Review of Hover-1 Switch Electric Scooter For Kids
For those who don’t know, Hover-1 is a brand of electric scooters, hoverboards, electric skateboards and various accessories for hoverboards and scooters. Since their electric scooters are more and more popular on the market, because they belong to the price range under $ 300, we couldn’t resist and decided to try one of their electric scooters for kids. We opted for the Hover-1 Switch, an unusual electric scooter for kids that is a combination of an electric scooter and an electric skateboard. This is a 2 in 1 product that can easily be changed from a scooter to a skateboard and vice versa and can be an interesting gift for your kid.
Design And Features of Hover-1 Switch Electric Scooter
When you look at the Hover-1 Switch electric scooter, you are immediately aware that it is different from other electric scooters for kids. The first thing you notice is a very wide standing board that fits skateboards in its design, not scooters. After that, you will notice that there is not one wheel at the back end, but two small wheels that are characteristic of skateboards. And then you ask yourself, do I see well or does it seem to me that this scooter looks more like a skateboard than a scooter? And you’re right, it stands really looks like a skateboard. The lower part, ie the platform with wheels, can be easily detached from the control handlebar and turned into a skateboard. Thanks to the unique Lock & Release system, the platform separates from the steering handlebar with just one click, which also separates the 5-inch front wheel and inserts front skateboard wheels instead, thus completing the transformation. Also, when you want to turn a skateboard a into a scooter, again with the help of the Lock & Release system, do it in just a few seconds. So, fun is guaranteed, but what are the other performances of this model?
Like all modern electric scooters, you can fold this one and place it in the trunk of your car with one small difference. This is only possible by using the specified Lock & Release system, so that the scooter does not overlap but splits into two parts.
Its driving characteristics for a children’s electric scooter are a pleasant surprise. With a brushless 90 W motor, this scooter can reach a top speed of 9 mph (in scooter mode), and with a charged battery you can go as far as 6 miles. Keep in mind that the Hover-1 Switch is intended for children, so the maximum recommended driver’s weight is up to 132 lbs.
What is especially interesting about this model is the remote control that you can use when in skateboard mode. With this remote control you control the throttle, braking and revers movement. When used as a scooter, simply insert the remote control in the intended place on the steering handlebar.
The engine is powered by a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, with a capacity of 25. 2V / 2Ah, which can last about 40 minutes of continuous driving and after that you will have to recharge it, and the charging itself takes about 4 hours, which may be too long for children’s model.
Main Specs Of Hover-1 Switch Electric Scooter
- Scooter Size: 32.74″ x 16″ x 38.8″
- Skateboard Size: 27.2″ x 9″ x 6.3″
- Weight: 17,6 lbs
- Motor: 90 W
- Tires: 5″ Solid Front Tire
- Battery: 25 V Li-ion Battery
- Maximum Speed: 9 mph (in scooter mode)
- Maximum Range: Up t0 6 Miles or 40 Minutes of Continuous Drive
- Charging Time: Up to 4 Hours
- Maximum Weight of the Rider: 132 lbs
- Recommended for Kids Ages 8 to 12