After all the negative publicity that rocked the hoverboard industry back in 2015 holiday season, guys became adamant to buy them. We felt like it was just a matter of time before another hoverboard exploded with a passenger aboard.
Thankfully, much of that is now out of the way, especially if you consider getting yourself the world’s first Swagtron T1 UL-certified hoverboad. You see, hoverboards have remained a darling in the hearts of many people, despite all the banning that took place in that holiday season.
These little gadgets had grown to become a favorite means of personal transportation. Unfortunately, many public places such as Malls, Universities, and even Airlines began banning them due to the act of ‘’catching fire’’.
The Swagtron T1 Hoverboard is not among the cheap inferior scooters that were being sold during the Christmas season of 2015.
It is not among scooters that were banned from appearing on Amazon, e-Bay, Walmart or Overstock. So what exactly is it, and why should you get it as soon as you can?
Swagtron T1 Hoverboard review
First of all, this is the very first Hoverboard that is UL2272-tested. This is something you will realize as soon as it arrives on your doorstep. There’s a sticker that says it won’t catch fire at any given moment, literally.
This is a great product which also feels very quality when you first use it.
That feel doesn’t fade away because the components are actually made of long-lasting materials. It is also fairly easy to learn. Keep in mind that addiction will also kick in as soon as you learn how to balance on it.
With this hoverboard, it means you won’t get feet sores as a result of chasing your kids when biking. It also means you will climb hills faster and effortlessly than your feet will ever carry you.
Features that should make you fall in love with this hoverboard>
(a) Maximum speed is 8+ mph, max range is 12+ miles
8mph is fast enough to let you run errands quickly. It actually feels faster than the figures quoted. Again, the riding range of 12+ miles gives you the freedom to go maximum distance without the need to recharge it. This leads to the discussion of its power output.
(b) Lithium-ion battery
The Swagtron T1 comes with a high-quality lithium ion battery pack with patented Sentry Shield. It takes between 2-3 hours to charge it fully. A built-in battery indicator is also included to help you gauge power levels.
The smart battery management system is a feature that monitors and protects the battery to avoid damage similar to the one witnessed in the inferior models of 2015. If you couple this with a powerful 300 watt motor, you should get maximum power without over-heating any component of the hoverboard.
Don’t be surprised if you learn it in less than 3 minutes. This is facilitated by the learning mode feature which was created for beginner riders. The feature controls the scooter electronically.
The strong points
This hoverboard was very light unlike the other models we rode. This was facilitated by the fact that it came with a light-weight shell and rubber-bumpers. It also rides well and quietly for the most part of your journey.
What we didn’t like
The control response feels a little bit twitchy. Also, the stepping pulses of the motor can be felt. However, you get used to these things after one or two rides.
This is a very-well made hoverboard. It is exceptionally sturdy and well-built.
Also, given that it has a UL safety badge, you can bank on the fact that it will never catch fire. It is therefore a well-priced product for the quality it comes with.