Might take you back to the ‘Back To The Future’ era of fictional levitating board originally mentioned in a 1967 Fiction book – and where we stand today, is that fictional board brought to life .to some degree. Among the most popular balancing scooters on the market is the Powerboard, made by Hoverboard.
What might resemble that if a skateboard to some, has much different capabilities, rechargeable battery operated for starters. Now, this isn’t to be confused with a flying board – this one won’t have you levitating, but it will have you moving quite quickly, with a sleek design, and a battery life of more than six (6) hours which is phenomenal.
About Hoverboard Powerboard
The Powerboard can be more accurately described as a self-balancing scooter or self-balancing two-wheeled board, is a type of portable, rechargeable battery-powered scooter. They typically consist of two wheels arranged side-by-side, with two small platforms between the wheels, on which the rider stands. The device is controlled by the rider's feet, standing on the built-in gyroscopic, sensor pads. The concept, of the Powerboard – was initially spoken about in 2013 by an American businessman, and despite some back and forth about patent rights and so on, after more and more celebrity appearances with the boards, they took off exceptionally well in the United States.
This self-balancing scooter attracted multiple companies and investors, thus Powerboard emerged. Not only are they a US based company, but also the first company to achieve UL 2272 and certified as safe – which given much bad publicity surrounding the product as a whole, is a very big deal. Without this certification, the duplicates or knockoffs could likely overheat, catch fire and in some cases explode.
Not sure that’s the look one is after when purchasing this product.
- UL 2272 Certified
- United States Based Company
- High Quality Chinese Manufacturing
- Engineered to Last
- Premium Materials & Components
- One (1) Year Warranty
- English Speaking US Based Customer Service
What Makes The Powerboard Safe?
Aside from the UL 2272 certification, the Powerboard uses a top of the line charger which is fused, has a safe connector, and have ground fault protection. The battery itself has a quality Battery Control Module which prevents overloading and/or overheating and is the same battery used in automotive hybrid vehicles and is held to the highest quality standards.
Now, like any moving device the rest of the safety onus would fall on the ‘driver’. Protective equipment could be considered, and one is encouraged to become comfortable with the device before attempting any as seen on TV footage! Most riders however, have been able to learn the general techniques in as little as five (5) minutes! You would probably consider that pretty user friendly.
Powerboard Specifications And Features
The Powerboard by Hoverboard has a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour. It has a very sturdy and durable design which is evident in its 30 pound weight. It is quite heavy but there is a carry-on bag in the package thus making it easier for users to transport it (when not riding it).
In a one (1) hour charge, the Powerboard can hold up to six (6) hours of battery life, and if only used occasionally throughout the days, it could essentially last days without running out of power before the next charge.
This Powerboard can hold up to a maximum weight of 220 pounds, and is suitable for both adult and child use – the foot panels were designed to accommodate all ages.
Overall, if you are looking to purchase a hoverboard, you want to ensure it is from a reputable manufacturer, like the Powerboard. Unfortunately, because of its amazing reviews, specifically the certification, there are plenty of manufacturers that are attempting to recreate it, also known as knock offs, that are not providing the same quality, and more importantly safety.
‘Well so far we've only had this thing for about a week and it's been great! It belongs to my 10 year old, but everyone in the house loves it. My 4 year old rides around on it on his knees, and it's quite hilarious. With that being said, it's not very easy for fingers to get caught between the wheels and plastic. Although, that's not to say it would be impossible, so still use caution. I'm not exactly sure how many hours they're getting out of a full charge, but I do know is at the very least 3 hours. It's not loud and doesn't scuff up my floors, so I allow it in the house.’
‘Granddaughter loved it. Grandsons will get them for Christmas. Very sturdy, one was chipped and it was very easy to get a replacement. That makes it a good company for me. That's why I bought another one from them.’
How To Order Your Powerboard by Hoverboard
The Powerboard comes in five (5) different colors; black, white, blue, red and pink. They retail for $999.99 and are currently on sale for $349.99 – now THAT is a deal that will only last so long!
This deal is available for purchase online, while quantities last.