A new trend: Hooverboards. Why you should get one.

If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, you have most likely seen these cool new toys that have become hugely popular with celebrities and everyday people alike – the self balancing scooter (or hoverboard). Everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Justin Bieber is riding them (although, it must be admitted that Chris Brown rides it best). Imagine a Segway without handles, and able to go at speeds around 8mph – 12mph (depending on the model), and you have a picture of what we are talking about. It is lightweight, smart and easy to move. They are incredibly fun to ride and take some time getting used to.

Why Should You Buy a Self Balancing Scooter?

It might look a lot of fun on celebrities’ Instagrams, but are these gadgets really for you? The answer is probably yes as the convenience and cost-effectiveness it offers something that everyone can benefit from. If you still need reasons as to why a self-balancing scooter is a good buy, here are some of its major advantages.

  1. Runs on batteries:

    There is no need to fill a tank or store gas. You just need batteries to run the scooter. Store up on some batteries, and you have a virtually never-ending, never-stopping, fully dependable ride. As easy as that.

  1. Easy to navigate:

    There is nothing complex in the way hoverboards are controlled. All you have to is lean forward when you want to accelerate, and lean back when you want it to stop. If you want to turn left or right, you just need to turn the right handlebar forward or backward. These simple instructions are all you need to know before you jump aboard your new ride.

  1. Light:

    This is one of the most distinct advantages. The design of these two wheel scooters is such that it is not bulky or cumbersome. They have a light framework, which also allows you to carry them anywhere quickly if you have to.

  1. Low maintenance:

    Hoverboards do not require heavy maintenance. You just have to periodically check up on the batteries. Everything else is pretty much taken care of on its own.

  1. Perfect for urban living:

    Of course, you cannot forego your subway ride to the office or your two-hour drive to the hospital with this scooter. But it is perfect for small errands like buying the groceries. It is apt for distances of five to ten kilometers and can take a little extra load, so your trips to the supermarket just became a whole lot more fun.

  2. Eco-friendly:

    While you are making a solid choice for yourself by choosing a two wheel scooter, you are also benefitting the environment. It is a win-win situation.

What to Look for When Making a Choice

So now that you have decided that you are ready to buy a self balancing scooter, how do you choose one from the many available? Before going to specific models and brands, it is first necessary to know what you are looking for.

The first thing to consider while comparing different hoverboards are the features. Does one go faster than the other? Does one offer a more sophisticated and foolproof navigation system than the others? Does one offer a hood on the front that provides better protection in case of an accident? These and other features are some that you should look into. More or less such features are visible when you look at the different scooters, and this is not a hard assessment to make.

The next thing you should think about is your need for the scooter. Ask yourself what you will use it for. Learn to differentiate your real needs from your imagined ones. You might think that you will use it to ride to the gym that is six kilometers away, but you know that in reality, you’re never going to get up early in the morning. But you might use it for your weekly grocery shopping. Find out your real motivation and with that in mind, filter through the choices.

Another thing that you should consider is appearance. Maybe one brand only offers the scooter in the basic colors of black and white. Another brand offers blue and pink too. Here you need to choose what uniquely matters to you. Does the idea of having a mini number plate make your pre-teen daughter’s day? Whichever looks best to you, narrow that down.

Finally, you must balance all the above criteria with the price. After all, every product should be worth the money you are paying for it. You must balance money and features against one another. If one brand is offering a little something extra, but the price is double of the basic, it is not worth it. If another one is asking for two hundred dollars extra but is offering you an essential feature, for example, a special child grip, then that is worth it for you if you have a kid. Therefore, you must evaluate according to your needs and your budget.

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