Hoverboard Ninebot S Review

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Updated October 13, 2022
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The black Segway Ninebot S may not be the best hoverboard for heavy adults, but what constitutes heavy is different for each person. But its ability to take hills with ease, its UL 2272 certification, and its magnesium alloy construction do make it the best off-road hoverboard and perhaps the best hoverboard we’ve seen so far. However, for more kid-friendly hoverboards, check out our guide on the top hoverboards for girls.

Why We Like It – Hoverboard Ninebot S

The Hoverboard Ninebot S boasts a number of features that put it firmly above the rest of the competition. The 10 miles per hour max speed and the 14-mile battery life add up to a powerful riding experience that will get you where you need to go, fast. And the 10.5 Inch Pneumatic tires ensure you get there safely. Check out the Segway Mini Pro for another option that can reach 10 MPH.

Pros
  • Takes 15 Degree Incline Hills
  • UL Certification
  • Constructed from Magnesium Alloy
Cons
  • 2-4 Hour Charge Time
  • Only 220 Pound Weight Capacity

Performance

The Hoverboard Ninebot S Self-Balancing Electric Scooter attains a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour or 16 km h. This top speed is on the higher side of hoverboards, so if you’re a beginner and want something slower, consider the XtremepowerUS Hoverboard. The Hoverboard Ninebot S can also scale hills of up to 15 degrees, making it a lot more suitable for commuting instead of just playing.

Related: Read the Halo Rover hoverboard review

Safety

The Smart Self-Balancing Scooter Segway Ninebot contains 10.5-inch pneumatic tires, which provide more stability on rough terrain by improving grip. For similar-performing hoverboards, check out our list of the best 10-inch hoverboards. Like most other hoverboards in its class, like the Gyroor Warrior Hoverboard, the Hoverboard Ninebot S also holds a UL 2272 certification, ensuring a very high standard of electrical and fire safety.

Battery Life

The battery lasts up to just shy of 14 miles, depending on terrain and your riding style, on a single charge. This isn’t the highest we’ve seen, but it’s still pretty good comparatively. The battery does take around 2-4 hours to charge, though. And while this is impressive compared to electric scooters, it’s just a smidge on the long side for hoverboards. Try the Epikgo Sport for less than two hours of charge time.

Durability

I have a personal bias for most items made from aluminum, but I was impressed with the Hoverboard Ninebot S because it’s constructed with aviation-standard magnesium alloy. This, unfortunately, doesn’t do much for the weight capacity though. At 220 pounds, like the XtremepowerUS hoverboard, it’s on the lower end, considering we’ve seen ones that can support up to 275 pounds.

Related: Check out the Hoverfly XL review

Value

The knee control bar on the white Segway Ninebot S Hoverboard allows for pin-point steering and a carrying handle for easy transportation around campus or on a train. The Bluetooth-controlled LED lights allow for fun and decorative riding experiences and extra safety if you have to ride in the dark. The IP54 rating means the Hoverboard Ninebot S is protected against solid objects and water-splashing from any angle.

Hoverboard Ninebot S Wrap Up

If there’s one thing the Hoverboard Ninebot S is lacking, it’s the charge time. It’s still fast and completely acceptable, it’s just a smidge longer than what we’re used to seeing with hoverboards in its class. Still, would you prefer a hoverboard that got you somewhere quickly, safely, and with a lot of stamina, or one that just simply charges fast?

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