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Hoverboard Technology - A modern new way of travel

What is a Hoverboard? How do they work?

The new Hoverboard technology that everyone is talking about these days may end up becoming a brand new and modern method of self transportation. The Hoverboard is a self-balancing scooter related to the way that a "Segway" works, relying on a gyroscope and body movements in order to move the device around. They have taken the world by storm and are one of the most wanted gadgets of all time.

What technology do Hoverboards contain?

Hoverboards function and heavily rely on the advanced technology built inside the hoverboard. There are many components inside each and every hoverboard, making it possible to allow you to move around by simply leaning in the direction you want to go.

-The Logic Board: This is the main component that runs the whole show. This is essentially the brains to the operation of the device, and tells every other component on the hoverboard what to do and runs the built in program that tells it to move the wheels based on the direction you are leaning towards in order to accurately and properly move you around.

-Gyroscopes: Each hoverboard usually contains 2 gyroscopes built inside, one on each side. The gyroscopes are the components that measure the rotational position of the hoverboard, which is how it can tell which way you are leaning and how far you are leaning towards that direction so that it can accurately move you around in the direction you want to go.

-Tilt & Speed Sensors: These sensors essentially measure the angle/tilt of the hoverboard in order to make it go faster or slower depending on how far you are leaning towards one direction, while the speed sensors measure the speed the hoverboard is going so that it doesn't go past the safe speed limit if you have it in safe mode, which limits the speed it can go for beginner and first time users of the device, making it easier and less risky for you to get injured if you happen to fall off while it is still moving.

-Battery pack: This is usually located on one side of the hoverboard, powering the device throughout its usage. It is very important when you buy one that you get one that uses high quality parts, especially a UL certified battery. Many cheap hoverboard brands and manufactures will use non UL certified batteries in order to cut costs, however these are highly dangerous as there have been many multiple reported cases of batteries exploding during usage or while charging due to the cheap circuitry used inside non UL certified batteries, which aren't inspected or certified in any way to be safe.

-The Frame: This is what holds all the pieces together. Depending on the model you get, the frame can include built in LED lights for lighting up the hoverboard, rubber bumpers in order to prevent scratches and damage if it hits something. This frame is built of very tough plastic, similar to the kind that cars use in order to give the device a higher quality feel and make it more durable in the case that it bumps into something.

Why are Hoverboards so popular?

One of the major reasons that these hoverboards are so popular are mostly because of the cool factor. These incredible devices amaze anyone who rides it or watches someone ride one, as it allows you to move around like you are on a segway without doing anything more than simply leaning your legs from one direction to another. They are extremely fun to ride and also

What do Hoverboards cost? Why doesn't everyone have a hoverboard yet?

One of the biggest reasons why many people do not have hoverboards yet, or rather why they have not gone completely mainstream such as bicycles or scooters have, are simply because of the fact that they are so expensive right now. The average cost of a hoverboard is anywhere from $200-$400 and can go for as much as $1,200 depending on the model you get, as there are also very many high end hoverboards with lots of other cool features such as having a key to allow you to ring or lock it like an automobile, built in Bluetooth speakers, fancy led color changing lights, faster speeds, better build quality, etc.

Are Hoverboards the future?
Hoverboards were the best selling gadget during the holiday season of 2015, and continued to rapidly fly off of store shelves after that. They were the craze back then and still are very popular today. At the rate they are selling they may very well be the next major method of personal transportation in today's world. Only time can tell, but most likely once they get cheaper and more affordable without sacrificing the quality of the UL certified batteries, hoverboards will become fully mainstream, unless a brand new more efficient technology comes out before then.

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