hovertraxThis past year, we’ve seen a dramatic spike in the popularity and infamy of the self-balancing scooter, brought upon by companies that quickly pounced on the craze.

With the Razor Hovertrax 2.0, from Razor, kids ages 9 and up can glide freely on a self-balancing scooter that promises top-notch safety, quality, and a name that parents can trust.wheel
The Hovertrax 2.0 mimics the same style as most of the hoverboards that have graced the market. With your typical foot platforms and black anti-slip rubber, the board itself is a variation of the norm.

The shatter-resistant polymer shell of Razor’s ride-on comes in either black (my favorite), white, red, blue, or green, and features two blue LED light bars so kids can see and be seen in the dark. There’s even some fender and bumper protection for those that can’t quite get a handle on how the gyro-sensor technology works right away. To help, kids can utilize the scooter’s training mode before they step it up to normal.

The most important note about the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is its safety listing from global independent safety science company UL, which ensures that the product “meets or exceeds the highest fire and electrical standards.” Parents can rest assured that their kids are gliding around on a safe and certified product from an established brand in Razor.batterymeter
Completely foot-controlled, kids can stop, glide, or turn 360-degrees with a slight tilt in their feet. The board also features a top cruising speed of 8 mph and a respectable 60 minutes of continuous use before needing a new charge, so kids can glide around and give their friends a turn before it’s time to juice it back up. A helpful LED battery meter lets kids know when their battery level is dropping low. It’s located on the top face of the Hovertrax, so all riders have to do is glance down at their feet to see its status.

A smooth ride and the security to back it is all I need make Razor’s Hovertrax 2.0 a late addition to my wish list this holiday season.