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Powerboard by HOVERBOARD - 2 Wheel Self Balancing Scooter

Pros: An appealing choice for anyone seeking a hoverboard with a longer battery life, as the battery typically lasts for a 15 or 20 mile ride.

Cons: Lacks some of the bells and whistles of higher priced models.

Summary: A highly rated hoverboard. Many of the other models have been banned on Amazon for safety reasons, but this one is not among them.
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Glyro Self Balancing Scooter Turbo w/Bluetooth Spe...

Pros: Virtually the exact same model as the white Jetson version, except that you are also paying for Bluetooth speakers.

Cons: Very expensive because of the Bluetooth speakers.

Summary: If you want the extra bells and whistles of Bluetooth speakers, this is the one to get. Otherwise, you are just as well off getting the standard version of the Jetson.
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Lerayâ„¢ Self Balancing Scooter Balance Motion 6.5...

Pros: Innovative self-balancing technology separates it from the other models. Manufacturers is responsive and provides reliable customer support.

Cons: Users have trouble getting on and off this one.

Summary: If you want to buy from a reliable manufacturer, this is the best choice for you. Just be careful, as the learning curve is a bit steeper with this one.
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Swagway X1 Hands-free Smart Board

Pros: The most popular hoverboard right now. It's light and easy to transport. Meant for beginners. Its customer service is also relatively reliable.

Cons: The front bumper has been known to fall off during light collisions.

Summary: It is the most popular board for a reason - it is an incredibly great value that is considerably better than the similarly priced knockoffs.
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Jetson V8 Sport All-Terrain Hoverboard

Pros: Charger is UL-certified. Easy to learn - even for beginners who are brand new to hoverboards. Great stabilization technology for getting on and off.

Cons: On the more expensive side but well worth the extra hundred dollars.

Summary: A mid-range hoverboard that provides extremely good value for the price. It's not the fanciest, but it's all you need if you are just looking to get into the sport.