The SwagTron T1 self balancing electric scooter is an excellent choice for safety conscious parents who want a hoverboard for kids. SwagTron was the first brand to have the UL2272 safety certification for its electrical safety and is the only brand to use the UL 2271 safety certified SentryShield battery pack.
While the T1 is not the fastest or most powerful model on the market, it has a good speed that is enough for kids to have plenty of fun. Its price is quite reasonable as you’re not paying for extra bells and whistles available on the more expensive models (such as Bluetooth speakers).
Detailed Review of the SwagTron T1 Hoverboard
If you’re looking for a hoverboard for kids, then safety is probably high on your priorities. Every parent wants to do their best at keeping their child safe while they’re out having fun. Safety is where the SwagTron T1 stands out.
UL-2272 safety certification
A few years ago, when hoverboards were first around, there were some incidents of fire happening due to the utilization of cheap materials in making hoverboards. In response, the Underwriter’s Laboratory designed a rigorous and comprehensive certification, the UL 2272, for self-balancing electric scooters (hoverboards). The certification was first introduced in 2016. The Underwriter’s Laboratory is a completely independent safety standards company. It’s the number one safety and top quality certification agency in the United States.
SwagTron (formerly known as Swagway) ensures their scooters are approved with the UL 2272 electrical certificate. In fact, they were the first brand to have the UL2272 safety certification in their hoverboards. SwagTron was also the first brand to introduce a UL 2271 certified sentry protect battery into hoverboards. This has given the brand its trusted fan base and loyal clients who know that they are buying from a company that takes quality and safety seriously.
Other safety features
UL certification doesn’t protect against poor driving of the scooter, or hazards like traffic of course! So it’s still important that children (or adults!) learn to use the scooter competently before going out near roads or other dangers. It’s also important that children wear appropriate safety gear. Fortunately the T1 has a learning mode which limits its speed while users learn to balance and control it well.
The advanced systems installed inside the Swagtron T1 hoverboard will help riders to start and stop smoothly once they’ve learned to use properly. This helps to avoid accidents and injuries.
The T1 is equipped with the latest electric battery management system that screens temperature, voltage variances and battery overcharging and also shields the device against short brake lines. The fabric used for the construction of the hoverboard is incombustible. The T1 also includes a nonslip foot pad that allows safe riding. Its features make it one of the most secure hoverboards available in the market today.
The SwagTron T1
The T1 is SwagTron’s most popular model right now. What makes it so popular compared to other models of hoverboard is the blend of design, low price, and good specifications.
It gives a smooth ride and is very easy to use. This is due to the two different user modes you can use.
The SwagTron T1 is a great beginners kids scooter. Particularly because of the learner mode, but also because it offers a smooth and stable ride experience. The dynamic equilibrium based technology gives balance to the scooter’s self-balancing system.
This hoverboard also comes with battery signals, so kids can tell when they need to head back in to recharge. (Sorry… no way to convince them to be home in time for dinner… that’s still up to you!)
As a bonus, this electronic scooter gets a tick from the environmentally conscious – as it has zero emissions.
The Swagtron T1 is designed with a high quality hard body which makes it scratch resistant. It has a nonslip foot pad that allows safe riding. The foot pad is made from the nonflammable material. The wheels are manufactured from aluminum to provide better grip.
The Swagtron T1 hoverboard has a turning radius of 0° and ascends gradient of 30°. It has a decent speed of 8 mph and a distance of about 11 miles.
The hoverboard is made from proprietary polycarbonate which makes it strong and light. It’s also incombustible!
The Swagtron T1 is equipped with LED headlights. These energy efficient LED lamps illuminate the path adequately if you would like take it out for a “spin” at night.
|Maximum weight limit||220lbs (100kg)|
|Minimum weight limit||44lbs (20kg)|
|Speed range||2-8 mph (3-12.8km/h)|
|Distance range||Up to 7-12 miles (depending on terrain and rider)|
|Charging time||Approximately 1 hour|
|Headlights||Bright LED lights|
|Battery||UL2271 certified lithium battery with SentryShield|
|Product weight||22lbs (9.9kg)|
The Swagtron T1 hoverboard (or self balancing electric scooter) is ideal for kids and adults as well. It is easy to handle and offers state of the art safety features. It provides a moderately paced ride that is smooth and has good control. If you’re looking for something in a different budget, SwagTron makes several models of electric scooter including the more expensive T3 and the cheaper T5. See more about these models of hoverboards here.