This Razer Hovertrax review will take an in-depth look at this particular hoverboard to find out if it is the right option for you.
Have you ever seen someone on a self-balancing scooter and thought about how much easier they might make life for you?
The commute into work has to be one of the most tiring and frustrating parts of the day for many of us. Not only are we forced to fight our way through crowds to get on and off the bus but we need to lug a huge bag around with us and walk long distances between stops.
So one answer is to ride a bike. But that’s hardly any easier! Apart from making you sweaty and hurting your back, bikes then need to be parked which means you have to find somewhere to leave it and then walk that distance. And what if you want to stop off for a coffee?
The self-balancing scooter changes all that. Now commuting to work is as easy as leaning slightly forward and letting the wheels do the rest of the work for you. They’re quick but not scary and they completely remove the effort of commuting. They’re also a great talking point and they can be easily picked up and stowed under one arm/under a desk.
But what about the Razor Hovertrax 1.0?
Design and Appearance
The Razor Hovertrax is a hoverboard with a somewhat standard design. As with many other hoverboards, it is a platform with a wheel on either side and pads in the middle. If that sounds flippant, consider that many of these products are based on the same design and so you do see a lot of repetition.
It’s not bad looking by any means – and the glossy paint certainly helps it to stand out. But one thing to keep in mind is that the reddish colour definitely looks a little pink in certain light. So, if you’re planning on getting this for a boy, then they might have something to say about it!
What is good though is that the product is built using a shatter resistant polymer that helps to make it particularly durable.
The performance is also fairly by the numbers. It only has a top speed of 6 miles an hour, which makes it one of the slowest hoverboards we’ve looked at. That said, where it really stands out and offers something different is in the battery department. Many of these hoverboards are capable of handling about an hour of riding on a full charge – but this one can last for up to 115 minutes of continuous use! That’s very good for those who are hoping to use it to commute – as you should be able to get to most offices/schools and back on a single charge.
That’s the trade off with the speed. And the lower speed does also make this a particularly safe option for younger riders. Something to consider if you’re a parent considering this as a gift.
Unfortunately, this model doesn’t really come with anything that you would describe as a feature. There’s no audio playback or LED lighting – which is a shame.
- Excellent battery life
- Serviceable – if unexciting – build
- Runs very quiet
- Stable and responsive to ride
- The pink-ish color means this might be better suited to the fairer sex
- Slow compared to many others