Powerboard by Hoverboard Review

Powerboard by HoverboardThe Powerboard by Hoverboard is from a US based company. It is equipped with an advanced self balancing technology that makes it easier and safer to use compared to other scooters in the market. The biggest selling point of the Powerboard is its 6 hour battery life.

We took a look at the Powerboard by Hoverboard in closer detail to see if it is really worth its price tag.

Powerboard by Hoverboard

SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

The Powerboard by Hoverboard isn’t hugely affordable by any means. However, it is considered as one of the best self balancing scooters in the market.

The Powerboard by Hoverboard has a maximum speed of 8 kilometers per hour. It has a very sturdy and durable build which is evidenced by its 30lbs weight. It is quite heavy but its manufacturers were kind enough to include a carry-on bag in the package thus making it easier for users to transport it.

The battery life of the Powerboard is like no other. A single charge can last up to 6 hours of use. If used sparingly, it can last for days before running out of juice. That’s something that can really benefit those who are looking for a board they can use for a short commute to the bus stop on their daily commute to work without needing to charge it again at the end of the day. But how long do I need to charge it, you ask? Just under 1 hour!

The Powerboard by Hoverboard is built for both kid and adult use. It’s foot panel is wide enough for adult feet and is covered with an anti-slip matting to prevent kids from slipping and losing their balance. The maximum capacity of this self balancing scooter is 220 lbs.

THE GOOD

Because it is sold by a USA company, the user will benefit from fast shipping. Delivery will be made as fast as possible to reach the destination.

Even with a max speed of 8kph, this excellent balancing scooter is better and safer than others. It allows smooth and simple acceleration and enables the user to drift corners with ease. The user simply leans forward for forward motion and backwards to reverse direction. It also allows one to lean side to side to master cornering at high speeds.

Additionally, this magnificent balancing scooter is easy to ride. In just less than 5 minutes, one can begin to ride around. Most people master it in as little as 30 seconds. Riding it is very enjoyable . It comes in different colors such as black, white, red, blue. Most importantly, it is 100% new and of great quality.

Last but not least, it comes with one year warranty as well as US customer support. If at any point the buyer finds issues with powered board, he/she is advised to contact the manufacturer’s customer service department.

THE BAD

Being such an amazing and popular product, it is not surprising that the Powerboard by Hoverboard is being imitated by different companies and being sold as the real thing. This has caused quite a stir among online buyers because the fakes are look exactly the same in pictures thus making it hard to tell whether or not they are actually buying the real thing.

Fake Powerboards are not built as sturdy at the original board. They are only likely to last a month or so. Furthermore, there have been reports that those who purchased fake Powerboards (thinking they were getting an authentic one) experienced heating problems when their device was charging. Others reported that their board stopped working altogether after being charged.

The manufacturers of the authentic Powerboard have been fielding complaint after complaint from people who purchased their boards online from unauthorized distributors. Naturally, if the product being complained about is a fake, they will not issue a refund.

However, they are doing their best to stop the production of fake Powerboards. Interested buyers should also be careful in purchasing their boards especially if they’re going to buy online. Only purchase from authorized Powerboard by Hoverboard dealers to avoid getting a fake item.

THE VERDICT

The Powerboard by Hoverboard is a great, easy to use, and durable product. We highly recommend it for those looking for a quality self balancing scooter and isn’t afraid to pay the price. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of buying only from authorized retailers because almost all of the problems reported in customer reviews in online marketplaces pertain to fake Powerboards and not authentic ones.

Powerboard by Hoverboard

Powerboard by Hoverboard Review
9 Total Score
Exellent

Build Quality
10
Features
8.5
Value for Money
8.5
User Rating: 2.21 (131 votes)
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25 Comments
  1. Reply John January 11, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Please confirm that Powerboards by Hoverboard are made in the US as your article indicates.

    • Reply Curtis January 12, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Apologies but it appears that was incorrect and I have since updated the article. The company like to boast about being a US based one but I am not sure where the product is manufactured. I suspect like most electronic goods, it also comes from China but they are obviously well made ones compared the cheaper ones that have since been removed from popular websites.

      • Reply Hunter March 7, 2016 at 3:50 am

        The product is manufactured in Arizona

  2. Reply M.e. January 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Where can I get a list of authorized Powerboard by Hoverboard dealers/retailers?

    • Reply Curtis January 18, 2016 at 7:25 am

      I’m not sure but Amazon definitely sell the official one.

  3. Reply Hunter January 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    The reason why they r blowing up is because they have been imitated by other companies and the batteries are fake

    • Reply Curtis January 31, 2016 at 3:26 am

      Yes, it seems there are a lot of imitations out there, not just with this model. Luckily Amazon have been very strict in only approving safety approved and legitimate hoverboards.

  4. Reply JGrif January 30, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    This story is completely incorrect. Powerboards are made in China. While they are sturdy in comparison to other boards, they are sold in bulk at $60.00 per board on Ali Baba. There is no assembly whatsoever by any Hoverboards in America at this time by any reseller including Powerboard. NONE. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are flat out lying to you. Be wary of Powerboard dealers at Kiosks who include an absolutely worthless 100 dollar extended insurance coverage hidden in the 500 price which covers NOTHING that the original warranty does not. Hold them to the original price which is $349.00 American.

    • Reply Curtis January 31, 2016 at 3:29 am

      Thanks for your input and warning to others, I had already amended the article. I expect the cheaper versions on Ali Baba are not the official model and wouldn’t recommend them. I do however recommend buying from Amazon where they have the official one which passes their safety requirements.

  5. Reply Tracy February 17, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Any reports of the Powerboard purchased on Amazon exploding or catching on fire?

    • Reply Curtis February 18, 2016 at 1:56 am

      Nope, it’s a well made device. If there were safety issues it would be quickly removed from sale by Amazon.

  6. Reply John February 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I bought one from their website. I paid extra for fast delivery and they failed to make the delivery deadline. I asked them to refund the extra charge and they did not. My son’s Powerboard died after six weeks. At $540, that is $90 week. I cannot get anyone at Powerboard on the phone nor will they return my emails. Powerboard is no better than anyone else. Do not pay the premium.

  7. Reply Renee February 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I cant find these on the Amazon. Only the skins

    • Reply Curtis February 24, 2016 at 3:08 am

      Looks like they’ve been removed again, hopefully they will be back soon.

  8. Reply ~(•4•)~ Soph February 27, 2016 at 1:20 am

    My powerboard wiggles abit when I get on it.
    When I go forward it does a little wiggle like vibration.
    Any advice?Info?

  9. Reply Erin March 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    How come I cannot fine the Powerboard on Amazon anymore???

    • Reply Curtis March 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Unfortunately Amazon has removed all hoverboards due to safety concerns.

  10. Reply Hunter March 7, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Hi I’m Hunter and I have a authentic power board from the actual company Powerboard by hoverboard.

    Ever since the UL has Put a demand to every retailer/ seller “saying to depart from selling”, Power board by hover board is sold out. I have done a lot of research and UL said they never certified any hover board; only some chargers. Power board says that they have a certified battery which I’m kind of confused because I looked on the label on my board and it didn’t have the UL label.

    I’m about to ask if they are actually certified or going to be certified but other than that your review is practically a 10 out of 10. The quality of this hoverboard is amazing. I highly recommend it when all this chaos is over. But to keep in prayers the people who lost their homes. May the fakes be caught.

    I highly recommend staying with your board when it charges and check or feel the adapter/ charger for overheating every other minute What I do is I will set a timer and check to feel if it’s hot and if it is I will unplug it and let it cool down.

    Also check your charger/ board label and see if it has the authenticated label of UL. If not you might have a fake but you don’t necessarily have to get rid of it just be aware. I actually found out that one of my friends bought a hoverboard from a foreign retailer and it was actually fake. I warned her tho. Sometimes they will have CE and FE labels and then A unknown square. I’m glad I did a lot of research on it.

    Also if you want to know the companies that are not authorized I have 2 that aren’t.
    A) iohawk
    B) swagway
    If that is wrong please let me know. I was in that keep up the work. I’ll comment if something new pops up.

    Best regards Hunter.

  11. Reply Hunter March 7, 2016 at 3:47 am

    If u are having problems with your board try these directions. Power board by hoverboard sent them to me when I told them that my hover board was shaking when I got on.

    1. Turn the board off, and make sure you have it on a flat, level surface.

    2. Adjust the board’s sides so they are as level, straight, and lined up as best as you can. It might help to rest it against a wall in this step so the board doesn’t roll away.

    3. While we have the board like this, press and hold down the power button until you see the front LED lights flash about 5-6 times. After that, release it and turn it off once more.

    4. Turn the board on again as you would normally. It is now calibrated/reset.

  12. Reply Jackson March 7, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Why does my power board shake?

    • Reply Leity March 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      that happens to mine too, but only if i’m stepping on one peddle for more than two seconds.

  13. Reply Jackson March 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Does thepowerboard.com scam people or do not send their items?

  14. Reply Jasmine March 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    If I was to go to thepowerboard.com to buy a hoverboard would it be a scam or would it be real and send me my product? A actual good product.

  15. Reply iris April 13, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Since Amazone is not saling it anymore, where can i order it from?

  16. Reply Reagan October 12, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Amazon is selling them again. Since they were 100% guaranteed safe! ^-^

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