Many parents struggle to find the perfect gift for their kids. They want something fun and exciting to ensure their child stays safe. A Hoverboard is an excellent solution for this dilemma; these electric scooters for kids are a trendy gift they will come to enjoy.
This blog post will discuss the benefits of buying a hoverboard for your child and why models like the Elektra Roadstar should be at the top of your list for this holiday season.
What Are Hoverboards?
Hoverboards are two-wheeled, electric scooters that allow the rider to zap around without ever having to put their feet on the ground. The scooters have motors powered by lithium-ion batteries and can reach speeds up to 12 mph.
They are perfect for kids who want to ride around the neighborhood with friends. Truthfully, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths floating around hoverboards. But they are a safe and enjoyable way to get around.
How Does A Hoverboard Work?
Generally, the rider stands on the board and leans in the direction they want; the board will then move in that direction. Typically, a hoverboard has four key components:
- The non-slip platform
- A battery-powered motor
- Gyroscopes with sensors
The hoverboard has sensors that detect when the rider is leaning, and the motors will engage to propel the board in that direction. The speed of the board is determined by how hard the rider leans. Wheel-mounted sensors pass information to the gyroscopes, which keep the board upright and steady.
The rider leans to one side or the other to turn; the foot pad's pressure sensors will detect this, and motors will make the turn. Despite its simplicity, parents may still have some safety concerns. So, let's address those concerns head-on.
The Concerns About Hoverboards
A parent's worst nightmare is having their child injure themselves with a toy they just bought. There are three main concerns that parents have about hoverboards:
- Falling off, losing control, and getting injured
- Running into something or someone
- The battery exploding
However, when it comes to hoverboards, parents can rest assured that their children will be safe. In the past few years, there have been great strides in safety features and design, and companies like Hoveroo are at the forefront of introducing innovative features that exceed regulations.
Is It Easy To Fall Off?
No, you can rest easy. With the Elektra Roadstar, your child has complete control and safety. With the durable, non-slip footpads, and BalancePro system, safety is Hoveroo's #1 priority. The system has built-in sensors sensitive to weight and pressure; this allows the board to adjust its speed and direction in real-time. In addition, the Fall Shutdown feature stops the board automatically if a fall occurs.
Is It Easy To Hit Things?
No, it's not easy to hit things; it's actually quite tricky. The key is in the design of the board. For example, many hoverboards, like the Elektra Roadstar Hoverboard, now come with LED lights to help the rider see and be seen in low-light conditions. They also have larger wheels which make for a smoother ride and help absorb any bump in the road. In addition, Hoveroo designs the Elektra Roadstar for beginners, so it's appropriate for ages 4-18 and rigorously conditioned for safety.
When it comes to hitting things, this is only a concern if the rider is going too fast or not paying attention to where they are going. However, most hoverboards have a maximum speed of 16-19 kph, so it's not likely that the rider will be going so fast that they can't control the board. The HX Chip Sensor facilitates a fast and efficient method of communication between the Hoverboard and the components giving your child a lag-free control of the hoverboard. Due to Hoveroo’s meticulous design, your child will experience a safe and smooth ride.
Do Hoveroo Products Catch Fire?
One of the biggest concerns parents have about hoverboards is the battery exploding. This was a problem in 2016 when a report surfaced around the time that the technology was new and batteries were not as well-regulated as they are now.
The report claimed that the lithium-ion batteries in some hoverboards were exploding. As a result, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission(ACCC) launched an investigation and found that the fires resulted from poor manufacturing and design of the batteries and chargers.
As a result, they enacted an interim ban on hoverboards to address the safety concerns and the supposed fire hazard. In addition, a Melbourne family recounted the tragedy that took their house in a raging fire that sparked only 10 minutes after a family member plugged in her hoverboard.
However, with the Elektra Roadstar, this is no longer a concern with the new and improved design; the hoverboard's Lithium-ion batteries come from a high-quality manufacturer and are engineered with several safety features like overheating protection, overvoltage protection, overload protection, overcharge protection, and more.
In addition, the batteries and the charging cable are UL Certified and exceed the Australian Safety Standards. On top of that, these batteries charge in approximately 2-3 hours, so your child can get back to riding sooner.
The Health Benefits Of Using A Hoverboard
As a parent, you want your child to be healthy and active. However, getting kids off the couch and moving can be challenging in today's sedentary lifestyle. Hoverboards are a great way to get kids involved; here are a few reasons you should consider purchasing a hoverboard for your child.
- It Burns Calories - Believe it or not, riding a hoverboard for just 30 minutes can burn up to 300 calories. However, keep in mind that different hoverboards will produce different results.
- It Improves Reflexes - When you ride a hoverboard, you must constantly make tiny adjustments to maintain your balance. This helps to improve your reflexes and coordination.
- It Helps With Focus - To ride a hoverboard, you must focus on the path. This can help your child to concentrate better in school and other activities.
Need A Gift Idea for A Birthday or Holiday?
If you, a parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent are looking for a gift for your child that they will love and is safe, an Elektra Roadstar hoverboard from Hoveroo is a perfect choice. With its fast, durable design, Bluetooth speaker for a party at your fingertips, and LED lights for a fun night ride, the Elektra Roadstar is perfect for any occasion.
You may say we're biased, but our product's stellar reviews speak for themselves. Consider a recent customer, Rachel Dredge, who thought: "I bought this hoverboard for my 10-year-old son as a gift. He absolutely loves it! Super user-friendly and the product is made well. He loves hooking his Bluetooth up and riding around listening to his music. It's very entertaining seeing him roll around dancing and doing tricks on it. The battery lasts him all day. We love this hoverboard and so glad we chose this one."
As a parent, it's important to find gifts your child will enjoy and put your mind at ease; for more information on the Elektra Roadstar’s specifications, please visit our FAQ page. If you want to give your child a memorable gift, hoverboards are the way to go. With the Elektra Roadstar hoverboard from Hoveroo, you can be sure your child is getting a safe, high-quality product that they will love. Gift your child a smile that lasts forever. Order your Elektra Roadstar today.