What is a HoverBoard or Self Balancing Electric Scooter?
A Self-Balancing Scooter or Self-Balancing Two-Wheeled Board commonly referred to as a “hoverboard“, is a type of portable, rechargeable battery-powered scooter. They typically consist of two wheels arranged side-by-side, with two small platforms between the wheels, on which the rider stands.
How HoverBoard Scooter Works?
It is mini Segway without the handlebars. Riders stand with their legs akimbo, feet near a wheel on each end. Leaning slightly back to slow down or reverse and lean forward to zoom up 5 or 10 mph. Hoverboards have rechargeable battery inside which propels or two motors at the wheels.
The device is controlled by the rider’s feet, standing on the built-in gyroscopic, sensor pads. A hoverboard is a gadget which makes travel easier on two wheels. It can go up to 10 miles per hour and requires balancing. We got a great video to share by AuthenTech – Ben Schmanke.
Different types of Hoverboard: AirWheel vs. Hoverboard
There are two main designs of Hoverboard- the board and the wheel. AirWheel has a large wheel in the middle of the rider with pressure sensitive paddles on either side for the user to stand on. HoverBoard is made of two pieces with a wheel on each side connected by a hinge in the center allowing them to rotate independently from each other.
Here are some useful guidelines to help you make decisions as well as some factors you should consider before making the purchase.
Before buying any hoverboard make sure it not associated with any incident reported in past. Serious safety concerns in hoverboard some of which have caught fire either charging or riding.
For this Amazon recently pulled many hoverboards brands from its website. Overstocked ceased selling the category of products.
Build quality can be tough to judge. Check the material of the frame. The housing material, wheels, sophistication of the internal motors, sensors, and other electronics before purchasing.
Read through online customer reviews .whenever possible research a particular model and heed customer comments. Check the terms of the Warranty & Guarantee.
Check how much your hoverboard weighs-most hoverboards weigh around 20 plus pound. Especially if you love to rock around town all day go for a light weight one. Another consideration is range-most models claim to have enough torque and power to scale an incline of 5 to 10 degrees a few as much as 15 degrees.
Hoverboards are not for little kids. They are recommended for age 12 above and includes directions with the more mainstream models tend to spend many pages explaining how potential it is.
The majority of the hoverboards are practically identical; there are a few, not coincidentally commanding a top self-price. Studier frame for tolerating bumps from the road, dual direction motors, keychain locking, etc. are some features which come in a certain price range.
Any good quality hoverboard should start with a price range of Rs 15k and will go up to 1 Lacs depend on types of features, weight bearing & speed limits. Low-end models can malfunction anytime.
Speed and Range
The speed and range of the hoverboard is one of the thing you should consider. The top range of hoverboards can vary between models as some premium boards boast ranges of 13-17 miles compared to the standard 12-14 miles that most offer. However, all the models can roughly manage around 10 mph at top speed.
Some hoverboards offer additional features for making it more useful to the customers. Earlier it was rare but now with the advancement in technology. You can now use hoverboard with built-in GPS for global tracking, a key to turn it on and off and even hoverboards with built-in Bluetooth speakers are available. These additional features do not enhance the performance, but it is always good to have additional features.
However, buy this gadget from reputed brands or Flipkart or Amazon are asking all manufacturers to produce some proof that their boards comply with safety standards.
Despite the few bad incidents, these little two-wheeled hoverboards are cool gadgets. These battery-powered devices let riders glide from place to place, steering by moving balance. They are addictive, fun. As a beginner and afraid of falling then there is a new modification in market which turns hoverboard into a go-kart. Buy online from Flipkart.
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