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10 reasons why you should get a hoverboard

The hoverboard, sometimes referred to as a Segway, is a kind of scooter without handles that uses sensors to detect pressure from the foot of the rider. All the rider needs to do is shift his weight to move in any direction.

Here are 10 reasons why you should buy one:

1. They're fun

There's nothing quite like the thrill of riding a hoverboard. It's easy and so much fun, you'll want to do it again, and again.

2. Learn a new skill

The first time you hop onto a hoverboard, it will feel a little strange, but practice shifting your weight and getting a feel of how it moves and you'll soon be a pro. It's a skill like any other, although it is a lot easier than riding a skateboard and cooler than a bike.

3. They're portable

There are few electronic transport devices that you can pick up and carry home with ease. The hoverboard is easy to lift and is highly portable. Once it's fully charged, all you need to do is get on it and go.

2. Cost

Considering the technology that goes into them, Hoverboards are not expensive. You can get a good quality model at a reasonable price. If you are wondering, what hoverboard should I get? check out some of our hottest models at Official Hoverboard such as the Blue 6.5" Classic Disco LED Official Hoverboard, currently on sale for £209.99.

3. Runs on Batteries

Hoverboards are an energy-efficient device. All that is required to power them is a rechargeable battery pack. Ensure the battery is charged fully and you are good to go. We recommend batteries that are made by Samsung.

4. Easy to Navigate

Hoverboard controls are not as complex as people think. The rules are basic, all you need to do is push forward if you want to accelerate and push back to apply the brake and stop. If you want to turn either right or left, release the pressure on one foot and move with the other foot.

5. Design

Hoverboards are cool! They come in an incredible range of colours and designs with built in extras like Bluetooth speakers. Are you thinking, 'What hoverboard should I buy?' Take a look at our range at Official Hoverboard - we've got all the latest models.

6. Low Maintenance

Hoverboards rarely go wrong if you take good care of them and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

7. An urban asset

If you live in an urban area with plenty of smooth, tarmacked spaces, you'll have plenty of opportunities to ride your hoverboard. Remember however, that they are not legal to ride on roads or pavements.

8. Eco-Friendly

If you are worried about your carbon footprint, the hoverboard is the perfect planet friendly transportation device.

9. Range of sizes

Hoverboards come in a range of sizes. If you are puzzling over 'What size hoverboard should I get?', you need to know that there are three standard sizes - 6.5 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches. The smaller 6.5 inch hoverboards are great for kids, while the 10 inch hoverboard is faster and better for adults.

10. Get a six pack!

Riding a hoverboard requires you to use your core muscles for balance. We can't promise that you'll get a six pack overnight, but you will improve your balance and strengthen those abs at the same time.