Things to Think about Before Buying a Hoverboard

Published On August 8, 2017 | By Robbie Garner | Technology

If you have mastered running, jumping and of course walking, then take the next step to getting from one place to another — hovering! Hoverboards are the next step in the next generation’s solution for simply walking.

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If you have been too busy to keep up with the technology news, a self-balancing scooter often referred to as:

  • Mini Segway
  • Segway board
  • Hoverboard

These are a 2-wheeled, battery powered – electric scooter. By using gyroscope technology, the user is balanced without the need to use any handles. It maintains the user in the upright position by gyroscopic sensors and an accelerator-based sensor leveling.

Obvious Question

Of course, the obvious question about hoverboard is just how safe is it to take a ride on? If you have been watching any related videos about the hoverboard, then you have seen first-time users wobble around and yes, sometime fall off – at first. But in only minutes they have easily gotten used to it. Riding a self-balancing hoverboard or scooter is safe when the user uses the proper safety measures and with common sense also onboard. This means a 1st time user should go at a slow speed and do that also when riding on terrain that is not familiar.


Research done in the field of the hoverboard market by surveying those who have one and talking to dealers who are certified hoverboard dealer with a few years of experience in the space; they will all agree that it is quite safe. Now, what does this mean – certified dealer? This means they have had some training and have been certified to know and sell hoverboards. In other words, don’t just see a sign that simply says hoverboard for sale. It is important to buy from a certified dealer.

 Shopping guides

You should also go to shopping guide sites since most of them have taken the time to research by:

  • Riding on different surfaces
  • Taking them apart
  • Inspecting their differences
  • Putting them through tests measuring handling and performance

If you are really thinking about getting a hoverboard, go to as many review and shopping guide sites as possible.

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