Hoverboards are a sophisticated mode of personal transportation that rely on a lightweight lithium-ion battery for power. There are hundreds of models available on the market, but how much are hoverboards?
In a nutshell, you can buy a hoverboard from around just over £100, but that doesn’t mean you should. It’s a bit like buying a car. You get what you pay for in terms of battery quality, parts and finish and a cheap hoverboard is more likely to experience mechanical failure and/or give you a less than satisfactory ride.
At Official Hoverboard, we wouldn’t recommend buying a hoverboard for less than the £200 mark, because quality is unlikely to be assured. Our starting price for hoverboards is £209.99 down from £249.99 for a 6.5” Class Disco LED Official Hoverboard. It is powered by a Samsung battery, one of the best in our opinion. It also comes with a one year warranty and UK based customer support for peace of mind.
If you do buy a cheaper alternative, you might be stuck with a hoverboard that stops working after a few rides and nowhere to turn when you need help and advice. It is far better to invest a little more money and know that you are buying something solid, dependable and fully supported in the UK.
None of our hoverboards cost more than £269.99 and all are powered by Samsung batteries, covered by warranties and come with fantastic spec – silent German motors, LED lights, built in Bluetooth speaker, auto balance technology and precise gyro control are a few of the things you can expect with one of our hoverboards. Hoverboards with this kind of spec, are often listed for around the £300 mark, but we like to offer value to our customers.
If you are looking to splash the cash, it is possible to buy a hoverboard for £3,000, yes you read that right, three grand is what you will pay for the Xiaomi Ninebot Self Balancing Electric Hoverboard. Is it really worth it?
Well, it has a 700W motor, which is exactly the same as our 8.5” Off Road Hummer which comes in at just £269.99, down from £369.99.
The Xiaomi Ninebot has a range of 14 miles, which is slightly more than the 8.5” Off Road Hummer, that can take you for seven and a half, so that’s double – but is that worth the extra £2,700? The Ninebot also has excellent waterproofing, but for that money, you could buy yourself a cheap car!
Ironically, the most expensive hoverboards you can buy don’t exist in the real world – they are part of the metaverse. Snoop Dogg, Grimes and Lewis Hamilton have partnered up with Jadu, which has released NFT’s of designer hoverboards that players can used to navigate the three-day gaming space. These virtual hoverboards cost around £1,000 to buy – and for that, you don’t get any waterproofing, premium battery or gyro control!
Like the NFT versions, the world’s most expensive hoverboard, can’t transport a real rider as it is a film prop. Used in the movie Back To The Future Part II, the famous hoverboard deck supposedly by Mattel, sold at a props auction for a cool $501,000. It’s called The Marty McFly Lenticular Mattel Hoverboard and it has actor Michael J Fox’s autograph on the foot pads.