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Swagtron - T580 Self-Balancing Scooter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 564 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but there's room for improovement

    Posted
    uRiBiTo666
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    This board is good, but there's some flaws. Let's start with the bad: 1. The center hinge has a ton of vertical play. There's no horizontal play, so the board is perfectly usable, but play on a part like this suggests lower quality and lack of precision. Also, after very little use, it started feeling gritty and not smooth. I just sprayed some penetrating oil on the seam from underneath the scooter and that worked marvelously. after a few weeks it still feels smooth. 2. The left wheel started squeaking a bit. The wheels themselves have no play at all and feel very tight (which is very good). However, one of them started squeaking a little bit. This was especially noticeable in reverse. So, again, I just sprayed some penetrating oil on the axle from under the scooter and the problem is solved. 3. The battery is quite small: most hoverboards have a 150Wh battery, but this one is like 68Wh. the most I think I've gotten out of a full charge is like 6Km, which is like 4 mi. If you plan to use this as transportation, make sure your destination is close. One upside, though, is that the battery can be recharged in about an hour or so. The good: 1. The board has a very nice finish and design. It feels very good (besides the hinge) and well built. It has a slightly different design than that of the generic hoverboard, and I like it. It has nice wheels and good looking lights. 2. Quality: Again, besides the hinge, the board feels quality. the plastics feel good, the wheels have no play, and the button and charging port feel solid. The charger cables feel a bit weak and delicate, so that deducts some points. 3. Safety: The board is UL2272 compliant, which means it won't spontaneously combust. The battery is also contained in a metal housing, which is REALLY good (just in case. It shows that they take safety seriously). The board wont work while it's charging and you can even monitor the battery temperature through an app (more on that later). I've had the board plugged in for many hours and the battery has not overcharged, which is good. There is definitely a battery management circuit in here. One advantage of the small battery is that it takes about an hour to recharge. 4. Features: There's an app which allows you to monitor your speed, battery level and temperature, and it even has an odometer (trip and total) just like a car! You can set a speed warning (beeps over a certain speed), max acceleration and steering sensitivity. You can even track your rides on a map. the app is a bit buggy and not super intuitive, but 80% of the time it works very well. The board also has a speaker. you can connect your phone through Bluetooth and play your music. I personally think this is a bit obnoxious, and the speaker has mediocre sound quality, but it's there if you want it. Conclusion: If you can spare some loose change to buy some WD40 or something like that, then get this board. Despite the dodgy hinge and squeaking wheel, this board is excellent. It is a ton of fun, and has some nice features. I got it for $200, but even at thhe MSRP of $250 this board is a killer deal. My overall experience has been very good. Definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy With This Hoverboard

    Posted
    dnitz
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    First, I've never owned a hoverboard before. So, I can't compare this model with others. But here's my experience buying one for our 10-yr old son for Christmas... The price was reasonable compared to other products we looked at across multiple stores. The reviews were also good. When our son opened the box, the unit looked durable and well made. It was a cinch to charge. Could not have been easier to put into use. Within a few minutes after charging, our son was "hovering" around the room like it was the 21st century! No problems. I tried it, too. Success. It's quiet, smooth, responsive, and has worked fine. The Bluetooth speaker is a cool feature, too. We haven't taken it outside yet because it's so cold your toes will fall off if you're outside for more than five minutes. I'm expecting it to operate well on trimmed grass, though (no roots or humps/bumps). Since we didn't get the All-Terrain version I don't expect to be able to shred it outdoors, but it appears to be just what we were looking for: a good quality, introductory hoverboard. Our son could not be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Missed easy items

    Posted
    EeyorePD
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    The hoverboard itself is decent. Smooth ride, responsive, tough. I am having a lot of fun. The problem is SWAGTRON appears to be utterly incapable of making instructions even remotely helpful or following through on features they claim exist. You will find the charging instructions don’t actually tell you how to know if your board is charging and doesn’t describe basic features like why certain lights blink or what noises mean. There is no actual learning mode. There is literally no difference between advanced mode and standard mode. There is no actual learning mode and the only way to know what mode your in is via app. Be forewarned, you cannot limit the speed and the limiting of acceleration and sensitivity doesn’t appear to do anything. The speakers are a cute feature and can be plenty loud if you like. I love the ability to map my travels. Overall I am happy but was frustrated that I had to figure everything out on my own. Side note: i would recommend always going new with SWAGTRON. I have tried refurbished with them and it was always a horrendous experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    missbuttfacedingleberry
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    I purchased this swagtron for my 8 year old daughter. She managed to get the hang of riding it quickly. It lives up to its speed. I like that is not as big as my son’s which makes it easy to carry and “throw” into the back seat of my car. The only thing I have noticed is the battery life is not as long as it says in the guide. We charge it according to the directions and I don’t think my daughter has rode her swagtron anywhere near 8 miles, but I notice she has to charge often. I will keep a mental note and see if has anything to do with making sure the device is powered on/off between use. Other than that we are very very pleased. I will be purchasing another one for her twin!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this brand

    Posted
    MsHarris

    This is the third one I have bought since I have a lot of kids. My kids absolutely love their hover boards. I just got my six year old one since his older siblings have one & he enjoys it. My kids have been hard on their hover boards unfortunately but they still work perfectly fine. SWAGTRON is the only brand I trust period. My older kids have had theirs for a year now. The Bluetooth is a plus! They love playing music on them. I’m glad to see my kids excited & having a great time on these. I’ll definitely buy more when the other kids get a little older. We haven’t had any problems & have not had to replace any of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    super fun

    Posted
    maz94protege
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    son wanted one for a long time, finally bit the bullet and bought him one, swagtron has a line of great products from scooters to hover boards. this one will work with any of the Hover-1 line of products like scooter/kart attachment. We run this with the Hover-1 kart attachment to make a fun go-kart. my son is tough on toys, and this has lasted over a year with NO issues. quality is top notch, Bluetooth speakers built in allow him to roll around listening to tunes through the board, pretty cool bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My son's favorite Christmas present

    Posted
    Wahoomania
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    Yes, we opened presents early. This hoverboard is everything that it's advertised to be. The self-balancing aspect works great. There are 2 levels to choose from, a learner's mode and an advanced mode. The learner's mode limits the speed and makes it very easy for someone that's not accustomed to being on one of these things. Once comfortable, switching to the advanced mode is as easy as pushing the correct button. We aren't quite there yet, but it's supposed to be able to move faster than what it does now. The lights on it are cool, and the built-in blue tooth speakers are an added bonus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and Reliable for the Price

    Posted
    OldTymer
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    The entire family has enjoyed this hover board. It is very reliable and pretty accurate. The specs read that it can hold up to 219 lbs, so no issue there in our house. The speakers on it work, but sound is not that great. I wouldn't expect much out of that. For the price we paid compared to others that are faster, hold more weight and longer battery life, we are pretty satisfied. Although, battery life could be better, I don't think my 7 and 12-year-olds need anything faster than this (7.5 mph). If you get a little sideways going faster than that, then it's going to be a bad day for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable entry level “hover board”

    Posted
    RobT
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    I’m very satisfied with the performance, speed and battery life. Pairing with the phone app is a breeze and you can play any media - YouTube, your music, any streaming app - from your phone through the speakers (quite loud). Max speed is 8mph and it’s feels awesome (and scary if you hit a road bump). Stability is not an issue in Standard mode, but in Advanced it requires a little more skills. There are some third party addons which transform it to Segway type device or you can add a seat...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buy the warranty

    Posted
    Nikky08
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Unfortunately more than 60 days later after using the hooverboard only a few times (due to it being given to someone as a gift at a later date) the Hoover board started to shake while the person just stands still on it. I now have to go through Swagtron’s 1 year warranty to hopefully get it fixed. I would highly recommend buying the warranty from Best Buy. Aside from the issue the person that I bought this for really enjoyed it while they could.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    After just 1 day

    Posted
    FatherOfA7YrOld
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    Seems sturdy and my 7yr old was able to hop n and control it in 5/10 mins. One early concern is it has a violet shake every now and again and not sure if it is equipment or something my kid can make it do intentionally. If it continues to happen i will be returing for a replacement. Decent speaker nothing to write home about though Hard to compare quality as it is first hooverboard owned. Great customer service and sure things will be taken care if need to return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Hoverboard

    Posted
    Ravaldez6790
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    To start off with you get more then what to pay for! As soon as you pull this hoverboard out of the box you feel the premium quality and build. The ride is smooth and offers hours of fun, charge time is quick and learning to ride this is not an issue at all. What are you waiting for? GO PICK YOURS UP TODAY! Check out the unboxing https://youtu.be/zU-mC3vED0s

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth It

    Posted
    Bigdadcoc
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    I am in my early 40’s and purchased this for my son. However I am purchasing a new one for him! This one is now MINE =;oP just a tip (when first learning how, do not look at your feet or the ground, stand up straight, point toes out heals in just a bit!) this will advance your balance until you build your foot/calf muscles and then you will have a better ride experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Yourstruly313

    Posted
    Yourstruly313
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    Got my nephew 3 months ago & so far no issues it has a little bit of a learning curve but that to be expected if your not used to skateboarding or other that’s that acquire balance but most kids & teens are zipping around with easy in 3-36 hrs with practice teens seem to take to it little faster younger kids Pentagon abilities might take day or 2. Just be cautious of gravel and partially raised sidewalks if not paying attention u can fall

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    MissH
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    My 6 yr old son was very excited to get his own hover board & he enjoys it everyday. My kids are rough on these but they still work fine. My older kids have had theirs for a year & they work great. I had already bought 2 for my older kids so I knew I was making a good purchase. SWAGTRON is the only brand I trust, period. I’ll buy an extra one since all the neighborhood kids come by & I know I can trust this brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME HOVERBOARD!

    Posted
    Christina
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    I recently bought this for my daughter for Christmas. It is sturdy, safe, and a lot of fun (once you learn how to ride lol). I like the practice mode. Very easy to switch from practice mode to standard mode. The speakers are great!! A lot louder than I figured they would be, which is nice for when you’re outside and you have the traffic in the background. Highly recommend!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good while it lasted

    Posted
    Jaime
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    Three weeks and I have had to return it for a new one. Something broke inside it and is rattling around. Best Buy was great in ordering me a new one. My kids are 13,11 and 8 and they were all able to use it with ease. Didn’t give it a higher star rating because for the price I expect better craftsmanship. But this is a good hover board for beginners. Stability control is a definite plus and works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two years and still happy

    Posted
    XboxMom
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    We've had this board for 2 years now and it's still going strong. My son tends to "beat up" on it at times, but it's stood up to his worst so far. We recently got a buggy attachment to add to it which has made it even more fun. But even by itself, we love it. It's easy for my son to carry and ride. No complaints after 2 years...hoping for several more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of fun!

    Posted
    Donsta
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    I bought this for my 12 year old grandson. He really enjoys it and he uses it daily . He rides it both inside and outside the house and finds that it runs smoothly on the street in our courtyard. He tells me that the battery lasts a long time. I highly recommend a helmet and wrist braces while using this product. My only regret is that I'm over the weight limit and can't try it myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Faster than expected but slower acceleration

    Posted
    Booker
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    Quicker than rated (top speed), but doesn’t accelerate fast enough to wheelie with a hover cart on it. Set up and charge are easy and as quick as I would have expected. Tried overweight passenger and it doesn’t have the capacity for it. Struggles some with slight incline.

    I would recommend this to a friend