Self-Balancing scooters are known by many different names: mini segways, hoverboards, powerboards, scooterboards, electric hands-free scooters, smart balance boards and the list goes on. Some even know them by the name of some of the most popular brands: IO Hawk, PhunkeeDuck, Monorover...
They don't actually hover since they are propelled by wheels, but it is the closest we've got to get some sense of "hovering" about the ground . Its use is very intuitive and it only takes a few minutes to get used to it and start rolling like a pro.
Being hands-free and compact make them easier to carry than scooters, you can also buy a carrying bag, these are great advantages over the traditional electric scooters. Some are equipped with extra features such as remote control keys, LED lights, built-in GPS and Bluetooth speakers.
The boards typically reach speeds up to 10-14 mph (although some models can reach 17 mph) and can cover 15 miles without recharge. They are suitable for adults and for kids ages 10-12 and up depending on the model.
Because safety comes first, we only carry reputable brands that we can trust, with certified batteries. Make sure to follow manufacturer recommendations. For more information on these products, check out our Hoverboard shopping guide.