Keep this in mind when buying a one – wheel scooter

Written by Traci Robinson. Posted in Gadgets

The fact is that hoverboards make perfect gifts because there is not a single person that will dislike having a personal transportation device. Instead of opting for the already classic two-wheel scooter, consider purchasing a one-wheel hoverboard because it moves a lot faster, not to mention that it is a more practical commuting tool. However, you should pay attention to the fact that there are brands and models of self-balancing scooters that are of extremely low quality. So, if you are planning on making a gift for that someone special or for a dear friend, you should make sure you are choosing he best product on the market. After all, you could endanger the safety of the person. This is what you should look for in a one wheel scooter. [Not a valid template]

The size of the wheel

As is the case with other means of transportation, an important aspect to take into consideration is the size of the wheel. A regular hoverboard features small circular components so as to be more efficient. This feature will come in handy when you are riding on smooth surfaces, but the user will find it difficult to cross uneven surfaces. More importantly the small wheel will cause the user to lose control and he will have to ride slowly, more precisely at a walking pace. A smaller circular component will also not allow the rider to perform well against curbs and other elevated surfaces. For instance, a wheel around 11.6 in size will be more than able to handle uneven surfaces easily an even if there is only one involved, the user will not lose control or struggle with the hoverboard.

Buy only from quality brands

The cheap versions of hoverboards are the ones responsible for the existance of hoverboards reports. The fact is that many Chinese manufacturers promote non-braded devices and they are generally cheaper than the ones commercialized in the USA. If you want the gift receiver to stay safe, then you have to look for quality hoverboards and not be interested only in saving money. If you want examples of popular and trustworthy brands, here they are: Hoverboard, SHareconn, Cool Sport, etc. Their products are featured on Amazon and it is important to mention that due to recent events, the e-commerce website lists only products that are compliant with safety standards and that have documentation. You can check this urban tech news website for more ideas.

Maximum weight

The reason why the weight of the electric scooter is an important element is that it can affect the overall balance. Standard models allow a weight of maximum 100 kg, but in this case the balance is severely compromised and it will push the user over the limit. The decision you will have to make depends to a large extent on the weight of the person you are considering to make the present to. There is a limited number of models that are able to support heavier riders and the weight will vary according to the model that you purchase.

Where can I buy a one-wheel scooter?

If it is already late in the year, you can still buy one, but it will not be an easy task. The reason for this is that major retailers will have sold out their stock. So what can you do if the holidays are already here? One option that you have is to go straight to the website of the manufacturer and of course to set an Amazon alert. If you search on this e-commerce website, you will encounter lots of options to choose from, but you will have to have your money prepared in case you get a good deal.  

Traci Robinson

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