Here’s a guide to help you navigate the pros and cons, the safety risks and why the hover board has become the hottest gift of the holiday season.
Ease on down, ease on down the road: With a little practice and a lot of balance, these hoverboards are fairly easy to use. With a little effort (seriously, lean forward, go forward) you are on your way. As you get more comfortable on your board, it becomes easier to maneuver — it just takes a little practice. (Not to mention this has to be a great core workout!)
You can get one: Though the hoverboard is the hot gift to get, it is also the expensive gift to buy, with most costing $300 to $500, from various manufactuers. So while demand may be high, the price has kept these pretty easy to obtain — either via online retailers or through mall kiosks.
Hover board is the hottest, hardest-to-get gift for holidays
No bus fare, no problem: Short on bus change? Not going far enough for an Uber? Feeling too lazy to walk? No problem. Grab your hover board and go. The self-balancing board can range in speed of up to 10 mph and travel 10 to 15 miles on a charge.
It's all about the money, money, money: Today's hover boards do not come cheap. You are looking at spending upwards of $300 and some can cost as much as $2,000.