EPIKGO Self-Balance Board, All-Terrain 8.5” Alloy Wheel – 2017 review

EPIKGO has introduced its new EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board as one of its prestigious products.

This self balancing board is UL2272 certified and conforms to the industry’s highest standards in terms of safety, technology, innovation and performance.

The company assures that the board has no potential electrical or fire hazards.

Unlike the traditional balance board model, this EPIKGO Classic self balancing board is powered by 400W Dual Motor which twice as powerful as the traditional one. Apart from UL2272 certified, it also has undergone the military grade testing and has been IP54 certified. This means that the board is semi-submersible and water resistant.

This product is faster than its other competitors as the high speed rating is 10 miles per hour. The durability is laudable as its build can tackle any obstacle in its way. It also has the ability to travel through different types of surfaces such as grass, mud, dirt and sand. Adding to it, it can also scale slopes ranging up to 15 degrees.

EPIKGO has certainly introduced the new innovative form of transportation by taking care of the safety concerns of the Self-Balance board. Let us look into this product review in detail.

Best Features

The EPIKGO Self Balancing Board is quite an impressive board because of its features. Many of the brands offer a lot of features similar to this product, but a little difference in the design makes a great impact. This is true in the case of EPIKGO’s classic series.

The company claims that the board is safe and is nearly indestructible. Here are some key features that makes this self balancing board stand out in the crowd.

UL2272 and UL2271 Certified:

The Classic series EPIKGO is UL2272 certified and the LG smart battery is UL2271 certified. The certification is to assure the user that the board is safe to use without worrying about fire and electrical hazards. The company has been continuously taking care of the software or hardware issues faced by the customers and have incorporated them in this board.

In addition to this, the board has also undergone and passed 159 safety regulation tests for eliminating the possibility of fire accidents.

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400W Motors:

The 400W dual motors used by EPIKGO are powerful and this is the main reason behind the ability to ride at steep incline or over rough surfaces without losing the balance. One can climb slopes that are as steep as 18 degrees without any trouble. The motors are 80% more powerful than other boards in the market.

The charge can last over one hour at 10 mph speed thus, making it one of the most powerful and fastest balance boards in the market.

Alloy Wheels:

The way the wheels work in EPIKGO is interesting and different. Instead of electric motors placed inside the wheels, powerful brushless motors are placed inside the body of the hover board. This results in allowing for a more powerful motors. The tires are made of solid rubber and has been rated IP56 for its solidness and water resistance.

The combination of alloy wheels with rubber tires makes it possible to easily ride through grass, mud and other rough surfaces.

Speed:

The maximum speed of the EPIKGO Hover board is 10-12mph. This speed can be achieved on a single charge. One can travel quickly to the destination without compromising on the safety and style quotient.

Size:

The size of the product is 30% larger than all the other competitive products in the market. The larger size of the product indicates that there is more foot space, more balance and stability, and more control. The size of the product is also due to the powerful motor (2 times more powerful than its peers) which is placed inside the body of the hover board.

LG Smart Battery:

EPIKGO has adapted a fast charging technology that allows the user to use it for 10-12 miles with a 2-hour charge. This is quite impressive. As the battery is a LG smart battery, the Hoverboard battery replacement should be done with that of the same brand for the getting the same performance.

Lights:

There are two sets of bright lights in the front. They are very useful during the night travel. There are also two sets at the rear which are rear turn signal lights.

In addition to all the above features, it has a built-in fast charging technology. This feature makes it more sophisticated. In addition to this, the company provides 1-year limited warranty that covers parts and labour.

Negative Points

The overall experience with EPIKGO Hover board is pretty good. But there are few downsides to it though not major.

  • The EPIKGO classic self-balance board is a bit heavy to carry. If someone wants to carry it over long distances, then it is no more fun. The weight is around 31 lbs and hence, one has to make sure that there is enough charge left to ride it back home. Else, carrying this huge board is definitely going to be a problem. But it is certainly of great use for local use.
  • The board sometimes vibrates upon acceleration and his is noticeable while going up in an inclination of above 10 degrees.
  • It would have been better if there is an indicator to know the charge level of the battery. It is a problem as there is no indicator to know how much charge is left or if the battery is fully charged.

Other than the above hitches, this self-balance board is a tough machine and gives a better riding experience.

Advantages Over Competition

A self-balancing scooter is usually selected based on few characteristics. They are

  • The features offered by the hover board – the speed and sophistication.
  • The Battery and charging Capability.
  • Appearance of the board.
  • The Price.

EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board satisfies all the above criteria.

  • Its’ body is UL2272 Certified and its battery isUL2271 certified, thus making it safer to travel than in any other hover boards in the market. It has also been through the toughest tests and passed them all to ensure safest rides.
  • The LG smart battery can be charged using the in-built fast charge technology making it more sophisticated than other hover boards in the same range.
  • The speed of the scooter is 10mph and is certainly the fastest in the market and the most impressive.
  • When it comes to the appearance of the board, this board is available in seven different colours. As many of the hoverboards available in the market have a small body, sometimes it becomes difficult to maintain balance in them. But the size of this scooter is big enough to provide stability and balance to the person driving it.
  • The lights on the front makes it easy to drive at night and the lights at the back act as rear turn signal lights.
  • The scooter is worth the price paid.

Conclusion

Hover boards are the latest in town and people who have an eye for adventure are on a lookout for a good product. For gadget lovers, EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover is one of the safest and best Hover boards available in the market. Our most recommended hoverboards ar at this page.

If people are looking out for a Hover board that would provide them the adventure they seek for in any climatic situation, along with safety features and sophistication, then EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board is the best choice. It is a right product to invest one’s money!

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