Best Hoverboards For Kids

The Best Hoverboards For Kids are vehicles that are safe, have a good speed to range ratio, decent charge times and a quality build.  While there are many brand names out there, only a handful produce the best hoverboards every year. We put in a massive 60 hours on this project and tested 15 models(With help from some kids), researched every other model on the market that we could find and weighed our findings against online reviews for each. I’m a little worn out from the process, and from the kids making fun of me.

We looked at several factors to determine which hoverboards made the cut. They had to be safe, durable, have good speed and range, low charge times,  and be easy to use.

The hoverboard as we know it today was invented in 2013 and the idea really took off around 2016 when many of them flooded onto the market. A massive recall happened soon after, due to batteries overheating and making them catch fire. Hoverboards are completely safe today, however, because these vehicles came back onto the market with  UL 2272 Certification. This means that UL 2272 certified devices have been thoroughly tested and inspected for safety.  Now they are safe and more popular than ever, with companies like Razor, Gotrax, Swagtron, Halo, Jetson, Tomoloo, hoverheart hoverboard and a handful of others dominating the market.

These rides are taking people to work, school and everywhere in between. Many prefer them to self balancing scooters. Sales of hoverboards are forecasted to rise through the year 2021.(R) With so many choices, it can be hard to navigate the market. So read on to see which ones we chose as the coolest toys for kids.

So without further ado, our #1 pick is the TOMOLOO K1. TOMOLOO is a brand known for producing quality hoverboards. They were among the earliest manufacturers of electric hoverboards in China, so they have been around as long as the hoverboard craze itself.  Many riders consider them to be the best hoverboard maker on the market. The K1 has a lot of great features, including 3-speed modes, Bluetooth so that it can connect to your smartphone and a large maximum capacity so big kids and adults can also ride.

The 10 MPH maximum speed makes it great for just about anyone and the 12 miles it gives you per charge is enough for most adventurers. It also gives you a smooth ride with decent power over small inclines.

#1  TOMOLOO K1 Hoverboard – Best Hoverboard for Kids and Adults

Pros:

  • You can control everything with your smartphone
  • Max capacity of 265 lbs.
  • 2 hour charge time

Cons:

  • Small wheels so no off-roading
  • Not the fastest

The TOMOLOO K1 Hoverboard is our top hoverboard thanks to a high-quality build and some cool extra features.

The fact that you can control everything with your phone with a Bluetooth app is a big bonus with this model. I’ve had many hoverboards that have apps, but none of them that offered so much control. More on the mobile app in a bit. The K1 can handle a maximum load of 265 lbs so just about anyone can ride, child or adult. It has decent power thanks to dual 350W brushless motors giving you a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour. Granted, that’s not super fast, but it’s a decent speed that isn’t too slow or too powerful for most kids, but just right. And adults won’t mind at all, especially considering the cool features of this hoverboard.

First, it’s UL2272 Certified for safety, as are all of our picks, but check out what else it has to offer.  This self-balancing hover board lets you connect it with your smartphone via Bluetooth to control the lighting and play music. You can also change the color of your board’s LED lighting choosing from 16 million color combinations.  The app includes 3 speed modes and displays your driving stats, settings to control sensitivity can also be configured from the app, plus you can use it to turn your hoverboard on or off. See what I mean about that smartphone integration? Oh yeah! This was a lot of fun. The K1 gives you a range up to 12 miles and it can climb slopes as steep as 20 degrees with no problems. The 2 hour charge time means you won’t be waiting long between rides.

The kids we introduced it to really loved how simple and intuitive this ride is. I loved the smartphone controls more than they did. The top speed of 10 MPH is great for everyone. Tomoloo balanced the features just right on this model so that it can be fun for all. That is why it is our #1 pick and is highly recommended. Shenzhen Tomoloo Technology Industrial has made a vehicle that is just right. It’s like a two-wheel dirt bike.

 #2 GOTRAX Hoverfly ION LED Hoverboard- Best Budget Hoverboard

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Has self-balancing technology

Cons:

  • Low range
  • No smartphone or Bluetooth
  • Low maximum speed

We reviewed the Gotrax Hoverfly ION LED Hoverboard a while back and we really liked it a lot. The company makes both self balancing electric scooters and hoverbords. It’s similar to the Gotrax Hoverfly Eco. The ION LED is our pick for the best budget hoverboard. Not only is it priced perfectly an entry-level hoverboard, but instead of having training modes, it has a smart self-balancing feature that makes it easier to ride. This self balancing makes it great for new riders or seasoned riders alike. It takes more practice than a self blancing scooter obviously, but it makes it easy nonetheless.  It is easy to learn to ride. It has 400 watt dual motors and a top speed of 7 MPH. Many kids don’t need high speeds, especially when they are just starting out on these vehicles. There are color LED lights in the wheels that pulse blue and two LED headlights so you can see where you are going. It has a maximum weight capacity of 200 lbs and a range of about 3.5 miles per charge. This is the hoverboard that you want if you are just starting out.  Naturally, it meets the UL 2272 safety standard. All of our picks are certified hoverboards.

It is one of the easiest to use hoverboards for newbs since it has a cool self-balancing feature that helps you get on and off. Combine that with a lightweight frame and a great price and you have a vehicle that kids want to ride while learning. Your best “new rider” experience and the one of the best budget hoverboards on the market, which earned it the #2 spot.

 #3  SEGWAY miniPRO Hoverboard – Best Hoverboard For Older Kids

Pros:

  • Adjustable knee-pads
  • Powerful motors
  • Smartphone app

Cons:

  • Weighs about 28 lbs.
  • 4 hour charging time
  • Low top speed

The SEGWAY miniPRO is a quality hoverboard that some consider to be a balancing electric scooter due to its design. It’s the best of a selfbalancing scooter and the best of a hoverboard in one. It’s great for older kids. This model has some power with 800-watt dual motors and 10-inch pneumatic tires that perform excellently. We were able to ride over different terrains without any problems at all. When it comes to high-quality materials, the durable aircraft-grade magnesium alloy frame is made to last. This model also has automatic headlights and customizable LED taillights. The accompanying smartphone app has a tutorial, safety precautions, Anti-theft alarm, speedometer, lock, and much more. It’s a decent app. The best app feature is the ability to use your phone to control your hoverboard while riding it. The price is steeper on this model and that’s because of that superior build quality and the fact that it is so feature-heavy. It has a 10 mph top speed and 12.5-mile range. The 4 hour charge time combined with a low top speed may turn some buyers off, but if your teen doesn’t need to be a speed demon, this hoverboard is near perfect. It weighs about 28 lbs and has a carrying capacity of 220 lbs.

This hoverboard / electroic scooter just had to make the list with some great features and power. This is the one that all of the older kids are choosing and it consistently gets great reviews online. We never did find a terrain that was a problem for it and that’s a big win for this model. And Segway is one of the huge innovators in the space.(R) Their personal transport was around long before modern hoverboards.

 #4  GOTRAX Hoverfly XL – Best Off-Road Hoverboard

Pros:

  • Powerful torque with dual 350W motors
  • Charges in about an hour
  • Range up to 12 miles

Cons:

  • Doesn’t do well in wet conditions
  • Feels heavy at 32.9 lbs.

If you are looking for some off-road adventure the GOTRAX Hoverfly XL is an ideal choice. I’ve used many off-road models and this is one of the best out there. The kids loved this one too because you can feel the power thanks to dual 30 watt motors. It has a lot of great features like a quick 1 hour charge time, 12 mile range,  solid construction for off-road durability, large 8.5″ tires with good treads, 30-degree incline climbing capability and 7.4 mph top speed which can be extended to 11.2 mph w/ “pro mode”. The LED headlights are nice and bright for night rides. This hoverboard has a maximum weight of 220lbs and it weighs 32.9 lbs itself. This model also has a nice rugged style. Those tires are quality rubber, with aluminum rims, so it looks sharp. New riders and old alike can enjoy this one since it has a training mode for new riders, which restricts speeds while you learn. If you are familiar with hoverboards already it also has a standard mode for experienced users. We found that it didn’t do very well in wet conditions however, but aside from that, it’s an off-road champ.

The Hoverfly XL is the best off-roader out of all that we tested. It has power, a fast charge and is very capable on tough roads and off-road terrains, just not wet terrain.

 #5  Razor Hovertrax 2.0 – World’s Smartest Hoverboard

Pros:

  • Self-balancing
  • Extra room for your feet
  • Great design

Cons:

  • No Bluetooth
  • Not water resistant

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is a beautiful looking hoverboard with a great visual design. The company has plenty of experience, after all, since they consistently make popular hoverboards that kids love.  The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 shows off that experience in a form factor that is fun and exciting for kids. They claim that this one is the world smartest self-balancing hoverboard and the customer reviews online tend to agree. Balance technology has come a long way. It has two 350 Watt dual motors that deliver a cruising speed of over 8 miles an hour and has a runtime of 60 minutes of continuous use. That run time can be extended with the quick-change 36V lithium ion battery pack. We wish that every hoverboard had this option since it is an easy way to extend your range. It will hold riders up to 220 lbs. We were surprised at how well it handles small inclines as well. The all blue LED light bar, LED power indicator and other lighting effects were a big hit with the kids.

This hoverboard’s design combined with the self-balancing feature make it a worthy ride for the kids, but the swappable battery and the max weight capacity put it over the top, ensuring it’s spot at #5. It’s versatile and powerful enough for kids to get the most out of it. Parents can rest a little bit easier knowing that it is certified to UL 2272 standards.

 #6  Megawheels Hoverboard – Best Hoverboard For The Money

Pros:

  • Stable and smooth ride
  • 7.5-mile range
  • Low price for the features

Cons

  • 3 hour charge time

The Megawheels hoverboard is a solid choice for those who want to spend under $200. The company is known for quality and reliability and this model is no exception. There are a lot of kids riding this one. You get a solidly built, attractively designed hoverboard with enough features to make your child happy, while you will be happy about the price. The dual 250 Watt motors make the ride smooth and stable for both kids and adults. You also get a Bluetooth speaker, LED Lights, and tires that are 6.5 inches. Those tires are anti-skid tires. The hoverboard will reach speeds of up to 7.5 miles per hour and has a charging time of 2-3 hours. The Quick Learning System allows new riders to master this hoverboard in just 5 minutes. It will also handle 15 degree inclines easily.

For the price, this electric hoverboard gives you many decent features. This hoverboard review was a big hit with the kids. It actually kept them hover boarding instead of playing video games for a bit. They fell in love with the style and all agreed that the 3 hour charge time was really the only negative. Those on a budget are getting a lot out of this one. It’s the best cheap hover board for kids.

 #7  EPIKGO Off-Road Hoverboard

Pros:

  • Can handle 18 degree inclines
  • Large 8.5 inch tires
  • 12.1 MPH max speed

Cons:

  • May be a bit heavy for some kids
  • Expensive

You likely know Epikgo because of popular models like the Epikgo Sport. This Epikgo Off-Road Hoverboard is another durable and dependable off-road model that will get your kids out in nature more for sure. All of the hoverboards that made our list have UL2272 certification, but this model takes safety features to the extreme for safety, having endured over 159 testing procedures to make sure it is the safest hoverboard that you can buy. This off-road personal transport has some serious power as well, with 400W dual motors. It can climb slopes as steep as 18 degrees and it delivers over 1 hour/10miles range on a single charge. That’s impressive for any off-road model. Those tires are solid rubber and perform excellently on any terrain. It is rated IP56 and is water resistant. It handles a variety of road conditions well.

Whether it’s on grass, mud, or sand. This hoverboard is built for speed. The built-in 2-hour fast charging technology(R) means that you’ll spend more time riding it then charging it. This is a solid electrical recreation product for kids aged 13+. 

 #8  TOMOLOO V2 – Best Off-Road Hoverboard With A Speaker

Pros:

  • Great Performance
  • Durable
  • IPx4 waterproof

Cons:

  • None. We love it.

TOMOLOO is a very popular hoverboard brand that gets good user reviews and offers good pricing. The brand rose to the top of the hoverboard market fairly quickly because if this. A TOMOLOO hoverboard is a quality vehicle. If your child likes some off-road fun, the TOMOLOO V2 is the one to buy. It will handle any terrain with two 8.5 inch rubber tires and it has a robust build that is made to last. It handles inclines up to 20 degrees easily so off-road areas with steep ups and downs are not an issue.  It also boasts a 350 WATT motor and a maximum speed of up to 12 mph. You’ll also get a respectable distance of up to 12 miles per charge. Bluetooth 4.2 stereo speakers let you play music while you are exploring. This model comes with an easy to use app that allows you to customize the colors, mode, and brightness of the lights as well as the mode, speed, and sensitivity of the hoverboard itself. Other features are auto shutdown and you can turn your ride on or off from your phone. We liked the feel of each foot pad on this model.

This is an amazing off-road powerhouse. It’s on par with the other off-roaders on our list, but this one gets extra points by having a Bluetooth speaker onboard. Hey, that’s important when you are out on the trail. Never go off-road without your music.

 #9  TOMOLOO H3 Hoverboard – Best TOMOLOO Hoverboard

Pros:

  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • 17.5 MPH
  • Great Range

Cons:

  • Expensive

Big surprise, another TOMOLOO hoverboard makes the cut. We told you they are a serious hoverboard brand. So much so that we are giving the TOMOLOO H3 the “best TOMOLOO hoverboard” pick. The design of the TOMOLOO H3 was inspired by the giant dragon “Night Fray” in Norse Mythology and that certainly comes across in the sleek lines of this hoverboard.  It boasts a max speed of 17.5 miles per hour, a max climbing angle of 20-30 degrees and a weight limit of 265 lbs. It does well on just about any terrain without getting stuck, Doesn’t matter if it’s mud, grass, puddles, gravel or sand. The build quality is exceptional.  Both kids and adults will love this one.

In our tests, kids favored other hoverboards over this model, but they insisted that it still make the list and I agree wholeheartedly. Two 350 watt motors power this beast and the wheels are waterproof rated IPX56.(R) This model comes with a remote control that has 3 riding modes as well. A handle on the back makes carrying it a breeze when not hover boarding.

 #10  SwagTron T5 – Best Entry Level Hoverboard For Kids

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Battery indicators
  • Learning mode for new riders

Cons:

  • May be too slow for some
  • Not many features

Swagtron is one of the big brand hoverboard names. They sell a ton of different models and most are kid-friendly hoverboards. They offer the Swagtron t1, Swagtron t580, the Swagtron t6, and the Swagtron t3 to name a few. So next on our list of UL 2272 certified hoverboards is the SwagTron T5 is no exception. This model ticks all of the right boxes to make it the perfect entry level hoverboard. It has a max speed of about 7 mph, a learning mode that restricts speed for safe learning and a standard mode that lets you get up to full speed. It also has battery indicators so you can see how battery charging is going, a weight limit of  187.4 lbs and it weighs just 18.9 lbs.

There’s nothing but the basics here, but with good build quality and at a decent price. It is similar to the Swagtron T1 hoverboard. This one scored well with the kids we introduced it to and they found it easy to use. If this is the first hoverboard for your kids, they are in good hands as they learn to ride. That’s why it’s worthy of a spot in our rankings.

Best Hoverboards For Kids See more on: News from Gadget Review

Advertisements

10 of the Best Electric Scooters Of 2019

Electric scooters are all the rage. Fun too. So we have tested the top 20 scooters and researched over 50 in total to bring you the best of the best. We scoured a wide variety of retail websites, reading customer reviews, talking to electric scooter owners – we even got on the phone with a few manufacturers for some tough questions. After this exhaustive process, we can now present you with the best scooters that you can buy in 2019.

We looked at several factors to determine which scooters made the cut out of the latest vehicles. Things that consumers prioritize like durability, ease of use, battery and fire safety, range and speed, charge time, and portability for when you are carrying it or traveling with it.

So with that in mind, our #1 pick is the Qiewa Q1 Hummer 800 Watts Electric Scooter. It’s a real powerhouse with great performance and a great distance per charge. The 35 miles per hour top speed is also another great reason to give this one a look.

The Qiewa Q1 Hummer is not for the faint of heart. It charges in about 3.5 hours and is solidly constructed. It also packs in some really great features. This model is great for long commutes and casual riding no matter the terrain.

The Top Rated Electrics Scooters of 2019

 #1  Qiwa Q1 Hummer 800 Watt Electric Scooter – Best Electric Scooter for 2019

Pros:

  • Great Performance
  • Great Distance Per Charge
  • Powerful

Cons:

  • Long Charge Time
  • On The Heavy Side

The Qiewa Q1 Hummer 800 Watts Electric Scooter is our top choice thanks to a quality build and standout features.

It can handle a maximum load of 550 lbs so just about anyone can ride. The standout power and performance come from the 800W brushless motor, which delivers a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour.

The 26Ah capacity lithium-ion battery gives you a great range of 60+ miles, though the other side of that coin is a 3.5 hour charge time. One of the features that we really liked is the ability to charge a mobile device from the battery using a USB plug while riding. It’s super portable and ready to travel with you anywhere since it folds down easily to fit in a trunk. At 55 lbs, it isn’t super light, however. Other features include 10-inch tires, dual disk brake system, and IP65 waterproof certification. It also has front and back brake lights, an anti-theft alarm system so your ride doesn’t get stolen and an optional detachable seat. Its total weight is 55 pounds, which is on the heavy side.

There’s an easy to read display on the handlebar that shows your current speed. You just can’t beat features like this combined with a rock solid build. Many consider this scooter to be the next best thing to the popular Gigabyke Groove.

 #2  GoTrax GXL Electric Scooter – Best Electric Scooter for The Money

Pros:

  • Smooth Ride
  • Great Performance
  • Great Tires

Cons:

  • May Be A Bit Heavy For Some
  • LED Headlight Needs To Be Larger and Brighter
  • Charge Time Of 4-5 Hours

We reviewed the Gotrax GXL scooter a while back and we fell in love with it.

This electric scooter is really almost perfect in every way. The weight is just right at 31 lbs. The max capacity is 220 lbs too. This scooter is the best value for the money.

The speed, charging time and range are all decent for the rider. In fact, if it wasn’t for the Qiewa Q1 Hummer, this one would have taken top place in our rankings.

However, this model is more appropriate for everyone since it has just the right amount of power, is easy to use and has just the features that you need. It is solidly constructed and folds up easily to take it with you. It has a great looking modern design too. The LED screen is easy to read but could be brighter, which is also true of the headlight.

The GXL has a maximum speed of about 15.5 Mph with a range of around 9-12 miles on a single charge. It accelerates quickly and both front and back brakes are very responsive. Other features include 8.5″ air-filled tires, a charge time of 4-5 hours, 250 Watt motor, IP54 Waterproof rating, and the scooter weighs 26.50 lbs, which some may find heavy, but it’s very manageable when carrying it.

 #3  EVO Powerboards Uberscoot 1600W 48V Electric Scooter

Pros:

  • Quick Release Seat Allows You To Have A Seat Or Ride Standing
  • Max Weight Is 265 Lbs.
  • Nice Off-Road Power

Cons:

  • Charge Time is 6-8 hours
  • Total Weight Is 117 Lbs.
  • Range Could Be Better At 12 Miles

If you’re looking for a real beast of an off-road scooter the Evo Powerboards Uberscoot 1600w 48v Electric Scooter will not disappoint. It is definitely at the high-end of the scooter market and perfect for larger weight riders with a max capacity of 265 lbs. It’s powered by a 1600 watt motor that delivers over two horsepower.

The 11″ pneumatic tires on aluminum alloy rims make it perfect for any terrain. This scooter will rocket you to up to 20+ mph max speed with 12 miles of range when fully charged. That’s not great range, but it’s the trade-off for that off-road power. That range can be extended with “Economy Mode” though, which caps the scooter’s acceleration and top speed.

Like our #1 pick, this scooter is built solid, which is why it weighs a hefty 117 lbs. The Uberscoot brings many other great features too, like a quick release seat, kickstand, folding design with a locking frame, both front and rear lights, and key ignition. We didn’t like the heavy weight of this model, but the solid construction and great features make it worth it.

 #4  Glion Dolly Electric Scooter – Best Scooter For City Life

Pros:

  • 3-4 Charge Time Is Decent
  • Very Nice Airless Tires
  • Self Standing Feature

Cons:

  • Not For Speed Demons With Max Speed Of 15 MPH
  • Made For The City So Not So Great On Bumpy Roads

The Glion Dolly is made for city riding and it fills that role exceptionally. If you’re looking for a way to commute to work, this is the scooter that you want. The very nice 3-4 hour charge time and the unique folding design are an impressive combination for city life.

When you fold it, you aren’t carrying it, but instead rolling it like luggage. It has a max speed of 15 Mph and a range of 15 miles per charge. The frame is made from 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, and powder coated to resist corrosion. We like the solid construction. Other features include 8-inch airless tires with a honeycomb interior, anti-lock electronic brake in the back and a hand brake, pedestrian bell for safety and a 250-watt brushless hub motor for decent commuting power.

It weighs in at just 28 lbs and has a weight capacity of 255 lbs. This is all you need for your trip to work. We wish the range were more like 18 miles, but for city commutes, this is likely all that you need. The stand out feature is the unique folding design.

 #5  Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter – Best “Take It Anywhere” Scooter

Pros:

  • Smooth Ride
  • 18.6 Mile Range
  • A Tad Lighter Than Most Which Is Great For Transport

Cons:

  • Max Speed Of 15.5 MPH
  • Not Many Extra Features

The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter is actually one of the ones used in the Bird scooter rental service. It’s easy to see why they choose this model. It’s very middle of the road but easy to take with you.  Although it is very comparable to other scooters in its class, (and falls short in some features) the design is what makes it stand out from the rest. Especially when it comes to portability.

Weighing just 26.9 lbs it’s a bit lighter than the GoTrax GXL, which makes it that much easier when you are taking this scooter with you in the car or lugging it around elsewhere. That difference in weight makes it much easier to carry after you fold it down. This model has a top speed of just 15.5 miles per hour which isn’t Earth-shattering, but it delivers a smooth ride for your commute.

You also get a decent 18.6-mile range, while the battery sadly takes 5 hours to charge. Given the other specs, we would prefer it if they had shaved an hour off of that charge time. Overall battery life is great, however.

Durability isn’t a problem thanks to an aerospace-grade aluminum frame.  Also on board is a dual braking system, large 8.5-inch front tires,  a 250W motor and it has an accompanying app for checking out speed, power, and stats. It has a 220 lb. max load capacity. The bottom line here is that you sacrifice some features for a reliable and sturdy commuting scooter that is easy to take anywhere.

 #6  Razor E300 Electric Scooter – Best Electric Scooter For Kids

Pros:

  • Comfortable Stable Ride
  • Large Tires For Great Traction
  • Low Price

Cons:

  • Very Basic
  • No Battery Charge Indicator
  • Not Very Stylish

The Razor E300 Electric Scooter is the perfect scooter for kids. You can hit speeds up to 15 mph (Not too fast and not too slow for little adventurers) and offers up to 40 minutes of continuous use. Other features include a very large deck and frame, a chain-driven motor and twist-grip acceleration control. This scooter has a very stable ride that your kids will love and those large 8″ tires have great traction for a smooth ride.

As you can tell from the specs, this is a very basic model, but it works. It’s enough for any kid to get on it and get going quick. If you are looking for a budget priced scooter for your child to ride around with their friends in the neighborhood, this is the one. It has a max capacity of 220 lbs. The scooter weighs around 45 lbs itself. There’s not much style here, but that oversized deck gives feet plenty of room. There are also no extras here like lights. Razor is keeping it basic and old school. It’s all about fun.

 #7  NANROBOT LS7 Electric Scooter– Fastest Electric Scooter

Pros:

  • 52 MPH
  • Two independent 1800W motors
  • 56 Mile Range

Cons:

  • Expensive

Do you feel the need for speed? If so the NANROBOT LS7 electric kick scooter should be your choice.  This is currently the fastest personal transport out there and it is super-powered with two independent 1800W motors to get you to speeds of up to a crazy 52 MPH. As you can imagine, climbing hills won’t be a problem at all and it has enough battery capacity to give you a 56-mile range.

It has a max capacity of 330lbs, and the weight of the scooter is on the heavy side, at about 84lbs. It also packs in a dual suspension, as well as full front and rear rubber suspension for rough terrain.  The battery will take about 5 hours to charge. Yes, that is a long time, but considering that speed and range, it is well worth the wait.

Other features include 11″ pneumatic tires, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes system, EBS breaks, LED Headlights and brake lights, it’s IP6 Waterproof and has a USB mobile phone charging function as well. This scooter is all about power and speed, so if you want to get there fast the LS7 is for you. The only downside here is that it is so expensive. It is worth the price, however.

 #8  URB-E Folding Electric Scooter – Best Uniquely Designed Scooter

Pros:

  • Great Performance
  • Lots Of Features
  • Light Weight

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Range and Speed Could Be Better

The URB-E Folding Electric Scooter has a unique design that you are either going to love or hate. It performs extremely well and has nice power going up hills. The URB-E has a lot of great features, but the star of the show here is the design. This model folds down easily and is lightweight compared to much of the competition, weighing in at 35 pounds. In its folded state you can more easily carry it more like luggage while walking or taking public transport. You won’t see another electric scooter design quite like it.

The URB-E has a 20-mile range and a top speed of 17 mph. Honestly, both range and speed should be better considering how expensive this one is, but you are paying for the convenience of the design here. It is going to make your commute much better. It also has 10” pneumatic tires and a rear mounted 350-watt motor. The frame is made of aircraft grade aluminum which keeps things lightweight and durable.  It also has USB ports for charging your phone while on the go. 

 #9  NANROBOT D4+ Electric Scooter – Best Off-Road Scooter

Pros:

  • Top Speed of 40 MPH
  • All Wheel Drive
  • 45 Mile Range

Cons:

  • Expensive

If you’re looking to take your electric scooter off-road the NANROBOT D4+ electric scooter has to be your choice.  It’s all about power that will handle any terrain. This scooter has two powerful 1000W electric motors with one 1000W motor powering each of the two wheels for all-wheel-drive capabilities that make this scooter a beast off-road.

It has a max speed of 40 MPH with a range of 45 miles per charge. Charging time is only 3 hours, which is impressive for a scooter this powerful. It also gives you front and rear disc brakes with large 10-inch tires for extra traction off-road.  Double shock absorption and a USB phone charging port round things out. Those disc brakes are very responsive when you need to brake suddenly. Larger riders will appreciate that it will hold riders up to 330lbs while the scooter weighs about 60 pounds. 

 #10  TOMOLOO Electric Scooter – Best Budget Electric Scooter For Adults

Pros:

  • Great Price
  • 15.5 Mile Range

Cons:

  • Range and Speed Could Be Better
  • Charging Time Is 4-6 Hours

The TOMOLOO electric scooter has a max speed of 15.5 MPH and a range of 18.6 miles on a charge.  Rolling over inclines as steep as 20 degrees are no p[roblem at all. It’s the perfect budget scooter for adults with some decent features.  After you’ve already spent a decent amount on your kid’s scooter, you’ll be happy that you can get one for yourself for a decent price. One feature that we really liked is that there’s one button that controls the speed and the switching of all three gears.

The 8.5″ air-filled tires give you a smooth ride even while on a road that’s a bit rough. It has the typical folding design that most scooters have and is easy to carry. The Tomoloo has a 220 lb. weight limit so larger adults may be out of luck, but most of us should be okay.

The scooter weighs in at just 28.4 lbs. It has some serious style too. The LED screen displays your speed and battery status and it has a decent mobile app that does things like change the color of the very stylized headlight. This is a very cool scooter that is priced just right for the adults who want to get in on the action.

The Top Questions About Electric Scooters Answered

The blog post 10 of the Best Electric Scooters Of 2019 is courtesy of homepage of GadgetReview

EZCast Beam J2 Mini Projector Review

The EZCast Beam J2 Mini Projector is a projector not much bigger than the palm of your hand, allowing you all of the benefits of larger projectors, but with the ability to use it while on the go. That’s why we love small projectors after all. It uses the latest DLP technology with HDMI, USB, and Wi-Fi to support screen mirroring from your device of choice. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. If you’re looking for a projector to take with you while traveling, this may be the one for you.

A Big Screen in The Palm of Your Hand

Whether you’re using it for business, gaming or watching movies, you can’t beat the ability to put this thing in your pocket and use it wherever you want. The device works with Wifi (802.11 a/b/g/n) or with a USB cable. You just need the EZCast app to display content from your laptop, phone, tablet, or PC. You can connect your TV and other devices to the projector via the HDMI port.

Pros:
Compact Form Factor
Easy To Use
Take It Anywhere

Cons:
Don’t Expect A Home Theater Experience

Obviously, it isn’t going to compete with the larger and more expensive home theater systems, but it has some decent specs for a mini projector and does the job quite well. It’s designed to throw a larger image and be portable. Don’t expect crystal clarity. It has 150 lumens of brightness, 854×480 output resolution, a 20000 hour LED life, 300:1 contrast, 1080p input resolution, a 1.2:1 throw ratio, manual focus, and auto vertical keystone and manual 2D keystone. Rounding it all out is the 3000mAh battery and a built-in speaker.

It can display an image of up to 120 inches, which is quite a screen size compared to your phone. This projector is great to have as a travel companion whether you use it for business or entertainment. It runs on EZCast media OS. If you want to do wireless screen mirroring on your iPhone, just choose the EZCast function, connect to the Wi-Fi network that the projector is on, and use Screen Mirroring on your iPhone. It’s pretty easy to do, with no complicated hoops to jump through. With the EZWire Mobile feature, you can charge your phone while playing a movie on your wall too.

The battery life is decent enough for a projector this small thanks to the 3000 mAh internal battery. You can watch a full movie and charge your phone without any external power. So it is great for camping trips.

Built-in 2D keystone lets you control over the shape of the projected image to fit your situation, and the 4 corner adjustment is good for when you’re projecting from an awkward angle.

A Very Handy Projector

Bottom Line

It’s a great little portable projector. It won’t compete with the big boys as far as image quality, but as I said earlier, it isn’t meant to. This projector is great for a portable travel projector. If you travel a lot, take this with you and you’ll never be bored. You can use it for that business presentation and then when you get to the hotel you can watch movies on a huge screen while you relax. Or you can take it on camping trips or road trips for some extra fun. It’s easy to use, has a decent battery life and is in a great small size. There are smaller ones on the market, but this is a cool pocket projector.

The post EZCast Beam J2 Mini Projector Review Find more on: Homepage for GadgetReview

GameSir VX AimSwitch Review

Console and PC gamers who are looking for a more compact wireless gaming keyboard/mouse solution should check out the GameSir VX AimSwitch. You may not have the desk space for a full QWERTY keyboard and maybe you aren’t even playing from a desk. A full-sized keyboard can be a pain when gaming from your couch. This keyboard and mouse combo for consoles and PC solves these issues, keeping you in the game and improving your success. Letting you focus on the game by getting rid of half the keyboard.

Get In The Game

The GameSir VX AimSwitch brings wireless mouse and keypad support to all consoles. It’s compatible with the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and your PC. You are good to go right out of the box. This device uses the GameSir Agility X 2.4GHz wireless receiver for instant wireless connection with a 32.8 ft. range, giving you some freedom to game where you like. At your desk, on the couch, wherever you want. So get your headset ready, settle in and get ready to game.

Pros:

Nice Switches

Works With All Consoles

Good App

Cons:

No RGB Backlighting Here

Mouse Feels Cheap

Other features include 38 TTC red key switches with low resistance and fast response rates, as well as customization through the mobile app. With the GameSir G-Crux app you can configure every key of the keyboard when paired with your mobile device. Aside from the keyboard you also get the GameSir GM190 gaming mouse which offers optimized aiming accuracy and better stability. The keyboard connects wirelessly using a dongle, while you connect the mouse to the AimSwitch via USB.

This combo actually works pretty well. I found that I was able to concentrate on my game better thanks to the removal of many keys that I don’t use in-game. It performs very well when playing. The mouse feels a bit cheap, but that didn’t really bother me. It is noticeable when you feel it in your hand though. It has everything you need for most modern games. MOBA and FPS gamers will love it.

The Keyboard Goes Anywhere

Bottom Line

If you are a gamer who doesn’t need a full typing experience, you’ll want to consider the GameSir VX AimSwitch. It will feel weird at first if you are used to a full keyboard, but you get used to it very quickly. Our experience with this device was great and we think it is worth trying out. The price is affordable, so go for it. We are still enjoying it. While the mouse feels cheap in your hand, it does what it is supposed to do with great results. The real star of the show is the keyboard. It may not have any RGB lighting, but that’s okay. It’s worth it.

The post GameSir VX AimSwitch Review was originally published to (GadgetReview)

Best Online Watch Store: Expert Ratings and Buying Advice

Are you in the market for a new watch? Then you’re probably wondering what is the best online watch store?

If you’re like some people, you might want to go the traditional route and shop at a physical watch retailer. And while this has been the standard way of purchasing watches in the past, it’s becoming easier and more cost-effective buy a watch online.

The good and bad thing about buying timepieces online is that there are so many online retailers to choose from. So, where do you start?

To help you out, we’ve spent hours upon hours researching a huge variety of online watch retailers to determine who’s the best and why.

We looked at:

  1. Shipping times
  2. Return policies
  3. Product selection so you can form the most well-rounded opinion of each of these stores and experience the best watch-buying process.
  4. We even considered overall customer service because we know just how impersonal shopping online can be. The customer service department can make or break the experience, and we understand the importance of good customer service, both when there are problems and when there aren’t.

Before we jump into our list of the best online watch stores, it’s also important to understand why buying online is superior. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons using the web to buy a watch is the best way.

Why Buying a Watch Online is Best

Online watch stores offer a wide variety of benefits over their physical counterparts. While both venues sell watches for the same purpose, they do things drastically different. Here are the pros online stores provide:

Convenience – It’s no question that shopping online is much more convenient than visiting a physical storefront. Instead of getting dressed and driving somewhere likely far away, you can buy whatever you need from the comfort of your own home with the simple click of a button. No amount of human interaction can beat that, right?

Price – Online watch prices tend to be much lower than those you can find in typical watch stores, which is another huge draw to purchasing from online stores. You can typically also find more sales online, which only leads to more savings for you.

Selection – If you’re looking for a specific style of watch and it isn’t available in the store you’re shopping at, you’re pretty much out of luck, unless the shop owners can special order something for you. Of course, this means you’ll need to wait even longer to get your new timepiece. Online stores have a large selection, giving you a higher chance of getting what you want.

The Best Online Watch Stores

You can buy watches from any number of online watch stores, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a good deal or a reliable watch from just any online shop. You should take as much care researching options on the internet as you would choosing a store in the real world.

We’ve taken some of the research out of your hands to make your shopping experience easier and more convenient. After analyzing over 20 different online watch stores, we’ve listed out our top 5 choices. Let’s take a look.

#1 Overstock.com

Product Selection
Overstock.com has a ton of watches for sale. The website has over 80 pages of product, including both smart watches and traditional models. With such a large selection, you might think that it would be difficult to find what you’re looking for, but Overstock.com has also provided comprehensive search and filtering features to help you find the perfect watch.

Overstock carries most major watch brands, and even dabbles in some of the luxury brands, including pre-owned Rolexes.

Return Policy
If you receive a defective or otherwise unacceptable watch from Overstock.com, you can return it within 30-days for a full refund. Interestingly enough, you can still return a watch after 30 days, but you won’t receive a full refund. Instead, the website will give you a partial refund, based on the idea that products depreciate in value over time.

Shipping
Overstock.com is based in the United States and offers free shipping on any order over $45, which is a unique benefit we didn’t find at other online retailers. Most other online retailers will run specials where certain dollar amounts will give you free shipping, but Overstock always has free shipping over $45.

If you’re in the U.S., you can expect to wait 1-2 business days before Overstock fulfills the order, but actual shipping time varies greatly depending on the specific product. In general, you can expect to wait 5-10 business days total before you get your new watch. This is pretty standard in the online shopping world.

Customer Service
If you have any questions or issues about your watch order, you can always reach out to Overstock’s customer service department via phone, text message, 24/7 online chat, email or email. We tested several methods and found that in most instances, customer service was quick to respond.

International support isn’t as strong as U.S. support, and the international customer service reps can’t help fix international orders as much as the U.S.-based reps. Overall, Overstock’s customer service is strong, but they struggle with many of the same things as other major online retailers.

Bottom Line
Overstock offers a huge variety of watches, often for discounted prices, and gets them to you fairly quickly. While their customer support could be a little more helpful, you don’t have to jump through a million hoops to get connected to a representative. Overall, Overstock is a great choice.

#2 World of Watches

Product Selection
As their name suggests, World of Watches offers the biggest variety of watches on our list. With over 15,000 different watches to choose from, you won’t walk away from this online retailer without something in hand that you like. You can buy low-end and luxury watches for steeply discounted prices, and the company’s mantra seems to be “New Styles Added Daily/Weekly!”

Brand availability is also impressive. World of Watches carries most major low-end and luxury watch brands.

Return Policy – World of Watches offers a standard 30-day return policy for a full refund. However, you will be charged an 8% restocking fee for any watch return over $4,000, unless you exchange your purchase for something of equal or greater value.

If you need to return a watch outside of the 30-day window, you’ll need to get supervisory approval and may be subject to that same restocking fee, regardless of your original price of purchase.

Shipping
You have several different shipping options available to you via World of Watches, starting at $5.99 and ranging up to $49.99 for Saturday delivery. While the company says you should expect to receive your watch between 1-7 business days after placing your order, we’ve found actual shipping time to be closer to 7-10 business days after our testing.

World of Watches offers free economy shipping on orders over $100, which shouldn’t be too hard to meet when buying watches. You can get discounted ground shipping on orders over $100, as well.

Customer Service
If you need to contact World of Watches for any reason, you can reach out via phone, email or online chat. Where some other online retailers offer 24/7 support, World of Watches limits their customer service department’s availability, which can sometimes make it difficult to get support.

Actual customer service is reliable and decent. We didn’t find any major problems during our testing, even during the returns process, which is where most things seem to go wrong with the customer service department.

Bottom Line
World of Watches offers the biggest selection of watches you can find online, and all for a great price. While their return policy and shipping times aren’t the greatest, especially when you consider high restocking fees, the sheer amount of product is hard to beat. If you can’t find your desired style anywhere else, don’t forget to check these guys out.

#3 Authentic Watches

Product Selection
Authentic Watches has a good number of watches on their website, but it isn’t nearly as large as what other online stores offer. However, this does help with product discovery, and you may find it easier to narrow down results to find a time piece that you like.

Like other online watch retailers, Authentic Watches includes both low-end and luxury brand on their website. You can also search for “rare and unique” watches, which is a unique feature that most other online stores don’t offer. If you’re looking for something different, you should stop at Authentic Watches first.

Return Policy
You can return your watch to Authentic Watches within a standard 30-day return policy, but there are a lot of hoops to jump through to get your watch returned here. First, Authentic Watches requires you to fill out a Return Merchandise Authorization form (found on their website) to get an RMA number assigned to your case (which expires after 5 days). You can only return unworn merchandise, and the retailer tries to enforce this as much as possible.

Authentic Watches charges a 10% restocking fee, with a minimum fee of $50, which is much higher than many of the other retailers we reviewed and tested.

Shipping
This online store has a leg up on other retailers’ shipping policies. If you place your order before 12pm Pacific Time, you’ll receive same-day shipping, which is a huge benefit. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll receive the product next day. Depending on where you’re at, your watch can still take a couple days to get to you.

If you place an order over $500, however, you’ll receive free overnight shipping, which is another amazing benefit, especially if you’re shopping last minute.

Customer Service
You can only reach out to Authentic Watch’s customer service department via phone or email, and only then during limited hours. We found it fairly difficult to get in touch with an actual representative, but once we got connected, the actual service itself wasn’t horrible.

Bottom Line
With a restrictive return policy and hard-to-reach customer service department, Authentic Watches isn’t our first choice for online watch stores. However, if you’re in the market for unique timepieces, you can probably find something worth buying on the website for a good price.

#4 The Watchery

Product Selection
The Watchery has a fairly large selection of watches available on their website, but don’t expect to find anything under $100. This online watch store solely features luxury brands. As such, you might find the product selection limited, especially if you’re on a budget. However, for luxury watches, this is a wide spread of products and you won’t be disappointed to know that The Watchery carries most of the popular styles from these luxury brands.

Return Policy
This watch store abides by a strict 30-day return policy. Where other online retailers offer smaller returns for purchases outside 30 days, The Watchery cuts that option off once you hit the 30-day mark. A 6% restocking fee only applies to special orders over $4,000, which is to be expected and not outside of normal bounds for an online watch store.

Shipping Times
Standard shipping is free with all purchases at The Watchery, and you can expect to receive your new timepiece after 1-7 business days. When we tested standard shipping, we found that to be a reasonable time frame. Of course, you have options for expedited shipping at various prices. Free shipping on any order is a great deal, especially since you are paying a pretty penny for the luxury brand watches.

 Customer Service
You can contact The Watchery’s customer service representatives via online form, live chat or phone. None of these are 24/7 options, which can limit you during times you need support the most, but that isn’t uncommon in the online watch industry.

When we contacted The Watchery’s customer service department, we were pleased at their quick response times and general knowledge. They were kind and helpful each time, even with difficult questions.

Bottom Line
The Watchery specializes in luxury brands, and we recommend them if you’re looking specifically for discounted luxury watches. While their overall selection is limited, you won’t be hard pressed to find something you like on the site.

#5 Ashford

Product Selection
Ashford has a decent selection of both lower-priced and luxury watches. With around 3,000 different watches on the site, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs and budget. Ashford also offers a unique option in purchasing pre-owned watches. This isn’t something you typically find on other online watch stores, but it gives you the option to find something more expensive for a much lower price.

Ashford’s pre-owned watches are certified in-house and carry a 1-year guarantee and warranty, making them a safe bet even for doubtful shoppers.

Return Policy
This online watch retailer follows the industry-standard 30-day return policy for new items. If you’ve purchased a pre-owned watch, however, you only have a 14-day return policy. Ashford requires you to have not worn the watch in order to receive a full refund, which is kind of limiting. Of course, it can be difficult to determine if you’ve actually worn the watch unless you’ve damaged it, making this a hard policy to enforce.

Shipping Times
Ashford offers free ground shipping on all orders within the continental United States, which is a great benefit. When we tested Ashford’s shipping times, we found that most orders with free shipping took 7-10 business days to get to us. Of course, you have the option of paying more to get your new watch faster.

Customer Service
If you need help with one of your orders, you can reach out to customer service through phone, chat and email channels. They also have a bunch of different international support options, which is helpful if you’re outside of the U.S. None of these options are 24/7, which was a bummer.

When we contacted Ashford’s customer support department, we waited longer than expected to get connected to a representative, but the overall wait wasn’t bad. Ashford is a relatively small company, and longer wait times are to be expected. The representatives we talked to were helpful and nice, and we didn’t have any problems getting the answers we needed.

Bottom Line
Ashford is a great online watch retailer that offers free shipping on all orders and a helpful customer service department. Product selection isn’t as large as other online stores, but their pre-owned watches section is truly unique and a great choice for those on a budget.

Best Online Watch Store: Expert Ratings and Buying Advice is courtesy of Gadget Reviews process

Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer Review

I would be willing to bet that most of the water that gets wasted in our homes comes from the garden hose. Whether you’re spraying off the deck, power washing the house or watering the garden, there’s really no smart way to slow the water down. You just spray and do your thing. However, there is a smarter way. The Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer makes your hose smart.

Water Your Garden The Smart Way

It can be controlled via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world. That means that if you have an irrigation system, you could schedule your garden to be watered for 5 minutes, while you are on vacation in France sipping wine and sampling the local cuisine.

Pros:

Easy to install and use

Works with Amazon Alexa

Basic hose and faucet setup

Cons:

App lacks customization options for plant types

Needs more settings

The Orbit B-hyve has a sleek design and weatherproof housing, so it’s built to last. B-hyve lets you control any standard hose faucet right from your smartphone. It’s easy to set up and easy to use. Real-time weather updates help you to create the perfect watering schedule for your needs. You can even schedule rain delays, and get detailed reports on the system’s performance and your savings. It even works with Amazon’s Alexa.

You don’t have to do a thing to water your garden thanks to Smart WeatherSense which gets local weather data and automatically adjusts your Orbit B-hyve to deliver the right amount of water to your plants. You didn’t have to lift a finger.

You can even connect your timers thanks to B-hyve Network Meshing so that each B-hyve extends the signal from your Wi-Fi network to your entire system. This increases the total range. With features like this, the Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer is a great smart home product. You already have your smart thermostat, your smart lock, home security and other smart home devices inside of your house. This is a home automation device that helps to take care of the outside.

No More Wasting Water

Bottom Line

It’s a pretty decent solution for watering your plants on a schedule and we love how easy it is to use and install. Anyone can get it up and running quickly. We do wish that it offered more custom options for various plant types since they don’t all do well with the same amount of water. If this is your first smart watering gadget you can’t go wrong with it, others might want something with more features.

The following article Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer Review is courtesy of check out our recent reviews

Last Chance for 35% Off ThinkPad X1 Carbon as Cyber Week Ends

As Cyber Week comes roaring to an end, today is the last chance for you to enjoy a large 35% off coupon at Lenovo for the high-end 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga business laptops. Below, you’ll find the top pick configurations that were most popular during Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. The starting base model is only $987 after using 35% off coupon THINKBLCKFRI at checkout, but if you were thinking of giving this business laptop as a Christmas gift, you should note the shipping time frame for your custom build! As of writing, machines are shipping out in 7-9 business days, which should give you plenty of leeways – but for anyone else in more of a rush, a “Quick Ship” model is available for $12.64 more. Botho f these come with the same 8th Generational Core i5-8250U, a serviceable 256GB solid disk drive, a high-end 300 Nits Full HD IPS display panel and 8GB of RAM.

In terms of the X1 Yoga, the most popular model we saw last week was actually the highest end configuration “model 20ld0017us” priced at a whopping $1,780. This comes with a Core i7-8650, a giant 1TB SSD and the very impressive 1440p HDR IPS touch display. Lenovo’s Cyber Week coupon started up a few days before Thanksgiving on November 19 and will run through the end of the day on December 2nd, 2018 (based on our experience, the coupon will continue to work for a few hours after midnight Pacific Time).

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Cyber Week Deals

Use coupon: THINKGIVE6

Use coupon: THINKBLCKFRI

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Cyber Week Deals

Use coupon: THINKBLCKFRI

Note: The listed 35% off THINKBLCKFRI will provide you with an extra 5% off compare to the “public” THINKSGIVING coupon.

Last Chance for 35% Off ThinkPad X1 Carbon as Cyber Week Ends was originally published on News from Gadget Review