I first spotted the new hoverboards about a month ago, when a group of neighborhood boys went cruising by. It was my daughter’s dream come true. Back to the Future-style hoverboards! Okay, so maybe they’re not cruising off the ground, Marty McFly-style, but it’s still pretty cool to have a Segway-like skateboard that lets you scoot around hands-free. Make no mistake, these hot 2015 Christmas toys are not cheap. So when splurging on a hoverboard, how can you know what’s the best hoverboard?
I turned — where else — to Amazon. My research showed the highest number of customer reviews, with the highest number of stars was the CoolReall Self Balancing Scooter Two 6.5″ Wheel Self Balance Electric Hoverboard Drifting Personal Transporter Mini Unicycle with Led light. This hoverboard (also called a powerboard) had 176 customer reviews and a 4 and a half star rating.
At $429, the price of this hoverboard was higher than some, lower than others.
For under $300, the hoverboard that seemed to have the highest number of 4-star ratings was the Mini Smart Self-balancing Two-wheel Electric Scooter, which had 64 customer reviews with an average 4-star rating.
If price is no object, and you’re looking for the highest quality hoverboard, you’ll want to check out the “Original” top of the line IO Moonwalkers Hoverboard, which costs $1,599.
Or maybe while your kids are saving up to buy their own hoverboard, you can go old school and get them a Penny Skateboard!