Whenever do we see this toy a question rise in our mind that when did hoverboards come out?
Hoverboards also are known as self-balancing scooter specially designed for individual use and as a personalized transport. It like a mechanical board of about 2 feet, based on a pair of motorized wheels.
Auto-balancing is its unique property which makes a rider stable. In fact, the rider can move forward and backward by twisting the pads moreover he can also control the speed of the hoverboard.
When did hoverboards come out?
Hoverboard introduced on the market in the year 2013. It got popularity in no time because there was something new to the market. Basically, its manufacturing started in China. However, in the year 2014 many cases of catching fire of it come in front.
The main issue behind the catching fire was overheating of battery or low-quality battery. Due to this issue, all companies of hoverboard recall their product in 2016. Later on, hoverboard came again in the market but after safety testing and clarification.
Then UL- 2272 Certification introduced in the market which complete testes the safety of hoverboard then allow the permit of selling this toy.
What is UL-2272?
UL stands for underwriter Laborites, basically, it is an organization working around for more than a century. Actually, it’s an international testing and certification department who provide clearance and issue permit after getting satisfactory results.
When the issue of the explosion of hoverboard got to familiar, this organization took action and created law section UL-2272, in which they test the hoverboard to make lessen the explosion issues.
History of Hoverboards
The first hoverboard was introduced in the market in 2013 by an American businessman Shane Chan. After that, a Chinese company “Chi Robotics” researched on the hoverboard by a peculiar article Smart S1, which was suggested by David Pierce.
In the early era of hoverboard, it was known as HoverTrax. However, this Chinese company released its first product in August 2014 named Hoverboard Smart S1 and got popularity in no time. And it also got great attention in Canton fair trade show.
In short of time, this toy got famous in western countries even also being used by many celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and etc.
After its popularity, some issues related to its patent right came in front, in China. The patent issue raised due to the defected product produced by the Chen Company.
When this issue got fire, Mark Cuban CEO of Chen Company decided to take hoverboard industry away from China. By the way, this issue constantly keeps rising even after the patent issue.
So again in US international Trade commission in 2016 rejected the permit of patent order again different hoverboard manufacturing companies.
How Hoverboard got its name?
It is interesting to know that Hoverboard got its names. Basically, the term of hoverboard is used to define self-balancing scooter. However, the first term of self-balancing scooter or hoverboard was the skateboard.
In fact, the idea of hoverboard is taken from the skateboard but the difference is that, hoverboard is completely based on machinery and skateboard on physical activity.
In starting it was known as a different name like a self-balancing electric scooter, wheeled scooter, etc. After that Hovertrax name given to it later on which switched to the Hoverboard.
The First Successful Hoverboard
When hoverboard got too much famous, Guinness World Record decided to include this invention in powered personal levitators. In May 2015, when a Canadian moved hoverboard successfully (fly) over the water up to 200 Meter than this came in the Guinness world record.
This Canadian born in Romania named Catalin Alexandra Duru was the new face for the Guinness World Record who set this record by traveling over the water waves about 200 Meters.
However, this hoverboard was not manufactured by any company but it was his own design structure which put him on the leading stairs of world record.
How Hoverboard Invented?
Hoverboard was invented by a 60 years old Shan Chan. How born in China but went to the United States in 1986. Before put forward the idea of hoverboard, he was a scientific instrumental designer in American company until 2011.
After that, he starts working on his own version of the hoverboard. This idea got too popular in fact, this invention appreciated by many companies. Furthermore, you can also see many copied of this product running the market. For the last two years, this product claimed as the bestselling toy in the market.
One of the main reason behind its popularity is that it was used by many celebrates and they posted their picture with the hoverboard. Which increased the interest among generation. A new generation got too familiar to it through the social media platform.
Characteristics of Hoverboard
Size of Hoverboard
Hoverboard comes in the market in different sizes, however, the size of hoverboard is anyhow related to the size of wheels. We can see three sizes of wheels of 6.5 inches, 8 inches, and 10 inches. Try to buy hoverboard of small size as they are easy to pick anywhere and ride.
Weight of hoverboard
Generally, hoverboard came in a weight of about 220 pounds. Basically, weigh to hoverboard depends upon material or battery type used in the toy. We will suggest you buy a lightweight hoverboard because it is easy to carry and ride.
Speed of hoverboard
Normally speed of regular hoverboard is recorded 5-10 meters per hour. However, the speed of this also related to size and battery quality.
Battery Life of hoverboard
It is important to discuss the battery timing if it is fully charged. In the end, it all depends upon the battery life that how long you can enjoy its ride. Average battery timing is recorded 3 to 4 hours, anyhow it depends on your usage too. By the way, it can cover about 11- 16 miles, once it charged fully.
Battery Type used in the hoverboard
The 2nd factor on which battery life depends is battery quality. Let me tell you, Lithium-ion type battery is used in it.
Which consider the best battery in the market yet, related to toys. As we know, batteries start losing their energy on own its own due to which we can’t store charged battery. However, this battery can spend up to four years fully charged.
Our Take Off
It is in human nature that he keeps searching and got interested to know about a thing which seems new or unique to him. Same in the case of hoverboard, when it introduced in 2013 it got popularity like a hot cake because of its uniqueness.
I know there was a question in your mind that when did hoverboards come out? How is its inventor? From which stages it passed through? So here I discussed its history in detail. Like every other, an invention has small start too. The main idea given by a person later on copied by many other companies.
In starting there were many limitations in it, main was its explosion. The main reason behind the explosion was the battery. Later on, companies worked on this issue, now you can buy this product without fear. Because now it comes in the market after research and great procedure of testes and getting clarification from UL.
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