11 Best Hoverboards of 2017

For Every Budget – Cheap & Expensive Hoverboards

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It was only a generation ago when everyone whizzed around on low-tech skateboards and roller blades. These fun contraptions and alternative modes of transport are still popular. The difference today is that they have some serious competition. I’m talking about the new hoverboards of course, though not in the science fiction sense. That would be great, but we do have the next best thing.

NameRangeMax LoadRatingPrice
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TOPPICK

Halo Rover Hoverboard

10 miles (16 km)220 lbs
4.7


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BESTVALUE

TOMOLOO Hoverboard

12 miles (19 km)264 lbs
4.8


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BUDGET

GOTRAX Hoverboard

12 miles (19 km)220 lbs
4.8


About this Hoverboard Guide

This review guide looks at ten of the best hoverboards around right now. There’s a lot of competition out there but it’s not all equal. It’s why I’ve sifted through all the popular brands and models to come up with this shortlist of best options. These are the top choices in terms of value for money, features, ease of use, reliability, safety, and so on.

As I compiled this list I also took the opinions of industry experts and real user feedback into account. Before we get into the reviews I want to share a few things with the uninitiated. It’s important to know the basics of hoverboard technology, uses, rules, regulations, and terminology.

Feel free to jump straight to the reviews if you understand all there is to know about hoverboards.

Before You Buy Your Hoverboard

Before you buy your hoverboard know what you want from it and be specific. I know it sounds logical but it’s easy for a beautiful design and a few impressive features to tempt new buyers at a glance. The point is this, not all hoverboard feel or function the same way.

Here are a few things to think about as you consider your needs and expectations:

  • Some hoverboards are great off-road, others are not
  • Not all hoverboards can carry the same payload (bodyweight)
  • Some are faster than others
  • Know your budget and thus narrow down your search
  • What’s your age range: some boards are better suited for kids
  • Do you want a hoverboard only for commuting or other purposes?
  • Note down anything else you can think of

The table below shows my top ten hoverboard choices in the order they appear in this guide. The first three are in order of top pick, best value, and best budget. I’ve arranged the seven below those into two price categories, under $300 and over $300.

I hope you enjoy these reviews and find what you’re looking for.

Hoverboard Make & ModelLearning ModeMax LoadPrice Check
Halo Rover Hoverboard (top pick)Via Halo Rover mobile app220 lbs.
TOMOLOO Hoverboard (best value)Via TOMOLOO free app264 lbs.
Gotrax Hoverboard (best budget)GOTRAX Training mode220 lbs.
VEEKO HoverboardNo but easy to grasp225 lbs.
Razor Hovertrax 2.0Yes (not app controlled)220 lbs.
Swagtron T1Yes (not app controlled)220 lbs
Skque X1No, but easy to rideModel specific
Megawheels hoverboardNo, but easy to ride265 lbs.
SwagTron T6 off-roadVia SWAGTRON App420 lbs.
EPIKGO All-Terrain ScooterYes (not app controlled)265 lbs.
Segway miniProVia miniPRO app220 lbs.

You will find a quick glance table at the end of each no-nonsense hoverboard review. These tables highlight a few of the more important tech specs at a glance along with any pros and cons

Top 3 Hoverboard Picks

All-Terrain Halo Rover Hoverboard

All-Terrain Halo Rover Hoverboard

The Pros

  • US designed and based
  • Heavy-duty design
  • +8 more

The Cons

  • Heavy to lug around
  • Bluetooth issues with less popular/older smartphones
  • +1 more

4.7

TOMOLOO Hoverboard

TOMOLOO Hoverboard

The Pros

  • Great for adults & kids 7+ years
  • Powerful motors
  • +6 more

The Cons

  • Few reports that hoverboard is prone to scratches
  • No RGB lights
  • +1 more

4.8

Gotrax Hoverboard

GOTRAX Hoverfly Hoverboard

The Pros

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Great user feedback
  • +3 more

The Cons

  • Charging beep irritating
  • No app-control
  • +1 more

4.8

Self-Balancing Scooters Under $300

There are four great quality hoverboards in the under $300 bucks category. Some lack features like app control and built in speaker systems but they still provide excellent value and a great experience.

The Friendly VEEKO Hoverboard

The Friendly VEEKO Hoverboard

The Pros

  • Affordable price tag
  • 350W powerful motor
  • +5 more

The Cons

  • No app control
  • No built-in speaker system
  • +1 more

4.2

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Smart Scooter

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Smart Scooter

The Pros

  • EverBalance™ Technology
  • Fast charging time
  • +6 more

The Cons

  • No Bluetooth or app control
  • No in-built speaker system
  • +1 more

4.6

SWAGTRON T1 Personal Transporter Review

SWAGTRON T1 Personal Transporter

The Pros

  • Amazon Choices product 2017
  • SentryShield Battery Management
  • +9 more

The Cons

  • No app control
  • No Bluetooth inbuilt speakers
  • +1 more

4.3

Skque X1/I Series Self-Balancing Scooter

Skque X1/I Series Self-Balancing Scooter

The Pros

  • Affordable hoverboard
  • Multiple colors to choose from
  • +6 more

The Cons

  • No rear LED lights
  • Speaker system optional extra
  • +2 more

4.1

The Popular Megawheels Hoverboard

The Popular Megawheels Hoverboard

The Pros

  • Affordable hoverboard
  • Five colors available
  • +7 more

The Cons

  • Small wheels (can also be a positive for younger riders)
  • No app control or Bluetooth speakers system
  • +1 more

3.9

Self-Balancing Scooters Over $300

The picks in the over 300-bucks category are quite unique. The style, weight, size, and functionality all move up a level. You can expect bigger wheels, motors, and off-road, all-terrain capability.

SWAGTRON T6 - the Ultimate Off-Road Hoverboard

SWAGTRON T6 – the Ultimate Off-Road Hoverboard

The Pros

  • Amazon’s Choice product 2017
  • High payload limit
  • +6 more

The Cons

  • Heavy to lug
  • Not as agile as a regular board
  • +1 more

4.5

EPIKGO Self-Balancing Scooter Review

EPIKGO Self-Balancing Scooter

The Pros

  • Large size, fast, easy-to-use
  • Robust aluminum alloy frame, well-made overall
  • +6 more

The Cons

  • No low battery indicator
  • Heavy and bulky
  • +1 more

4.5

The SEGWAY miniPRO Self-Balancing Transporter

The SEGWAY miniPRO Self-Balancing Transporter

The Pros

  • Easy to ride at any level
  • Adapts well to obstacles
  • +6 more

The Cons

  • Auto-slowdown annoying for the more experienced riders
  • Some reports of spotty Bluetooth/app connection

4.4

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