What is a Hoverboard? Everything you need to know about it

What is a Hoverboard? Everything you need to know about it

Howdy 😀 Its really unfortunate that you are coming across the term ‘Hoverboard‘. This article is on What is a Hoverboard? and Everything you need to know about it!

Do you think hoverboard’s are really cheap to buy?

Well.. Nope; Its hardly affordable I should say!

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What is a Hoverboard?

Hoverboard is a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle used for short distant transportation.

This is along side called with many other names like segway, self-balancing scoter, electric balancing scooter or swagway (sometimes).

Well.. There is pretty much no difference between them, unless you search in the right category of your choice.

There are actually Different types of hoverboards, and the one which we are dealing with now are the basic hoverboard.

Hoverboards are generally used by Teens, workers and stars. Its has been the time when stars like Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner get to feature hoverboards on their Instagram posts.

Is It Cheap to buy?

Nope.. Unless you are that rich enough.

Just kidding.. Hoverboards prices can go from $400 and reach upto $1800, or maybe more than that.

Do Check out our Best Cheap Segways of 2015 List !

It might be that worth for the price, but just as I said; it’s only helpful for short distancetravels like going to school, shopping or anything..

How do they Look?

Construction of hoverboards are really made with due great design. Hoveboards come with two sensitive pressure pads which are used to control the movement of the hoverboard. The basic principle of it’s working is Gyroscope sensitivity.

The forward and backward movements of the hoverboards are possible by tilting your legs on the pressure sensitive pads, which in-turn change the gyroscope position, causing the hoverboard to move forward.

Well..  Turing right, left or.. even doing a 360 degree rotation is possible by slight change in the pressures you put on on both the sides.

Hoverboards mainly use gyroscope sensors, but they also come up with 3- multiple sensorsto calibrate your weight for smooth movements.

Features of the Hoverboard

Self Balancing scooters come up with many common features; But..Yes there are many others which are specially build for durability and performance.

  • Hoverboards can give a top speed from 10-25 km/hr
  • Charging time is less than 2 hours (sometimes 1hr)
  • Its build for everyone who weigh less than 120kg
  • 2 LED lights are present in the front for safety
  • Some hoverboards come with searing stick

Its sometimes a bad sight when your hoverboard catches fire.. This is really becoming a huge problem on internet now, But well..

..What we could suggest you is to buy products from a popular established company, which we always recommend on every article and never go with cheap Chinese products.


It’s really recommended to buy from Amazon for they trustworthy and Money back guarantee.

Do consider some major sites like Gearbest, Geekbuying too. They indeed have some great products in the market.

Major brands include IO Hawk, Phunkeeduck, Monorover, Swagway and Powerboard by Hoverboard.

CNET has also provided a great effective article on buying the best hoverboard.

Why are they so popular?

They became popular at the time when celebrities like Justin Bieber used them. Its indeed fun riding it too. However coming to the late 2015, it was really an unexpected powerful device that was discovered as Segway.

It was also a fun fact to hear in the news that priest who started using this in one of the church was suspended. Well.. you just need to be aware of the places wherein you could ride them.

Hoverboards aren’t alone in this field of Self-balancing scooters. There are lots and lots more to look out for in the market. Including the Unicycles, Hoverboards Airwheels and more..


We could really expect newer versions of the hoverboards and also get it at a very low price in the coming year.

I Hope this article gives you a clear idea on what a hoverboard is!

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Sreekant Shenoy

Sreekant is Founder, Writer and Editor @RideMyHoverboard! He is an technology enthusiast and loves playing with different types of Segways and is fascinated about anything that is related to tech.