Hovertrax 2.0 review

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Smart Self-Balancing Scooter Review

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Review

Pros

The Hovertrax 2.0 is one of the top self balancing scooters on the market, it's produced by Razor, a well known and trusted company. You can find the Hovertrax 2.0 on Amazon and the Razor website. Recently there have been many issues with the reliability and safety of the batteries used in Chinese-made hoverboards, but Razor has shown that they can produce a quality, durable self balancing scooter.

The Hovertrax 2.0 is UL 2272 certified, meaning that the battery has passed incredibly strict safety standards. This doesn't surprise us, as they have been in the scooter market for a long time now. With a range of 12 miles (60 minutes of continuous riding), you can enjoy your Hovertrax for longer periods of time than most hoverboard scooters. The charge time is about 2 hours, which is comparable to other hoverboards we've reviewed.

A new technology called EverBalance is used to make the Hovertrax 2.0 extremely smooth and easier than ever to balance on. A 15 degree tilt allows this hoverboard to climb small hills. It also comes equipped with an LED indicator to display battery power and balance level.

Cons

The Hovertrax 2.0 has a top speed of about 8mph. This is slower than the EPIKGO, but we have found that most people do not actually enjoy a cruising speed faster than 8mph. It is also a bit more expensive than other hoverboards such as the Swagtron T1, but you are getting a premium brand name with quality features. The board won't handle off road environments as well as the Halo Rover hoverboard, but it does well on most surfaces.

My Experience

I ordered the Hovertrax from Amazon and waited just over a week for it to arrive. When I pulled it out of the box the first thing I noticed is that the 2.0 has directional LED lights like the Powerboard, a feature that the original Hovertrax didn't have. It also has LED indicators that show battery power and balance level, which do come in handy. Another thing that I liked about the Hovertrax 2.0 was the new design. The design for the original Hovertrax felt cheap and unoriginal, but the 2.0 has got it's own unique style. The fender bumpers are a nice addition as well, it helps protect the board from scratches and dings. I have not had many issues while riding the board over the course of the last few weeks, and the battery life has been solid.

Stats

  • Speed: 8 mph
  • Charge time: 3 hours
  • Battery Life: 12  miles (60 minutes of continuous riding)
  • Colors: 2
  • Weight Capacity: 220 pounds
  • Tilt: 15 degrees
  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • LED Lights: Battery power/ balance level indicator
  • Charger Included: Yes
  • Bluetooth Integrated: No
  • UL 2272 Certified: Yes
Erover self balancing scooter hoverboard review

ERover Self Balancing Scooter Review

                        UPDATE: Amazon no longer carries hoverboards. However, Skque and StreetSaw hoverboards can still be found online.

 

Pros

The ERover has an impressive range of up to 10 miles (this is dependent on factors such as weight, speed and terrain). The battery has a quick charge time (2 to 3 hours) and impressive battery life (about 1.5 hours of continuous use). With a top speed of up to 10 mph this thing can really cruise. The ERover  is a high quality scooter, we have tried out two of them over the course of 3 months and we haven't had any issues with the parts. There are a lot of brands out there that don't deliver on quality, and ERover is not one of them. The price is reasonable at around $300, and worth it for the quality of the hoverboard. Shipping time is relatively quick, it took 6 business days for ours to arrive. With a 15 degree tilt this mini segway can tackle some small hills. The ERover comes in 8 different color choices, the high level of customization is definitely a plus.

 

Cons

The ERover has 7-inch wheels, making it difficult to ride on rough terrains (this downside is shared with all 7-inch wheel self balancing scooters. You need a very smooth surface to really enjoy this hoverboard. The ERover is also best suited to dry weather, you won't be able to use it in the rain or snow. It also does not have bluetooth integration, which is a cool additional feature available on other two wheel scooters. 

 

Stats

  • Speed : 10 mph
  • Charge time: 10 hours
  • Battery life: 10 miles (1.5 hours continuous use)
  • Colors: 8
  • Weight limit: 250 pounds
  • Tilt: 15 degree
  • Weight: 23 lbs
  • LED Lights: Yes
  • Charger Included: Yes
  • Bluetooth integrated: No