When it comes to modes of transportation for kids and teenagers, there is always something new and trendy catching the eye of the next generation. What is interesting with self balancing two wheel scooters is that it is not just teens seeing the appeal of their movements and style. These clever boards, with their sleek designs and intelligent motion detection technology make cruising around town a new experience and can offer simple movement with ease and wow factor – something that is attracting kids and big kids alike. The following six models are some of the best and most interesting, accomplished models around, with great mechanics and speed settings, and can help new riders learn this new form of movement and maybe some tricks too.
6 of the Best Self Balancing Electric Scooter Models
Powerboard by HOVERBOARD
Ease of use is something that many of these self-balancing electric scooter makers place at the forefront of their specifications – they want kids to know that these hoverboard-wannabes are simple to get to grips with. With the Powerboard by HOVERBOARD, there is quite the sales claim as the say the following: “Most people master it in as little as 30 seconds!”.
While this may be an exaggeration, the simple mechanics and actions mean that riders are mean to handle speeds of 8mph and corners with ease and style. If that wasn’t enough this board – available in black, blue, white and red – is said to have the longest lasting battery around, providing 6 hours of life for a day’s riding. In addition to this, there is an indicator on the board so that kids don’t get caught out and it recharges in as little as an hour, so it doesn’t take long to get back out on the streets.
Swagway X1 Hands-free Smart Board
The name may not be the best in the world but there is no doubt that the Swagway is aimed at the teenage market, or about what it is designed to do. Like a segway board without all the unnecessary bulk on the top, this hybrid scooter/skateboard is designed to bring a big of “swag” to a ride and a lot of fun, letting riders cruise around their town at up to 12 miles an hour.
The Swagway X1 Hands-free Smart Board is designed to be incredibly easy for teenagers to use thanks to its “groundbreaking” tech where dual-action motors respond to the rider’s movements to maintain balance. The promise is that riders will get to grips with it in no time because the board does all the hard work and while some practice may be still be necessary, the more natural riders could soon be performing tricks and impressing their peers.
Leray Self Balancing Balance Two Wheel Electric Scooter
On the subject of cool hoverboard-style contraptions, the last product for consideration here is the Leray Self Balancing Balance Motion 6.5″ Two Wheel electric scooter. This one promises to tick this box with ease by being “cushy, fun and trendy” and, apparently, is recommended by celebrities – although the specification does not say who rides it.
Like the board above, this is clearly not just for kids and it being sold as the ideal new way to commute to work, although there is also talk of tricks and fancy moves for teenagers 13 and up. This scooter has a two wheel, two way drive with high end balance detections, reaches a speed of 8 kmph and takes just one hour to charge up and be ready to ride. It also quite smart looking so kids and big kids can show off a fine mode of transport rather than something that looks like a toy.
Glyro Self Balancing Scooter by Jetson Electric
Make your life easier with the Glyro HoverBoard. This rechargeable, dual-wheeled hoverboard uses gyroscope sensors to enable self-balancing.
You have the option of 3 Glyro self balancing scooter models to chose from. The regular model can travel 8 miles per charge at 5mph. The Turbo model can travel 10 miles at a faster speed of 10 mph and the Glyro turbo model with bluetooth speakers can travel 3 miles further clocking a total of 13 miles at 13 mph on a single charge.
Easy to learn, master it in less than 5 minutes. Suitable for adults and boys and girls 13 years and over. The Glyro scooter models are shipped and sold by Amazon and Prime eligible.
CoolReall Two Wheel Self Balance Electric Scooter
Continuing with the theme of ease of use there is the CoolReall Two Wheel Self Balance Electric scooter. This product comes with a set of step-by-step instructions that, to be honest, kids can pretty much figure out themselves – turn it on, step on the foot trigger, balance yourself with your other foot and off you go. There is a recommended lower age limit of 14 years but this is often up to parents discretion.
Interestingly there is also talk of adult users, and the simple shape and black design mean that there is a wider appeal here. As if to contradict this, there is a sense of wonder too that is there to draw kids in further and give this toy scooter more of a mysterious, Sci-fi edge. This product is also referred to as the “personal transporter mini unicycle”, which sounds a lot cooler.
WEECOO Two Wheels self Balancing Electric Scooter
One of the issues that parents might have with the Swagway model is that emphasis on ease of use and fancy tricks which may encourage children to show off with a bit too much flair and do themselves an injury. The focus for this WEECOO Two Wheels self-balancing electric scooter is different because there is a lot of emphasis on safety; the board comes with a helmet and a pair of elbow pads for safe riding and there is also an anti-slip foot grip and a power mode that means it will not suddenly ground to a halt when it runs out of juice.
Essentially, this is being marketed as the model that is more convenient for both kids and parents but that does not make it boring; it still has the style and movement to appeal to the youth market and give them something to show off.