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19 May

Onewheel+ Electric Skateboard Review

The Onewheel+ is the electric skateboard totally reimagined from the ground up. Originally released in 2015, Onewheel shook things up with their signature self-balancing board and now the Onewheel+ is here to provide the aftershocks. You may be thinking that it looks intimidating to ride, that you’re sure to bust your butt falling off and that you’ll take forever to balance and learn to ride this board, but you’re totally wrong. So keep calm and let me break it down in the Onewheel+ Electric Skateboard review below.


Deck

The frame of Onewheel is CNC machined from solid billet 6061 aluminum. This makes the board light and strong. Inside of the deck is housed all of the electronics – the lithium battery, the gyroscope and accelerometer.

The Onewheel+ proudly introduces the SureStance footpad sensors on the front of the deck. These sensors can tell with precision, not only the direction you’re leaning, but they can also help to cancel out the wobble in your legs and balance the board for you, making the board easier to control and ride. See? Told you it was easy.

The angled front and kicktail back also lock you onto the board for riding almost any kind of terrain. The deck comes with headlights and tail-lights standard, that light up accordingly depending on your direction. It’s a bit on the heavy side at 25 pounds, but with a riding weight limit of 275 pounds, pretty much anyone can ride this e-board with no worries.

 

Wheels
The most standout feature about the Onewheel is…you guessed it, its huge one wheel. It’s debatable if this wheel even puts the board in the “skateboard” category at all. It surely puts it in a class by itself! The wheel is actually a go cart wheel with a hub motor installed in the center of it. It’s extremely durable and shock absorbant, which enables the Onewheel to go literally anywhere. The feeling of riding it is almost like riding a real hoverboard! Terrain shall not restrain this board!

 

Battery & Speed
The team over at Onewheel decided to redesign their motor from scratch as well. Smack in the heart of the wheel is a direct drive, brushless motor. They developed Hypercore technology which is a method of extracting heat out of the motor through the axel of the centre of the wheel. This makes the Onewheel+ more powerful, smoother and faster than its predecessor, topping out at almost 19mph. There is no vibration or noise coming from the motor, in fact you might even wonder if there’s even a motor in the board at all! The battery takes about 35mins to fully charge with an ultra charger and can travel about 6-7 miles before it needs to recharge.

App
The Onewheel App is available for download on both iOS and Android. The app allows you to select your preferred riding style, from a light, floaty carving ride to a stiff, firm, “tight truck” ride.

The Bottom Line
The Onewheel+. is hands down, the most innovative board we’ve ever come across. It takes the top prize for the smoothest, most quiet and most fun riding experience. The speed and power is a huge leap from its predecessor, it’s got decent range and charges fast. And also the fact that it can venture onto any terrain without having to change the wheels, standard safety lights, and also that there is no remote either, and that it’s one frikkin wheel? This board just stands out above the rest. It might not be the best board for the daily commute but in terms of sheer fun, this board goes unrivaled. I dare say the smooth, weightless, gliding feeling you get riding this board might be the closest feeling you get to an actual hoverboard.

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4 Apr

Acton Blink Lite Electric Skateboard Review

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:

Deck
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.

Wheels
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.

Remote
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.

App
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.

Warranty
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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4 Apr

Acton Blink Lite Electric Skateboard Review

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:

Deck
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.

Wheels
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.

Remote
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.

App
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.

Warranty
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.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THE PRICE ON AMAZON.COM

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