people. Everything with the powerboard makes it perfect for families where everyone can enjoy it. It’s easy to ride, comes in various colors and the price is more than right. It’s the longest-running hoverboard available and it’s half the price of a Spaceboard. It has good speed, amazing distance and recharges time and most of all it is one of the safest and most well-tested products on the market. It is one of the best kids hoverboards.
What this one lacks in speed it makes up for in distance, 20 miles on a single charge. That’s a great distance for a hoverboard! And with a 1 hour and 20 minutes recharge, there is little to no downtime! If you want to know more about it then you should check out our extensive Powerboard review.
#3 Fixture Display hoverboard – The cheapest self-balancing scooter
Top Speed: 12 mph
Longest Distance: 18 miles
Recharge Time: 2-3 hours
Features: Non for the sake of your wallet!
This one climbed onto our list because it’s a bargain hoverboard! You can’t even find such a cheap self-balancing scooter on sale. But it’s not all about the price tag.
The Fixture Display self-balancing scooter is a great addition to our list. It has a great speed, distance and recharging time. Maybe not the greatest but it is much better than most other hoverboards out there. Combine that with its price tag and you have a great hoverboard for under 200$.
There is nothing to complain about when it comes to quality and their support has been easy to get in touch with and are willingly answering all of our questions. This is for those of you who do not feel the need to have the best of the best and can easily buy something a lot cheaper and but you still get a great hoverboard. There is a reason why this one came out on top in our guide to finding the cheapest hoverboard.
#4 Robotturbo – One of the greater hoverboard & self-balancing scooters
Longest Distance: 15 miles
Recharging Time: Around 50 minutes
Features: 3 user levels
This is one of the greatest hoverboards you’ll be able to get your hands on and for a pretty good price! Here are a few reasons why we picked this one.
It’s the perfect pick whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner due to its 3 level speed adjustment. But it’s not only the speed that gets adjusted the gyros and the turn radius also gets more sensitive if you choose to ride on a higher user level. For a beginner, this is flawless because you can easily just set it up on level 1 and you’ll be up and running in no-time.
For the experienced rider, this hoverboard goes at a top speed of 15 mph on user level 3. Combine that with its double Samsung batteries and the new fast-charge technology, it’ll take you 15 miles and then you only have to charge it for 50 minutes and you’re on your way again.
#5 FutureSaw – Stylish slick design with speed and Music
Top Speed: 14 mph
Longest Distance: 15 miles
Recharge Time: 2-3 hours
Features: Bluetooth 3.0 and speakers
For those of you think we’re only looking at Amazon’s hoverboard stock this isn’t the case. If you check our reviews you’ll see we’ve reviewed a lot of hoverboards that aren’t listed on Amazon, or at least they weren’t when we reviewed them the first time.
The FutureSaw has climbed up and into our top 5 list for a good reason. Its slick design, the StreetSaw’s way of dealing with customers and the quality. The quality is outstanding and you’ll get free shipping + a great warranty. They even have a store in Las Vegas if you feel like taking it for a spin before you buy it!
This is our only reviewed hoverboard that is sold both in a local store and online.
It has a great Bluetooth 3.0 with a 14 feet range and the speakers have clear high-quality sound coming from them. You’ll be blasting your favorite music whilst riding around the streets. Definitely an eye-catching device, both for its design and music playing.
This is a great hoverboard and it has taken its grip on the 5th place on our list.
Beneath you’ll find our former 2015 top 5 list of self-balancing scooters!
Let’s start way at the back and work our way to the top rated self-balancing scooter.
The most important criteria we have that determines whether or not we are going to review a self-balancing board is its safety. We check up on all the early stage errors and see if it is even worth our time to investigate it further.
HoverBoost self-balancing smart electronic board (The CHEAP hands free segway)
The HooverBoost cheap self-balancing board has a lot to offer even though you might not think of it since it has such a low price tag. If you are looking for a cheap hands free segway then the hoverbooster is one of the cheapest hands free segway you’ll find.
It has a top speed at 9 mph which is slightly above the average. It will take you somewhere around 8-9 miles on a full charge and it takes you 3-4 hours to recharge it. The recharge time is a bit much but it may have to do with it being so cheap.
This is a great buy if you are after some cheap hands-free segway’s which still comes with great qualities and a moderate speed. Perfect for the first time. It is made out of high-quality plastics and has almost all the same features that the more expensive brands have.
It can carry the weight of 240lbs and still go just as good. The unit is a little heavy at around 25 lbs. It has small sized tires at 4.5”. The package gets delivered with the following items. Charger, User Manual, Package Box and the following safety equipment. Helmet, Elbow-pads, Knee-pads, and Gloves.
- Price, The cheapest self-balancing scooter available.
- Size, Its small size makes it convenient to travel with.
- Shipping, Choose if you want to pay a bit more and get it fast or wait for a while and get a bargain.
A great cheap hoverboard that will run for mile after mile. It is easy to master within minutes and the price is fantastic. A solid purchase if it is your first hoverboard, it’s a perfect hands free segway for beginners.
HoverBEATS self-balancing scooter with Bluetooth (self-balancing scooter with music)
The HoverBEATS self-balancing scooter with Bluetooth is made by a US brand named Smart Gear. Smart Gear has been developing high-quality toys for over 10 years. That’s a big part why HoverBEATS are at the third place.
It is made out of quality hard scratch resistant plastic and has 2 motors with 350w each. It has a top speed at 9 mph and it can go 12 miles on a fully charged battery.
It has a 36V/4.4Ah battery with a recharge time of only 1.5 hours. It is the lightest self-balanced scooter we have ever reviewed. With its 20lbs it’s easy to take it with you in a carrier bag or just in your hands.
It has big 8” tires and supports the weight of 230 lbs.
During our testing, we hooked it up with an iPhone to test the built-in speakers. It’s definitely not Hi-Fi but they did get the job done and there was no noise while listening. At first, we felt that the music got us off balance and we almost fell but after a while, everything was back to normal and it was actually great to listen to some speaker music while riding. Not everyone felt that way as we got a few angry eyes upon us.
It has flashing led-lights at both ends making it a really cool device to listen to music on.
- Music, You can listen to your favorite beat while riding it. Stream music from your phone with Bluetooth.
- Lightweight, It is the lightest self-balancing board we have tested.
- Scratch resistance, Highly scratch resistant plastic.
- Led-lights, Cool flashing led-lights on both fenders that flashes to the beat of your music.
It’s a great scooter and as they call it themselves, the safest 2 wheel self-balancing scooter. I might not agree with it being the safest but I can definitely say that it is completely safe. The tip is to learn to ride without music at first as it was a bit distracting in the beginning. Its light-weight makes it perfect for older adults or younger kids.
Monorover R2 Electric hoverboard segway
The MonoRover R2 hoverboard segway has a top speed of 9 mph and the first that comes to mind is how sturdy and strong it feels. The MonoRover is definitely a good choice for anyone looking for a good fast hoverboard with good qualities. The ride was very smooth and there were no problems at all actually. Watch out for fake models though, there seems to be a lot of them. But don’t worry we got you covered. Just check our link below to find a trusted supplier of the MonoRover R2.
We rode it for almost 4.5 hours (That was about 12.1 miles). So it has great distance, actually more than its advertised 12 miles it seems. It took quite some time to recharge the battery almost a full 3 hours. They say it will improve after a few charges but we had no time to test this so we will leave it at that.
Most of the best hoverboards we test come with a carrier bag, the MonoRover does not. You can still buy the bag on the side but add that to your calculations when buying this board. Since a carrier bag will give you a lot more freedom with your device and makes it a heck of a lot easier to carry with you.
- Ease of use, Easy to maneuver and takes only 10-15 minutes to learn. Making it a good self-balancing board for families with younger children.
- US shipping, Shipped from within the US giving you, fast delivery and safe transportation.
- Warranty, 1-year warranty and a 30-day cash back guarantee to assure you the safest deal.
- Max weight, Tested with 297lbs it went a bit slower but it didn’t seem to care about the weight at all.
The MonoRover R2 was a smooth ride, we rode it for almost 4.5 hours. The battery took some time to recharge which is a bummer, but since it has great distance you do not have to charge it very often. Other than that it was a great ride. Nothing to fancy but it did well under most of our tests. It isn’t something you would want to ride on grass though. If the grass is higher than 5-6 cm you will get yourself into some problems. It’s a great choice if there will be younger children riding it.
Galaxyboard hands free Segway
The GalaxyBoard is one of the fastest hoverboards we have tested thus far. It has a top speed of 12 mph and it has a price tag that is unbelievable. It is made out of great quality PVC plastic, it is highly scratch resistant and comes packed with a high-tech battery and some of the best self-balancing technology you can find. The price tag is unbeatable at the moment. Not even the GoBoard which we gladly recommend to everyone who is looking for the best self-balancing scooter. But the GalaxyBoard isn’t way behind. Actually, it is only behind by 0.3 points which in the world of electronic toys and devices is nothing. It has the same speed you can do the exact same things except for one thing, you do not get a remote, but hey you save over 100$. How they made this scooter so sturdy and yet so cheap are something we can’t answer to.
But with the distance of 15 miles per charge, top speed at 12 mph and not even 2 hours for a full charge you can’t go wrong this is the fastest hoverboard segway available on the market today!
- Speed, It is one of the fastest self-balancing scooter on the market today.
- Shipping, From within the USA.
- Battery, Great quality Samsung battery with a recharge time of 1-2 hours(1 hour to 80%).
- Distance, 15 miles on a newly charged battery. It doesn’t get better than that.
- Reinforced & Top Quality, Tires with aluminum reinforced armor for 100% scratch resistance.
This is one of the fastest self-balancing boards we have ever tested. It is the fastest actually, it’s a tie between this one and the GoBoard. I would definitely suggest the GalaxyBoard to anyone looking to buy a fast self-balancing board. You save 100’s of dollar just by choosing the Galaxyboard over the Goboard and hey, what’s a remote worth to you?
Swagway X1 Electric self-balancing board.
Our number 1 choice of our top 5 best hoverboard segways is: (drum-roll) the Swagway X1. This is our GoTo guy when it comes to fast and secure self-balancing boards. It is the safest hoverboard available and if you go check their reviews earlier customers have almost only good things to say about this brand including us. It comes with a High-quality safe battery and a UL charger. It is manufactured by a different manufacturer than the standard balancing boards and it comes with enhanced components and far superior quality. It runs at a top speed of 10 mph and goes further than 20 miles on a full charge. Nothing can beat this guy and nothing has.
You do not only get a perfect piece of equipment, it comes with a safety net so that you can feel 100% safe about your purchase. Native English speaking customer support within the US.
It has enhanced gryos for smoother navigation through bumpy conditions. It was the smoothest ride we have gone on so far and it is superior to all the other self-balancing scooters on the market.
It goes at a blazing speed of 10 mph, while most people probably won’t go that fast we did and we have to say this is the most fun we have ever had on one of these devices. Imagine if all your friends riding on their 6-8 mph scooters and you just literally blaze by. They won’t know what happened. Add a cool t-shirt to the mix with some insulting text on the back and you’re ready to go!
A former high-quality buy is the Swagway, who recently changed their brand name to Swagtron and you can read our review of their latest hoverboard here.
- Speed, 10 mph this is the fastest self-balancing scooter.
- Warranty, Great warranty, and customer support
- Distance, 20 miles on a full charge is insane and the recharge time on top of that is just ridiculous.
- Brand, American brand with its own manufacturer makes it a high-quality toy.
- Quality, Perfect quality, good scratch resistance and a remote control with a lot of features.
- Shipping, Shipped from within the US.
There is a lot to say about the Swagway x1 hoverboard. Nothing can beat this guy at the moment. Its distance, its speed, its recharge time. It is the ultimate self-balancing board on the market and you can get it for 60-70% off what an IO Hawk would have cost you!
So what is the best self-balancing scooter?
No easy question but at the moment it is this guy, the Swagway x1! Tightly followed by our 2nd runner-up the Galaxyboard.