TOMOLOO Hoverboard / Self Balancing Scooter

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TOMOLOO Hoverboard / Self Balancing Scooter
9.5 Total Score

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  • Good performance
  • Safe
  • Looks cool and is customizable
  • Stable
  • Well-made
  • Reasonably priced
Price history for TOMOLOO Hoverboard with Bluetooth Speaker and Colorful LED Lights Self-Balancing Scooter UL2272 Certified 6.5" Wheel for Adults and Child
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Description and Review

The battle for the personal transport marketplace is being waged mainly in China. Cheaper manufacturing costs with access to a patent-free market place means that the majority of hover-boards are shipped into the states. The advantage of this is that prices are low. The disadvantage is that some of the companies are a little mysterious.

Tomoloo is a newcomer to the market having established themselves in 2013. They offer ten self-balancing scooters usually at very low prices. Today, we´re looking at the Q3 Star Traveller to find out if this newcomer is value for money or another entry into the “avoid at all costs” category.

Features

The TOMOLOO hover-board is an inexpensive self-balancing scooter that´s primarily a children´s toy. It´s powered by a single 300W motor that accesses the wheels via a dual motherboard. These motherboards balance the engine power between both wheels to ensure stability. It claims to support a 264llb weight although, with just 300W output, I´m sure the performance would be affected badly at the upper limits.

For children between 10 and 15 though this scooter will offer a 10 mph top speed and run for around 12km. A lithium Ion battery provides the power, taking just 2 to 3 hours to recharge. Performance-wise the Q3 series is fast and the dual mother-boards do their job making the ride feel comfortably stable. The only downside is the turning circle which isn´t as responsive as other hover-boards available. It might keep children safer but they won´t have as much fun spinning in circles.

The Tomoloo is a smart device with Bluetooth connected speakers. They´re nice and loud, and a nice addition to the overall package. There´s also a set of LEDs fitted in a flame design across the front of the board. The light patterns can be set from your mobile which is unique custom feature I can see a lot of kids having fun with.

The speeds, as well as the rider modes, are controlled via an app from a mobile device. There are 3 different settings: Slow, Normal and High Speed. There seems to be a lack of communication between the engineers and the software designers. On the ´slow´ mode the unit vibrates a lot. Ironically, it makes more sense to set the scooter to high speed mode and wear protective gear. This way at least you get a significantly smoother ride that is easier to control.

The tires are 6.5 inches tall which is fast-becoming an industry standard on these devices. The foot panels are nice and wide but the deck hangs just 0.8 inches off the floor. The lower the deck the better balance you´ll get. The flipside is that any small rocks or twigs will buck you off. Safe to say that you shouldn´t take this off-road but the performance is good on smooth pavements or indoors.

The internal parts are all well-made and have passed the stringent UL22772 tests. There´s an aluminum frame reinforcing the chassis and the wheels feel firm. The outer shell is made from a cheap plastic that scratches easily if you fall off a lot. Other than that I can´t find anything wrong with this product. There are better self-balancing scooters for sure, but for kids, this should do just fine.

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Tomoloo Hoverboard Review

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Strengths

  • Decent performer in terms of speed with a long lasting battery life.
  • Internal parts are all well-made and have been reinforced with aluminum
  • Holder of a UL22772 safety certificate
  • Decent price
  • A top performer for children and beginners

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Weaknesses

  • Not convinced by the different modes. The Q3 only performs properly on its maximum output
  • At times the whole hover-board seems to vibrate.
  • Easy to scratch, dent and damage the outer shell
  • The capacity listed seems a little high, probably best to try it out first if you´re near the limit.

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Specifications


 Weight: 23 pounds
 Wheels type: 6.5 inch
 Age Recommendation: 12 and above
 Weight Capacity: 264 pounds
 Miles per charge: 12 miles
 Maximum Speed: 8 miles per hour
 Battery Type: Lithium Ion
 Charging Time: 2 Hours
 Bluetooth Functionality: Yes
 App Connectivity: AppStore, Google Play Store
 Additional Features: awesome LED lights, Speakers

9.5 Total Score
Great Value Hoverboard!

As far as children´s toys go, this is near the top. It´s fast with lots of extra features like Bluetooth speakers, customizable LEDs and a mobile app that kids will love. The different rider modes probably need a rethink, but if you go for full output the performance is impressive and the ride smooth.

9.1Editor's score
Build Qaulity
10
Safety & Controls
10
Value For Money
10
Range & Speed
7.5
Features
8
10User's score
Build Qaulity
10
Safety & Controls
10
Value For Money
10
Range & Speed
10
Features
10
PROS
  • Good performance
  • Safe
  • Looks cool and is customizable
  • Stable
  • Well-made
  • Reasonably priced
CONS
  • Rider modes are problematic
  • Easily scratches
  • Vibrates a lot, especially on the lower rider modes
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Lowest Price$219.99December 1, 2018
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  1. Reply
    STEVEN T. IZZI February 14, 2018 at 6:05 am
    5
    Build Qaulity
    100
    Safety & Controls
    100
    Value For Money
    100
    Range & Speed
    100
    Features
    100

    I was very nervous about purchasing one of these for my daughter but after very thorough research I determined this one to be the best option. I am very happy with my decision. My seven year old daughter loves this. It keeps her occupied for hours and she learned vet quickly how to balance on it. It charges very fast and holds a charge well. The lights are awesome and you can download an app to change the color. This is by far the best. Also it goes very well on the carpet and ours is not thin carpet either. Wish the scooter was not so heavy though.

    + PROS: Color, lights, safety, app, price, charge, kid Control
    - CONS: Weight
  2. Reply
    Martin February 28, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Awesome review! I love the idea of allowing the readers to leave their opinion on the product too with the poll / rating form… I don’t own this one, but will keep an eye open for those reviews where I can leave a useful review.

  3. Reply
    Mary D. Meeker August 4, 2018 at 10:49 am

    This is the information and the board I was looking for. Myself and my two boys want some hoverboards. We have a HUGE park close by so we want to have some fun. We recently moved to California and everyone is using them here. This was very helpful. I just wanted to say thank you!! Going to order 3 of them this weekend.

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    Brandie L Chevalier November 8, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I ordered a hoover board this morning- it said committing …. sat there for 15 minutes, I then sent 2 requests asking if it went through because I didn’t get a confirmation. Still haven’t heard back! Frustration

    • Reply
      James Flynn November 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Where did you order it from?

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