Who Makes The Best Hoverboard – We Reveal the 3 Top Brands of 2018

Who Makes The Best Hoverboard - We Reveal the 3 Top Brands of 2018Have you been considering getting a hoverboard but having trouble shopping around? Maybe you already have one but want to upgrade? Hoverboards have come a long way since their initial hype where many models were dangerous faced some serious safety regulations, but no longer.

In the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission released stats that fires caused directly or indirectly by hoverboards, that occurred between December 2015 (when the hype first started taking off) and February 2016 were responsible for a couple million in damages, which is why Amazon actually stopped selling them for a while.

However, new generation hoverboards are now safe enough that Amazon is selling them again and the time is right to buy one that will be fun, effective, and perfectly safe. So how do you choose a board or brand?

Unfortunately, contrary to the name, these boards don’t actually hover, but I think we all agree that calling it a “free-standing scooter” just doesn’t sound as cool. These motorized, self-balancing scooters are simple to learn (whether you’re an adult or a child) are quite a rush to ride, and make you look like you’re communicating telepathically with the board. As an effective mode of transportation, to help you at work with a large warehouse or yard, or simply as a toy, hoverboards are a great buy. So let’s see who makes the best hoverboard.

EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board – UL2272 Certified, All-Terrain 8.5” Alloy Wheel, 400W Dual-Motor, LG Smart Battery, Hover Through Tough Road Condition [Classic Series]The Epikgo Classic

The number one hoverboard available is the Epikgo Classic: This hoverboard is safe, powerful and easily covers any terrain, which means it’s not confined to one area like a home or office. Anyone who would like to use their hoverboard outside the house, off the concrete pathways or outside of the city as well as a powerful transportation device should definitely consider this hoverboard.

This hoverboard weighs 31 pounds and can take a weight of 265 pounds and still move powerfully and ably. The max speed is about 10 mph, but the Epikgo will be able to keep this speed up slopes, which many faster boards cannot do. The dimensions are 7 x 7.5 x 23 inches (fairly large for a hoverboard) and the board comes in steel grey. The battery life is one hour on full power and it has a fast charge feature. You will be surprised how long the board lasts, as you will not be riding it continuously for one hour at a time. This is also a long battery life, as most hoverboards have a battery life of about 20 minutes.

We are in favour of the Epikgo Classic for a few key reasons, the first one being safety. Epikgo seems to have done their research on all the safety concerns with precious hoverboards and addressed those issues. The Epikgo Classic as well as the Epikgo Sport are both UL2272 Certified after passing 59-Point Safety Tests. They will not explode or be an electrical hazard in any way. This means that the board can safely be brought into a home with children as a toy.

The Epikgo Classic is 30% larger than other market equivalents. This may seem like a disadvantage as it would make the board bulky, but the larger foot space and the larger wheels make this hoverboard a much sturdier and simpler ride. It’s also far more rugged and reliable, and clearly built to last a long time. The larger wheels can tackle bumpier terrain without throwing the rider off or decreasing speed, due to the Epikgo Classic’s 2 400W motors. The board is also completely splash-proof, so it will work in any weather.

The Epikgo Classic is the best hoverboard to buy because it is very durable, safe, compatible with all terrain and overall a great value for money purchase.

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EPIKGO SPORT Balance Board Self Balance Scooter Hover Self-Balancing Board - UL2272 Certified, All-Terrain 8.5” Racing Wheels, 400W Dual-Motor, LG Smart Battery, Hover Over Tough Road ConditionThe Epikgo Sport

The Epikgo Sport has all the features that make the Classic great, but it also has increased speed. Water-resistant, side and outside compatible and easy balancing have all been carried over from the Classic to the Sport. Bringing out two models, one for those who would like some extra speed (max speed 12 mph instead of the Classic’s 10 mph), as well as their focus on safety for the riders in both the electrical department and balancing when riding is what made us decide that Epikgo makes the best hoverboards on the market.

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Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart ScooterRazor Hovertrax 2.0

This hoverboard is a few pounds lighter than the Epikgo and has a smoother ride on concrete and tiles. However, it is not able to go off-road like the Epikgo can. The dimensions are the same as the Epikgo (7.5 x 6.88 x 23.5 inches), making it also a larger than average hoverboard, but it’s wheels are smaller than the Epikgo Classic and much less durable, which is one of the reasons it cannot be used on grass, gravel or sand. It’s battery life is longer than the Epikgo Classic (two to three hours) but it is less powerful and struggles to keep its speed on uphill slopes. The Razor’s average speed is less than the Epikgo as 8 mph. The max load size smaller than the Epikgo at 220 pounds.

The Epikgo Classic is extremely easy to learn to use, whether you are 16 or 60, but the Razor is slighty zippier (due to the lighter product weight and max weight) and less robust than the Epikgo, so it’s a more slippery ride and not recommended for anyone who does not already know how to use a hoverboard. What is fun about the zippiness is that the Razor can turn 360 degrees on a dime, so this hoverboard is more recommended as a toy for someone who has the skills to ride it.

Razor brought out a 1.0 previously which exhibited some serious safety concerns, such as electrical faults and catching fire, which is why, while we would feature the 2.0 as a good hoverboard (the new and revised 1.0), we would not say Razor makes the best hoverboards.

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Skque X1 - UL2272 (MAX 264 lbs) Self Balancing Scooter Hoverboard, Smart Two Wheel Self Balancing Electric Scooter with Bluetooth Speaker and LED LightsSkque® X1

This hoverboard weighs 31 pounds (just like the Epikgo) and can take a weight of 265 pounds (also like the Epikgo) but has smaller batteries than the Epikgo Classic. The max speed is about 10 mph, but the Epikgo will be able to keep this speed up slopes, which many faster boards cannot do. The dimensions are 9.84 x 9.84 x 25.59 inches, which is bigger than the Epikgo or the Razor, making a very stable ride for beginners and the board comes in various colours. The battery life is twenty minutes on full power and takes about two hours to charge.

The Skque is very easy to learn and makes a great indoors toy. It is not multi-terrain compatible, as it only runs indoors, but it will make for a great board for children and teens as it can blast music while it moves and has flashing LED lights. It is not built as durably as the Epikgo Classic or Sport, nor can it be used so extensively on any type of surface such as sand, gravel and grass, but makes a great pavement and concrete surface toy.

The Skque is a great hoverboard, but the company itself does not seem to be striving for excellence and durability with the products, rather just hopping on the market bandwagon. For this reason, we would not label them as the company that makes the best hoverboards, rather, they are the company with the most variety and trendy options.

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To answer the key question of who makes the best hoverboard we conclude that the most durable, versatile and best value-for-money hoverboard is the Epikgo Classic and we would definitely recommend it as the best buy out there. We chose the Epikgo Classic not through on-site hoverboard testing, but a lot of research on hoverboards, reading up on the most well reviewed, and considering all the options. The most important factor with any hoverboard purchase is to make sure it’s certified under UL 2722. We do not recommend that you consider any hoverboards that do not meet these safety requirements (all the boards above do). These tools (or toys) are put through an important series of inspections to ensure your safety while riding them. A list of the tests is available on the “UL/Safety” tab from the SwagTron T3 Hoverboard site.

There are a few UL-certified boards we didn’t mention here for various reasons. For instance, the Kiwano KO-X make a was very popular hoverbaord in 2016 as an all-terrain option, but the at the moment their website is exhibiting technical difficulties, and Amazon stock is running out fast, which is why we didn’t recommend it.

However, Hoverzon’s XLS scooter has received UL 2272 certification, and it’s not a board we found any problems with. It even has a model called the Jetson V6 hoverboard, which brings to the table an unusual aesthetic design. The biggest asset, if you are looking at a hoverboard a toy for your child, is the nifty hoverboard app that allows the user to control the speed and steering of the hoverboard.

However, if you’re looking for a hoverboard to buy today, one that will work where ever you are and last a long time, we can’t stop pointing out that the Epikgo makes the best hoverboards as their boards, both the Classic and the Sport fulfil those categories. The Epikgo as well as the Razor 2.0 and the Skque are all available on Amazon for great prices well below what you would find at Target or other stores. At the moment the Epikgo is 50% cheaper on Amazon than the retail price, and delivery is free. The Epikgo is a safe, robust, fun and all-over great buy that can be delivered to you free of charge: we say that sounds like a deal!

Originally posted 2018-06-01 09:48:46.