So you’re interested in how much a hoverboard costs? Then you’ve come to the right place as here at Rolab™ we are the gurus of hoverboards. This article will determine the average cost of a hoverboard but more importantly what you can get for your money.
A lot of work has gone into the design and creation of the hoverboards we’ve seen adorning the streets over the last few years. One of mankind’s main goals since the 80s has been to replicate the hoverboard that grabbed our attention in the Back to the Future films. But while we haven’t got the floating hoverboard Marty McFly amazed us with, we’ve got something close enough. And that’s the hoverboard that we know and love today – a two-wheeled board that uses your body weight for steering.
Why are there such a variety of prices?
The price of a hoverboard varies dramatically. You could buy one from just a couple of hundred pounds or you could go all out and buy one for the same price as a car (we’re talking thousands!). Whatever type of hoverboard you go for, it’s important that you research carefully before you buy. Some might come with a better battery life. Some might come with extra features or will reach faster speeds. But remember, you get what you pay for. So, if you find a hoverboard that’s dirt cheap then there’s a reason why.
For instance, you can get a hoverboard on eBay for as low as £120 but we’ve seen why they’re so cheap. Small battery packs that require frequent charging; the use of refurbished parts in its build; and poor quality control procedures in the factory production line are just some of the reasons why you should be careful before you buy.
What you can get for your money
We’ve established that you should be wary of any hoverboard that costs under £190. They will be of low quality, endure long shipping times (as they’re often sent from China) and are not likely to offer you any warranty or customer care.
Between £200 to £300 you can expect to get a good quality hoverboard. At this price, you’ll get one that has a sleek design, sturdier build, longer battery life and you’ll get much more use out of it. Often at this price, the hoverboard will come with additional features such as Bluetooth speakers and you can expect delivery times to be a lot quicker. Hoverboards in the £200 – £300 price range are usually retailed by authorized retailers offering high-quality devices that surpass all UK regulations.
As you start looking at higher end prices (we’re talking £300 or more!) then the price tag is not really justified (in our opinion). Such hoverboards are often inflated in price to perceive to the customer as a ‘higher quality’ device. You would be much better not wasting your money but in fact buying a hoverboard from a reputable retailer at the £200 – £300 price range.
There you have it. Hoverboards can cost anywhere from approximately £100 to well over £1000, it all depends on what’s right for you. If you’re looking for a hoverboard that’s strong, will last you a while and has some nifty features then you’re going to have to pay the price for it but at £200+ for a hoverboard like this, it’s a good investment. Just be careful of the basic, cheap options – you really do get what you pay for.
Here at Rolab™ we offer the R1 hoverboard for £229.99. This price tag, in general, is lower than our competition. However, the R1 still surpasses all UK regulations and is classed as a “100% safe hoverboard” Check out our online store here.