Are Hoverboards Still Popular?
When hoverboards came out in 2015, it was a huge Internet craze that quickly became a global phenomenon, thanks in part to the celebrities who made it big. It was also good timing, as the movie that popularized hoverboards was released in the same year.
Fast forward three years and it has turned into a polarizing trend. People either love it or exactly the opposite. Moreover, there was the controversy over the exploding hoverboards. This signaled a quick end to this trend as people questioned whether they are actually safe to use.
Despite this, hoverboards have remained in the market and in reality are gaining popularity once again. Many people are quick to write them off as another trend that will die easily, but like skateboards that are still around decades after, there is no reason to think that hoverboards will become fade into obscurity any time soon.
The good news is, many improvements have been made in recent models, which is why you should give hoverboards a second chance. Here are the top reasons why you should get in on the craze and buy one in 2018.
· Safety Has Been Improved
Sales plummeted due to the controversy because let’s face it, no one wanted to be blown up while riding a hoverboard. On the other hand, it has forced manufacturers to improve their quality and safety designs, as well as make sure their production methods do not put anyone’s life at risk. Another step was to improve quality control and now there are seals that prove a board is safe to use. The upside is that newer boards are clearly of better quality, and users buy only those that have been tested. All those substandard models are a waste of money and a hazard disappeared quickly.
· Better Mobility And Battery Life
Another huge criticism of hoverboards is that they died very quickly because of weak batteries. No one, specifically the commuters, wanted to invest hundreds of dollars on a board that can only go so far. Thanks to improvements, the hoverboard batteries are now far more powerful and will get you much further.
· All-Terrain Possibilities
Newer models are simply better than ones sold three years ago. This includes their stability and their ability to survive rougher roads. Gone are the days of dead hoverboards just because of one crack on the road. These improvements have definitely made them more popular.
The Hoverboard Is Back
Much like other pieces of technology, they continuously improve and deliver more. The hoverboards of 2015 were unfortunately still very flawed in design and manufacturing, which is why they almost died out. But beyond being just a cult product that lost popularity quickly after, hoverboards are cool devices that also offer a safe and fun ride. It is one of the reasons why it continued to be bought by consumers.
If you are not quick to rule out these wonderful devices, you can jump on the trend and experience all that they have to offer. Hoverboards have survived their biggest test, and they are definitely here to stay.