Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Smart Balancing Electric Scooter Review
An established American company that has been manufacturing high-quality action sports products since their first launch in 2000, Razor has another addition to their line of smart scooters: the Razor Hovertrax 2.0
Now, most people would just consider this as another two-wheel electric scooter similar to the ones out in the market today, but the Hovertrax is not as ordinary as you think. With the right combination of being smooth, safe, and sophisticated, this scooter is something that you should definitely check out if you are considering on buying a hoverboard.
Maximum Rider Weight: 220 lbs.
Minimum Rider Age: 8+
Speed: 8 mph / 13 kph cruise speed
Colors: Red, Blue, White, Black, Green
Product Weight: 27 lbs.
Product Dimensions: 24.5′ in (length) x 9 in (width) x 8.75 in (height)
Patents: U.S. Patent No. 8,738,278
Includes battery charger
No assembly required
Although two-wheel scooters are cool and awesome, they have a tendency to blow up, especially those without certified batteries. Fortunately, the Hovertrax 2.0 is UL 2722 certified, which means that its battery has been quality-tested to make sure that it does not put anybody in peril while it is being utilized. Its 36 V quick change lithium ion battery has LG cells and can last up to 60 minutes of continued use.
The polymer frame is shatter-resistant, and the foot pads are made of anti-slip rubbers that are specifically designed to maintain friction between your foot and the platform. The wheels have rubber tires with aluminum hubs that allows you to steer and navigate smoothly, while your foot controls your direction through its dual hub 350 W motors and gyro-sensor technology. Plus it can carry a maximum weight of 220 lbs. and cruise up to 8 miles per hour.
Training Mode and Normal Mode
LED indicator shows battery power and riding mode
Frame: Shatter-resistant polymer with fender bumper protection
Blue LED light bars
Motors: Silent, dual 135 watt (cruising power), 350 watt (peak power) hub motors with gyro-sensor technology
Foot controlled, seamless maneuvering and steering
Foot Platforms: Anti-slip rubber
The Hovertrax 2.0 has a simple yet sophisticated design and comes in many different colors. The material is of the highest quality, which is why it is alright to use in a rougher terrain (but not in extremely rough places) or even just in your local neighborhood skate park. The LED light indicators are also extremely helpful in tracking the battery power and riding mode, and since the battery pack is interchangeable, you can pack a spare one while waiting for the drained battery to finish charging while you’re out cruising.
The best feature of this electric scooter, though, is the EverBalance technology that allows the scooter to self-balance – you don’t have to get on the unit itself to balance it since it automatically balances even if there is no pressure applied on the gyros.
The Hovertrax 2.0 is definitely an excellent two-wheel electric scooter that justifies the money that you threw in for it. It is made of high-quality materials and is engineered with the latest technology to give you a smoother cruising experience. Although it is not the fastest scooter (there are other brands and models that can zip up faster than the Hovertrax’s 8 miles per hour), it still makes for an excellent ride in parks and on the streets.
The self-balancing technology is what sets it apart from other electric scooters, and this is really convenient especially for first-time hoverboard users. Top it with the fact that this scooter will definitely not blow up since it is UL 2722 certified (read more about it below). All in all, the Hovertrax is one scooter that we highly recommend for riders young and old alike.
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is tested and certified by Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) under UL 2272, Electrical Systems for Self-Balancing Scooters. It evaluates the safety of the battery and charger system combinations, and the electrical drive train system. UL has long been guaranteeing the safe manufacture, handling, and the use of batteries, power supplies, and materials.
However, UL is not responsible for testing the reliability, performance, and rider safety. That is why they are urging consumers to take the following proper precautions that should be taken when buying self-balancing scooters.
Before buying an electronic scooter, make sure that it is UL certified by looking for the UL mark on the packaging and the UL holographic certification label with Enhanced Mark on the bottom of the product.
Keep the scooter away from flammable materials while charging it.
Overcharging is not advisable. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended charging time.
Only use the charger that is packed with the scooter.
In the event of an accident, leave the area and call 911. Use a fire extinguisher with precaution since most battery chemical fires are hazardous.
Follow all of the manufacturer’s safety guidelines and wear all the recommended personal protective gear.
Be on the lookout for counterfeit certification stickers because it could be harmful since the product is not guaranteed safe by experts. Also keep in mind that some places do not allow the use of self-balancing scooters in public areas and streets, so it is best to use your hoverboards in areas where it is legal (such as private parks).