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Since the SwagTron launched about a month back, it has become the hoverboard of choice for everyone. It is the first UL 2272 certified hoverboard in the world and has a unique patented Sentry Shield Battery System that is unbeaten in the world. It is only natural that the SwagTron with its array of hardware, software and feature enhancements will be noticed by the world.
There was a high decibel launch for the SwagTron with Times Square in New York getting plastered with the SwagTron, and article coming out in all major websites. The buzz has resulted in a sharp increase in market share for SwagTron, and a lot is being written about these really next generation hoverboards.
In this post we will bring together all the leading articles and reviews about the SwagTron that have appeared in different news and technology websites. From Lance Ulanoff of Mashable to articles appearing about what the SwagTron was like in the CES that happened in January of 2016, we have everything covered below.
The SwagTron has many firsts to its name, from being the world’s first UL 2272 hoverboards to its battery system being the first and only one for electric scooters that has passed the original UL 10-ton battery crush test. Another very strong prod of SwagTron’s safety, quality and extremely high standards is the fact that it is the only hoverboard listed by Amazon, since it stopped all hoverboard listings a few months back. It is in fact the only US Govt. approved hoverboard available today, as the US Govt. agency, Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), had emphatically stated that hoverboards in the United States are deemed unsafe unless they have the UL 2272 certification.
From the comments and reviews by actual buyers of the SwagTron on Amazon as well as the SwagTron website, it is clear that everyone is more than happy with it. Many websites have said that the SwagTron is the safest hoverboard ever, and that it can bring back the hoverboard craze to its original feverish pitch once again. In fact a recent post on Mashable which you can read below had a headline that said ‘Swagtron is almost good enough to revive the hoverboard craze’.
If you read through this entire post, you will have got a comprehensive overview of what the world is saying about the SwagTron hoverboards. We have divided the post into two parts, the first part is about current articles about the SwagTron post its commercial launch, and the second part is about what was written about it when it was first introduced in CES 2016.
Articles about the SwagTron appearing after its commercial launch in mid 2016
Swagtron is almost good enough to revive the hoverboard craze
Originally appeared on Mashable.com on 5th of July 2016, on this page - http://mashable.com/2016/07/05/swagtron-review/#mY5Phyy.Dkqn
Is it possible to reignite a fad, especially one as fully crushed as the hoverboard? Swagway is counting on it.
The company started shipping its redesigned and completely rebranded Swagtron late last month and I have been riding it for almost a week. It really is a rather different beast than the Swagway and legion of other so-called "hoverboards" we were fanatically riding just six months ago. However, the biggest difference is one you can’t see: this self-balancing rideable is built with Safety, yes, with a capital "S."
Why is safety so important? Because late last year, at the height of the hoverboard craze, the addictive personal transporters and their chargers began to go up in flames. Report after report came in of hoverboards catching fire. Turned out none of the hoverboards or their chargers were UL certified and, even though they were all coming from the same small set of factories in China, they were being built with alarmingly inconsistent array of safety and quality standards.
Strike that. There were no standards.
Like every other hoverboard manufacturer, Swagway was swept up in the controversy and, lacking UL certification, banned like everyone else.
Swagway always contended that it wasn't its riders that were melting down. There was never conclusive evidence one way or the other.
Regardless, Swagway had to start over to reenter the U.S. market.
The edgier-looking Swagtron T3 is that new beginning. The company also has a new Swagtron T1, which shares many of the T3’s features, but not the edgy, new body style or advanced riding mode, but more on that later.
From the wheels to the body, to the technology inside, this is a very different Swagwa...er...Swagtron.
Swagway took a sort of brute force approach to ensuring that no other hoverboard could claim to be a Swagtron. The new device is covered with Swagtron branding, from the chrome rims to the thick, polycarbonate body and base, which has holographic Swagway stickers and that all-important holographic UL certification sticker.
That sticker means the hoverboard is built to meet UL's standards. Part of that is something Swagway call SentryShield, which is paired with Swagway's new Battery Management System (BMS). The former is actually a fireproof, aluminum cage for the battery pack, so no matter what happens to the battery, it can't cause the whole hoverboard to spontaneously burst into flames. The BMS is designed to make sure the lithium ion rechargeable never gets to the point.
Hover in again
Broadly, the Swagtron still works the same as previous hoverboards. It's still a self-balancing board, so when you turn the Swagtron on and step gingerly onto the two rubberized pads, it will balance you automatically. Leaning slightly forward makes the Swagtron go forward and leaning back makes it go back. The footpads are also larger on the T3, a design change that also adds to ride stability and comfort.
Instead of a clean split down the middle, Swagtron is split into three parts. Both pads and wheels can move independently of each other, but they are connected to a fixed, roughly inch-and-a-half wide center that never moves. This new construction may help with increased stability – which Swagway claims – and perhaps make the Swagtron a little stronger than previous Swagways. Some people were riding the old Swagways so enthusiastically that they would jump up on down on them. Occasionally, this resulted in the hoverboards breaking right down the middle.
The Swagtron is a bit narrower than the Swagway and the platform is a tiny bit higher. The most noticeable difference, though, is in the weight. The old Swagway weighs roughly 22 pounds, while the new Swagtron weighs almost 24 pounds. (Swagway’s paperwork insists they’re the same weight and size, but that’s simply not the case.) Fortunately, the Swagtron comes with a carrying strap on the base. Too bad that the Swagtron is too heavy to carry comfortably that way for any length of time.
Swagway sent us the more aggressive, $499 T3 model, which, with the included app, can go up to 12 mph. The $399 T1 is set to max out at 8 miles per hour. With a full charge, the Swagtron will go up to 12 miles, though that range is also dependent on riding conditions. More hills (up to a 30-degree incline) could cut the range considerably. Swagway also added battery level indicators to the top of the Swagtron so you can look down at any time and see how much battery life is left. Rider weight limit is 220 pounds. Young riders need to weigh at least 44 pounds before stepping on.
The app (iOS and Android), by the way is nicely designed and easy to navigate. Most time will be spent in the speedometer interface. Once you connect the Swagtron to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you can then see, in real time, your riding speed and the Swagtron's battery life. There’s also a virtual power button, but that only puts the Swagtron to sleep – you still have to use the physical button on the device to turn it fully off. There’s also a blue dot next to the speedometer that offers a clear readout of current speed, battery life, number of miles traveled, trip distance and battery temperature (most of the time mine was at 75-degrees F).
Other app features include naming your Swagtron and choosing your riding mode: learning, standard and advanced.
Learning keeps speed at 4 miles per hour max and slows down turning and acceleration. Standard lets you go up to 6 miles per hour and get quicker response on turns and speed. I rode most of the time in advanced (8 mph or more). When I chose that selection, I saw a pretty dire warning: “Extremely high injury risk. Not recommended for average users.” The T1 does not offer the advanced riding mode.
Whatever mode you choose, the ride itself feels pretty smooth. Swagtron operates quietly, but it does feel different than riding the Swagway. The new motors have a more controlled and rougher feel. It’s not unpleasant, just different. The larger pads underneath your feet feel different, too. More comfortable and more responsive.
A new trick
Now that the Swagtron is connected to your phone, you can add another wrinkle to the hoverboard-riding experience: music.
The Swagtron automatically taps into your music library, and whatever you play while riding will pump out of the downward-facing Bluetooth speakers in the base. They’re loud and provide pretty decent sound. And it’s fun to ride around with your own soundtrack.
Swagway has done an excellent job reinventing the hoverboard. It looks sharp, rides smooth and is quiet and fun to use. I am, though, a bit spoiled by the Ninebot Swagway miniPRO, which I recently tested. It’s larger, steadier and actually seems designed for the morning commute. Yes, it’s more expensive – $999 – but I found that I like having the column in the middle, and steering with my knees is just as intuitive as steering with my feet.
But let’s put aside my personal preferences for a minute. Can the Swagtron revive the hoverboard craze? The latest Swagway self-balancing board is still affordable and now it’s built better, Safer and with a bit of musical whimsy. The problem is, people have moved on. No one is making music videos staring hoverboards anymore. Local governments have banned them from streets and businesses have kicked the out of their offices.
As good as the Swagtron is, I’m not sure anyone cares anymore. Do you?
Sharp design • Smooth ride • UL Certified • Simple, yet useful app. • Music player
The Bottom Line
This excellent update to the original Swagway makes us wonder what would have happened if the Swagtron T3 had been released in the U.S. first.
UL 2272 certification
UL 2271 battery
10-ton battery crush test
Smart Battery System
Sentry Shield Battery
Safe Stop Technology
FCC, CE, RoHs certified
UL certified charger
Prop 65 certified
Easier learning mode
Dual Motor Gear Control
Downhill Traction feature
Fire-Retardant ABS body
Wider non-slip foot pedals
Fire-proof foot pedals
Top speed of 8 mph
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1 Year Warranty
In-built Carry Strap
Stylized Futuristic Looks
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Hoverboards are coming back
Originally appeared on Mashable.com on 27th of May 2016, on this page - http://mashable.com/2016/05/27/swagway-swagtron-news/#rEjVk22JMGqK
Swagway, one of the most recognizable names in the combustible hoverboard market, is back.
The company told Mashable that its new rolling balance board, the SWAGTRON (they use all-caps for the trademark, but we'll lowercase from here on out) is coming to America.
Getting these devices back on the market in the U.S. would be quite a feat. They were deemed unsafe by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in February and then pulled from the market by virtually every retailer (tourist traps in lower Manhattan excepted).
At the time, the CPSC said "self-balancing scooters that do not meet the safety standards referenced above to be defective, and that they may present a substantial product hazard."
One of the chief concerns was that the batteries and chargers did not meet Underwriter Laboratory standards. In fact, there didn't seem to be any standards for these boards that exploded onto the market in late 2015.
Swagway always contended that its boards met all the guidelines, such as they were. The company did appear to have UL certification for its chargers, but the new regulations required similar certification for the hoverboards themselves.
When I met with Swaway's elusive CEO Johnny Zhu in January, he showed me the new Swagtron, which had a host of new features designed to improve safety.
Now that product is coming to market in two models: the $399 T1 and the $499 T3. Both have, according to Swagway, UL2272 certification. Mashable has contacted the UL for confirmation.
We do know that the UL has certified at least one hoverboard. On May 10 it gave a UL2272 certification to Segway's Ninebot. The Xiaomi subsidiary showed off its own self-balancing robot at CES 2016. To make things a little more confusing, the original Segway (a company launched by inventor Dean Kamen more than a dozen years ago) sued a bunch of hoverboard manufacturers (including Ninebot) over patent infringement. Swagway was not named in the suit.
A spokesperson for the UL confirmed to Mashable that they have certified some manufacturers and they provided us with a link and code to check for Swagway. The company were not listed, but could also be using a broader Chinese manufacturer name (I've asked Swagway to look into this.)
If the new Swagtron does have UL certification, then it should be cleared to ship into the U.S. If and when that happens, we'll see a redesigned and somewhat different self-balancing scooter.
Swagway switched out the motors and gear stabilization system, which they claim gives it better downhill traction and overall speed control.
The Swagtron will also have new battery indicator lights, and, according to Swagway, an "incombustible shell" and two different ride modes: Learning and Standard.
The biggest change, though, will be the claimed "battery shield," an air-tight aluminum chamber for the battery. When Zhu described the chamber to me in January, he said, "Lithium-ion battery is considered a dangerous product. It holds a lot of air. The aluminum chamber can contain any issue,”
That will be paired with a new Smart Battery Management System to protect against over-charging and short circuits.
The new T3 will be more of a pro-model, allowing the rider to turn off the Swagtron's built in speed restrictions.
Whatever model you buy, you'll want to wear a helmet.
Swagway plans to start selling the Swagtron on its website on May 31 and promises it will eventually come to Modell's Sporting Goods and other retailers.
All this depends on whether or not Swagway has satisfied the CPSC's demands. We probably won't know that until the first units ship from China and if they actually make it from the piers into American consumers' homes.
SWAGTRON to launch world's first UL2272 approved hoverboard available for retail in the USA
Originally appeared on prnewswire.com on 1st of Jun 2016, on this page – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/swagtron-to-launch-worlds-first-ul2272-approved-hoverboard-available-for-retail-in-the-usa-300277671.html
LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) introduced UL2272, setting strict new standards for the self-balancing scooter industry. As an industry leader, Swagway, LLC, makers of the original "hands-free smart board," is excited to announce the launch of SWAGTRON, its next generation model of self-balancing scooters. SWAGTRON is the only product to pass UL's original 10-ton battery crush test and UL's rigorous safety testing and includes a new UL classified battery pack. The new SWAGTRON stands above its competitors as the safest and most advanced self-balancing scooter on the market.
As safety continues to remain a top priority for Swagway, in addition to SWAGTRON's UL2272 and UN38.3 certifications, Swagway, LLC invested its resources into extensive research and development to set a new standard for an unprecedented level of safety and function for the self-balancing scooter industry.
The most impressive feature of SWAGTRON is the patented "SentryShield" battery chamber, which provides multi-layer protection with an airtight aluminum chamber and a state-of-the-art Smart Battery Management System (BMS). This Smart BMS constantly monitors overvoltage, temperature increases, overcharging of the battery, overcurrent and short circuit protection.
In addition to the high quality components and certifications included in prior models, SWAGTRON's T1 and T3 models boast upgraded motor and gear stabilization for sturdier control with downhill traction and high-speed use, movement and battery indicator lights, incombustible exterior shell and foot pedals with improved grip, high grade aluminum wheels with superior traction tires and two different mode options for ease of learning and use - learning mode and standard mode.
The T3 model also allows for a third advanced mode controlled from a smartphone app for iOS or Android, which removes all speed restrictions for seasoned riders. The SWAGTRON app also lets you check your route history, battery status details and more. The new re-design even has an attached carrying handle, for convenient toting when not riding.
The first brand also approved to be shipped under the UL label into the USA, SWAGTRON is available for retail starting today, June 1, 2016 at Swagway.com and Modell's Sporting Goods. Pre-orders will also begin today on BestBuy.com and will be available at Best Buy stores, BJ's Wholesale Club and BJs.com, in the weeks to follow. The SWAGTRON is also coming soon to other major retailers nationwide.
And like the original Swagway, this safer, lighter, smoother and smarter SWAGTRON comes with a 1year manufacturer warranty. The SWAGTRON is available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Pink and Gold colors, and has an MSRP of $499 for the T1 and $599 for the T3.
From the makers of Swagway, the original "hands-free smart board," SWAGTRON is the next generation model of Swagway with enhanced features for both safety and function. Highlights include the SentryShield, a patented aluminum battery chamber with multi-layered protection and the proprietary polycarbonate shell and flame retardant pedals. The SWAGTRON is also the first in the world to receive the UL2272 certification in its category and is the world's first self-balancing scooter approved under the UL label to retail in the USA. It is also the only self balancing scooter product in the world to pass the 10-ton crush test.
A zero emissions product, the SWAGTRON is environmentally friendly and adheres to all required environmental standards and certifications – UN38.3, FCC, CE, RohS and Prop 65. An industry leader in leisure transportation, the SWAGTRON can travel up to 20 miles per charge depending on weight of rider and terrain and has a max weight limit of 220 lbs. For more information please visit www.swagway.com.
Articles about the SwagTron that appeared when it was showcased in CES 2016
Riding Swagway's New Swagtron 'Hoverboard' Scooter
Originally appeared on PCMag.com on 7th of Jan 2016, on this page – http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2497596,00.asp
LAS VEGAS—"We have completely redesigned everything."
CES 2016 Bug ArtOne of the more reputable brands to emerge out of the Great Hoverboard Swamp of 2015, Swagway made the X1, our favorite two-wheeled scooter of the year: inexpensive, but easy to control and unlikely to explode. But company president John Zhu knows that he needs to do more if Swagway's going to survive into 2016, a tough environment which has already seen a patent lawsuit from rival Razor and all scooters banned on major U.S. airlines.
Thus, the Swagtron, Swagway's new $499 scooter. It looks like a hoverboard, but it's been subtly redesigned to be safer, more durable, and easier to use.
How It Rides
The redesign starts with the outer cover, which is a more durable plastic than on the original X1. My X1 tended to scratch up a lot when I was first learning it, and the new model looks less easily marked.
The Swagtron will come in two models: one with quad Bluetooth speakers under the body, and one without. Both models have a handy carrying strap, which the original Swagway X1 and competitors did not. The Bluetooth model will work with an Android or iOS app that includes an odometer and speedometer, as well as controls to switch between the Swagway's easy-handling "learning" and jumpier "sport" modes. That really demystifies use.
I took a ride on two of the units. They're still prototypes, and the steering on one was quite stiff. In learning mode, they're easy to step on to—they don't jump away from you. They rode like Swagway X1s, so, pretty comfortably. They max out at about 8mph and have the same battery capacity as last year's units, Zhu said—that's about 7.5 miles with slight hills, or 12 miles on a flat surface. It no loger beeps repeatedly when you go fast.
I asked Zhu directly about the two biggest problems his company faces: lawsuits, and the whole industry's tendency for products to go up in flames.
Razor and Ninebot now claim to have patents that apply to almost all hoverboards. Segway is suing Swagway and Razor, and Razor is suing the other two as well. Lauren Song, a spokeswoman for Swagway, said "legal counsel strongly feels [Razor's] patent is going to be invalid once they come down to it."
Swagway, meanwhile, is fighting its own battle against counterfeit models that use its name. Song has said that supposedly Swagway-branded hoverboards that have gone up in flames, such as one in New York City, were probably counterfeits. While Swagway and the counterfeits look alike, changing the design will help Swagway differentiate itself, Zhu said.
The company has also "introduced a lot of safety features to make sure that safety is the primary concern," Zhu said. While Swagway has always used Samsung batteries and insulated wiring, the new Swagtron is made of a more rugged, fire-resistant plastic, and it will have a "sentry shield," a physical component that protects the battery.
"It's a specially designed chamber to contain the beast of lithium [batteries]," Zhu joked.
Swagway is also working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to create a set of best practices and testing standards for the industry, he said.
The Swagtron will launch in February at $499. We'll have a review.
Swagway's new Swagtron hoverboard has Bluetooth speakers and apparently won't explode
Originally appeared on theverge.com on 8th of Jan 2016, on this page - http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/8/10733854/swagway-swagtron-hands-on-video-photos-ces-2016
I hadn't ridden a hoverboard — the increasingly popular self-balancing rideable that definitely doesn't hover — before today. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to; I can't skate for the life of me, and have a habit of falling off moving things at CES. But after spending some time with the upcoming new model from Swagway, one of the biggest hoverboard makers, I have a much better idea of why they exploded in popularity over the past year.
Even if they really don't hover.
Hoverboards have, of course, gotten a lot of negative press for exploding in ways other than their popularity. And the Swagtron, Swagway's new version, is designed to sidestep that criticism by prioritizing safety. The Swagtron's plastic chassis is fire retardant, as are the rubber footpads, and the lithium ion battery is encased inside an aluminum chamber to "contain the beast," as Swagway CEO Johnny Zhu evocatively put it to me. Razor, another prominent hoverboard maker, is also showing off a new model at CES that is said to not explode.
Beyond safety features, the Swagtron adds a carrying handle to the underside along with Bluetooth speakers, just in case you don't feel conspicuous enough riding a hoverboard on the sidewalk. And while this is probably not a great idea to do this while you're riding the Swagtron, there's a new mobile app that lets you adjust speed settings, check how fast you're going, and see your remaining battery life — which, by the way, should take you between 15 to 20 miles depending on inclines and the weight of the rider. The hoverboard weighs 22.5 pounds and goes up to 10 miles per hour.
THE SWAGTRON IS ONE OF THE MOST INTUITIVE TECH PRODUCTS I'VE USED IN A LONG TIME
This being my first hoverboard experience, I can't speak to how much better the Swagtron may or may not be to what's already out there on the market. I can say that I found it surprisingly easy to ride; the helpful Swagway PR rep told me to forget about balancing myself and just trust the board itself, and that turned out to be great advice. Once I was standing, I didn't need to be told anything else — going forward, backwards, turning, and stopping all just works with minor shifts in body position. In fact, it occurred to me that the Swagtron is one of the most intuitive tech products I've used in a long time. If my six-foot-four frame and its high center of gravity can ride it without breaking a bone, I think most people would have to try pretty hard to hurt themselves on one.
I did get to compare the Swagtron to the original Swagway X1, which the company pointed out to me is tuned to be a little bit faster than the prototype of the new model at this stage, and also offers a slightly smoother ride. Beyond these differences, which Swagway says will be ironed out by the Swagtron's release, the riding experience is pretty much identical.
THE SWAGTRON SHOULD BOLSTER SWAGWAY'S REPUTATION FOR LEGITIMACY
That's to say that the Swagtron doesn't really change the hoverboard game — it just adds a few neat features. But Swagway's effort to focus on quality is likely to pay off in the short term at least, seeing as it's one of the only companies you can easily buy a hoverboard from through vendors like Amazon, which pulled cheaper knockoffs from its store last month. The Swagtron should bolster the company's reputation for legitimacy when it goes on sale later this year.
But really, my biggest takeaway from my encounter with the Swagtron today was that it, and presumably other models too, are a total blast to ride. I wasn't expecting to have as much fun as I did zipping around an impromptu track and weaving in and out of tables, but it only takes personal experience with the product category to understand why it's taken off so dramatically — despite the silly name, hoverboards are a genuinely novel and accessible creation. CES remains full of surprises.
Our posts on the SwagTron after its commercial launch
New Swagway SwagTron Review – The safer fire-retardant hoverboard from Swagway
Originally appeared on besthoverboardbrands.org on 8th of Jan 2016, on this page - http://www.besthoverboardbrands.org/best-hoverboard-brand-in-the-market/hoverboard-reviews-top-5-hoverboards-2016-available-on-amazon/new-swagway-swagtron-review-the-safer-fire-retardant-hoverboard-from-swagway/
The SwagTron T1 from Swagway is finally here, what we have all been waiting for! It was first showcased in CES 2016, in January and was slated for launch in February or March, but as it happens, circumstances caused a delay. But now it is here, and it is going to take the whole world by storm.
It is the world’s first hoverboard with the UL 2271 listed SentryShield battery system. That makes the SwagTron T1 the safest hoverboard available today. If you are totally excited by the launch of the SwagTron (as we are) and can’t wait, just pre-order it right now from here.
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UL Tests that the SwagTron has passed to get UL 2272 Certification
Short Circuit Test
Over Discharge Test
Imbalanced Charging Test
Dielectric Voltage Test
Isolation Resistance Test
Mold Stress Test
Mold Stress Test
Water Exposer Test
Thermal Cycling Test
Label Performance Test
Strain Relief Tests
Motor Overload Test
Motor Locked Rotor
20mm End Product Flame
The SwagTron T1’s most powerful safety feature is the patented SentryShield battery system which has its own UL 2271 classification. SentryShield is a multi-layer battery protection system that encases the battery in a special fire-proof and damage-proof aluminum case. It is this SentryShield battery system of the SwagTron that has made it the world’s first hoverboard and the only self-balancing scooter product to pass UL’s original 10-ton battery crush test. It also has a special fire-retardant body, and many other safety features and enhancements, that we will discuss next.
Swagway has truly been an industry leader and has invested its resources into extensive research and development to set a new unprecedented standard for safety, performance and function for the entire hoverboard or the self-balancing scooter industry.
Underwriter’s Laboratories or UL is the leading global safety and quality certification agency which has been in existence for over 140 years. It is the foremost certification and standards organization I the United States and has been the definitive standard for safety in every industry for more than a century. It developed the comprehensive, rigorous and extremely difficult to achieve UL 2272 standard for safety and quality in self-balancing electric boards after the widespread fire hazard incidents across the United States. The CPSC the US Govt. agency, the Consumer Products Safety Commission announced that all hoverboards in the United States are unsafe unless they are UL 2272 certified, and since then there has been a blanket ban of import of non UL 2272 hoverboards into the United States.
SwagTron is the world’s first two-wheel self-balancing personal transportation electric board to have achieve the UL 2272 certification, and its SwagTron T1 is the personification of safety, performance, function and the very highest standards of quality.
State-of-the-art Smart Battery Management System – Smart BMS
The Smart Battery Management System of the SwagTron T1 is a unique and comprehensive battery management system that constantly monitors overvoltage, temperature increases, overcharging of the battery, overcurrent and short circuit protection. It is a very strong protection by itself, against battery over-charging and short circuits.
Patented SwagTron Sentry Shield™ multi-layer battery protection
The SentryShield battery system is an air-tight aluminum chamber that encases the lithium-ion battery. It is not only a powerful protection against any fire, it also protects the battery from any damage. It is a multilayer battery protection system that has its own UL 2271 certification. This SentryShield battery system is also the reason why the SwagTron is the world’s first self-balancing electric board to pass the original UL 10-ton battery crush test.
Sealed Circuit Boards and connectors and Silicone Coating for making it fire-retardant
The SwagTron has multiple safety features, especially against fire. In a first for hoverboards, the SwagTron has sealed circuit boards and connectors and has a fire-retardant coating on all internal components. This is yet another feature that makes the SwagTron the safest hoverboard in the world today.
Enhanced Stabilization and dual independent motor and gear control for an easier ride
SwagTron T1 boasts an upgraded dual independent motor and gear stabilization which translates into much better and sturdier control of the hoverboard. This same stabilization has also been incorporated into the learning mode making it easier for beginners to learn how to ride the hoverboard. Another additional feature is the Downhill Traction feature that enables smoother and controlled downhill movement of the hoverboard. This upgraded and advanced Downhill Traction prevents the hoverboard from speeding up when going downhill and improves the overall riding experience. This enhanced dual independent motor and gear control also improves the high speed use of the hoverboard.
Incombustible outer shell made from polycarbonate that is also light weight
The proprietary polycarbonate shell of the SwagTron is another amazing feature that works to remove and fire safety issues. The body of the SwagTron T1 is made of a material that is incombustible and fire retardant, yet it is light and strong. It is made from a proprietary polycarbonate material identified through extensive research by Swagway. This material is also durable, sturdy and long lasting.
Wider non-slip foot pads with improved grip which are also flame-retardant
Along with a host of other enhancements and far more advanced hardware and software, even the foot pads of the SwagTron have been upgraded to the next level. The foot pads are now wider, and have been specially made nom-slip providing a better overall grip. This means you will have even better control as there will be no slipping of your footwear, when you use the SwagTron T1’s enhanced grip wider foot pads. And over all of these improvements the foot pads are also flame retardant.
Open wheel and enhanced traction tires
The SwagTron T1 features open wheels which means that there is better wheel rotation clearance and also maintenance is easier. The tires of the SwagTron are also made of a superior material which gives extra traction to the smart balance board. The SwagTron also features high grade aluminum wheels to add to the many other enhancements.
Learner and Standard modes
The SwagTron T1 has a learner mode in which speed is reduced and stabilization is increased to help learners to ride the hoverboard with greater ease and control. In the Learner mode the sensitivity of the foot pads is also lower so that the first-timers can get used to maneuvering it before getting into the Standard mode. In the Standard mode the hoverboard’s speed goes up to normal and it gets reset to the regular settings of foot pad sensitivity, stabilization, speed etc.
Environment Friendly and with all safety and quality certifications including the definitive UL 2272
The SwagTron is a zero emissions product, environment friendly and has every safety and quality certification that is needed for self-balancing electric scooters. It is UL 2272 certified, and it has all required environmental standards and certifications including UN38.3, FCC, CE, RohS and Prop 65.
What the Certifications mean:
The FCC certification states that an electronic item is approved for use in the US, and it is awarded by the Federal Communications Commission.
The CE mark implies that the product conforms to relevant European quality standards.
RoHS is a very important European Standard and stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. All electronics sold in Europe have to be RoHS compliant.
The UN38.3 is a United Nations set standard for Li-ion or lithium ion batteries.
Prop. 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. It is a Proposition that protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with harmful chemicals.
Standard 1 Year Warranty on Parts and Labor
The 1 year warranty has always been a standard with Swagway and with the SwagTron along with the 1 year standard parts warranty there is also a general 1 year labor warranty. Like the original Swagway hoverboards, this safer, lighter, smoother and smarter SwagTron T3 always comes with a 1 year manufacturer warranty. A 1 month Returns Policy is also in place to enable refunds incase the product has a defect. The SwagTron website states – “30 Day Limited Return Policy: Item must be in new/unused condition. Restocking Fees may apply.”
Free Shipping in the United States
The SwagTron T1 will ship free within the United States and will reach you very quickly. Here is a detailed map indicating how long it will take for the free shipping to bring your SwagTron home. The SwagTron T1 box will contain the T1 Hands Free Smart Board, its high quality UL certified AC Charging Adapter and a SwagTron T1 Owner's Manual.
Colors, dimensions and details
The SwagTron is available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Pink and Gold colors, and its dimensions are – Height - 4 inches, Width - 23 inches and Depth - 7 inches. It weighs 22 pounds (10 kgs) and has a maximum speed of 8 miles per hour and can travel up to 20 miles per charge. Its carrying capacity is 220 pounds (100 kgs). It has a high quality safety tested and UL certified Lithium-Ion Battery.
Our post on the SwagTron when it was showcased in CES 2016
SwagTron, sounds a bit like a Transformers autobot doesn’t it? However, it deserves that name, because it is a definite evolution from the previous models of hoverboards. The biggest difference – it is fire retardant and has much higher levels of safety built into it i.e. it has been specifically designed to be fire and fire-related defects proof.
The new Swagway SwagTron hoverboard is being called the ‘the safest and most technologically advanced personal transportation device available on the market’ by Swagway. The SwagTron is actually a clear indication of the level of commitment of the company and of CEO Johnny Zhu. Not only has Swagway developed a safer next generation hoverboard ahead of the others, the company is also working with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission to create a set of best practices and testing standards for the entire hoverboard industry.
Let’s get down to the details of the exciting new SwagTron.
Swagway, by the way, is the biggest player in the US hoverboard market, and currently has almost a 70% market share. Swagway’s CEO, Johnny Zhu, who is soft-spoken and camera shy, says that the SwagTron has been built with safety in mind.
In CES 2016, the SwagTron was displayed with two variants, one with Bluetooth speakers and one without. The only other hoverboard brand that featured a safer hoverboard in CES 2016 was Razor.
Here is what makes the SwagTron better than any previous hoverboards. Its body is made from a fir-retardant plastic, its footpads are also made from fire-retardant material, its battery is inside an aluminum casing and it has a carrying handle on the underside. It uses Sentry Shield™ technology to prevent fires. Another important feature is a unique design that will make it difficult for cheap Chinese copies to be made. The Bluetooth SwagTron will feature Quad Bluetooth Speakers, and for this Bluetooth version there is a cool smartphone app that will tell you the speed, the amount of charge left, whether it is in the learner’s or sporty mode, your location and a bunch of other things.
Let’s look at each feature of the SwagTron a little more closely.
New Swagway SwagTron Features
Fire-retardant Plastic Chassis – This will play an important role in containing any kind of fire, as the main body of the SwagTron will be fire-retardant. The material is poly-carbonate (fire-resistant) hard plastic, and the entire shell is made from it.
Fire-retardant Footpads – The footpads control the motors of the hoverboard and are the part which stays in contact with the rider. Making the rubber footboards fire-retardant means the chances of fire injury are much reduced for the person riding the hoverboard.
Sentry Shield™ technology wrapping the battery – The battery of the SwagTron will be encased in an aluminum chamber, that has been built using the Sentry Shield technology. This lithium-ion battery is the biggest cause of fires and explosions, and encasing it in a special aluminum chamber is the biggest add-on safety feature of the SwagTron.
Fire-retardant coating on internal components – In the inside of the SwagTron, all the major components like wires and circuit boards have bene coated with a special fire-retardant coating. This is a further enhancement, to make the hoverboard fire-proof.
Bluetooth Speakers – One variant of the SwagTron will feature bluetooth speakers. These Quad Bluetooth Speakers will be towards the underside of the hoverboard.
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Smarphone App – A cool smartphone app will enable the rider to check speed, battery charge, mode, location and several other factors.
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Unique Design – The SwagTron has a unique design and shape, that will make it difficult to be copied. One of the problems Swagway is having, is with copies of its Swagway X1 model.
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Fabric Carry Strap built-in – On the underside of the SwagTron is a built-in carrying strap that will add new convenience to this hoverboard. The carrying strap is made of a strong fabric.
We feel that the safest, best and smartest hoverboard on the planet today is the SwagTron, and you should go in for this hoverboard without worrying about safety, quality or even price. At just $399 ($ 389 with our special discount coupon) for the T1 and $ 499 ($ 489 with our special discount coupon) for the T3, it is very affordable compared to several hoverboards which don’t even have the UL 2272 certification yet are priced at above $1,500.
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