These are brands that have been around for several years, Razor has been around for almost 20 years, Swagtron started in 2015, and Halo Board has been around since 2005. All these brands have offices in USA and have well established customer care as well as shipping capabilities.
We rate Swagtron as the top brand in hoverboards today. They were the first to come out with UL 2272 hoverboards and have been instrumental in shaping the entire hoverboard industry. Their products are way ahead of others when they launch and then the hordes copy them. The range of hoverboards on offer by Swagtron are your best bet today, and here are the best four you should pick from.
Razor is a hugely trusted and iconic company whose kick scooters actually created the industry. Razor makes such a wide variety of outdoor sports rideables, that it is way ahead and beyond any of the other brands mentioned in this guide. If a product has come from Razor, you can be sure that it is high quality, trusted and backed by a massively committed and reliable American brand.
Halo Board's Halo Rover hoverboards are among the best today. The company is US based and has been very clear about its way forward, focussing on fewer models, but delivering top quality and best in class features. They are one of the serious players in the hoverboard and electric rideables industry today, and we should see many industry leading products coming from them.
We can't say that these brands are trusted or renowned, but they are on the rise, in popularity. Their decent quality at a low price is bringing in the sales, but it is yet to be seen how good the long term quality, durability and customer service is. They are all safe to buy, as their hoverboards are UL 2272 certified. If you are willing to take a chance they are good options, and if you buy from Amazon, you are safeguarded by Amazon's return policy.
Gyroor is a Chinese brand, but it is committed and quality conscious one. It has developed some high quality products and is trying to stay ahead of the game. Their quality is good and prices are comparatively lower, so their hoverboards are quite popular.
Tomoloo has surprisingly managed to stay on top of the charts for a long time now, which goes to show that they are doing something right. Their hoverboards are standard fare, but they deliver solid quality and are getting overall good reviews. When you choose a Tomoloo hoverboard on Amazon, you need to be a little careful, as all their hoverboards show the same description. The hoverboard that comes for around $199 with a $30 discount supports weights only up to 165 lbs and has a max speed of 7.5 miles per hour, the hoverboard that costs around $259 supports 220 lbs and has a max speed of 9.5 miles per hour. The first one is the Q2C below and the second one is the K-1 below.
Cho doesn't have a website and probably no social media account either, but their hoverboards are bestsellers on Amazon. The reason is their very low prices, and standard decent quality. The lowest priced Cho hoverboard is for just $105, it is the second one featured below. This is a kid's hoverboard, without Bluetooth connectivity, that works perfectly. However, when buying this hoverboard from Amazon you will be on a page which has a common description for the $105 hoverboard and the $128 hoverboard. You have to be careful not to confuse the features as the $105 hoverboard is the kid's version that supports only up to 120 lbs or 55 kgs and has 4.5 inch tires.
Bluetooth connectivity in hoverboards is almost becoming a standard these days. These Bluetooth hoverboards essentially feature speakers that will play music from a connected device, whether a mobile phone or a tablet. They also have a mobile app that once installed in your mobile device will control the hoverboard, lock and unlock it and show important information in real time, like speed, range, battery level etc. The best way to choose a Bluetooth hoverboard is check your budget and find the best one in that price range. That is why we have put together the top Bluetooth hoverboards across a range of budgets. This will make it easier for you to pick the best one for yourself.
There are quite a few Bluetooth hoverboards under $150. Our recommendation is to go in for the Swagtron T580, however we have got two decent options from Tomoloo and Cho, and one really low cost one that is getting decent reviews.