The demand for hands free Segway’s has grown over the past couple of months. It was said to be the #1 Christmas gift of 2015 and has been one of the most popular gifts each holiday season since then. Therefore will we review the most competent self-balanced scooters on the market to crown who wins the title for “Best Self-Balancing Scooter”.
This new device has many names, hands free Segway, self-balancing scooter, hands free scooter & hoverboard is just to name a few.
Because of its high demand many manufacturers rush their models not only giving us bad quality but making them seriously dangerous. There has been a lot of injuries. Not every injury has been that serious but many could have been avoided if chosen another model/brand.
This is why we at Hands Free Segway felt the need to review the best of the best when it comes to self-balancing boards. Not only to give you good guidance in the jungle that is self-balanced scooters but also to highlight the danger of buying fake/low quality scooter-models/brands.
We have made an extensive search in order to provide you with the best information so that you can find the best self-balancing scooter that fits your needs. There are a lot of good scooters out there and they all fit different needs and personal taste.
Same manufacturer, different brand?
Many people say that all the hands free scooters come from the same manufacturer. Although I won’t argue that most of them comes from the same manufacturer, there are a few that have their
own manufacturers. Take GoBoard for example, it is a recognized, well established brand here in the US. They have a totally different manufacturer compared to most of the other handsfree Segway’s. It has far superior quality, enhanced components and features that you won’t find on any other self-balancing scooter. This is why we crowned it the best hands free Segway on the market. You can adjust the max speed and the user-level with the press of a button. (You can read more about the GoBoard in our full review here. Link)
So these stories about every scooter coming from the same manufacturer has died a while ago. There are also a new scooter, Zero G. Zero G is designed in Italy and compared to a lot of fake/low quality scooters Zero G uses only the finest parts available. Its a big plus that is comes with a fantastic design making it far cooler than other self-balancing scooters. (You can read more about Zero G scooter here.)
Can I get a hands free Segway’s for 200$?
Yes, you can actually get a hands free electrical Segway for around 200$. You can get the HoverBooster, Self-balancing smart electronic scooter for 235$(incl. shipping). The only downside to this scooter is that for the price of 235$ it is shipped from China. So you will have to wait for 3 weeks to a month before you can enjoy your new purchase. Also you might have to pay duty and import taxes on your shipment.
However you can buy this scooter from a US suppliers. It might be a little more expensive but if you can’t wait to get your hands on a cheap hands free Segway this is it. They often deliver their scooters within a week.
Are the expensive hands free scooters the best?
You might have seen celebrities and other famous people use these self-balancing devices both in real life, but also on TV. There are brands like Leray, HoverBoost, IO Hawk, Phunkee and a lot more. You might think these are all rebrands trying to figure out how much they can charge customers. This isn’t the case, there are a few extra features with these different brands that made them worth a few extra dollars. But they are not worth over 500-1000$ more than a regular device. In fact there are scooters with more and better features that doesn’t cost over 1000$. We have the best one on the market and this one doesn’t even cost over 500$. So we can assure you that there is no need to pay over 1000$ to get the best self-balancing scooter.
So what is the best self-balancing scooter?
What the best self-balancing scooter is for you, only you can decide. But we have made a great guide to help you find a scooter that fits your needs. If you are looking for the best of the best you should check out our article about the Best self-balancing scooter of 2015. The GoBoard, it is the ultimate hands free Segway. At top speeds of 19 km/h and a driving distance of 25 kilometers it beats the other scooters with ease. If you want a top of the line hoverboard, the GoBoard is our #1 choice any day of the week.
Another good thing about the GoBoard, it is a US brand and it ships from within the US so you won’t have to wait for weeks to finally test it out. It has an extensive warranty that covers most problems.
But it has competitor
The GoBoard has a big competitor in GalaxyBoards self-balancing hoverboard. It comes with 2 years warranty, it is shipped from within the US just like the GoBoard and it has the same battery as the GoBoard. But the most important thing for us adrenalin junkies are: Is it as fast as the GoBoard? Yes, it peaks at 19 km/h and with a max distance of 25 km there is no doubt the Galaxyboard is a hands free scooter to take into consideration. Its also 100$ cheaper than the GoBoard . You might not get a cool wireless remote with a few extra features, but you save yourself 100$ and you get 1 extra year of warranty. Picking out the best self-balancing scooter these two will be hard. You can find whichever comes out on top in our Best self-balancing scooter review or read our full review of both scooters here: GoBoard / GalaxyBoard.
We do extensive testing in order to assure you that all the scooters on this site are safe and easy to ride. There has been no faulty errors down the line and we do not only test them ourselves. We read and watch hours of video and text in order to find all these small errors that might occur and how the customer service of each scooter handles problems and questions. Every stone has to be turned and if there are problems we are sure to find them in other customers reviews and videos. Then we compile these things into our own review just to give you heads up if there has been any problems. In that way we compile all this information for you in an easy to read and follow review. That we hope will help you make the best self-balancing scooter purchase for you. We wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves if we were to recommend products out of price as many others do, only to earn the most ourselves. If someone got hurt in the process that would make our hearts bleed.
We hope that you will find a hands-free-Segway that fulfills all that you are looking for and more. If you buy a hands free scooter don’t forget to come back to us and review it to tell us what you think.
Disclaimer: This video is a review video of the Smart Gear X1, it was not made by us here at hands free segway reviews but it is a well made video review of a good hands free scooter.