Not all hoverboards are built alike and, by no means, are they all using the same chargers. Price and where you buy does count, too.

We have proof.

Ever since I tore down an official Swagway hoverboard (a.k.a smart skateboard or electric riding platform), I’ve been wondering how I could compare it to what other consumers may be buying


A local storefront full of unbranded hoverboards.

Image: Mashable, Lance Ulanoff

The same week I opened up the Swagway, I took note of local Manhattan pop-up stores and tourist traps filling their windows with dozens of brand-free hoverboards. I realized, these could be the cheap knock-offs I’d been looking for. Read more…

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