Powerboard is hands down one of the most popular manufacturers for hoverboards. The company has been manufacturing hoverboards for so long that it’s usually the first company that comes to people’s minds when they’re searching for one to purchase.
This company prides itself on being based in the USA, readily available for customer support, and creating a powerful board. They claim it’s one of the best ever, but is that a fair assessment?
Hundreds of customers have taken to market to voice their opinions about this hoverboard. This one is on the more expensive side, so the more research you do before purchasing it, the better you’ll feel. Thankfully, people are eager to share photos, videos, and testimonies as to what they do and don’t like about their Powerboards.
Fortunately, no one seems to have any major dislikes. That’s probably because the specifications are great and this hoverboard exceeds quality standards.
Overview of the Powerboard 2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter with LED Lights
The highest speed of a Powerboard tops out at about 8 miles per hour. The company claims that it’s optimized for swift acceleration and corner drifting. In terms of how long the battery lasts, Powerboard takes a different stance. While most hoverboard companies describe battery life in miles, Powerboard describes it in hours. They say the battery will last you six hours on a full charge, and it only takes one hour to completely charge the hoverboard.
Powerboard takes their batteries very seriously. They’ve included an onboard battery indicator light so you can see how much power you have left. They claim that less expensive boards use lower quality batteries, and that the one they put in their boards is the top of the line. If battery life is important to you, this makes Powerboard stand out against their competitors.
This board is available in several different colors: white, black, blue, and red.
A full one year warranty comes with the purchase of every Powerboard. Some models by Powerboard even come in green and pink. This will work out well if more than one person in your household intends on getting a Powerboard, because you’ll be able to tell which belongs to who.
Pros and Cons
Cons are few and far between with this board. Some people claim it’s difficult to get used to, and some difficulty if the rider isn’t using it properly. Other than that, most people seem to find this is one of the most reliable hoverboards they’ve ever used.
- Excellent battery life allows you to ride for up to six hours, and charges completely in one hour.
- Powerboard overs hoverboards in a variety of colors, so yours won’t get mixed up with anyone else’s.
- USA based customer support means issues can be resolved quickly and in local time.
- Customers who have needed to use their one year warranty claim they had a good experience replacing or repairing their boards.
- Some people complain that it scratches too easily. This isn’t a very realistic complaint, considering that a hoverboard is intended for fast riding on mixed terrain, and sits low to the ground. Any hoverboard is prone to scratch.
- Several users claimed that the board vibrated and launched the rider off. This is most likely due to the rider not following the instructions.
- Several reviews mention that it’s hard to get used to, though that’s only natural when learning a new activity. A Powerboard is very different from riding a skateboard or a bicycle.
- Unlike some hoverboards, this one doesn’t automatically balance. You’ll have to learn to ride it the hard way.
What Reviewers Think
A lot of reviews mention the learning process of riding a Powerboard. You do have to figure it out, and that could take some time. Many advise taking safety precautions while learning to ride the Powerboard. This means wearing a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads. You may also want to practice on soft ground, away from any obstacles that can cause you difficulty if you were to accidentally drive into them.
You may even want to consider practicing indoors – many reviewers have, and they claim that the product has not scuffed their floors.
Reviewers who have experience with other brands of hoverboards mention a few ways in which this model is distinctly different outside of the riding process. For one, this battery is certified. That should quell any concerns that this is a hazardous board, as there have been hazardous boards with uncertified batteries in the past. They also mention that this board doesn’t heat up as quickly as other boards, either during charging or while riding.
It also comes in with built in safety features that are great for families with multiple children. For instance, this board will not power on if the rider is below 45 pounds of weight. This means younger children can’t attempt to use an older child’s Powerboard and potentially be injured. It also beeps when it reaches the maximum safe speed, altering you to slow down.
This is undeniably a solid board. It sits at about 4.5 stars on market, and it deserves it score. The amount of happy customers serves as proof that people find the Powerboard worth the money. Adults and kids alike seem to have a ton of fun taking their Powerboards out for a spin.
This one is worth the money. It’s very different from other hoverboards, but Powerboard is a pioneer of the concept. You shouldn’t expect this to be like every other hoverboard on the market, because the brand prides itself on innovation. If you want a reliable board to give to your children, this this the hoverboard for you. It has every safety feature you can possibly want.
As long as you’re giving them proper safety equipment and making sure they’ve mastered riding it before you allow them to take it around the block, this one is the perfect choice.