Want to buy a hoverboard? There are some things to know before buying one

Rohan Mathew

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Modern science has given us some of the cool stuff over the years. But the new invention of the Hoverboard has driven everyone crazy. A hoverboard is a two-wheeled scooter type of thing that can keep balance by itself. No matter how hard you try, the Hoverboard will manage to keep itself balanced. These cool thing has gotten a lot of attention. But there are some things you need to know before you are planning to buy one for yourself. Today we are going to discuss some of that.

Hoverboard laws

Hoverboard metallic is not currently available across the whole globe but is spreading very fast. With these cool toys, there are some rules to follow if you own a hoverboard. Some might think about why there is a law for just a simple toy. This simple toy can do some things that are not allowed. Like countries like the US, UK and Australia have banned people from riding Hoverboard on walkways and the public streets. Because this is pretty difficult to control, and a simple malfunction can cause a severe accident. These banned rules also apply to schools and colleges. However, one can ride Hoverboard in their home indoor or maybe in their driveway.

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Safety precautions

As it is an advanced tech; so there have been several unfortunate incidents while charging the board. There are also reports about the board caught fire or exploded while charing it. There is also some report about the board’s loos control while riding on it. Several minor and major accidents have happened because of the Hoverboard. That doesn’t mean that you cant ride a hoverboard. So when buying any hoverboard, make sure to check the safety standards of the board, especially in the battery section. Also, try to purchase this thing directly from the manufacturer and read the article and check the reviews before buying a hoverboard.


The Hoverboard is a new thing in the market section. A hoverboard can cost you about less than $300 to more than $1000 the price on the quality of material and the extra function and facility. The higher models have a better battery life so that you can ride more on a single charge. The higher models also support the built-in Bluetooth function, and you can play music on it, or you can see the data from the Hoverboard. If you are short on money, you can grab the low model. But make sure to check the warranty and if it has all the safety precautions.


The average top speed of a hoverboard is 10mph. But it may vary depending on the model and type of wheels, weight, and the ridding surface. The standard category boards have a speed of around 12 to 14 mph, while the high-end models can go up to 17 miles per hour. The Airwheel type model hoverboards have a speed range of 4 to 6 miles per hour, and the premium models can go up to 24 to 28 miles per hour.

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A typical hoverboard can run up to two hours from a single two to three hours of single full battery charge. The two runnings can cover about 10 to 12 miles. But it depends on the battery life, the person’s weight, surface terrain, and battery health. Always try to use the stock charger, which comes with the box. Stay away from using other chargers that may harm the battery and can eventually decrease battery health over time. Always follow to manufacturer guide to charge the Hoverboard correctly.