TOMOLOO Hoverboard Review – Testing the line-up

The Tomoloo hoverboards have been getting a lot of traction lately and I had the chance to test ride all their units at the same time. Who can say no to that?

The first thing that I noticed is that they actually have a lot of different models but haven’t named each model to something unique so we thought we’d just combine all of their models into one large review and separate them by appearance and wheel-size.

Tomoloo hoverboards test and review

We’ve done some extensive testing to three of Tomoloo’s hoverboards and those were two different 6.5″ models and one 8″ model and they all did great throughout our test course. All of their hoverboards have the now famous UL 2272 certifications which are basically a safety-badge indicating that they have been thoroughly tested by the U.S underwriters laboratories and that there is no risk of fire. The battery consists of Samsung cells and has a similar certificate called UL 2271.


Tomoloo’s 6.5-inch – My favorite

mobile application hoverboard

Distance: 12 miles(Depending terrain and weight)

Speed: 8 MPH

Charge Time: 2 hours

Battery: UL 2271 Samsung 36V/4.3 Ah Lithium-ion Battery

Load: 40-264 lbs

Unit Weight: 24 lbs

Features: App, Bluetooth, Speakers

What I liked:
  • Fun for kids
  • Really useful mobile app
  • Personalize it to fit your inner wants
  • Strong motors
  • Really easy to master

What I didn't like:
  • Missing the RGB lights

The first item from Tomoloo is a 6.5-inch unit and I think its a good addition to the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 that we’ve tested earlier. Just as the one above this one is powered by two 300 watt motors giving it 50 watts stronger motors compared to many of the standard 6.5″ hoverboards on the market. It also has the ability to be personalized with the mobile application to suit the riders most inner needs. Customize it to perfectly reflect what you want to get out of your hoverboard. The only exception here is that it doesn’t have any RGB-lights to adjust, but instead it has gotten a much cooler design and it rolls over much more smoothly when you need to dismount while riding. Which occasionally happens even to the best of us.

The only exception here is that it doesn’t have any RGB-lights to adjust, but instead it has gotten a much cooler design and it rolls over much more smoothly when you need to dismount while riding. Which happens even to the best of riders and is something that should everyone should train to do on grass before really picking up speed on the streets.

It comes in two different colors: Khaki and Black. Both colors are very nicely made with a matte finish. my personal favorite is without a doubt the khaki colored one as I haven’t seen that one before.

The foot pedals on this model are much higher ensuring good grip and also making them easier to press down for kids of lower weight around 40-60lbs, which results in a better riding experience for young children.


Tomoloo 8-inch – Just as good but still ended up as second

Distance: 12 miles(Depending terrain and weight)

Speed: 8 MPH

Charge Time: 2 hours

Battery: UL 2271 Samsung 36V/4.3 Ah Lithium-ion Battery

Load: 40-264 lbs

Unit Weight: 24 lbs

Features: App, Bluetooth, Speakers

What I liked:
  • Great for kids 7-14
  • Better ground clearance
  • Can handle small stones and sticks better
  • Quality sound for two 5W speakers

What I didn't like:
  • I didn’t really find anything to complain about

The biggest difference between the above 6.5-inch models and this 8-inch model is that it comes packed with even more power, 350-watt times two gives it a total of 700 watts. Strong and powerful motors provide better steering and more precise adjustment of speed that works in favor for adults. We tested it with 220lbs and it works just perfectly and the precision is mind-blowing.

The 8-inch tires provide another great feature, increased height giving you more space underneath the hoverboard and the larger wheels also provides some peace of mind when handling small stones and uneven terrain.

This model too has the RGB-light feature meaning you can open up the mobile app and switch between more colors than you can ever imagine. There is also a few lightning-modes to choose from in order to make it switch automatically between a number of different colors. Overall a great addition to the line-up of Tomoloo hoverboards and in my opinion is that it comes in at a second place.


Tomoloo 6.5-inch – Sadly the design flaws took it down

rgb lighting hoverboard

Distance: 12 miles(Depending terrain and weight)

Speed: 10 MPH

Charge Time: 2.5 hours

Battery: UL 2271 Samsung 36V/4.3 Ah Lithium-ion Battery

Load: 44-265 lbs

Unit Weight: 26 lbs

Features: App, Bluetooth, Speakers, RGB lights

What I liked:
  • Cool unique design on both the hoverboard casing and lights
  • Control every single aspect of the ride through its application
  • RGB lights lets you pick colors through the mobile app
  • Bluetooth works really good
  • Easy to learn and master
  • Fun for kids

What I didn't like:
  • Design is a bit strange and if it tumbles around it gets hit pretty hard

So the first model we tested was the 6.5″ with RGB lights on it. This was totally new to me and for those who know me already you know me,  know I fell in love with the feature pretty quickly. I really love to give my rides a personal touch.

The unit moves very smoothly and even though I did one time lean over too far nothing cracked and no injuries. Note that I am an expert at failing without falling and most often you can just jump off and land on your feet, but it takes some practicing and some catlike instincts.

The self-balancing is really good and turning/adjusting speed and direction are smooth and responsive so you feel as one with the hoverboard. Easy to get going with the built-in app which is downloadable for both iOS and Android. Powered with a Bluetooth 4.0 unit you get a really good connection and the speakers do perform very well, keep in mind they are small and only 5W. Has a lot of different functions to limit the speed cap and adjust the driving force to make it accelerate smoother or more rapid.

The application gives you a lot of options in terms of customization and I am not just talking about the thousands of RGB light colors and different disco modes that you can choose from. The app has a lot of different functions to limit the speed and adjust the driving force to make it accelerate smoother or more rapid. With that said we really recommend any of the Tomoloo boards to kids because they have those extra features that I think kids would enjoy the most.

Comparing them all

When comparing these three I don’t really see any issues with either of them. But if I had to rank them I’ll definitely put the 6.5-inch without RGB lights at a top spot, followed by the 8-inch and then last but not least the RGB light 6.5-inch. Why? Well the differences between them

Why do you ask?

-Well, first of all, there isn’t a big difference between them. I had a really hard time to pick out a winner but the last place was quite simple. The design of that last 6.5-inch is a bit strange and that’s the only reason it ended up coming out as a loser.

 

 

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