When it comes to hoverboards, the Powerboard self-balancing scooter is one of the best. With an affordable price tag, this unit comes in many colors to suit all personalities. It has the speed, safety, and practicality to be your go-to electric 2 wheeled scooter.
Distance: 20 miles(Depending on surface and weight of the user)
Speed: 8 MPH
Charge Time: 80 minutes
Battery: HQ Lithium-ion battery (Safe)
Max Load: 220 lbs
Unit Weight: 25 lbs
Package contains: UL Charger & Manual
Safety, Powerboard is one of the safest available hoverboards and you can be a 100% assured they meet the highest standards of safety.
Scratch resistant, They’ve used the highest quality plastics with shatter-resistant polymer to make sure that it won’t take chunks out of your hoverboard when rolling around.
Warranty, Their extensive warranty of 1 year will guarantee you that you are owning a trouble free hoverboard.
Distance, You’ll get anywhere with this amazing long distance device. Run for hours and when you’re tired there are still enough juice to let someone else try!
Speed, I am a fan of speed so I have to say this one was a bit on the slow side for me. But for most people a 8 mph hoverboard is more than enough.
Price, it might seem a bit on the expensive side but on the other side you get what you pay for.
The powerboard review
Perhaps one of the most futuristic crazes to come out of 2015 is the hoverboard frenzy. Fast, light, and fun to operate, these are the wave of the future in personal transportation. There are many models to choose from, so finding the right one for you can be tricky. Luckily, we have done all the prep work for you! On deck today we have the Hoverboard by Powerboard. Our comprehensive review of this powerboard will answer your most pressing questions:
Is it safe?
Is it fun to use?
Is it actually practical to use as a mode of transportation?
The answer to these questions and more are below, so read on
FINDING THE BEST HOVERBOARD AVAILABLE
It seems that only yesterday hoverboards popped into the public consciousness. While not quite as futuristic as what was depicted in the film “Back to the Future 2”, the realization of functional hoverboard technology has been nothing short of thrilling. Once merely a child’s toy, these gadgets give unprecedented mobility, freedom, and ease of use that guarantee they will quickly become a preferred mode of transportation for the masses.
Every unit will come with some tradeoffs, so we are here to help guide you through the decision making process. Everybody will have their own unique preferences, so we will provide as unbiased and balanced a review as is humanly possible.
But, if you want the punchline up front, then we believe the Hoverboard by Powerboard to be one of the top units available at this time. It’s not hard to see why, either.
If you’re not all that interested in the generic design of the powerboard you can find our frequently updated best hoverboard pick here.
SAFETY of the powerboard
There is no doubt that one of the most pressing issues that comes up when selecting a hoverboard is safety. Recently, some units have actually caught fire, which as you might imagine, can be quite bad for the consumer. The source of these fires has been narrowed down to the Lithium Ion batteries. To mitigate the risk of fire, we recommend the following guidelines:
- Don’t charge your hoverboard in a carpeted area or anywhere near flammable materials (such as furniture, drapes, solvents, etc.)
- Don’t overcharge your hoverboard. This means don’t leave it charging at night.
- DO purchase a hoverboard with a UL certified charger.
It is point #3 where the Hoverboard by Powerboard sticks out. This unit comes factory equipped with a UL certified battery, so you know you are getting a hoverboard that conforms to the current highest safety standards.
Although less publicized and sensationalized, all hoverboards carry some small inherent risk to the user. We are of course talking about the danger of falling off the unit! This one is pretty easy to mitigate. Simply wear some knee pads and a helmet for your first few practice runs, until you get the hang of the riding mechanics.
Also, if you’re going to be riding in low light conditions, please wear a headlamp and reflectors to make sure you can see the road, and other motorists and pedestrians can see you coming.
Fortunately, the Hoverboard by Powerboard also has some nifty features to mitigate the risk to the user. The rubber tires are airless, meaning you won’t have to fill them up or release any air from them, based on the ambient air temperature. In addition, the solid nature of the tires means they cannot go flat if punctured by debris during your commute.
At the time of writing there aren’t many safe hoverboards with UL certificate available right now.
How fun hoverboarding can be
With a top speed of 8 mph the Powerboard over delivers on the fun factor. This top speed is fast enough to give the sensation of complete freedom and uninhibited mobility, while not being so fast as to cause anxiety and fear.
In addition to the speed, this hoverboard is easy to maneuver. The instinctual controls are quick and easy to learn and master. Simply lean forward or back to move forward or in reverse, and lean side to side to corner with ease.
Learning to master one of these things really is simple. And you don’t have to be a small kid to get the hang of it, either. Adults are more than capable of learning the controls and getting quickly up to speed in no time flat. It might not have the off-road abilities that we found out to be really fun in our Epikgo Review, but it is a perfect basic hoverboard that get the job done with ease and it has all the new safety concerns worked out with the UL certificate.
You may be thinking: “sure, it looks like fun, but can I actually use this on a daily basis to get from point A to point B”?
The answer to this is undoubtedly yes.
With a battery life of up to 6 hours this unit can go for several miles before needing a recharge. For many of us, this is more than enough range to get to work on time and without all the frustration of navigating morning traffic.
Once you get to work, you don’t have to worry about the battery being too drained to ride back home. With a recharge time of around 80 minutes time it took for us) you will be ready to get back on the road by lunchtime, just in case you have a half day already scheduled.
But there is more to the powerboard we reviewed
There is a color selection that is out of this world. You can get this pink hoverboard or why not get it in gold chrome, silver, green. blue, red, white, black, grey you name it they got it! There is a color to suit everyone’s inner child.
Are you fed up with dealing with call centers in faraway lands where the representative is hard to understand? Powerboard has you covered. As a company based in the United States, when you call the customer service line you are getting a native English speaker. No language barrier here.
This also means fast shipping to anywhere within the continental United States, as well as fast delivery times to Canada and Europe.
In addition, many competitors’ units only come with a 90 day warranty. The electric Hoverboard by Powerboard comes with a full one year warranty. Should anything go wrong, simply contact their U.S. based customer support and you’re on your way to a pain free customer service experience.