Glide the boardwalk without breaking a sweat on this Acton Blink electric skateboard. It's equipped with a handheld remote that lets you start it, stop it and adjust the speed, and it has two modes to accommodate new or experienced users. This Acton Blink electric skateboard provides 45 minutes of action-filled power on a single charge.
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Best Product for the Price
Posted by: lemon from: on
For $500 you get quite a complete package.
- 6 mile range (comparable to the larger competitors)
- Short charge time (mine fully charged in a little over an hour)
- The size and weight are incredible. This thing is lighter and smaller than anything out there.
- Top speed seems like more than enough for the size of the board
- Brake is almost too good.
- Cool app that measures your distances. You have to manually connect bluetooth everytime you ride though.
- Remote could be better (takes some learning to get used to. its very touchy, and there is a huge dead zone. some users report that it gets stuck in max throttle)
- High speed can get squirly because of the size of the board. Not sure if this is a con since this product isn't trying to necessarily compete with the longboards.
- No reverse
- Speed selector on remote is useless. You have to use the app and connect to bluetooth everytime you want to chance the speed.
28 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Doesn't hold up
Posted by: danvp from: on
I loved my blink board for the first couple months but unfortunately it doesn't seem to hold up well. The bottom casing that holds the battery started breaking around the bolts that hold it on. I contacted support and they sent me a new washer set that holds it down in a different way. This worked for about another month and then it started breaking around the new washers.
I think they need to use a better quality of plastic or more rubber or something to absorb vibrations more so there isn't so much stress around these points. The housing near the belt has started to break as well. I only ride it short distances and don't handle it roughly but riding on roads and sidewalks there is always going to be a lot of hard bumps and vibrations that this board can't seem to handle long term. Unfortunately it only came with a 90 factory warranty so I can't get it fixed again.
14 out of 16 found this review helpful.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
Posted by: jesse from: on
I bought my blink board a few monthes ago at my local best buy and I LOVE IT! It is so much fun to ride, I literally go around my neighborhood just to cruise around! I use the board to go from my apartment to my university to go to class. if i need to charge up i stop at the starbucks on campus, hang out for about 30 minutes, get a coffee, catch up on homework and I'm off to home. i tell all of my friends who drive to class to get one because it saves so much time to get to class rather than looking for a parking space and walking from a far garage. i was searching for the right electric skateboard for so long that i thought i was going to have to drop $1000+ on one until i came across the blink board. the fact that i didn't have to wait for shipping and i could just walk in an pick one off the shelf was great! the board holds true to word with the top speed of 15 mph, though i wouldn't mind kicking it up some more, as i am an experienced skateboarder and have a need for speed! the controller is small and light, the three speed modes are great fro teaching friends to ride, and its a blast to ride. the board can power through dirst, sand, over small rocks, and even small patch of grass haha! it brings a huge smile on my face everytime i ride! if you are looking for an economical way to get to work, class, or get to a near by friends house, the blink board is the best mode of transportation that wont cost you an arm an a leg. if you want an electic skateboard, get this one!
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Solid electric board with long battery life
Posted by: ZacR from: on
I own several electronic transportation devices. Scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, etc... I am only sharing because my reviews of electronic transportation devices is based on the use of many different types. This particular skateboard ended up exceeding my expectations. The box contained the board, handheld wireless controller, charger block carrying strap and basic instructions/safety sheet. I charged it to full and it was easy to tell because the power block has a red light when charging and a green light when fully charged. The takeoff was fast and abrupt at first. The board is driven by a single 800W motor. It is a powerful little motor and it states that it can handle up to 220 lbs. I weigh about 170 lbs and it has no problem moving me around. At first, I felt a little uneasy but after a couple minutes I started to relax my legs and knees a bit and slowly adjust to a loose body feel and become one with the board :) After about 10 minutes I was riding smooth and bending corners easily. As I stated, I have previous experience on electric skateboards so I was able to adapt pretty quick. I could see it taking longer for beginners. I have ridden the board on streets, sidewalks, parking lots and pretty rough pavement. The board is somewhat skinny and my feet do hang off a bit. On the rougher pavement you definitely feel a constant vibration and getting off the board will leave your legs feeling funny for a few minutes. The board does good on sidewalk separations but you do have to keep an eye out for debris and such. I have hit little rocks and sticks. Most of the time the wheels just kick it out to the side and I keep trucking. Once you have a strong forward momentum going the board gets through these smaller obstacles. I definitely don't suggest riding the board through any water of any sort. Even the smallest puddle can result in rendering your board useless. The underneath where the motor is stored is attached in a black solid plastic housing with vents for cooling. Getting water in that housing would most likely result in an electrical short. After non-stop riding it can get hot underneath but that is expected when pushing this type of device to it's max potential. The pick up is solid and the battery lasts me about 30-45 of constant cruising and the occasional full speed. The handheld controller has a safety strap which I 100% reccomend using and the controls are pretty simple. Up on the controler to accelerate and down to brake. The brake had an interesting learning curve. For the first few times I used the board, I felt the brake was to sudden and would result in me falling. I honestly thought I would never use the brake. The more I got comfortable riding the board I kept experimenting with the brake. I can now use the brake like a pro and stop on a dime. The trick is to really lock your legs onto the board right before braking. If you brace properly you won't feel like the board is going to stop and you're gonna keep going. I don't do anything extreme on the board like jumping, tricks, etc.. I do feel the board is durable but don't know how well it will hold up if you are abusing it too much. After reading some mixed reviews I did go ahead and purchase the geek squad replacement program for 2 years. I really don't foresee any issues and I have probably spent about 20-30 hrs riding the board. The geek squad plan does provide me peace of mind, just in case. As an electric skateboard vs the others available on the market, it's really not a fair comparison. Some of the other boards retail for several hundred dollars more and it wouldn't be fair to expect exactly the same. I feel at the price point that ACTON really hit a homerun with the Blink Board. Keep an eye out for the BLINK QU4TRO by ACTON coming out in 2017. That board will redefine electronic transportation!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
simple and easy
Posted by: JohnSkate16 from: on
I like the simple design and the small board made it easy to carry around. The price is right for a last mile commute tool.
7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Simply the best
Posted by: JAGDKR from: Stamford, CT on
It has the ideal form factor & is easily carried around with a strap. It's powerful & simple to use.
8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Fast and compact
Posted by: Malibuman from: on
Love this little board. Hope it last long!! 5stars fir now.
19 out of 30 found this review helpful.
Great Fun !
Posted by: SeaShell from: on
Bought it last week... Awesome fun...It has two speed modes. Fun to ride it in the PRO mode... LOVE IT !!!
19 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Posted by: aznprd09 from: on
Really Fun To Use. Would Recommend To Everyone. Be Careful When Riding It.
6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: asdaSADASD from: on
I JUST bought it today, and I got home it's light appear shine at first but after several time when i try to turn the light on, it just doesnt work, and I try a lot but just still nothing.