Hoverboards have exploded in popularity in the last few years, and for good reason. They’re cool, fun, and also a convenient way of getting around. As they’ve grown in popularity, more and more companies have sprung up, selling hoverboards of every possible kind.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at one company in particular: Hover-1, one of the more prominent brands on the market. As you’ve probably guessed from the name, this is a company that specializes in hoverboards, though they also sell e-scooters as well.
We’ll review their line of hoverboards in general, as well as point out some standout picks that we think are the best of the range. Without further ado, let’s dive into this article on Hover-1 Hoverboard Reviews.
Overview Of Hover-1’s Hoverboard Range
Before we delve into the Hover-1 Hoverboard Reviews, let’s have a look at the overview of the range.
The first thing to say about Hover-1’s hoverboard range is that it’s quite extensive and growing. At the time of writing, their online shop lists 18 different models – 9 available now, and 9 more coming soon.
This should mean that whatever your requirements are, there should be something to satisfy you among their range. The prices vary, but in general, they are about average as far as the hoverboard market goes. All the hoverboards are rated to operate in temperatures ranging from 0 – 40ºC (32 – 104ºF) but it can’t be guaranteed that they’ll work optimally in temperatures outside this range.
Another thing to keep in mind when you’re deciding which model to go for is that they all have different top speeds. However, the company is careful to add that those top speeds are what can be achieved in ideal conditions of terrain, temperature, rider weight, and so on.
They’re also water-resistant, though do note that being water-resistant isn’t the same thing as being waterproof. They can take being splashed with water or being out in the rain, but actually being submerged in water will probably be a bridge too far.All the models feature front-facing LED lights that can be used to light your way in case you’re riding in the dark. Certain models have additional lights for aesthetic reasons, but most just come with the basic ones.The wheels on most of the different hoverboards are the same 6.5 inches, except for the My First Hoverboard (see below) where they’re slightly smaller at 6.3 inches.
Wheels like these are designed to smoothly carry the board and its rider across surfaces like roads and sidewalks. They’re not big enough for serious offroading, for which you’d need bigger wheels.
Keep that in mind when you buy, because if you’re expecting to use your Hover-1 board in rougher settings, then you might be disappointed. The tires on the wheels are solid, rather than being filled with air.
This is useful because it means that they’ll never need to be pumped up. On the other hand, it does mean the ride will be rougher than on something with pneumatic tires.They are all available in a variety of colors, though some of them have more (and different) options than the others do.
The ones that are listed as coming soon do have technical information listed on Hover-1’s website (e.g. max speed, range, weight capacity, etc.) so you can check these out if you want to, but we’ll focus this review on the ones that are available to test at the time of writing.
OUR TOP PICK
OUR TOP PICK
This is the first in Hover-1’s hoverboard catalog. Available in black, gunmetal, and iridescent color schemes, the Astro makes a great visual impression whichever color you choose.
Aside from the color of the main body, the Astro also features brightly colored LED lights on the wheels, boards, and foot pads, so you’ll be making a visual splash wherever you go.
It has a powerful (and fully rechargeable) lithium ion battery and 6.5 inch wheels. As a result, it can reach speeds of up to 7mph and has a range of up to 6 miles. Even more exciting, it has a built in Bluetooth speaker. You can download an app to use this and play whatever you like from your phone as you hover your way around.
The app also allows you to set the color scheme on those LED lights we mentioned before, which is great for customizing the way your hoverboard looks.
Overall, this is a fine hoverboard, and would be perfect for anyone looking to dip their toes into the waters of the hoverboard world, particularly if you have a taste for vibrant color schemes.
Let’s carry on with the Hover-1 Hoverboard reviews! This is, as Hover-1 itself says, “designed with teenagers in mind”, and as such, this board is lighter than a lot of others on the market.
It can carry a weight of up to 130lbs, perfect for smaller young frames. The top speed has been slightly toned down to 6 mph and its maximum range is 3 miles.
The color scheme is also a little different than on the Astro model. There’s still a choice of colors – black, white, pink, or red – but on this model, the colors are simpler – not iridescent patterns or LED lights to be found here.
If you prefer a more straightforward, less eye-catching color scheme, then this might suit you. All in all, you can consider this a stripped down version of Hover-1’s range – all the essentials are there and in good order, but without frills.
This means that it’s on the affordable end of the hoverboard range, which might be particularly good if you don’t want to commit to buying something pricier.
This is notable for being specifically designed for younger children, ages 5-8 in particular. This means it’s a great way of getting your kid started with hoverboards if they want one but are too small for most of the other models on the market.
These have non-slip foot pads and are restricted to a top speed of only 5mph with a range of just 3 miles, making them as safe as they are fun.
It’s available in pink, black, and blue, which should satisfy most kids. The maximum weight that this one can take is 80lbs, so if you’re an adult thinking that you might be able to get away with a child-sized hoverboard, it’s probably not a good idea to try.
This hoverboard is the ideal option for anyone who’s looking for the safety you’d expect from the My First Hoverboard, but in a package that’s large enough for a fully grown passenger.
The speed here is limited to a slower 6mph, and the board has a range of 6 miles. It also comes with that sweet Bluetooth speaker setup, so you can play your choice of tunes as you hover along.
There is also a battery charge indicator, so you can tell how much juice you have left at a glance. Your color choices on this model are rose gold, gunmetal, pink, and blue.
This hoverboard doesn’t come equipped with Bluetooth speakers like some of the others on this list, but that’s not what it’s about – this one focus more on performance than show.
It can reach up to 7mph, which might not sound like a lot, but just wait until you try riding it – it’ll feel plenty fast then! As you whiz along in a blur of black, blue, or pink, you won’t be worrying about Bluetooth speakers.
This would be an ideal buy for a college student, as cutting away the extras makes it affordable while still being high performance.
The Titan is perhaps the most versatile of all the boards in Hover-1’s range. It can support weights of anywhere from 45lbs to 265lbs, so just about anybody can ride it.
With a top speed of 7mph and a range of 8 miles, you’ll be able to use this to go long distances quickly without the need to recharge.
It’s also Bluetooth enabled, so you’ll be able to use it to play your favorite music wherever you are.
All in all, the Hover-1 range of hoverboards is already quite impressive and, with a variety of new additions coming soon, it looks set to be even more impressive in the near future.
The range is generally affordable while still being well-constructed and there are options for many different types of users, from kids to teens, to adults.
If you want to be able to play music out loud from Bluetooth speakers as you cruise around, then that function is available. If you want bright, lurid colors and shining lights everywhere, Hover-1 has you covered.
If you just want a stripped-down, laid back board to get to where you’re going without any fuss, there’s a board for you too.
You’ll be able to find pricier boards with more exotic features on them, but for someone looking to keep things simple, and especially for first time buyers, Hover-1 is a great brand to look into if you’re after a hoverboard.
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