Enjoy getting around the city with this Hover-1 Alpha electric folding scooter. The built-in Bluetooth speaker lets you stream your favorite playlists from your smartphone, and the LED headlight provides visibility at night. This Hover-1 Alpha electric folding scooter runs at up to 18 mph to let you reach destinations quickly and has a disk brake for a smooth stop.
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I rode this Scooter a grand total of 16 miles before it failed. I charged it exactly 4 times. I rode it mostly on flat areas with a few hills (which required either me walking it up the hill or helping the motor by kicking with my foot to get to the top of the hill. Today the scooter failed on a 3/4 charge, the scooter would not ride faster than 2 MPH on a flat and level street. I tried both regular and sports mode. I am under the maximum weight for the scooter. I am thinking the motor may have failed. I have reached out to the manufacturer of the scooter to see what is their suggestion to resolve this issue. I also had a problem where the scooter shut itself off mid ride. I think Hover may have a problem with this scooter. I previously contacted them about spare parts (tires, tubes) etc as they do not even list this scooter on their website as a product that they manufacture. I am concerned that Best Buy did not investigate this product and potential issues prior to selling the product to the public. The scooter has a lot of potential, nice wide platform and solid feeling frame. I suspect that the scooter would be perfect if they replaced the 400 watt motor with a 750 watt motor and added a front brake.
I am a truck driver and I use this to get to stores which i cannot park at. First time using it today because it has been under 32 degrees. At first I was disappointed but then I found out it was on eco instead of sport. On sport mode i am 180 lbs and it boogies definitely feels like about 20 miles an hour. Headlight twilight brakes and bell perfect little scooter for any use.
Upgraded from a gambit and wow im so pleased its so fast I got up to 19 mph smooth ride due to it having air filled 10 inch tires highly recommend it the breaks are not the best and makes noise when using it also Bluetooth speaker is not so loud but cool feature to have that I probably never use
The first few weeks of owning this scooter were great. I used it almost every day to ride at least 3 miles. Today, I was riding through Brooklyn and heard a metal part hit the sidewalk. I wasn’t sure if it was a scooter part until I reached a stop sign where the scooter started to create a stuttering noise when braking. I’m scared to even ride it back to my apartment now and would like a refund ASAP. Completely unacceptable.
I decided to get this scooter coz the previous scooter i have is a cheapy one for $150 from ebay. It only last for 2months and never works anymore. (I get what I paid for)
I think this is the latest model from Hover 1. This scooter has power. Its fast and the quality of material is solid. Bigger tires, thicker frame, it has blue tooth speaker and cool blue led lights from the bottom.
The only cons is, its a bit bigger and heavier than I thought. Not convenient if your carrying it up and down the Bart station. I don't think it will fit in between seats even if u fold it. Unfortunately I have to returned it because of it. We also thought of saving money for xmas but over all I liked it. I want to get 1 again in the future for just riding around the neighborhood. I would recommend this scooter! It's worth the money.
FAST! Every member of our family took a spin and we loved how fast it can cruise. So much fun!
BIG WHEELS & GREAT QUALITY! This scooter isn't cheaply made. The wheels are big and heavy duty.
VERY POWERFUL! With every family member ranging from 80lb to 200lb+ there didn't seem to be any slowing down.
LARGE! This scooter is larger than the others we have seen. The box was big, but we were able to put it in the back seat of a car to get it home.
(Our twin boys age 9 years old couldn't wait for me to take a photo of them as soon as we got it out of the box. Great joint shared family holiday gift idea even in Minnesota where they ride it in the garage when it is too cold out!)
A:AnswerWe have had 3 flats using this product. Twice it went flat in under two weeks, and the last time it lasted about 2 months. It is not easy fixing the flat. It can be done but with a lot of work. We got the insurance that best buy offers and it costs us $100 to exchange each time.
Knowing what I know now of this product and how often it gets flats, I would NOT recommend this product to others. It is a blast to use but it gets a flat way too often to justify the price or fun it does offer.
A:AnswerIt’s built like a Ninebot max with a much smaller battery range, worse brakes, and 6lbs lighter than a max. I own the m365 and this alpha and they are very different. The alpha is more powerful, taller handlebars, much smoother ride due to larger tires, more stable, wider deck more comfortable on feet, much better headlight and display. Also has a speaker if you want to play music while you cruise
The m365 is more slender, has better range is about 10lbs lighter much easier to load in a truck/back seat, better brakes. Much worse ride quality and more prone to flats.
If you weight more than 200lbs or are taller than 5”10 you will appreciate the alpha
A:AnswerNo. According to the FAA, any battery larger than 160 watt hours (Wh) is not allowed in carry on or checked baggage. According to the manufacturers specs, the battery in this unit is 36 volts (V) at 6 amp hours (Ah). The formula for converting volts (V) and milliamp hours (mAh) to watt hours (Wh) is: (mAh * V) / 1000 = Wh. 6Ah from the spec is equal to 6000mAh, so the formula is as follows: (6000mAh * 36V) / 1000 = 216Wh. Since 216Wh is above the allowed 160Wh allowed, this would go against FAA regulations for battery size on an aircraft.
A:AnswerJoin the flat club! I get a flat every time I use it (3times) and yes! The back tire is a pain! Its 10x2.125 by the way. YOU MUST BY WITH valve at an angle or it won't fit properly. I got mine thru Amazon. Waiting for a Solid tire so i don't have to change the flat each time (im a girl by the way) and its getting on my nerve. Ggoo to you tube, that's how i did it go change my tire. It's hard to put it back on. You will need 4 hands. Be careful with the roter, you don't want it to bend. Hope this helps