Ratings for Powerboard by HOVERBOARD
  • Design - 98%
    98
  • Dimensions - 99%
    99
  • Ease of use - 100%
    100
  • Manoeuvrability - 100%
    100
  • Battery Life - 100%
    100

Verdict

If you have used a self balancing scooter before, then this model will feel very familiar and riding it will feel like second nature within 15 minutes.

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Welcome to the future of personal transportation – Powerboard! Hoverboard’s new self balancing scooter is easy to ride and offers hours of fun. With a steady battery life and an impressive built quality, it is an excellent entry level option at an affordable price.

Build quality & design of the Powerboard

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This Hoverboard self balancing scooter has a sturdy build quality, weighing 29 pounds. It supports up to 220 pounds, which makes it a good investment for kids as well as adults. Since this is an original item, you will notice that the materials that it is made with are high quality, so even if you do drop it or hit it on hard surfaces, it will not break easily. However, we do recommend carrying it in a compatible padded bag to extend its lifespan and keep it in good condition.

The pedaling is very sensitive, ensuring smooth and easy steering.

In terms of design, the board stands out through a sporty, yet minimal look.

The airless rubber tire system is a nice addition to the Powerboard, ensuring stability and ride comfort, while the LED status indicator panel look fun at night and creates a cool visual effect for those who also know how to perform stunts.

It is available in four colors (black, white, red and blue), which makes it perfect for all ages and genders.

Original Powerboards by Hoverboard come with a one-year warranty and their customer service is very good, so if you have any issues with your purchase you can count on them.

Speed

This Hoverboard is advertised as faster than other self-balancing scooters in its class, reaching the top speed on 8 mph. It accelerated quite fast for a battery powered motor and this is thanks to the airless rubber tire system. Overall, if you’re in a hurry or simply want to have fun, the acceleration on the Powerboard will not disappoint you.

Battery Life for Powerboard by HOVERBOARD 

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Battery life is definitely this scooter’s strongest point and what makes the difference between it and other cheap options. Here’s why:

  • The Lithium ion battery has an amazing 6-hour life
  • Full charge takes less than 60 minutes
  • The board has a nifty LED indicator that tells you when the Powerboard is fully charged

If you take care of the battery, it will work perfectly for years and might not even need replacement, but there are some things that you need to be careful with.  As excited as you might be, do not attempt to turn on the self-balancing scooter as soon as you take it out of the box, because you could damage the battery. Instead, plug it in and let it charge completely for about four hours and then you can use it as you please.

To extend the battery lifespan and use the two-wheel scooter in perfect condition, make sure you charge it after each use, even though the battery is not completely drained. Do not leave the battery uncharged for more than two months, even if you do not turn it on.

These battery requirements are also mentioned in the instructions manual, so there’s no way you can miss them. Unfortunately, there is no way you can avoid them, because they are not specific to this model. Every self balancing scooter(according to wikipedia.org) has these shortcomings, mainly because these devices were only recently invented and the technology needs a few more years in order to perfected.

Learning curve

This self balancing scooter is advertised as extremely easy to use, but this only applies if you’ve used such a transportation method before. If you are new to them, then you will definitely need a few days to get the hang of it, especially in terms of keeping your balance. To avoid injuries, you should wear protective gear at first, because slipping and falling is part of the learning curve.