WINNER: HALO ROVER
BEST HOVERBOARDS | 2017
1ST PLACE / Halo Rover
The Halo Rover is an absolute beast that is taking the hoverboard community by storm. Its 8.5 inch rugged non-inflatable tires are able to take on any terrain with ease and is easily the safest board to own. It is fully UL 2272 Certified which means no fire or issues with the board. The reviews from customers have been very positive. It includes an APP and Bluetooth. What more can we say, we all have fell in love with the Halo Rover.
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THE BOTTOM LINE
If you are looking for the safest and most reliable hoverboard it is the Halo Rover. The Halo Rover like all their products comes with a 12 Month Warranty. It is fully UL 2272 certified and is the most durable of the bunch. Through our battery of tests the board we have concluded that this is the best quality board to be made to date and thus takes the Best Hoverboard Spot at #1.
2ND PLACE / Halo GO
The Halo GO has made a name for itself as one of the most reliable and safest hoverboards on the market. It is fully UL2272 Safety Certified and has gone through a 156 point inspection test. They are enclosed with certified Samsung batteries in their hoverboards and includes a 12 Month warranty. Halo GO has hauled in the best reviews online and that can be attrituted to their stellar customer service and satisfaction. The Halo GO is one of the few hoverboards today that include bluetooth allowing you to blast music to your board. Their sleek chrome designs and rubber protective padding are a majore plus that makes the Halo GO a safe buy
The only ding to the Halo GO is that it doesn't include an APP like the Halo Rover.
THE BOTTOM LINE
They may be priced slightly higher than some models out there, but these are quality products, and one of the best hoverboards on the market, if not better. With a 10 mile ride range and hour charge time, you’ll never have to worry about having too much down time between rides. Through our hands on inspection, we found that every single Halo GO out their was made with quality parts and Samsung batteries. This could be the reason why we have never heard of a Halo GO to have any major issues and consumers are ensconced with the board. We have to agree with customers on this as we have ranked the Halo GO at #2 on our best hoverboard list.
3RD PLACE / Razor
Although being hit with a recall with their original Hovertrax hoverboards, Razor bounced back with their new UL certified Hovertrax 2.0 boards that come with EverBalance technology. They do have a unique style and look to them which some prefer over the classic style of hoverboards.
Razor has been in the scooter business for years, but they had a bit of trouble with the big hoverboard recall that occurred last year, getting hit hard with their hoverboard offerings. They’ve built themselves back up with their new Hovertrax 2.0, and although its style is different, it’s also a bit polarizing, as many consumers just don’t like the look of it. The battery life isn’t the greatest either, coming in at just an hour.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Razor’s Hovertrax 2.0 is a great product that is powered by LG batteries and will get you a decent hour of ride time. It’s not as impressive as the 1.5+ hour ride times of our higher ranked boards, but it still competes well. If you can get around the strange design choices they went with, and the blemish on the company’s name with their recall, it is still a good hoverboard to buy.
4TH PLACE / Sagaplay
The SagaPlay F1 hoverboard is an up and coming UL 2272 certified self-balancing scooter that is now available on Amazon. It comes in 3 colors and sports a nice classic design and an LG battery.
While we like the classic styling and overall quality of the SagaPlay, it's still the new kid on the block and hasn't been tested for its durability over time. We will withhold judgement until more reviews come in.
THE BOTTOM LINE
The F1 from SagaPlay is a great hoverboard for its listed price. There still aren't too many verified reviews for this scooter so it hasn't established itself yet so we couldn't rate it higher than the tried and true brands. If you are looking to buy a new hoverboard and don't want to break the bank, the SagaPlay is a great choice.
5TH PLACE / Segway
Much like the Swagtron T3 the T1 is built to last. It is not enclosed with bluetooth and an app but it is enclosed. It goes up to 8MPH and has a range up to 14 miles. It can hold a maximum weight up to 220lbs which ensure that it is made with a strong aluminum base.
As mentioned with its sister board the T1, it is not enclosed with a Samsung Battery and instead has a standard Chinese battery.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Is it great quality? Yes, but that quality doesn’t come with an assurance of having a warranty just in case you have concerns with the product. Although it may be one of the most popular boards it will never best the #1 hoverboard due to not being enclosed with samsung battery cells.
What To Look For When Buying a Hoverboard
When it comes to searching for the right hoverboard start with the battery. Most of the lower end hoverboards are enclosed with cheap knock-off batteries that fail to operate the board properly. We at Best Reviews Online recommend to search for a hoverboard that has Certified Samsung or LG batteries. These batteries contain cells that contact heat and wont allow the battery pack to overheat at high temperatues. Few reputable hoverboard companies were judicious and spent extra dollars by building with quality Samsung Batteries.
Battery Cells & Quality
As consumers, our aim is to determine what peculiarities exist between models and brands that appear to be largely identical on the surface and sometimes sell at vastly different prices. Thus quality of hoverboards should be on the list. The search for hoverboards has become a difficult discovery in that it’s impossible to know exactly who is making what, which brands are in copycat mode and who is telling the truth. However, our recommendation is to first start with a company that has Certified Samsung Batteries. They uphold UL Certification standards and the extra battery seals protect the cells from any fire due to battery failure.
We recommend to purchase a hoverboard from a company that doesnt shy away from providing a warranty. A 6 month warranty should be at play at the minimum to ensure you can still have technical assistance even months after your purchase. When looking to buy a hoverboard, make sure the warranty does cover most technicals issues an that might arise.