A hover board, also named as self-balancing scooter, is available in the market in different choices, vendors and brands that it would be easy for you to be confused in choosing which one you would buy. Note that not all hover boards are the same inside just because they look similar on the outside. Note that hover boards will have big differences in their components inside the body. Therefore, you have to know of the different options and considerations before choosing which one to buy so that you will know if you are getting a good deal or not.
Our first advice is that you find a reputable distributor of the hover board before deciding to buy. Note that if you buy through companies whose role is just to lead the way for individuals to sell their products, and in the process you might not get a quality or not product. If you like to purchase through this means, it is recommended that you remove the cover of the scooter upon receipt, and inspect the battery, and find for the necessary stickers, etc. One way is to see the quality if the board has a sticker that states the brand and the country where it is manufactured. However, if you purchase from a store that is specializing in hover boards, you will be assured of their accountability of the product plus you can call on them if you encounter problem of the product.
Your next pointer is to make sure that the distributor as a return policy of the product. If you are buying from a reputable company, they will easily give you at least a 30 day return policy, and if the seller cannot do so or at least give a lesser number of days return policy, this should be your signal that you are buying not so good quality product.
Another tip to make sure that you got a good quality hover board is to check if it has a good battery brand. Note that the battery is the heart of a hover board and so you should make sure that you get a good one.
Another matter that you should think is the use of the hover board, whether you will use it more inside or outside. This is because, if you are using it more indoor then the wheel size will be fine, but if you use it mostly outdoors, then the size of your wheel matters because of the bumps you will encounter. Either way, for a balance of comfort and portability, the 8 inch wheel size is just about the ideal.