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Interesting Facts about Hoverboards

  • How does the hoverboard appear?
  • Why it has so many names?
  • What the speed of movement depends on?
  • Why the hoverboard is not liked in the Philippines?
  • Do we bet you don’t know half of the above?

Read, educate and tell your friends!

A hoverboard UK is a unique form of short-distance transport. Despite its modest size.

It gives freedom and independence from other, more bulky & demanding means of transportation.

Don’t believe me?

We recommend checking with a personal example.


It is called in different countries. Hoverboard, mini Segway, hoverboard, smart scooter. This is not a complete list of the names of the same product. Why are there so many options? It’s all about copyright.


The inventor of this vehicle is Shane Chen. Who patented his creation called Hovertrax.  English-speaking users call it even simpler – “hoverboard”. On which the hero of the movie “Back to the Future” dissected. In our latitudes, hoverboards are also known as mini-Segways. True, this kid connected with the Segway company. Only by the general principle of operation based on gyroscopes.


The speed depends on the power. Also to the gyro sensors, your hoverboard has two built-in motors with a capacity of 350 watts each. They are responsible for the speed and acceleration time. As fast as possible, you can go 20 km per hour. Yet, for safety reasons, it is better to move less – 12 km / h.

Christmas mass.

The hoverboard is not liked by the Filipinos due to the fault of religious leaders. Once a Christian priest in the city of San Pablo, in the Philippines. So used a hoverboard during Christmas mass. Which angered the parishioners and their leaders. The innovator received a scolding for his behavior. From now on, in San Pablo on a newfangled device, you can ride only outside the temples.


Protection against water and dust. We have written that you should not ride in the rain. And this does not mean at all that the device is defenseless in front of the water element. In fact, the gyro is IP54 dust and dirt-resistant. Laptops, mobile phones, walkie-talkies, and other useful gadgets are protected in the same way.

Battery life

The capacity of the battery affects the duration of the ride. For example. A Samsung 4000 mAh battery is rated for 15-20 kilometers, depending on the selected speed. Need more? Take your charger with you. You can charge your pet in 80 minutes.



Low-quality models are found even in the USA. Not so long ago, more than 500 thousand Hoverboards were recalled from the American market. Due to overheating and spontaneous combustion of batteries. At the moment, 99 such incidents have been recorded, as a result of which 18 people burned to the extremities.


Wheels 6.5 inches

Wheels 6.5 inches are more in demand. Note, but, that model with 10-inch wheels. They behave much better on uneven surfaces and overcome obstacles on the road.


High-quality processors and cases made in China. Practice shows that the best are the boards of the TAO-TAO plant. Its products are known for their low scrap rate (less than 1%) and excellent performance. And in order for the body of the device to please you with integrity for a longer time. It is better to buy models made of shock-resistant plastic.


The main cause of fire in hoverboards UK is low-quality batteries. Compliance with the operating rules is important. Often, such a battery fails after being charged with a “foreign” charger. So the short circuit is a result of moisture penetration or mechanical damage. That’s why the quality models only use Samsung batteries. Each unit of production is checked by manufacturers in all parameters. Which negates possible damage or fire.

US police and security guards use a hoverboard as a vehicle to patrol the area. The device copes very well with the task at train stations, warehouses, airports. If you see a policeman riding a hoverboard, don’t be surprised.

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