The SISIGAD 6.5" Hoverboard
The SISIGAD 6.5" hoverboard is consistenly one of the top selling hoverboards on Amazon. It has all the features you would come to expect from a hoverboard (spinning LED lights, Bluetooth speakers to play music), but remains one of the cheapest hoverboards out there. Overall, it's a decent entry-level hoverboard for beginners.
One of the first things you'll notice is that the SISIGAD comes in loads of different colors and patterns. This is one of the reasons I believe the SISIGAD is one of the best hoverboards for young kids, girls, or teens. They just get so many choices! But you may be confused to find that there are several different Amazon pages with what appear to be the same SISIGAD hoverboard.
For example, this page and this page are both for the SISIGAD 6.5" hoverboard with Bluetooth. The first one has nearly 30 different colors and patterns, while the second one has around 20. As far as I can tell, these are all the same model of SISIGAD. Therefore, I would suggest you spend some time browsing both pages to find your favorite look, and note that some colors are more expensive than others.
However, heads up that this SISIGAD model is a more basic model (not the same as the one in the picture above); it has fewer lights and doesn't come with Bluetooth. Sometimes it's cheaper, so you can consider it if you are on a super tight budget. But sometimes it's not even cheaper than the Bluetooth one, so in that case, make sure to get the one that has Bluetooth in its title and description on Amazon!
The company really should have used different model numbers on Amazon to make it easier for us to tell the difference between all these SISIGAD hoverboard listings. If you read through the reviews on Amazon, you'll also find a lot of disappointed customers who thought they were getting one with Bluetooth, when actually it was not. That's because the non-Bluetooth listing has pictures that mention Bluetooth, because they just slap all the same pictures onto every model's listing. Be careful!
Moving along, the SISIGAD is about as slow as hoverboards come, with a max speed of 6 MPH (10 km/hr). Still, that is more than enough for most riders, especially kids. Anyone from 44 to 200 pounds (20 to 91 kg) can ride it, which is a pretty huge range.
When it comes to battery life and charging time, though, we can see why this hoverboard is so cheap. It takes 3-5 hours to charge, yet only lasts 30 minutes to an hour before needing to be charged again. This is disappointing, but you can't have everything for such a low price.
SISIGAD HOVERBOARD FEATURES
Before you decide to buy a hoverboard, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various hoverboard features and what they all mean. Here are the SISIGAD's detailed specs, with my comments on what they all mean.
- Maximum speed: 6 MPH (10 km/hr). At the bottom end of hoverboard speeds, but enough for most riders.
- Hoverboard weight: 20 lbs (9 kg). Pretty light for a hoverboard, but there are some out there a few pounds lighter.
- Wheel size: 6.5 inches. The smallest kind and most common on cheaper hoverboards and children's hoverboards.
- Weight limit: 200 lbs (90 kg). Quite a big range. Minimum weight to ride is 44 lbs (20).
- 300W dual motor: Powerful for a super low budget board, but doesn't compare to high performance boards.
- Charging time: 3-5 hours. A little long.
- Battery life: 30 min to 1 hour. Very short.
SISIGAD 6.5" Videos
In this video, a young girl teaches how to ride a hoverboard using her SISIGAD 6.5":
Meanwhile, this video introduces the features of the cheaper (non-Bluetooth) SISIGAD 6.5":
Here's yet another look, but the speaker gets the max speed wrong. He says it's 9 MPH, but the specs of these are definitely 6 MPH:
Alternatives to the SISIGAD
If you're still unsure about the SISIGAD hoverboard, here are some other similar hoverboards that you may want to consider.
TOMOLOO: One Step Up
The TOMOLOO hoverboard is quite similar to the SISIGAD, but in my opinion it is better in several ways. It can go faster (7.5 MPH or 12 km/hr), it's lighter (17.6 lbs or 8 kg), it charges faster (2-3 hours) and it lasts longer (2-3 hours). Also, it has a cool extra feature of LED lights that sync up with the music being played. Super cool! See my full TOMOLOO review here.
XPRIT: One Step Down
While the TOMOLOO is a little better and more expensive than the SISGAD, the XPRIT hoverboard falls on the other side. This one is usually a little cheaper than the SISGAD (prices can always change, so this is not guaranteed). It has a similar speed, weight, and battery life. However, it doesn't have quite so many color choices and can only carry up to 165 lbs (75 kg), so it's better for kids.
Gyroor Warrior: More Power and Speed
If the SISIGAD, TOMOLOO, and XPRIT sounds too wimpy to you, then welcome to the Gyroor Warrior. OK, so it will cost you about twice as much. But with that, you get a sturdier, more powerful hoverboard. Thanks to its larger, 8.5 inche wheels, this hoverboard can handle offroading and reaches higher speeds of 9.5 MPH (15 km/hr). Heads up that is it quite a bit heavier, though!
You can read my full Gyroor Warrior review here.
While deciding whether to purchase the SISIGAD or any other hoverboard, you may also have some questions about riding a hoverboard in general. Below I'd like to answer some of those questions.
Is riding a hoverboard safe?
When hoverboards were first invented, they had a reputation for being unsafe. This is because there were incidents of hoverboards suddenly exploding or starting on fire. Fortunately, those days are behind us. All hoverboards now sold on Amazon are UL2272 safety certified. Still, riding a hoverboard is not without personal risk. Find out everything you need to know in my hoverboard safety guide.
What should I look for when buying a hoverboard?
Some important hoverboard features to look out for are:
- The maximum weight limit (note that for almost all hoverboards, 44 pounds is the minimum for it to work)
- Motor power and maximum speed
- Cool features like LED lights and Bluetooth speaker
- Charging time and battery life/range
- Wheel size (6.8 inch, 8 inch, or 10 inch; the bigger ones are for offroading, but also much more expensive)
For more information, here are my 12 tips for buying a hoverboard.
How much do hoverboards cost?
The absoute, rock-bottom, cheapest hoverboards are around $99. But for that price, you'll have to sacrifice some features, and you can't expect a super high quality board. Here are some examples under $100.
A more reasonable range to look at is $100-200. Most children's hoverboards fall in this range, and some adult ones too. Here are some examples under $200.
Going up from there, you can expect better quality, more powerful motor, faster speed, and off-roading capabilities. Some good examples are the Gyroor Warrior and Halo Rover X. But heads up; some hoverboards can cost $1000 or more!
The SISIGAD is worth considering if you are looking for a very cheap, entry level hoverboard for a kid, teen, or even young adult who falls within the weight range.
This hoverboard comes with the basic features you would expect, like Bluetooth speakers and LED lights, and it has loads of colors and patterns to choose from.
However, don't expect top-of-the-line with this hoverboard. It's very cheap for a reason, the charging time is long, and the battery life is short.