Today we are talking about top 10 hoverboards that can be bought for less than $300! Why under $300? Well, on one hand we think that this is the price limit above which you can find only pro hoverboards and on other hand you can still find high quality hoverboards for safe and fun ride below this price. Of course, you have to understand that some of these models don’t have features and performances like high end ones. But, despite that fact, they are still quality made, ideal for fun ride and if fun is what you’re looking for and you don’t want to spend a ton of money, these next 10 hoverboards are here to meet all your expectations. Despite the fact that the higher your budget, the best are the features and specifications of the hoverboards all presented hoverboards under $300 are amazing machines, not the average low-cost, no-name products.
Whom are these hoverboards ideal for?
Well, the obvious answer might be for beginners. Why is this so? Well, if you are a beginner, than you will need to master your hoverboard skills before buying a high end hoverboard which is much more expensive, thus if you scratch it or bump it you wouldn’t be so sorry like if you do it with top price hoverboards. I remember my first steps – I destroyed my IO Hawk in just a weekor so while lerning how to ride it. It was scratched all over with more than a few bumps and cracks on the outer shell. Don’t let your ego to keep you off trying to learn how to drive on cheaper model. Later you will have enough time to buy your dream hoverboard.
The second answer would be for children. There’s no need to purchase a $700 hoverboard for your kids to play with. It’s practically throwing money in garbage. They don’t know how to use them correctly and they will most likely break them pretty fast. It’s like buying a Ferrari to a person who never drove a car before.
Are These Hoverboards Reliable?
Believe it or not, these hoverboards are very reliable and all of these 10 models are UL 2272 certified and protected from fire hazard, overheating, over charging, short circuits etc. and mostly they use quality UL 2271 certified batteries. But remember, don’t try to speed them straight into rocks or other hard obstacles or to throw them of the cliff – no hoverboard would survive that.
#1 Razor Hovertrax 2.0 – The Best Hoverboard Under $300
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is definitely the best and most reliable hoverboard on this list. It might not be the best hoverboard out there, but with this price and a huge amount of satisfied users, it’s more than worth buying it. With all features, design and quality Razor Hovertrax 2.0 belongs to high-end hoverboards. You can buy it not just as beginner’s choice, but as your permanent choice!
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is equipped with two electric motors (with maximum power of 350 kW), one for each wheel, Lithium ion quick-charge battery pack, rubber wheels with aluminum hubs, balance level indicator, charger and as the most important feature comes smart balancing gyro-sensor technology which enables a super smooth ride. New features of Razor Hovertrax 2.0 include cool-blue LED light bar display, fender bumpers, LED battery power indicator, and two riding modes, training and normal use. All this gives Razor Hovertrax 2.0 new edge on the market.
#2 Vecaro Glide-X – The Best Colored Hoverboard under $300
First of all, despite the fact that Vecaro Glide-X has generic design it might be one of the most fun under $300 hoverboards. Why? Because of the outer shell metallic colors Vecaro is proud of.
Vecaro GLIDE-X hoverboard is a 2017 model offered by this well known producer. It is a whole new series of 6.5″ hoverboards in different colors (metallic colors are really nice and cool looking). The chassis for GLIDE-X hoverboards is made of 3 mm thick aluminium with ABS outer shell in more than 20 color combinations. This hoverboard is UL2272 certified and you will get some extra features for the reasonable price (lower than competitors’ price). Some of these features are Bluetooth and Ride Control App for better riding experience.
Also, it is powered by Samsung 36V Lithium Ion battery pack made with authentic leg cells (20 Samsung cells per battery for longer riding experience) and certified chargers in order to prevent fire hazard. Don’t forget that Vecaro is a US based company.
#3 GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO – Best Hoverboard for Kids
If you search the Internet you will find that GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO hoverboard is often called as the best hoverboard for kids, younger and inexperienced drivers as their first ride.
GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO is a lightweight hoverboard with only 22 lbs and its 2×250 W motors are powered with UL2271 Certified Li-ion batteries. It has basic, generic design with 6.5” wheels and it is available in 7 different colors. In some description of GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO you can find that it is made for all terrains but it isn’t true. Also, don’t be fooled with some comments that GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO is water resistant. It is in compliance with IP56 standard (splash and light rain resistant), meaning you can’t plunge it into water. Also, it has anti-slip foot pads LED lights and LED battery indicator. This is the best hoverboard for your kids or as your first hoverboard, especially because you will get great price deal for the quality presented.
#4 NHT SMART Hoverboards – The Most Versatile Hoverboards under $300
NHT hoverboards are made in several SMART models as a part of SMART series of self balancing scooters slightly different in performances and design.
NHT hoverboards are certified by UL 2272, UL 991 and ANSI/UL 1998 for electrical systems, batteries and main charger in order to ensure maximum safety for the users. With very attractive design they are available in different colors. Also, all NHT hoverboards are equipped with LED lights as signal and warning lights. NHT SMART self balancing scooters or hoverboards are designed for everyday fun and transport in urban environment.
#5 Skque I1 – The Best Known under $300 Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speakers
Skque I1 is the smallest in the Skque hoverboard family with regular 6,5″wheels. Also, it has the most common design as majority of other hoverboards with LED lights and remote control with on and off function. Skque I1 comes in black, white, red, blue and green color.
Since the maximum speed of this hoverboard is 6,2 mph it is ideal for kids and beginners. With remote control, integrated Bluetooth speakers and app control this is one cool and affordable hoverboard.
#6 Swagtron T1 – The First UL2272 Certified Hoverboard under $300
The Swagtron T1 by Swagway is the world’s first hoverboard or two-wheel self-balancing scooter with UL2272 certification which makes it one of the safest models on the market. UL2272 certification means that this model was submitted to series of very rigorous tests in order to check battery and charger safety. Also, it is the world’s first hoverboard with the UL 2271 listed SentryShield battery system.
Swagtron T1 is made of fire retardant hard ABS casing with aluminium wheels and strong rubber tires. It has maximum speed of 8 mph and maximum driving range of 12 miles. Also, it is equipped with two driving modes, learning mode for beginners and normal mode. The climbing capability of this hoverboard is just impressive and it is 30 degrees. Bright LED headlights are here for better look as well as for better visibility during the night ride.
#7 Improved SURFUS Hoverboard – The Best Waterproof Hoverboard under $300
Each version of SURFUS hoverboard is better than the previous one in design, security and available features. This improved waterproof version has a number of new features like Bluetooth speakers, App for smartphones and stylishly designed LED lights.
This SURFUS hoverboard uses 2x250W motors to reach maximum speed of is 7,5 mph with maximum driving radius of 12,5 miles and maximum climbing capability of 15 degrees. While you ride SURFUS hoverboard you can connect your smartphone via Bluetooth connection or available SURFUS App and listen the music on dual, high-fidelity built-in Bluetooth speakers. Also, for better visibility and look this model is equipped with sporty upgraded bright blue LED headlights.
The producer says that this hoverboard is waterproof but be aware that it is water resistant up to IP34 standardmeaning it can handle water spraying from different direction, no more. So, do not go to swim with this model.
#8 Koowheel K5/Genesis H1 – The Best Designed Hoverboard under $300
Finally, we have some evolution happening in hoverboard design!!! Koowheel K5 hoverbord (or Genesis H1 Gemini, both share the same modular design and features) with 7.5″ wheels and replaceable battery pushes hoverbord design to new grounds. New look is not just for the eye of the beholder, it is very practical too. The design is based upon three-sections with central section containing replaceable and removable Samsung battery and two side sections containing electronics, motors and wheels. Also, central section has carrying handle with digital display and smart LED light.
The modular structure of this hoverboard gives extra stability making it stable even in off mode thus being safe for children. Beside 7.5″ wheels another big difference at Koowheel K5/Genesis H1 Gemini are gyro sensors where the rubber gyro sensors that fail often are replaced with gravity sensors for improved motion detection. More features you can find bellow.
#9 Gyroor Warrior 8,5″ – The Meanest Looking All-terrain Hoverboard under $300
We stumbled upon this hoverbord by pure accident and we liked its design at the first look. It has 8,5″ wheels with solid tires on beautifully designed chassis. But be aware that not everybody would like and appreciate this design. However, we liked it a lot.
It is UL2272 certified and uses UL2271 certified Li-ion batteries. Its 2x350W motors are enough to provide you maximum speed of 9,95 mph and maximum driving range of 9,5 miles. How not to love this model when it looks as mean as possible and has 4.0 Bluetooth speakers and colorful LED lights. Also, it is water resistant up to IP54 standard meaning it is protected from dust particles and water sprays. Gyroor Warrior is made for kids and adults since it can handle up to 265 pounds. The limited warranty of Gyroor Warrior is for 1 year and 6 months for battery. Enjoy the ride!
#10 MEGAWHEELS Smart Hoverboard – The Chepest under $300 Hoverboard Ideal For Children
This one is the among cheapest UL2272 hoverboards available on the market. It doesn’t mean it is not good, it’s just not as good as high-end hoverboards. It has passed all necessary safety tests and it has UL2272 certification. It will give you about 7 of ride with one charge and we liked it because it is really cheap hoverboard ideal for learning process, children and beginners. This way you will avoid any damage on your favorite hoverboard before mastering the ride. This model is available in different colors.