Maybe… the title ‘Top 10 Hoverboards or Mini Segways in June 2016’, is somewhat off the mark J
It should actually be, the Top 1 hoverboards in June 2016, as there is no competition in the horizon for the one hoverboard that is available for sale now on Amazon, the SwagTron T1.
Amazon stopped selling hoverboards several months back, and completely removed all hoverboards listed on their website. At around the same time CPSC the US Govt. Agency Consumer Products Safety Commission announced that no hoverboard will be deemed safe unless it has the new UL 2272 certification.
Amazon has a 30 day return policy and is very serious about selling products that are safe and comply with all safety and quality regulations within the United States. This prompted Amazon to remove all hoverboards which didn’t have the requisite UL 2272 standard. This meant removing each and every hoverboard from their website. It would have resulted in considerable loss of revenue as hoverboards were selling in large numbers even at that time from sites like eBay.
However in the interest of the safety of buyers, Amazon removed all hoverboards.
And now towards the end of June 2016, Amazon has listed one two-wheel self-balancing hoverboard on their website, the SwagTron T1.
The world’s first UL 2272 hoverboard and the safest and most advanced hoverboard on the planet today. The SwagTron hoverboards are the only ones in the world to have passed the original UL 10-ton battery crush test, thanks to their patented Sentry Shield Battery System that delivers multi-layer protection to the battery through an aluminum alloy casing for the battery. This is just one of a large number of safety enhancements and features, and multiple hardware and software enhancements of the SwgTron.
Top 10 Hoverboards on Amazon in June 2016
No. 1 Hoverboard on Amazon
Brief Description of the SwagTron T1 from Amazon
- The SwagTron is UL 2272 certified self-balancing scooter, which has achieved all government-regulated safety tests.
- With a max speed of 8+ mph or around 13 kmph, the SwagTron T1 has a range of around 12+ miles.
- The SwagTron T1 is powered by a 300-watt dual electric scooter motor.
- The SwagTron hoverboard’s battery gets charged in approximately 2-3 hours.
- It sports stylish LED headlights, Battery indicators, Rubber bumpers, and an incombustible light-weight body.
- Has the unique Patented Sentry Shield Battery Technology and Smart Battery Management System that monitors and protects from overcharging, overvoltage, overcurrent and short circuit.
Get ready for endless hours of powered skating fun for adults and kids! The SWAGTRON is the first of the next generation self-balancing scooters that are absolutely sage, ultra advanced and the incredibly entertaining. Featuring upgraded aluminum wheels with superior tire traction as well as non-slip foot pedals for better, safer riding, this two-wheel balancing e-scooter is UL 2272 certified. UL 2272 is the ultimate safety and quality certification approved by CPSC, the US Govt. Consumer Products Safety Commission. The SwagTron T1 can reach speeds of 8+ miles per hourand its battery gets charged in just 2-3 hours. On a full charge the SwagTron T1 can run for 12+ miles and it’s advanced battery indicator lights show you exactly when it's time to charge up.
Ride the SwagTron and become the center of all attention. Race your friends, try cool new tricks, or use this eco-friendly device to commute to work or school.
With many advanced features and an array of safety features, the SwagTron even has a special Learner Mode for beginners which enables first-time hoverboard riders to learn to ride with considerable ease.
As far as safety goes, the SwagTron has state-of-the-art safety features that keep you safe while you're cruising around town. The SwagTron hands-free scooter has the patented SwagTron Sentry Shield aluminum alloy housing that translates into multi-layered protection for the battery. The main circuit board, gears and internal components have a silicone coating that is fire-retardant. The Smart Battery Management protects the battery from overcharging and overheating and the open wheel design means that there is better wheel rotation and clearance, for a smoother and more comfortable ride. Prepare to be the chosen one when you cruise around on the SwagTron T1, the most advanced personal transportation device in the world with UL 2272 certification.
You're going to have unlimited fun while amazed onlookers and friends envy your every move on this futuristic mode of transportation!
Detailed Description of the SwagTron T1
It is probably the best, safest and most advanced hoverboard or mini Segway in the world today, the SwagTron T3. Launched by Swagway which has now been renamed to SwagTron, this hoverboard is everyone’s dream come true.
The world’s first hoverboard to pass the new UL 2272 standard for hoverboards, it has a host of safety features that are unparalleled in the world today.
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.
World’s First UL 2272 two-wheel balance board or hoverboard
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, it is truly the safest and most advanced hoverboard in the world today. It is also the world's first self-balancing scooter approved under the UL label to retail in the USA.
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 non-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.
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. The SwagTron T1 is truly the hoverboard of the future and for the future.
Color-coded LED lights
The stylish new SwagTron has distinct looks and also has color-coded Led lights that illuminate to indicate movement.
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 T1 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 T1 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.
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Colors, dimensions and details
The SwagTron T1 is available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Pink and Gold colors, and its dimensions are – Height - 4 inches, Width23 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.
Amazon Quick Product Info on SwagTron T1
Average Customer Review:
4.2 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#648 in Sports & Outdoors
#3 in Sports & Outdoors > Outdoor Recreation > Skates, Skateboards & Scooters > Scooters & Equipment > Scooters
25 reasons why the SwagTron T1 is the World’s Best Hoverboard
Infographic showing the 25 reasons why SwagTron T1 is amazing and the best hoverboard in the world.
What Amazon buyers are saying about the SwagTron
The SwagTron started retailing on Amazon.com just a few days ago and already positive comments are coming. The world's first UL 2272 hoverboard, the SwagTron is incomparable as a next generation hoverboard with a features and enhancements that are way ahead of any other hoverboard in the market.
Here is what people who have bought the SwagTron on Amazon are saying about it right now:
This is my first hoverboard. And I love it. This is a really hefty board. Quality build with quality materials. Doesn't feel cheap like the ones they sell at the malls.
Swagway T1 at first are challenging when you have no experience but with little practice with in a week you will get used to it, it is fun!! I recommend you to buy this not only for kids but for yourself, Because when your kids are biking you won't have to run to chase the bike and get your feet sore. This gift was for my sons and turn out to become a family vehicle. If you are on a hill then you can speed up quick. These hover boards can take you any where on hills, bumpy roads, blacktops, and concrete.
Great product and feels very high quality. I like that it is UL listed. Totally silent and easy to learn. Tool everyone in my family 30 seconds to get their balance on it. It is very addictive! My kids say it is the best gift they ever got (even though they have to share it). Seller was much faster than the projected time to receive it too. Great fun!
I did my research and it truly is amazing all the test that this board hard to go ...
I received my Swagtron today. 7 days after ordering it arrived in my doorsteps. At first I was very sceptical of this product itself because of all the negative publicity back in 2015 Holiday Season. But after making my diligence investigation I decided to go with this brand. First of all this is the 1st hoverboard available in Amazon that is UL2272 certified. At first I have no idea what that is, I did my research and it truly is amazing all the test that this board hard to go through to make it safe. That's why I was confident on purchasing this one. Now the fun part, learning how to ride this thing is not a work in the park. The first time I tried it, I almost fell. The key is to make sure you can hold on to something, but once you get it then it's so hard to get off of it. My only problem now is I have to buy another one coz my 17 year old daughter pretty much claimed it. If you are looking for a safe and well made hoverboard I highly recommend this one.-I know a lot of people will say that "it is not a hoverboard, it does not hover" but it is a lot easier to type hoverboard rather than "Hands Free Two Wheel Self Balancing Electric Scooter" it's just too long. So I will settle on hoverboard.
Cons Does not stay charged for long. Pros But Rides Well.Does not take long to learn to ride.Prob three min.Had it for Three Days now.
Great Hover Board. I have used other boards and this one is by far the smoothest, most responsive board I have been on. The board is predictable in its actions making it very intuitive to use. The motors are ready to handle your most subtle movements, but have the power to propel you down the road at top speed in an instant. Ready for some fun, and a board that does what you want, this is it.
This is my first ever hoverboard and it really doesn't disappoint. I was able to get it going within a little practice but its going to take some getting used to. After watching all videos online and on TV I just had to try it for myself. The fact that is UL2272 certified really pushed me over the top as safety using this was a concern of mine. It durable, sturdy and looks great. I couldn't be happier. Would recommend to anyone looking to try out a hoverboard for the first time
I got this as a gift a few weeks back, watching all the videos online make it look but riding these thing require some practice. Took me around a week or so to get use to it. Not a expert on it yet. So far it been fun got some scratch because let it down my drive way. But the battery life is great.
Recently Bought one for my daughter, she loves it, rode it almost 2 miles with no effort at all. I was surprised. Now I can't get her off the thing.
It is very fun
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Customer Questions about the SwagTron answered
Question: What is the weight limit?
Answer: Thank you for your interest. The weight limit is 220 lbs. / 100 kg.By Better Choice Online on June 13, 2016 SELLER
Question: Are they Bluetooth
Answer: No, this model does not have Bluetooth.By Better Choice Online on June 14, 2016 SELLER
Question: Is there a warranty on this product?
Answer: There is a one year manufacturer warranty through Swagtron.By Better Choice Online on June 13, 2016 SELLER
Question: do these come in the swagtron box?
Answer: Our company, Better Choice Online, only sells brand new, retail box, genuine Swagtron hoverboards.By Better Choice Online on June 13, 2016 SELLER
Question: Do they have speaker.
Answer: No, this model does not have speakers.By Better Choice Online on June 20, 2016 SELLER
Question: what size tire diameter
Answer: The Swagtron T1 has 6.5" hard rubber tires. Thanks for your interest!By Better Choice Online on June 13, 2016 SELLER
Question: Does it come with a charger?
Answer: Yes, the charger is included.By Better Choice Online on June 20, 2016 SELLER