The Acton Blink Lite Electric Skateboard is definitely the lightest e-board on the market and probably the smallest so far. Find out why this is not necessarily a bad thing as we break down this fun little e-board in the review below:
The Acton Blink Lite’s deck is made out of compressed Canadian maple wood. It’s 26.5 inches long and weighs an impressively light 7.7 pounds. This means if the battery dies on you, you can easily carry the board under your arm without a sweat. The deck itself looks like an old school penny board with a new coat of stylish neon paint and techy graphics on it and its short length makes it quite easy to maneuver. Its small stature and green color tones actually remind me of my first skateboard. The max weight it can carry is around 180 pounds.
The Blink Lite has durable 70mm polyurethane wheels, perfect for riding over small bumps and cracks in the road.
Battery & Speed
The Blink Lite is powered by a 25V Lithium-Ion battery, takes around 2 hours to fully charge and can travel around 5 miles before it needs to recharge. It also has regenerative braking which means it puts a charge back into the battery when applying the brakes. The battery powers a motor that is embedded in one of the rear wheels. This is called a Hub Motor. The hub motor can get the Blink Lite up to 10 Mph, which may not be the fastest, but it’s great for casual riders, learners and small children.
The ergonomically designed remote connects via Bluetooth. While other remotes can be charged via USB, the Blink Lite uses 2 AA batteries, which can get kind of tiresome changing batteries frequently and also not being quite sure of how much life you have left in them.
Surprise! The Blink Lite also has a mobile app! Inside the app you can adjust the board’s performance and check battery life. There’s also a social aspect in the app, whereby you can interact with other Acton E-board riders, set and complete challenges and even compete for the top spots on a leaderboard.
The Action Blink Lite comes with a standard 1 year warranty.
The Bottom Line
The Blink Lite is actually is a pretty solid board overall. It’s slick, light weight, nimble and can go a decent distance between charges. If you’re looking for a less expensive board to just casually and stylishly cruise around town, or if you’re looking for a great gift for young skater boy or girl, then the Acton Blink Lite is a perfect choice.
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