Hoverboards are one of the hottest items for the 2015 holiday shopping with consumers searching for hoverboards for Black Friday deals and holiday specials. The hoverboards were once devices that only the celebrities and well-off folks got to play with because they were originally so expensive. Today the prices have come way down and you can get a hoverboard for about the same price as a tablet, video game consul, or inexpensive laptop.
According to the StarTribune on November 21, the hoverboards are the “hottest hard-to-get item for the holidays.” While some online retailers can’t promise the hoverboard will be delivered to your home by Christmas, others are offering big deals and a promise to get it to you in time to put under your Christmas tree.
With this influx of hoverboards across the nation, rules and regulations are popping up in towns and cities regarding the use of these personal transportation devices. These aren’t toys, most to the hoverboards can reach a top speed of 10 mph and while that sounds slow to some folks, that’s mighty fast when there’s nothing between you and the pavement but air!
These hoverboards average about 25-pounds in weight and most come with carrying cases for that city dweller using the hoverboard to get back and forth to work. They come in all kinds of colors for that college kid zipping back and forth to class on these latest traveling devices or for you to dazzle your neighbors!
“Fox and Friends” live noted in their “Mega Morning Deals” on Friday that the iMoto Smart Hoverboard has slashed its price almost in half. The iMotto Smart Hoverboard usually sells for $649, but during a flash sale it is now $349. As of Saturday morning their six colors were down to five, with the blue board “on hold for sales.” You still have five other colors to pick from. This device holds up to 265 lbs, can travel from 8-12 miles on a single charge and to charge the hoverboard it takes 2-3 hours. The maximum speed on this device is 12 mph and it weight 27.5 pounds.
Target is selling a Swagway Hoverboard on-line for this holiday season and it won’t be available in their stores until next year, but you can still order it online for Christmas. Their price is $500. QVC is also selling the Swagway Hoverboard for $399.96, which is down from their original price of $440. For this gift, you will have to present the person the Swagway is going to with a card saying it will ship on December 29 from QVC. This item won’t be here in time for Christmas.
Kohl’s is offering the Sharper Image hoverboard as a Black Friday 2015 special for $369. Brookstone is selling the Hovertrax for $1,000 and Toys R Us will have a “limited amount” of the Razor Hovertrax on its website starting December 1. These will sell for $800. Online hoverboards appear plentiful for the holidays in various prices when doing a Google search online. Hoverboard 360XL online has several models selling for $698, which are marked down from $999.
Amazon is selling several hoverboards for under $300 and even a few that are priced around the $250 range. These are a big seller this holiday season and while buying one as soon as possible before they run out of stock is important, it is even more important to buy a helmet to go along with this personal transportation device. These can be dangerous as they are a device you must learn to balance on before traveling anywhere. Falls are a very real part of the learning experience with a hoverboard, so be prepared and take precautions against injury.