SWAGTRON T1 Hoverboard REVIEW & Buyer’s Guide 2018
It’s finally here! The Swagtron T1 is the first UL 2272 certified Hoverboard on the market. This is the first of two new hoverboard models from Swagway, the company that brought you the Swagway X1.
What does the UL 2272 certification mean for the Swagtron T1 hoverboard?
After the hoverboard fires that affected Chinese hoverboards in the past, the UL 2272 certification was established to guarantee the safety of these new devices.. ULStandards inspects hoverboards for construction quality and performance, then conducts mechanical, electrical and environmental tests to ensure that the hoverboard uses safe, quality components, even when the battery is overloaded.
The Swagtron T1 hoverboard is the first hoverboard to be available online to meet all ULStandard requirements. So, if security is your main concern, you can rest assured that this Swagtron T1 hoverboard is absolutely safe.
The Swagtron T1 hoverboard is a solid, well built and versatile hoverboard. It has a lot of power and really accurate gyroscopes that capture all the nuances of your movements. Let’s say that this is by far the most responsive hoverboard we have ever tested.
If you’re into that kind of thing, here are the technical specifications of Swagtron T1 hoverboard.
In the Swagtron, T1 hoverboard and T3 hoverboard incorporate two new security technologies developed by Swagway to make their boards the safest on the market.
Safe Stop Technology
This system aims to eliminate falls caused by sudden death of the battery. This causes the hoverboard to sound a warning signal when it detects that the battery level is too low and limits the maximum speed of the hoverboard, so that if you continue to drive it, the sudden stop will not be as jerky or suddenly. This is a really nice feature that has already saved us a few falls.
The Lithium-Ion batteries used by Swagtron are already safer than the batteries used by Chinese companies, as Swagway uses only high quality materials. In addition to that, the Swagtron has wrapped the T1 hoverboard and T3 batteries in an aluminum case that ensures that, even in the event of battery failure or overcharging, it does not ignite. This is a great feature for extra peace of mind.
What’s in the Box?
The Swagtron T1 hoverboard does not come with a remote control. Inside the box, you’ll find:
The Swagtron T1 hoverboard itself.
A charging cord.
The instructions manual.
A couple Swagtron-branded silicone wheel arch protectors.
The T1 Swagtron hoverboard rolls like a dream. Certainly the best hoverboard we’ve ever tested in terms of responsiveness, speed and maximum speed. The ride is super smooth. Of course, 6.5-inch wheels do not go over big cracks or grass as easily as the 10-inch inflatable tires of a Skate Hoverboard, but that’s to be expected. The pipe is smooth and the Swagtron T1 hoverboard gyroscopes are top quality.
One thing to note, on the Swagtron T1, the LEDs should be facing forward, while the power button is on the back. It is recommended to hoverboard only in the correct orientation.
Returns / Warranty
The Swagtron t1 hoverboard comes with a 30-day return policy. The hoverboard must however be unused and intact. Basically, this only applies if you change your mind. And Swagway’s 1-year standard warranty covers only manufacturing defects. That’s why we recommend buying an external warranty plan to protect your investment in case you mess it up by moving it very hard.
What you’ll need to do to ruin this picture: the hard ABS case is one of the most durable we’ve tested, and the silicone protectors will stop most damage anyway. In addition, Safe Stop technology eliminates the unexpected drops you get with other cards when the battery dies; in short, this thing is a work horse.
Who’s the Swagtron T1 hoverboard For?
The Swagtron, with its excellent maneuverability, incredible safety features and very high weight limit of 220 lbs (100 kg), is the perfect hoverboard for kids to adults. It is fast as the top speed (8 mph – 12.8 km / h!) But also very smooth and easy to control. Fast turnaround rates are the most impressive departure from the cheaper hoverboards you can find on the market. Although we do not recommend it, we have seen people taking it up the stairs, how comfortable you can get there!
Swagway was one of the pioneering hoverboard companies and is still the best dog for us. The introduction of the Swagtron T1 really made hoverboard what it should have been, and we can not recommend it enough!
The hard ABS case is even more scratch resistant than the Swagway X1, and if you use the included silicone underbody protectors, the Swagtron is truly the most durable hoverboard on the market. Just make sure you do not roll too hard on big gaps or bumps, as this will scratch the underside of the board and may damage it.
Plus, with the impressive safety features Swagway has introduced, we consider Swagtron the only hoverboard we recommend buying for your kids.