The Swagway X1 is a very reliable hoverboard for all ages. The company is based out of South Bend Indiana, so you are not getting a product from a foreign country imitating the Swagway name with their own product. Swagway has the distinctive quality to be very meticulous towards the products they have on the market.
With the Swagway X1, they made sure their self balancing boards are built with quality. In the X1, they have conducted their research thoroughly in ensuring the board was built using the finest parts. Their boards are built with a high quality aluminum alloy frame.
No Batteries concerns…
If you have any concerns about the batteries coming on fire, with Swagway you don’t need to worry. Their batteries are a high powered lithium ion Top Quality Brand battery. Swagway have their reputation resting on a strong platform. With this in mind, they eradicate the time to react from a rider’s perspective as soon as he steps on the Swagway X1. This reaction time eliminated allows the rider to to maneuver in every possible manner. Swagway insist they have the highest quality of hoverboards on the market at a very affordable price.
If you do have concerns, I would definitely recommend to not let it charge past its charging period (not over 2hrs). Don’t leave it overnight charging. Put it in an area, where you can keep an eye on it once in a while and make sure you check for the charge complete light. One other thing I would recommend is to open it up and have a look at it and inspect it.
Swagway X1 Details
The Swagway is offered in various colors to “add more swag” to your board. Colors offered are: RED, WHITE, BLUE, GREEN, BLACK, DARK RED, and a Special Edition PINK. Always make sure the shop or even Amazon, has the color you want in stock to avoid disappointments. Below is a snapshot look at Swagway X1 Details:
- Hard ABS Outer Body Casing;
- Aluminum Wheels with Rubber Tires
- Weight Limit: 222 lbs. (100kg)
- Speed: 2-10 mph (3 – 16 km/h)*
* Note – the speed may vary slightly depending on the weight of the rider and the terrain you are riding on.
- Battery: Top Quality Brand Lithium
- Voltage: In: 110-240v Out: 36v
- Size: 23w x 7.3h x 7.3d (inches)
The Swagway X1 is the perfect mode of transportation in the urban environment. A great way to do your part for the environment, the X1 is the eco-friendly option vice using your vehicles or even the city bus. The board can go up to 12 miles per hour and you can ride on a single charge for ten miles. The purchase does come with the charger cord. You can purchase their “MightySkins” Protective Vinyl Skin Decals, offered by Swagway to add more design to it. They have a vast selection also available here. A product warranty is available from Swagway and can be requested from their Customer service department.
The X1 comes with bumpers that you need to apply on, yourself. It is very easy to do and important. It will keep the paint from getting scratched and preserve your board for a longer period of time. That has been one of the common complaints is the fact that they scratched easily. Again, applying the decals of your choice and / or the bumpers will alleviate that.
Swagway X1 Cost
The cost of a Swagway may seem at $399.00 to $499.00 costly, but like any technology starting, the price is always higher a bit at the beginning and tends to come down after a couple years. One thing to be aware of, is if you buy a Swagway at let’s say $299.00, it may not be an authentic and is probably an oversea product. Beware of these copycats because support and warranty are likely non-existent. Also, the quality is drastically less.
See the price of the Swagway self balancing scooters from Swagway here!
Swagway X1 Pros
Swagway is the perfect company that could be placed in a position to take the lead with self balancing boards in the future. As mentioned before, any “new” device is always susceptible to have its quirks. It is understood that in a couple years many of the issues detected will be resolved. With Swagway, the pros outweighs the cons by a big margin. Below is a list of the pros based on the various reviews and our own trial of it.
- local company (US based);
- quick shipping (must be ordered from the U.S. based company);
- well laid out instruction;
- customer service;
- one-year warranty (keep the documentation and receipt);
- lengthy battery life;
- short charging period;
- easy to hop on / off;
- easy to turn on / off;
- great selection of colors;
- features a variety of decals to add more “swag”
- carrying case available (separate purchase);
- quality built with the aluminum alloy frame;
- speed reaches 12 mph;
Swagway X1 – Cons
As mentioned before, any “new” device is always susceptible to have its quirks. It is understood that in a couple years many of the issues detected will be resolved. it is important first that you make sure the self Swagway X1 you get from Swagway is a not a company from overseas building a replica and selling it under the Swagway name. Below is a list of some of the issues encountered with the Swagway X1.
- scratches easily;
- isolated cases of boards not assembled properly by the manufacturer;
When you will get the Swagway, it will be colorful and shiny. Don’t expect the self balancing board will stay that way for long. Many reports from users I know and customers on various reviews claimed that the Swagway X1 scratched easily. It can be expected but also corrected to some extent. Getting the cool “MightySkins” Protective Vinyl Skin Decals from Swagway will help cover any scratches. I would recommend the investment in durable bumpers.
Our Take on the Swagway X1 Review
Our Swagway X1 Review Summary
There is no doubt the Swagway X1, did very well considering it is still a fairly new product. Again, we must emphasize that you should place the order through the Swagway company in the U.S. Buying a Swagway X1 from overseas could mean problems in the future. If you purchase through our site, you are guaranteed to purchase your board from Swagway based in Indiana.
Things to keep in mind with this self balancing scooter on 2 wheels is that it easy to get on or off, but please read the manual and all the safety instructions. Wear the protective clothing. Be aware that the max weight on this board should not exceed 220 lbs. One good thing about the Swagway is that it has a speed of 12 mph, which is really nice. In addition, a charge should only last 2 hours. Keep an eye on it and do not overcharge. It will eventually kill the battery slowly.
In addition, the Swagway X1 comes in various colors and you can also decorate with decals which is useful to cover the scratches that pops up from time to time. As for the infamous batteries catching on fire or exploding. The batteries from Swagway haven't had any issues yet. Always be careful regardless, but an inspection prior to start or recharging it for the first time is also strongly recommended.
Finally, the Swagway X1 is a great self balancing board to use and it shouldn't take very long to get the hang of it.