Hoverboarding is all the rage this holiday season and odds are, someone you know got one for Christmas. Aside from the epic videos of people completely wiping out after trying them for the first time, the hoverboard is an exciting and innovative piece of technology that is sweeping the world.
Essentially a juiced up skateboard, hoverboards glide across the ground on two wheels to whisk the rider to their desired destination. Some users are able to pick up and master the device within 10 minutes of riding it simply because of the ease of motion it takes to navigate, and the resemblance it has to other boarding activities. The hoverboard won’t be replacing bicycles anytime soon but the growing trend gives a glimpse into the future of personal transportation.
The influx of companies attempting to capitalize on the new hoverboard trend has led to a draw back with the new technology: cheaply made devices are exploding or catching fire. Factories in China have started to mass produce hoverboards with low quality lithium batteries which catch fire. Due to several reported incidents, US airlines have since banned the devices from all flights and stores are rapidly taking down faulty product lines in an effort to combat the spread of low quality units.
The purge of low quality devices has given way to the rise of the higher quality hoverboard companies that are pushing the bounds on what the boards can do. One of those companies, Inexpensive Boards, has introduced a new model with a huge perk: attached Bluetooth speakers.
Now as you are riding around, you can also play your favorite music directly through the hoverboard without WiFi or even cell service. The attached speakers make the hoverboard a bit clunkier but the added weight is well worth it. The Bluetooth speakers are much better than your average laptop sound and will make your ride that much better.
In addition to Bluetooth speakers, Inexpensive Board’s new model comes with a travel bag, remote control, charge cords and a hand written letter from the CEO. The remote control gives the rider control over the attached LED lights that add a whole new element. As you make motions on the board, two LED-infused strips light up to show off a wide array of color that you won’t find on other products.
The durable wheels make traveling both indoor and outdoor easy and the only task is having the hand-eye coordination to navigate it. It’s an exciting time in personal transportation and the fact you can now glide while listening to music is next level.