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Razor Hovertrax 2.0 – Is Safety Worth the Extra Price?

Razor is an American company based out of southern California that offers wide range of award-winning products made for action sports. You might be familiar with their popular kick scooter, which took the country by storm in 2000. Keeping on top of its game, Razor began manufacturing self-balancing scooters, and one of them is the Razor Hovertrax Hover Board.

That’s the premise behind the new Hovertrax 2.0 from scooter company Razor, which carries a sticker for the brand-new UL 2272 standard, a certification from the authorities at Underwriters Lab specifically designed to ensure that so-called hoverboards meet safety standards. And there are only a handful of boards that meet the standard to date.

The Hovertrax 2.0 looks like any other electric scooter: It’s two feet wide, with two rubber wheels covered by plastic hoods with bumpers. Our model was a beautiful shade of blue, with LED taillights in front and a battery indicator and power-on switch in the middle, between where your feet fit. It supports up to 220 pounds. Cheap models (and cheap drones, for that matter) come with cheap chargers that don’t shut themselves down when the battery is fully charged. Razor’s will, meaning you can leave it plugged in to charge overnight; a full charge takes four hours and supports up to 60 minutes of continuous riding.

FEATURES

  • Auto self-balancing
  • Up to 60 minutes of continuous use
  • Speed: 8mph/13kph cruise speed
  • Training Mode and Normal Mode
  • Quick change 36V lithium ion battery pack with LG cells
  • Wheels: Rubber tires with aluminum hubs
    LED indicator shows battery power and riding mode
  • Frame: Shatter-resistant polymer with fender bumper protection
  • Blue LED light bars
  • Motors: Silent, dual 135 watt (cruising power), 350 watt (peak power) hub motors with gyro sensor technology
  • Steering: Foot controlled, seamless maneuvering
  • Foot Platforms: Anti-slip rubber

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Max Rider Weight: 220 lbs
  • Age: 8+
  • Colors: Red, Blue, White, Black, Green
  • Product Weight: 27 lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5” L x 9” W x 8.75” H
  • Patents: U.S. Patent No. 8,738,278
  • Includes battery charger
  • Product decoration and specifications subject to change without notice
  • No assembly required

The Razor Hovertrax Hover Board features a quick-charge lithium ion 36V battery, a battery power indicator, a charger, up to 115 minutes of continuous use, a shatter resistant polymer frame, silent, dual hub 250W motors with gyro-sensor technology, foot controlled, seamless maneuvering steering anti-slip foot platforms, and rubber wheels with aluminum hubs. It can carry a maximum weight of 220 lbs, go up inclines of 15 degrees and down declines of 15 degrees, is suitable for adults and teenagers over 13 years of age, and weighs a mere 22 lbs. This self-balancing scooter can go as fast as 6 mph and is available in two colors: red or blue.

The Hovertrax utilizes smart balancing gyro-sensor technology that makes the ride smooth, stable, accurate, and easy to learn. Within an hour, you will be able to spin 360 degrees. This self-balancing scooter is covered for all manufacturing defects with a 90 day warranty.

Razor Hovertrax Hoverboard Review

THE GOOD

The Razor Hovertrax Hover Board is scratch-resistant, mainly because high quality plastics were used with shatter-resistant polymers. This scooter is also very quiet, so much so, that users often can’t tell if it’s on or not based on sound. The dual smart motors keep the hoverboard in constant balance. Due to its weight of 22 lbs, the Hovertrax is easy to carry and is very portable.

Important to note, the manufacturer is a quality brand known worldwide. This should give the buyer and whomever using the Hovertrax some peace of mind. Additionally, this self-balancing scooter is certified by the US government for the safety and authenticity of the device. Razor guarantees that their Hovertrax will not overheat and will not combust.

THE BAD

The main thing that needs a bit of improvement in the Razor Hovertrax Hover Board is its speed. Topping off at 6mph makes this hoverboard one of the slowest on the market. However, this speed is perfect for children. Another thing that is lacking is the maximum distance covered in one charge. A quick-charging battery is enough to overlook this, but users note that the Hovertrax can take up to three hours to charge. This scooter does not have the ability to jump curbs and is not waterproof. On another note, we feel that the Hovertrax is a bit overpriced especially since there are hoverboards with more features which sell for a lower price.

THE VERDICT

The Razor Hovertrax Hover Board has many good things going for it. It is made of high-quality materials to preserve the aesthetics of the machine. It is uber quiet. It is super light. This hoverboard maneuvers easily and is very stable. And all of this comes from a trusted American distributor. If you have any issues, Razor’s customer service is one of the easiest manufacturers of self-balancing scooters to reach.

However, the Hovertrax does not go very fast, a problem if you are an adult. Maximum distance per charge is shorter than its competitors, and it takes quite some time to recharge the battery. Alas, it does not have any bells or whistles, so no jumping curbs or riding in the rain with this one.

Although there are other similarly-priced hoverboards on the market, what you are paying for is guaranteed quality, and that what you ordered is exactly what you are going to get. Nothing tampered with. No corners cut. A guarantee that your child will not be endangered by an exploding self-balancing scooter? There is no price tag for that!

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