The 10 Best Hoverboards For Kids in 2019

If you’re reading this you probably didn’t have a hoverboard as a kid. Unfortunately, the hoverboards you may have imagined (ones that float) aren’t yet available cheaply to the public. No worries. There are still incredible boards that will let your feet feel like they’re coasting on clouds, even though they’re actually atop tires.

Hoverboards are a great way to keep your shoes clean and crisp, learn about balance, and have fun that’s relatively safe in comparison to some other forms of transportation. Plus they’re a sleek, slick way to get from A to B.

This is the kind of toy you get for your kids, and then discover you might want to have some fun too. Some of the boards on our list can handle adult riders, letting this become a gift for everyone.

Many of these boards come with exciting perks like apps to monitor battery life, distance covered, and other stats. You might also choose a board with a built-in Bluetooth speaker to enhance your riding experience with sweet tunes. Or perhaps maximum safety is your top concern. On this list, you’ll find boards that were certified for through a battery of different tests to prove they were safe for riders in myriad ways.

On this list we’ve ranked boards based on their price, whether they’ve got an app and a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and the top speed they hit. We’ve also looked at and summarized the pros and cons of the different models based on reviews from owners.

A quick note on the cons: it seems like (as with many electronics) there are duds from the factories that make these vehicles. Depending on the warranty you receive, and others’ experiences with customer service, if you were to get a dysfunctional hoverboard you might get it replaced for free with a working one.

Make sure to scrutinize warranty terms, and look at the experiences verified users have had dealing with different companies’ customer service. In some cases, it seems better to buy these devices from websites other than Amazon.

One thing we learned while researching these vehicles is they often use ion batteries, which can die if left unused in packaging for a long time. So the longer these hoverboards have been sitting unboxed since they were manufactured, the more likely they won’t start after being opened.

These devices can be pricy, so you want to get the most out of them. We’re here help you make the right call. Let’s check these hoverboards out!

Ranking Methodology:

  • Price: the price on the most common locations not including limited-time-online sales
  • App: whether or not the hoverboard may be monitored (speed, battery, location) or controlled via an app
  • Speed: the top speed of the hoverboard as well as range of speeds at which the hoverboard can go
  • Charge: the length of charge in distance or time between charges, also the time it takes to charge
  • Bluetooth: whether the hoverboard has built in bluetooth connectivity and speakers

1) Swagtron T6 Off Road

The name really says it all. If you’re looking to cut a ostentatious profile on a hoverboard, this one’s for you. But the Swagtron T6 Offroad isn’t all about looking cool: it’s extremely functional.

This device can handle up to 420 pounds. Think about that for a second. It can go on all terrains, has a bluetooth speaker, 10″ rugged tires and a 300 watt dual motor. To top it all off the T6 has a 12 mile range when fully charged, and can reach speeds of 12 MPH. This board boasts an app that lets you monitor riding modes, distances covered, battery level, and speed. It’s no wonder this board was chosen as the official hoverboard of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Owners said the device was incredibly fun to ride.
  • Users said the device was challenging but fun to learn how to use.
  • Users said the device was versatile.
  • Owners said the device was holding up better than expected.
  • Reviewers were thrilled with its battery life.
  • Owners loved its ability to ride on all terrains.
  • One owner who weighs over 300 pounds was very happy with this device.

Cons

  • Some reviewers were very unhappy with the fragility of the T6.
  • One reviewer said Swagtron was reluctant to replace the boards because they were used in a way that wasn’t warranted (riding in the house).
  • One owner said this device’s electrical brake went down frequently.
  • One user said the device is very heavy, making it hard to carry after it dies.
  • One reviewer said they had to send this device back multiple times, but it was replaced.
  • Many reviewers complained about this device breaking down after only months of use.

Score

  • Cost: 9th
  • App?: Yes (1st)
  • Speed: 12mph (1st)
  • Length of Charge: 12 miles (1st)
  • Built in Bluetooth: Yes (1st)

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2) Lamborghini Hoverboard

This Lamborghini Hoverboard comes to us from the legendary automakers. If you’re hoping to look cool, this is a beautiful, compact board. It has 6.5″ rubber racing tires, shock-absorbing petals, and a non-slip footpad to keep you upright.

It also boasts a great sound quality bluetooth speaker. It’s expected that you can figure out this device in three minutes of use, which will make it fun for anyone. Lamborghini prizes itself on safety and security, and this product should reflect those commitments. It has received the UL 2272 certification, meaning it went through “hundreds of thousands” of tests looking at its safety. UL is an independent safety science company which makes sure hoverboards are safe for riders.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Can handle between 33 and 165 pounds.
  • Out of 73 customer reviews, 81% of users gave this board 5 stars.
  • Users were impressed with the stylishness of this board.
  • Owners complimented this board’s ability to get kids away from screens.
  • This board can be operated in three different modes, allowing users to work their way up to advanced from beginner.
  • This board was praised as durable.
  • Owners said this device charged well.
  • Users said this board brought them a lot of joy.

Cons

  • One reviewer was unhappy with their board, but wondered if they’d bought a defective one considering all the positive reviews.
  • One user complained about the speakers on this board.
  • Some users complained that this board didn’t hold a charge well and had poor battery life.
  • That same user complained about this board’s ability to ride on off road terrains.
  • One user complained about this board having a defective gyroscope which was dangerous for their children.
  • One owner was upset about this device being Made in China.

Score

  • Cost: 6th
  • App?: Yes (1st)
  • Speed: 10kmph (10th)
  • Length of Charge: 2 hours (1st)
  • Built in Bluetooth: Yes (1st)

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3) Swagtron T1 – UL 2272 Certified Hoverboard

Swagtron returns to our list with the Swagtron T1, which beckons with, “your swag personal transporter awaits you.” This model hits 8mph at top speed and has a 7-12 mile range. It handles riders that weigh up to 220 pounds. This model performed spectacularly in electrical safety tests, also earning it the UL 2272 certification. It also earned the UL 2271 certification for its battery pack. It’s the first company with boards on the market carrying both of these safety certifications.

It offers LED lights, two riding modes (learning and standard), and can climb 30 degree inclines. It also boasts safe stop technology, a protected battery that withstood a 10 ton crush test, and battery indicator lights that let you know precisely how much battery your board has at all times. Once again, this board was designed for kids and their safety, but has the capacity to work with adults as well.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Out of 1,004 reviews, 62% of buyers gave this model 5 stars.
  • Owners were happy that this board was tested to prove it wouldn’t catch on fire.
  • A 42-year-old reviewer said he loved it so much that he got one for his daughter, and they had fun riding together.
  • Owners were happy with the battery life.
  • Reviewers said they were happy with how their youngsters were able to learn to ride the T1.
  • Users said they picked this product because of its safety, and were happy with their choice.
  • One reviewer said this board charged quicker and lasted longer than expected.

Cons

  • 21% of reviewers gave this board 1 star.
  • Multiple reviewers complained about their T1’s vibrating unpleasantly when hitting certain speeds.
  • One reviewer was upset that this board didn’t work as well outside as it did inside.
  • Another reviewer was upset that this board stopped working after a month of use.
  • Some reviewers were unhappy with the durability on this model.
  • One reviewer felt that Amazon and Swagtron misrepresented what model they were purchasing.

Score

  • Cost: 5th
  • App?: No (5th)
  • Speed: 8mph (4th)
  • Length of Charge: 12 miles (2nd)
  • Built in Bluetooth: No (4th)

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4) Hoverzon S

Hoverzon offers this entry to the list with two gyorscopic motors in the Hoverson S. This promises to give you more control in how the board responds to you shifting your weight. It also has LED headlights, battery indicators, two riding modes, and rubber bumpers to fill out its slick frame.

You’ll make use of 250 watt dual motors and a patented battery management system. Hoverzon says you can get up to 11 miles out of this model on one full charge. And lastly, this model got the UL 2272 certification after passing a battery of safety tests.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Owners said this made a great Christmas present for their happy children.
  • One user said this device was great for their 6 and 16-year-olds.
  • One owner said they can’t keep their 10-year-old off it, he refuses to walk and only wants to hover.
  • Owners were happy with the battery life on this device.
  • Reviewers complimented the safety of this device.
  • Users found this device as described.

Cons

  • Only 48% of owners gave this model 5 stars.
  • Multiple owners said this model didn’t work properly in multiple ways, including shaking, breaking, and needing recalibration.
  • Owners complained that the light indicators malfunctioned.
  • Some reviewers said multiple boards they received and exchanged for were malfunctioning.
  • Some owners were unhappy about how long this board lasted.
  • Some reviewers said this device would stop sharply, or have malfunctioning wheels that turned in circles.
  • One reviewer recommended wearing a helmet when using this product.

Score

  • Cost: 4th
  • App?: No (5th)
  • Speed: 8mph (4th)
  • Length of Charge: 11 miles (4th)
  • Built in Bluetooth: No (4th)

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5) Segway Minipro

Before there were hoverboards, there were Segways. The rise of the hoverboards heralded the Minipro, a Segway with an adjustable and removable steering bar. It comes with 10.5″ pneumatic air-filled tires, an aircraft grade alloy frame, customizable LED lights and a mobile app with controls.

This device was designed to teach riders how to use it. It will only go to 4.3 mph until riders complete an instructional tutorial. This device is for older children, and was made for riders 16 and up. There’s a max load of 220 pounds. It has a charge time of 4 hours. It can cover 12.5 miles, and has a 10mph top speed. Its maximum climbing angle is 15 degrees.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users described this product as very fun.
  • A user with MS found the handle bar extremely useful.
  • One reviewer said this device is great for riding on tough roads.
  • One user said they had fun using the remote control part of the app to play with their cat.
  • One reviewer said after practicing you could get this model to reach its top speed for a full minute, or just below its top speed for several minutes.
  • One user described it as “so close to wonderful.”
  • Users said this model was easy to master.

Cons

  • One reviewer said this model has a smaller battery in comparison with previous models.
  • Another user also complained about this model in comparison with previous editions.
  • Multiple users complained that this model automatically slows down when it reaches its top speed.
  • Some users complained about this device being broken or not functioning upon delivery.
  • Some users weren’t able to charge this device.
  • One user said you shouldn’t buy this model from Amazon because Amazon’s stock of them has been sitting for too long without a charge, killing their lithium ion batteries.
  • One user was unhappy about a humming sound they heard while using this device.

Score

  • Cost: 8th
  • App?: Yes (1st)
  • Speed: 10mph (2nd)
  • Length of Charge: 1 hour (5th)
  • Built in Bluetooth: No (4th)

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6) Swagtron T580

Swagtron makes its third and final appearance on the list with the Swagtron T580. It’s got a bluetooth speaker, an app, and smart balancing wheels. This model was made to go up to 7.5mph, and climb inclines of 30 degrees. It also has dual 200 watt motors.

This model was designed for all riders between 44 and 220 pounds, and has three modes to bring users up to speed. It has also received UL certification for its electrical system and overall safety. Its app allows users to monitor speed, battery life, choose the mode you ride in, and more. It also tracks where you’ve been and how far you’ve traveled.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users said this model had a high quality speaker.
  • Of 591 customer reviews 65% gave the T580 5 stars.
  • One reviewer said their kid easily mastered this model.
  • One user said this board thrived on sidewalks, concrete, grass fields, uphill, and on paved roads.
  • One reviewer said this model was much better than slightly cheaper ones they’d purchased previously.
  • Users were happy with the quality of this board for its price.

Cons

  • One user complained about the left wheel of their scooter freezing and said customer service at Swagtron was not helpful.
  • One rider said this model was making too much noise and vibrating too much.
  • A reviewer complained about this device having a “flimsy” charging port.
  • One reviewer was unhappy with the customer service they received.
  • Multiple users said this board didn’t work out of the box, and its replacements didn’t either.
  • One reviewer said they got their board replaced twice because it was defective, but the third one worked perfectly.
  • Another user said wheels locked up and they weren’t able to get customer service on the phone.

Score

  • Cost: 3rd
  • App?: Yes (1st)
  • Speed: 7.5mph (7th)
  • Length of Charge: 8 miles (10th)
  • Built in Bluetooth: Yes (1st)

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7) OXA hoverboard

The OXA comes in a vibrant purple hue that makes it stand out from the competition. It has an advanced, third generation intelligent control system that is extremely responsive to shifts in weight. This system responds by leveling to give users a smooth ride, and can be easily mastered and controlled.

This device has received the UL 2272 and 2271 certifications for its overheat protection, battery protection, and other safety benchmarks. It can go between 15-17 kilometers, or roughly 10 miles on a single charge. It takes 3 hours to charge it fully. OXA says this device has an “unbreakable body” that can handle a 330 pound load, and offers 15-30 degree incline climbing. It also has two riding modes for new and experienced riders.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Users were happy that this device came with a full charge.
  • Users said OXA was responsive and replaced their hoverboards when they had problems with them.
  • Riders praised this model’s water resistance.
  • Out of 92 customer reviews 77% of owners gave this model 5 stars.
  • One user said this device was much safer than other boards.
  • Riders said this machine was sturdy.
  • Riders said this device was easy to balance on.

Cons

  • One user said it wouldn’t charge after three weeks.
  • One reviewer said their device wouldn’t turn on.
  • A user said their model only lasted four months.
  • Some reviewers agreed this device was dead on arrival.
  • Some users complained about this device beeping uncontrollably.
  • One user said one of the wheels on their unit was overheating.

Score

  • Cost: 2nd
  • App?: No (5th)
  • Speed: 7.5mph (7th)
  • Length of Charge: 10 miles (6th)
  • Built in Bluetooth: No (4th)

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8) VEEKO Hoverboard

Here we have the most affordable board on this list. If you’ve been considering dipping your toe into the hoverboard game but didn’t know what to get, this might be the device for you. It has the UL 2722 certification to assure owners it won’t overheat or catch fire. It also promises a smooth responsive ride.

This device comes with LED lights and a Bluetooth speaker. It can go 10km/hour, and with a 2-4 hour charge it can cover between 8 and 11 kilometers. It has 6.5 inch rimmed-tires, and aluminum alloy hub caps. It also comes with a 12 month warranty, and was made for kids, teens, and adults to use. Maximum weight is 225 pounds, and it can handle 15-20 degree inclines.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Extremely affordable compared to other boards.
  • There were only four customer reviews of this device, but three out of the four gave it five stars.
  • One user was very happy with the style of this board.
  • One user said it runs well and is amazing.
  • One user simply said, “great.

Cons

  • One user said their device didn’t work properly.
  • That same user said their VEEKO jerked backwards when reaching higher speeds.
  • They also noted that the lights went out after three weeks of use.
  • This reviewer said they sent the device back in, which was expensive, and never got a replacement.
  • Finally this reviewer said they VEEKO hasn’t responded to their calls and emails about the board they sent back in.

Score

  • Cost: 1st
  • App?: Unknown (5th)
  • Speed: 6mph (9th)
  • Length of Charge: 1.5 hours (9th)
  • Built in Bluetooth: Yes (1st)

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9) EpikGo Scooter

Here we have the most expensive board on the list, the EpikGo Scooter, which unsurprisingly boasts the UL 2272 and 2271 certifications. It has 400 watt dual motors that make it two times more powerful and 30% larger than its leading competitor (it says). It only takes two hours to charge, which is significantly less than some of the other devices on the list.

This board is solid, water resistant, and can handle sand, mud, and grass. It can climb 18 degree steep slopes, lasts over an hour on a single charge, and has a 10 mile range on one charge. It can support between 44 and 240 pounds.T It’s recommended for riders 13 and older.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • One user said this board sets the standard for the field.
  • That same user noted they weighed 235 pounds and were able to ride through grass on the EpikGo easily.
  • Users noted this board was extremely durable.
  • One rider said their 11-year-old had a great time using this board.
  • One user recommended contacting Power-Innovation to get replacement pieces or for other customer service needs.
  • Users found this model extremely fun.
  • Users were extremely happy with this model’s ability to handle different terrains.

Cons

  • Some users found this device too expensive in comparison to other boards that cost far less.
  • Users said they had some foot and ankle fatigue.
  • One user said this board broke apart within 2-3 hours even though it was only ridden by a 65 pound child.
  • Another user said this model only lasted three months.
  • Users were unhappy that this device used plastic.
  • One user said the lights weren’t bright enough.
  • That same user said the scores felt loose.

Score

  • Cost: 10th
  • App?: No (5th)
  • Speed: 10mph (2nd)
  • Length of Charge: 1 hour (6th)
  • Built in Bluetooth: No (4th)

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10) Razor Hovertrack 2.0

Razor is known for its scooters, but has entered the hoverboard fray with the Hovertrack 2.0 which offers a usage time of an hour for riders up to 220 pounds. Charge it while you’re on the go to extend your ride with its easily swapped out 36V lithium ion battery pack.

This board has cool-blue LED light displays and battery power indicators, a training and normal mode, fender bumpers, and much more. Its EverBalance technology promises an easy mount and smooth ride. It’s UL 2272 certified for safety. It also has “silent” 350 watt motors.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Reviewers say this model will not explode.
  • Of 234 reviews 68% gave this model 5 stars.
  • One user described their kids as being “in love” with this board.
  • Users praised the “stutter free” smooth glide of this board.
  • One user said their five-year-old could easily use this board.
  • One reviewer gushed about the battery life and durability of this model.
  • It won’t mark wood floors according to one owner.
  • Users were overwhelmingly happy with the functionality and longevity of this model.

Cons

  • Going up and down hills can be challenging at first.
  • It can’t handle gravel roads or dirt paths.
  • One user said it was broken on arrival, and included a picture of their very disappointed child.
  • Another user said their device came broken and they couldn’t get an answer from customer service in over a month despite paying for an extra warranty on this device.
  • One user said this device shut off in the middle of rides.
  • Some users complained about the battery life on these devices.

Score

  • Cost: 6th
  • App?: No (5th)
  • Speed: 8mph (4th)
  • Length of Charge: 1 hour (8th)
  • Built in Bluetooth: No (4th)

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