Are you planning on getting a hoverboard? Well, don’t. I’m here writing this letter to stop you from wasting your money on these well known devices called the hoverboards also known as the segway or self balancing wheel. These new technologies are worldwide, and everybody along with celebrities are getting one. Many people are getting one because it's a new trend and they think it will be useful in their daily lives. I got one and I have to say, I really enjoy riding mine, it was tough at first but when you get the hang of it, it moves seamlessly with you. But after awhile I realized how dangerous and useless it can be. If you are thinking of getting one, think again. So many people are planning to get one, but before you do let me tell you that these new transportation devices are no good. It is dangerous, it may catch on fire, it is extremely heavy and you won’t be able to use it as much as you think you will.
The hoverboard I have was given to me by a really good friend of mine. If it weren’t for her I would have never gotten a hoverboard because unlike my other friends, I don’t have money I can waste on useless items. Due to ( http://cnet.co/1UL6jCP ), a website that writes review about new products, they said that a hoverboard can cost up to two thousand dollars, but some are sold at around 300 to 600 dollars. When my friend tried to ride her hoverboard outside on the road, it was hard for her to control due to the bumping and rocky road, she ended up falling, scraping her knees, elbows and legs. From then my friend would always ride her hoverboard inside her house. Riding any vehicle, whether it’s a skateboard, kick scooter or a hoverboard, can put you at risk for injury. Hoverboards can reach a maximum speed of 10 mph, so you can sustain a more substantial injury than you would from falling off a slower- moving skateboard. So think before you buy. Do you want your love ones to get injured? Before you buy this product just know how dangerous it may be.
There have been multiple reports in 2015 of hoverboards combusting or exploding, and it's due to a faulty battery. Hoverboards are powered by large lithium ion batteries that can overheat and explode under rare circumstances. An article that was written by Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1UaFzgd) stated that a man name Luke Abraham bought his 13 year old daughter a hoverboard. On Sunday afternoon, just days after it arrived at the family’s home in Deer Trail ( a small town in Colorado), the hoverboard exploded while being charged, it lit up like fireworks in Luke’s living room. His wife, Stephanie, burned her hand in the incident. This example shows that hoverboards can easily explode, they can damage your properties and hurt your love ones. Don’t put yourself at risk by buying a hoverboard. When I found out that my hoverboard can easily explode, I no longer charge it in my room, which is super inconvenient.
Now if you think you want to use a hoverboard to get around your school, or a local shopping mall, think again. Hoverboards are extremely heavy to carry around. A hoverboard can weigh from eight to thirteen kilograms. Making it hard for young kids to carry it around. I wanted to bring mine to local park to ride my hoverboard around, but it was way too heavy for me to carry it so from that moment on I only ride my hoverboard inside my house, and rarely bring it outside.
Hoverboards are cool, but some states, countries and airlines are not so excited about them. As stated in CNET, it is illegal to ride one on public roads or walkways in New York, Australia and the United Kingdom. Many well known universities including UCLA, malls, airports and other public places are banning hoverboards as well. Also know that most major airlines have banned hoverboards. American, Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest, Hawaiian and others have put out advisories stating that they are no longer allowing them as a carry-on luggage. One example can be set with Wiz Khalifa, a popular and well known rapper. Hollywood life ( http://bit.ly/21VL0FS ) a website that provides new, exciting and juicy celebrity gossip shared a video of Wiz using his hoverboard in LAX, he then got in trouble with the securities, the video shows him getting pinned down on the floor because he refused to get off his hoverboard. So maybe buying a hoverboard can bring you some trouble. Troubles with the rules and troubles with not knowing where to ride your hoverboard.
Don’t get me wrong I love riding my hoverboard. It is easy to stop and turn, it is super fun to ride one and it doesn’t require any manual motion. CNET stated that even though they can be expensive, they’re smaller and cheaper than a segway, which can cost up to 5 thousand dollars, so they are much more accesible to buy, store and use. It is also extremely popular and trendy, you can be the coolest kid on the block if you are seen with one. But based on personal experiences, I can tell you that I rarely use my hoverboard unless it to show my friends how to ride one, or ride it around my house for fun. Yes, it is fun to have one but I can promise you that you won’t be needing it for long and won’t be using it very often. Due to it’s many inconvenient functions.
Now that you have listen to what I have to say about these hoverboards. It's your turn to have a say. Even though these hoverboards can be cheaper than a segway, it is still pretty expensive, if you consider what it can do. These mini segways can be cool at first but after awhile it won't be as fun, enjoyable and thrilling. If you have plenty of money to spare, go ahead and get one, after all it is quite fun. But if you are like me and you are practically broke, and don't have that much money to waste then I would recommend you not to get one, like I said before, these self balancing wheels are more dangerous to ride than a common skateboard, it may explode and damage your properties and hurt your love ones, it is very heavy making it hard to carry around and you won't be able to use your hoverboard in most public places and countries.
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