While cycles and scooters remain the classics in terms of outdoor exploring, the hoverboard is becoming a popular choice amongst kids and adults alike. The self-balancing scooters are known for their modern look and minimalist design. This article explores some of the best options for hoverboards currently available in the market. It also talks about all the reasons why owning a hoverboard is a smart choice for you.
Remember back in 2013, when these weird-looking two-wheel scooters were all the talk? Yep, you guessed it! Hoverboards. While they did not exactly hover as one had hoped, these self-balancing scooters were quite the rage back then.
They were on every kid’s wishlist and it was a top-trending Christmas present at one time. All the cool kids had it, and you probably secretly hoped to have one, too. Well, if you missed out on the trend back then, now is your chance to catch up on it.
While the hype has certainly died down quite a bit, the benefits of owning a hoverboard are still pretty relevant.
9 Reasons that Make Hoverboards Cool!
Let’s admit it, hoverboards actually look pretty cool. With the futuristic design, neon lighting, and all. I mean, I was always kind of jealous of kids that had one in my neighborhood. So to justify the purchase to my parents and my rational adult self, I obviously compiled a list of all the reasons why you should get a hoverboard (apart from it being cool of course!).
Save on fuel costs
Who would have guessed that we would have automatic personal transport that doesn’t require any fuel to run? Not even your own energy like a bike would. Well, thanks to hoverboards we have just that.
Hoverboards run on batteries, and while they did face some difficulties with the safety and durability of these batteries initially, they’re now completely safe thanks to a UL certification standard.
So when you’re using a hoverboard to commute, you’re not only saving your own energy but you are also saving the world’s energy reserves by cutting down your fuel expenditure. And you save money while you’re at it.
Minimal skills required!
While it might require you a bit of practice and coordination, it’s fairly easy to learn how to navigate a hoverboard. You can watch tutorials online and polish up your skills in no time.
Simply put, you have to lean forward to accelerate it and then lean back to stop it. In order to turn right or left, use the right handlebar, move it forwards or backward to turn whichever way you want.
Easy to maintain
Apart from checking up on the batteries from time to time, there is little that you need to do towards maintaining your hoverboard. It’s pretty self-sustaining in that matter.
Unlike a bicycle, it does not require the tedious steps of greasing your chain or checking the air level in your wheels.
And it’s obviously very low-maintenance compared to a motorbike or a car.
As versatile as it gets
Contrary to popular belief, you can actually do so much more than showing off with your hoverboard. Here are some cool uses for it:
- Short-distance travel
- Racing with your friends
- Running short-distance errands
Skip the waiting time for the subway or bus
Can’t afford personal transport but hate waiting for the subway or the bus? Get a hoverboard instead! That way, you can have a fully automatic personal ride on a budget.
It’s a great way to commute to short distances for chores like getting groceries, running errands, and all that. If you have to travel long distances, you can always use your hoverboard to get to the subway and then carry it with you. That saves you walking time and some precious energy.
Think about the environment!
It’s common knowledge that current fuel sources are not sustainable. They’re not helping the current climate change situation in any way. With the world moving towards sustainability and environmental consciousness, it’s imperative to consider those things when you’re making a new purchase.
Since the hoverboard doesn’t use fuel or gas to run, it’s better for the environment. It’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while incorporating something really cool into your life.
Bring it with you wherever you go
Unlike a bicycle, you can actually carry a hoverboard much more easily wherever you go. Some airlines even allow it as a check-in luggage. So you have your own ride whenever you go on vacations as well.
The portability also allows you to easily carry it in your car, so you can take it along on road trips or on staycations.
Light on the wallet
If you live in a suburban city and don’t want to take your car out for every small errand, a hoverboard is a good option. This is especially true if you can’t afford a car and need something automatic, other than a bicycle or a scooty.
The best part is, it’s a one-time investment only. After that, you don’t have to pay anything towards maintaining it. No fuel costs, no oil-change costs, nothing. So it’s a win-win situation.
Great excuse to get out more often
If you need a reason to explore the outdoors and get some fresh air, a hoverboard is a really cool option. Not everyone likes walking or running or working out outdoors. A hoverboard makes a great alternative in such cases.
Even if it’s just to flex in front of other kids, I feel like it counts. Bottom line is, you’re getting fresh air and you’re going to look really awesome doing it!
Now I know anyone that actually wants to buy a hoverboard probably did not need much convincing at all. But if you think your friends might judge you for making this rational choice, you now have plenty of arguments to throw their way.
That said, a hoverboard is not only a futuristic, super-cool gadget to flaunt, but it makes a great personal ride too! It’s good for the environment as well, so I don’t see a reason why you shouldn’t be getting one right this very moment!