Category: Toys and Games

Tips and Advice Buying a HoverBoard


There are so many pre-shopping questions that race through minds of folks who want to purchase a hoverboard, a cool hoverboard at that.  

Below are guidelines, tips, and advice that will assist you in making the best decision plus all the essential factors- legal and safety. 

Self Balancing Electric Scooter: Don’t be glued to the past, hoverboards today are designed to be a self-balancing electric scooter. 

U.S. Based Brands Should Come First: This reason isn’t far-fetched. The U.S. established brands like Razor comes with customer support and warranty, a feature that not all brands would offer. Buying from brands outside of the country would make it difficult to access the customer service. 

Read Customer Reviews: When buying hoverboard, it is wise to read customers reviews on sites like Amazon, eBay and the likes for confirmation of the quality of the hoverboard you are buying.  

Cost of purchase: Hoverboards could be expensive, yet don’t break your pocket during acquisition. The price of the hoverboard you will be buying must not go beyond $600.  

If you intend getting it for sport, then you probably can. However, an entry-level design will offer the same thrill.  

The Local Laws: There might be restrictions about riding a hoverboard. For that reason, you must check local laws or visit police department about where you can ride so you won’t incur a fine.  

Weights: It is vital to be sure about the weight of the hoverboard you will ride. When you want to buy think portability. 

Speed And Distance: The ones you will be buying must be within the range of 10-15 miles and must be able to travel anywhere from 2-10mph.  

Charging: How long will it take to charge, the length of charge, the level of patience.  

Return Policy: You must be wary about this should a knockoff happens. It is vital to purchase a hoverboard that comes with a return policy. 



Tips Buying a Hoverboard for a 10 Year Old

Hoverboards are great. I think I need one too. Purchasing a hover board for kids has always been a dilemma for parents who are not sure of its safety. Some parents believe buying a hoverboard for their kids is as dangerous as giving them a sharp knife to play with. The few who want to buy the hoverboards are still faced with the challenged of not knowing how to choose the best.   

Here are the tips on how to choose the best hoverboards for your 10-year-olds. 

  • Read customer reviews: by reading customer reviews, you will gather enough information on how good the products are.  
  • Conduct a market survey as this will enable you to know the different types of hoverboards available on the market. 
  • Safety of the hoverboards: consider how safe the hoverboards can be. If you are not sure of its safety, it is better to ask questions. 
  • Size of the hoverboard: buy hoverboards that suite your child’s size. Make sure it fits perfectly. 
  • The speed of the hoverboard: most hoverboards can go from a speed of 2 to 10mph. It is advisable to purchase those with average speeds. 
  • Battery capacity of the hoverboard: consider how fast the battery charges and discharges. 
  • Cost of the hoverboard. Do not spend more than $600 on a hoverboard. 
  • Be acquainted with all local laws guiding the use of hoverboards. Know if there are fines attached to using hoverboards and how much they cost. 
  • The weight of the hoverboard. 


  • Never buy hoverboards for younger children until you are sure of their ability to use the boards properly. 
  • Never allow your children to use the hoverboards unattended to.