Smart Self Balancing Two-Wheel Electric Scooters, also called hoverboards, are the “In” thing today. Unfortunately, they got off to a very bad start. Some cheaply made models caught fire. Amazon and other major sellers of those bad self balancing scooters stopped selling them until they determined which models are safe. The safe models are now coming back on the market.
A new safety rating called UL 2272 was created to test self balancing scooters. Self balancing scooters must meet or exceed the UL 2272 requirements or they will not receive the UL approval. They also must receive the UL 2272 approval to be on our list.
The fact is, self balancing tow wheeled scooters are a blast to ride. With average coordination and some practice, you too can be seen riding on one down the sidewalk or along the beach. We’ve compiled a list of those scooters that appear to be well made, that have not had problems and that have received the UL 2272 stamp of approval. At the time of this review re-write of the review of balancing scooters, we have not identified 10. We will add more soon.
While riding this Swagtron T3 at speeds of up to 8 miles per hour, you can listen to its built-in Bluetooth speaker that can sync to your mobile device. It stays charged for 7 – 12 miles. It has a learning mode with increased stability to teach new users how to ride. The T3 is UL 2272 certified. That is the certification given by Underwriters Laboratories that this self balancing electric scooter meets their safety standards.
The scooter comes in four colors – white, blue, black, gold and garnet. The manufacturer provides a one year limited warrantee.
The Powerboard Hoverboard is the original model that everyone is familiar with. It is simple and easy to learn how to master. Unlike other newer models it has 6 inch wheels which place the foot pads closer to the ground. This can be very helpful when getting on or off the hoverboard. Also its large footpads and responsive pressure sensors make it extremely easy to control when steering or changing the direction.
Its internal 4400 mAh battery can last for up to 6 hours on a full charge depending on the user weight, terrain and speed at which it is used. The maximum speed has been limited to 8 miles per hour for safety reasons and it comes with light indicators for when the battery runs low. The model includes a one year warranty and comes with a decent price tag.
The Razor Hovertrax 2 is UL 2272 certified. I has been built from shatter-resistant polymer for sturdiness and durability. It also features high quality aluminum hub wheels and rubber tires for smooth rides. For riders safety, it has an anti-slip foot platform. This scooter uses smart gyrosensor technology for optimized balancing and control. It has a battery power indicator and balance level indicator as well.
When it comes to performance, the Razor Hovertrax has a 36V Lithium ion quick-charge battery that can run the scooter for approximately 115 minutes. It can reach a maximum speed of 8 miles per hour courtesy of the dual hub electric powerful motors. The Hovertrax has a load limit of 220 pounds just like most other scooters in this range.
The Swagron T1 Excelled in all government-regulated safety tests. It is UL 2272 certified. It’s non-slip foot pads give extra stability. It can carry a minimum weight of 44 lbs and a maximum weight of 220 lbs. The Swagtron T1 operates at speeds from 2 – 8 miles per hour. And offers a range of 7 -12 miles. There is a Learning Mode that increases stabilization. At the time of writing this review, it comes in your choice of 5 colors – white, blue, red, black and yellow. It is priced on the lower end of the range of good two wheel self balancing electric scooters.
Smart Self Balancing Two Wheel Scooters offer an easy and convenient mode of transport. Whether you are going shopping, school or even riding just for fun, they are just the best. They are easy to carry and are less tiresome and safe compared to other scooters. Even though their prices are quite high, their performance justifies the price tags. So, if you are shopping for Smart two-wheeled scooters, you know what to go for. Grab any of these scooters and have fun!