Hover-1 xLS Folding Electric Scooter And Urban E-Bike Review

12
Hover-1 xLS Folding Electric Scooter And Urban E-Bike Review
9 Total Score

$789.00 $999.99

Best deal on: amazon amazon.com
Shop Amazon.com
  • Foldable, compact design
  • Lightweight, but sturdy
  • Safety tested and approved
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • 10 inch air filled rubber tires
  • LED light display with travel data and battery info
  • Front and back safety lights
  • Excellent Customer Service
Price history for Hover-1 Folding Electric Scooter And Urban E-Bike, Electric Bike With 20 MPH Speed, 22-Mile Range
Latest updates:
  • $789.00 - May 24, 2018
  • $838.45 - May 23, 2018
  • $703.73 - May 23, 2018
  • $589.00 - May 7, 2018
  • $838.45 - May 7, 2018
  • $589.00 - April 30, 2018
  • $649.00 - April 26, 2018
  • $599.00 - April 1, 2018
Since: November 22, 2017
  • Highest Price: $838.45 - May 7, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $499.00 - December 1, 2017

Didn't find the right price? Set price alert below

Lowest price Product: Hover-1 Folding Electric Scooter And Urban E-Bike, Electric Bike With 20 MPH Speed, 22-Mile Range - $789.00

Description and Review

A folding electric bike, so lightweight and small that you can carry it on the subway or toss it in the trunk of your car, the Hover-1 xLS Folding Electric Scooter is a commuter’s dream vehicle. This little scooter travels quickly and quietly for up to 20 miles. Recharging can be done throughout the day, from any standard outlet. Save on gas, parking, and vehicle maintenance.

Features

The Hover-1 xLS Folding Electric Scooter is made by Hype Wireless in Edison, N.J. The Hover-1 xLS is a seated scooter powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. The bike is compact, yet robust enough to carry a large adult comfortably.

This scooter has a powerful 250W brush less hub motor, allowing it to travel up to 20 mph on smooth, level surfaces. The scooter will travel up slight inclines, but the speed will lower and the battery will discharge faster if traveling on hills. The maximum incline recommended by the manufacturer is 15% or less. According to the company, the Hover-1 xLS is best used for smooth, flat surfaces such as sidewalks and asphalt.

The foldable commuter will run for 20 miles before the lithium ion battery needs to be charged. Recharging is simple. Just open the charging port on the underside of the frame and attach the cable to the port and to any standard household outlet. Complete recharging takes about 6 hours, but the battery will last about an hour and a half at recommended speeds. This makes the Hover-1 xLS the perfect commuter vehicle.

The xLS is made of high quality materials and assembled in the USA. The strong metal frame and 10 inch pneumatic rubber tires are made to handle full size riders, and the Hover-1 xLS can hold up to 285 pounds. The padded seat and built in shock absorbers provide a comfortable ride, even over sidewalk cracks and rough asphalt.

The Hover-1 features all the latest technology and safety features. The center front display panel has a bright blue LED lighted display that shows the speed, battery life, and trip mileage. The display also shows an odometer and temperature display. The blue lights on the black panel are large and easy to read. A control panel next to the left handlebar has controls for the turn signals, horn, and front and rear lights. The scooter has a bright headlight, tail light, and turn signals for easy visibility. The right handlebar grip controls the twist type throttle control and a cable operated disc brake. The Hover-1 xLS also has a key switch ignition and anti theft alarm for maximum security.

back to menu ↑

Hover-1 XLS User Review

 

back to menu ↑

Strengths

The Hover-1 xLS is foldable and compact for portability. It easily fits in the trunk of a car. It can be stored in a closet or under the bed. Weighing just 50 pounds, the scooter is lightweight. It has a strong, metal frame and comfort features such as a padded seat, shock absorbers, and foot rests. The Hover-1 xLS arrives fully assembled. After charging the battery for six hours, you can begin riding. It is very easy to operate with the twist control throttle and hand operated brake. The 10 inch rubber tires carry you comfortably over sidewalk cracks and rough asphalt. A fully lighted LED display shows operating and riding information. The Hype Wireless company has a history of excellent accessibility and customer service. The lithium ion battery is safety tested and UL approved. It easily recharges using the included charging cable and any regular household outlet. Recharging time is quite long, but the battery life is also substantial.

back to menu ↑

Weaknesses

Because the product is fairly new, the price is high, and might be too much for some purchasers. The maximum speed is listed at 20 mph, but it seems that most riders are unable to achieve this speed unless traveling downhill. Dozens of reviewers have stated that the maximum attainable speed is actually around 15 mph. Likewise, the 22 mile travel distance stated my the manufacturer may have been an exaggeration. Many reviewers claim that the Hover-1 xLS will only go about 12 or 14 miles before the battery expires. Factors affecting the speed and range could be related to rider size and weight, though. One major downfall of the product is the fact that it is only recommended for smooth, flat, dry surfaces. The manufacturer goes so far to add a statement in the user manual that you should not ride on wet surfaces or through puddles. This could be a major problem if you rode to work in the sunshine, but it was raining when you got ready to go home.

back to menu ↑

Specifications


 Dimensions: Folded 45 x 21 x 11 / Unfolded 45 x 37 x 21
 Weight: 50 pounds
 Wheels type: 10 inch, air filled, rubber
 Material: Metal Frame
 Age Recommendation: 14 and above
 Weight Capacity: 285 pounds
 Miles per charge: 22 miles
 Maximum Speed: 20 miles per hour
 Battery Type: cylindrical, lithium ion rechargeable
 Charging Time: 6 Hours
 Safety Features: headlight, tail light, turn signals, throttle/brake cut-off, key start ignition, shock absorbers, led display panel, user manual

9 Total Score
Awesome Ride!

The Hover-1 xLS is a well made, compact folding bike capable of carrying a full sized adult up to 20 miles at 20 miles per hour. It features a strong, hub mounted motor and safe, rechargeable lithium ion battery. Safety features such as lights and turn signals make the scooter visible to other vehicles. The durable metal frame and 10 inch rubber tires provide a sturdy foundation. A padded seat, foot rests, and shock absorbers add comfort. Although the price is a little steep, the Hover-1 is a nice electric scooter for an every day commute.

9.3Editor's score
Quality
10
Safety & Controls
10
Features
9
Speed & Range
9.5
Value For Money
8
9.6User's score
Quality
10
Safety & Controls
10
Features
8
Speed & Range
10
Value For Money
10
PROS
  • Foldable, compact design
  • Lightweight, but sturdy
  • Safety tested and approved
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • 10 inch air filled rubber tires
  • LED light display with travel data and battery info
  • Front and back safety lights
  • Excellent Customer Service
CONS
  • Reviewers state range and speed are inaccurate
  • 250 watt motor could be improved
  • Can only ride in dry conditions
Add your review  |  Read reviews and comments

Price History & Alerts

Hover-1 Folding Electric Scooter And Urban E-Bike, Electric Bike With 20 MPH Speed, 22-Mile Range, Hover-1

Price: $789.00 as of October 23, 2018 3:11 am  
Read User Reviews
Amazon.com
Wait For A Price Drop

Price History

Statistics

Current Price $789.00 October 23, 2018
Highest Price $838.45 May 7, 2018
Lowest Price $499.00 December 1, 2017
Since November 22, 2017

Last price changes

$789.00 May 24, 2018
$838.45 May 23, 2018
$703.73 May 23, 2018
$589.00 May 7, 2018
$838.45 May 7, 2018
1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Alvaro Salaverry July 24, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    4.8
    Quality
    100
    Safety & Controls
    100
    Features
    80
    Speed & Range
    100
    Value For Money
    100

    Man, I love this thing. Damn near a modern day moped but with less laughs and more inquiries. I travel 2.4 miles to my a.m. train commute followed by a 1.4 mile ride to my warehouse….plenty of battery to spare. I charge it at work and do the same thing heading home. Plenty of hills and inclines on my way home, it does zap the juice quicker. I’ve never had a problem, run out of charge or the thing just dying on me due to cold weather or rain. I read unfavorable reviews and think either I got a well built one or everyone else is fat, received a defective model or was expecting a Harley Davidson lol. I got mine for$499.00 plus a full, zero deductible 4yr warranty for $61. I don’t have a worry in the world when free repair, replace or refund,… is the worst I’m looking forward to. Best bang for the buck by far…..thanks Hover-1
    Overall….I get 30 more minutes of sleep in the am and get home 45mins faster because I can catch an earlier train home. Time is money and this thing saves me on both fronts.

    + PROS: Small, compact folded or unfolded, no vehicle registration, final 1-2 miles from public transportation, saves time.
    - CONS: Needs a better seat for trips over 3 miles, No bluetooth or speaker

Leave a reply

Your total score

Transportation Evolved