This SWAGTRON T1 – UL 2272 review will take an in-depth look at the self-balancing scooter to see if it is a good purchase for you or your kids.
Hoverboards – also known as self-balancing scooters – are all the rage right now. These are two-wheeled boards that use an electric motor to move themselves forward. That’s very much like a powered skateboard or scooter, except for the fact that you are required to balance on just two wheels (arranged in a horizontal manner) with no handle and no controls. Instead, you propel the devices forward simply by leaning and tilting your body, and turn by leaning in the direction you want to go.
The result? The experience of gliding forward quickly and gracefully with no need to actively push yourself in that direction in any way. It looks awesome and it feels great.
So how does the SWAGTRON T1 – UL 2272 stack up as hoverboards go? Let’s take a look and see if this is a great way to experience the motion for yourself…
Design and Features
In our buyers’ guide, we expressed that a lot of hoverboards are actually the same base product, repackaged in different ways and with a few interesting tweaks. While that is not necessarily the case here, this is your standard self-balancing scooter, which means you know precisely what you’re getting. The design is your classic ‘board with a wheel on either side’ and it doesn’t do a lot to deviate from that. That said, there are cool foot grips in place and it does have some pretty cool looking wheels as well.
What also sets this apart design wise is the inclusion of LED headlights, so that you can see where you are going even when riding at night. That will also help oncoming traffic and pedestrians to see you too.
There are also rubber bumpers on the front to help if you should ride into anything and this further helps add to the aesthetic.
The product comes in five different colors: black, blue, gold, pink, and a burgundy-type red.
In terms of features, there are some nice touches here that you won’t get on a lot of other self-balancing scooters. The SWAGTRON T1 – UL 2272 comes with a battery indicator for instance, which will allow you to quickly see if you will be needing a charge soon at a glance.
There are also two separate riding modes which is a great choice. That includes a very cool ‘learning mode’, which will help to moderate the speed that you travel at until you feel ready to go faster.
In terms of performance, this has a lot going for it.
It’s not the fastest hoverboard on the market, but also not the slowest at speeds of above 8mph. This is coupled with tighter gears that allow for some very nimble maneuvers. We were also impressed by the range here: it is capable of riding 12+ miles on a single charge, which is one of the better performances we’ve seen. Safe stop technology helps you to come to a rolling stop if you should lose power, which is a nice failsafe.
On the whole, this is a hoverboard that is fun to ride and that is reliable and will keep you going for a long time.
The SWAGTRON T1 – UL 2272 has a lot going for it. Its design is fairly standard but it has enough nice touches and color choices to set it apart from the crowd. At the same time, the performance is up there with the very best in terms of distance and speed. Thoughtful features such as the safe stop and battery indicator show that real love has been put into the product’s design and it feels weighty and durable as well.
While there is a lot to celebrate here, no product is perfect. The SWAGTRON T1 – UL 2272’s biggest flaw is probably the relatively standard design. There are some more interesting looking hoverboards out there, which might be more appealing to young kids.
It also lacks some features that you’ll find in other products – such as Bluetooth audio, or RGB lights for personalization. That said, those devices tend to have shorter battery lives and lower top speeds. Most people would rather a hoverboard that does the basics right!