Thinking of Buying a Hoverboard? DON'T - Read This FIRST
By GB Blog Official 2018-07-03 2199 4
Your dream can now become a reality with the brand new 2WHEELS S3601 2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter. This two-wheel balancing e-scooter has upgraded aluminum wheels with superior 6.5 inch tires as well as non-slip foot pedals for better, safer riding.
The 2WHEELS Scooter can reach speed up to 10km/h and has a 4400mAh lithium-ion battery that can last for 12km with an indicator to let you know when it's time to charge up.
Race your friends, try cool new tricks, or use this eco-friendly compact device on your commute to work or school.
Initial impressions about scooter/hoverboard
This is my first ever hoverboard and it really doesn't disappoint. I got the hang of it very quickly, but you seniors may be a little longer!
After watching all videos online I just had to try it for myself. The fact that it has a UL2272 certificate really pushed me to buy this as safety using this was a concern of mine.
It is awesome! Sturdy and holds up to 220lbs (100kg), so I couldn't be happier.
Some points to consider before buying a hoverboard
Despite the fact that they are cool, this tech fad has a dangerous side. The news has been peppered with reports of hoverboards exploding and catching fire.
Cities are banning them from roads and sidewalks, and airlines won't let you bring them onto planes. Even retailers such as Amazon have banned the sale of some models.
While the culprit seems to be faulty batteries. These faulty batteries are an issue particularly with cheap, generic, and knockoff boards you can find in some sellers without a UL certificate.
Other than that, the hoverboard is also a little heavy. It's difficult for the kids to pick up since it weighs over 20 pounds, so I would recommend moving it for them.
Besides these points, there is not much to complain about.
The good stuff
Hoverboards are making a comeback. Manufacturers have got their act together after previous problems and are now producing UL certified models, which means they are safe to use.
If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, you must have seen that celebrities are flocked to hoverboards, which has upped their popularity. Singers Justin Bieber and NBA star J. R. Smith have been seen riding them.
Maybe you are thinking: Are these gadgets really good for me? The answer is probably yes as the convenience and cost-effectiveness they offer are something that everyone can benefit from.
If you still need reasons as to why this self-balancing scooter is a good buy, here are some of its major advantages.
1. Perfect for urban living
Of course, you cannot forgo your subway ride to the office or your two hour drive to the hospital with this scooter. But it is perfect for smaller errands like going to the supermarket.
It is ideal for travel distances of 8 - 12km, and can take a max load of 100kg, so your trip to the supermarket becomes more than fun.
You are also benefiting the environment while you are choosing the two wheel scooter over a car. It's a win-win situation.
3. Easy to navigate
There is nothing complex in the way the scooter is controlled: all you have to do is lean forward when you want to accelerate, and lean back when you want it to stop.
4. Low maintenance
It does not require heavy maintenance. You just need to periodically check up on the batteries.
5. Quality assurance
There are CE, FCC, UL2272, UN38.3, MSDS, RoHS2.0 certificates guaranteeing your safety.
After reading the above pros and cons of hoverboard, you can confidently go forth and buy the best self-balancing scooter for yourselves.
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