So you're looking to buy a hoverboard under $100. I hate to break it to you, but you are not going to find many choices that are priced this low. Most hoverboards nowadays cost around $150 at the lowest end of the price spectrum, and the best hoverboards tend to be in the 200-500 range.
Having said that, the price of hoverboards has dropped drastically since they first hit the market. And what we are seeing now is an increasing number of $100 hoverboards on the market, so you're in luck!
But the real question is, if you get a hoverboard that costs $100 or less, what sacrifices are you going to be making? Are low price hoverboards basically pieces of crap on two wheels? Are you better off getting one of the many better hoverboards for $200?
Below I'm going to introduce the three of the best hoverboards under 100 on the market at the time I write this. However, it's really important to note that prices of products on Amazon change ALL THE TIME, so there's a good chance that by the time you read this, these hoverboards may not be below the $100 mark anymore. Keep on eye on them, though, as prices sometimes drop, especially around Christmas or Black Friday.
Now, let's get to it, and see what kind of hoverboard you'll be getting with a 100-dollar budget.
Best Hoverboards for $100 Dollars
Before we get to my detailed reviews, here is a super simple summary of what follows:
1. LIEAGLE Hoverboard
Starting out my list of the top cheap hoverboards under $100 is the LIEAGLE Hoverboard, which you can also view here on Amazon. Right off the bat, I should mention that I've seen the price of this board move around a lot, ranging from 99 to 169 dollars. You'll also notice that certan colors are cheaper. The ones lowest in price at more basic colors with no LED lights on the top of the wheels.
But if this hoverboard is still below 100 dollars at the time you're buying, then it is my top recommended hoverboard on this list. And even if it goes a little above $100, I still think it's a good value for money.
Let's find out why!
- More than 10 colors to choose from
- Super light weight (17 lbs. or 7.7 kg)
- Can handle 44-262 lbs. (20-120 kg)
- Equipped with spinning LED lights
- Maximum speed 7.5 MPH (12 km/hr)
- 2-3 hours charging time
- Can last 1-2 hrs on a full charge
OK, so let's talk about what we see above. Just like all hoverboards, you're going to need to be at least 44 pounds to ride the LIEAGLE (usually around age 6). But looking at that upper weight limit of 262 pounds, we can see that this qualifies as a teenager's hoverboard, and can even carry adults!
One of the top features of this board is its light weight of 17 pounds. This is one of the lightest hoverboards I've seen, making it a great choice for kids, as they won't have much trouble carrying it around if necessary. Some hoverboards weight up to 35 pounds!
The LIEAGLE can reach a maximum speed of 7.5 MPH. This is better than many children's hoverboards, which often can only reach a speed of 6 MPH, but it's not as good as more robust (and expensive) boards, which can reach speeds of 10 or even 12 MPH. You have to pay much, much more to reach such speeds, though.
Last but not least, this board takes a reasonable 2-3 hours to charge, which is actually quite good considering its $100 price.
Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by how much this board offers at such a low price, and that's why I even included it on my list of the best hoverboards for kids.
Don't be too scared, but there are definitely a few things to report here. First of all, one glaring problem is the supposed Bluetooth. The Amazon entry for the LIEAGLE has a picture from the manufacturer showing an app and wireless Bluetooth.
But guess what? It doesn't have it. Try clicking on the different color choices (like the blue-green one that I feature in my article on the best hoverboards for girls), and you will notice that the more expensive ones do have Bluetooth. A lot of shoppers have reported buying the cheapest version of this board, thinking it comes with Bluetooth, when it doesn't. Amazon should make a separate page for them to avoid this confusion. So if you were looking for a Bluetooth hoverboard under $100, this is not it.
The second obvious issue is the short battery life. As you can pretty much expect fromany hoverboard with a $100 price tag, give or take, you'll only be able to ride it for about an hour before it needs to be charged, maybe a little more.
2. Swagboard Twist
What we've got here is another super low-priced option that was less than 100 dollars at the time I wrote this, and this one comes from one of the most trusted hoverboard brands in the industry: Swagtron!
So let's take a closer look at what this hoverboard offers:
- Trusted brand
- Extremely light weight: 14 lbs (6.4 kg)
- Handles 44-185 pounds (20-84 kg),
- No fills, basic hoverboard
- Maximum speed 6 MPH (10 km/hr)
- 4 hours charging time
- Lasts 40 to 90 minutes on full charge
Starting with its advantages, the Swagboard Twist comes to us from Swagtron, which is one of the biggest and most respected named in the hoverboard industry.
This board is one of the lightest out there, at only 14 pounds, making it suitable for very young kids. It is also as slow as hoverboards come, which is also a good thing for very young users.
Overall, this is a no-frills board if you just want a basic hoverboard costing around 100 dollars.
Unfortunately, there's a little more to report here. Like the LIEAGEL, this hoverboard has no app or speakers.
Second, it has a more limited weight range and slower speed than the LIEAGLE, which means it's use will be more limited to very young riders.
Yet another drawback is the long charging time (4 hours), and super short battery life (some users report as low as 40 minutes, while others can get up to 1.5 hours). This may have to do with the fact that it has a cheaper non-lithium battery, unlike most hoverboards.
3. Beston Sports Newest Generation
Now here's a fairly new hoverboard you probably haven't heard of yet! And, to make the cut, it sits just under our goal of $100 at the time I write this. Take a look at the Amazon page for it here.
And guess what? This is the first Bluetooth hoverboard under $100 on our list! That's right, it comes with Bluetooth speakers, fancy LED lights, and all at a lovely low price. But looking at the picture above, do you see something different than usual hoverboards?
Let's talk more about that below.
- Several funky color & pattern choices
- Fairly light weight: 20 lbs (9 kg)
- Handles 44-120 pounds (20-54 kg),
- High maximum speed 10 MPH (16 km/hr)
- 3-5 hours charging time
- Lasts 40 to 90 minutes on full charge
OK, so let's start with what this board does offer. Kids will definitely love all the fun and colorful patterns to choose from. Second, this board can travel up to 10 MPH, according to the manufacturer. That's actually really fast! The fastest hoverboard in the world only goes 2 MPH faster than that!
The one thing that really stands out about this board, though, is that unlike the first two entries on this list, it comes with bluetooth speakers, a feature so common in hoverboards nowadays that riders pretty much expect them. This is the only hoverboard on this list that will give you this feature. Also, unlike the Swagboard Twist (but like the LIEAGLE), it has LED lights, and lots of 'em.
You can't have everything for such a low price. So did you notice something weird about this hoverboard in the image above? Yup, the foot pads are connected on a single board. In other words, they don't swivel, like almost all other hoverboards.
Usually the footpads for your left and right foot can move independently, which makes the hoverboard easier to control, turn, and so on. It makes me wonder how hard this thing might be to ride, although kids get used to it quickly, according to many reviewers.
Second, this board has the smallest weight range so far. It can only handle riders up to 120 pounds (the lowest max weight I've ever seen), and you don't even really want to get too close to that upper weight limit.
Lastly, this board takes a long time to charge, but you only get a really short 40 minutes to 1.5 hours of riding out of it before it needs to be charged again.
Are There Any Alternatives?
If you're willing to spend a little more money, it may go a long way. While the LIAGLE is really a solid choice if it stays below $100, spending a little more could get you better features and higher quality. If you're tempted, check out these two hoverboards, both which are featured on my list of the best hoverbords under $200.
At around 1.5 times the price, the SISIGAD comes with tons of colors, bluetooth speakers, and is one of the most popular hoverboards. It does only go 6 MPH, though, so it's best for very young kids. See here on Amazon.
I consider the TOMOLOO Music Rhythmed hoverboard to be the best hoverboard out there for kids, but it costs around twice as much as the hoverboards in this article (prices are always changing though!) It's got a super fun and unique feature of lights that sync up with the music being played on the Bluetooth speakers, and it has good battery life and a decent charging time. See here on Amazon.
The Final Verdict
If you're only willing to spend $100 or less on a hoverboard, your choices are not only limited but also come with some flaws. For example, you definitely won't be able to take these boards on all terrain. Also, these boards are really just beginner's hoverboards that may leave you wanting more after you get past that phase.
If you feel you or your kids can live without some of the features or higher priced boards, and recognize the possibility that cheaper boards probably won't last as long, then I feel the three $100 hoverboards I've introduced above are the best choices out there right now.
For even more information to help you make your final decision, here are 12 tips for buying a new hoverboard.