Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard Review: What You Need to Know Before You Buy
Have you ever wanted to go faster on a skateboard without actually needing to propel yourself forward? Then the surprisingly robust Boosted Board 2nd Generation electric skateboard may be what you're looking for. Read our comprehensive review below to decide if it's right for you.
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
- Capable of climbing steep inclines with no trouble
- Average range of 6-12 miles based on user's choice of battery
- Extra charge for long-range battery
Specifications and Features
Board, wireless remote, charger, USB charger (for the remote), user manual
Boosted's 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard is a surprisingly powerful machine for its size. Unlike some other electric skateboards, however, this particular device doesn't require manual dexterity. Instead, the board is controlled by a Bluetooth remote control that keeps the commands in your hand instead of on the board.
That's more important than it might seem because more than a few people have fallen off the first time they tried going forward. This unit has some serious power, and it may take you a few tries to adjust to it.
As a bonus, the need for the remote control means other people can't simply grab it from you and zoom away.
The normal six-mile range may not seem like much for a long-distance commuter, but for traversing urban environments, this is more than enough to get almost anywhere you'll need to be. Even if the battery runs out because you forgot to charge it, the 15-lb. weight of this unit means it's easy to pick up and carry to your destination.
The basic version of this board is also easy to take on airline flights, with a 99 Watt battery that just squeaks under the 100W limit normally imposed.
That's a definite mark in its favor for business users, and it's clear that Boosted was aiming for maximum usefulness within the limits imposed by the government.
If there's one serious problem with this product, it's that people can easily confuse it for a toy. To be clear, this is not a stunt board.
You can still have fun and do tricks with it, but at the end of the day, this isn't a product designed for children to use at a skate park. It's a serious, long-term electric urban vehicle, and it will only reach its full potential when used for that purpose.
The other thing of note isn't a problem, per se, but you will need to pair the board with a smartphone. This gives you access to an exclusive app that can provide odometer readings, let you know when the board's charging is complete, and manage the board's settings. Don't be afraid to play around a little and test various setting combinations to find out what works best for you.
- Editor Rating
- Rated 5 stars
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