I still don’t see why we have to call these hoverboards, but the name is now stuck so that’s that I guess. Anyway, it’s been along time since I’ve mentioned hoverboards here, since my last review of the Halo Board actually, but I just got a press release from Gotrax announcing their latest hoverboards and they look great. The new boards are called Hoverfly and Hoverfly Plus and personally I like the Plus version as it’s got more features, I especially like the ability to use your phone to monitor the board. Full PR below for you…
The GOTRAX™ GALAXY is beaming down its signature UL certified hoverboards, the HOVERFLY and HOVERFLY PLUS. These stellar self-balancing scooters allow Commanders to accelerate, stop and steer with a simple shift in body weight using advanced gyroscopic technology. Commanders can experience the zero-gravity feeling of hovering as they cosmic fun glide through the GALAXY.
Both the HOVERFLY and HOVERFLY PLUS are among the most powerful hoverboards in the cosmos, producing top-ranking extraterrestrial torque thanks to dual 350-watt electric motors (compared to typical competitors’ 250-300 watts) capable of propelling Commanders up to 7.4 miles-per-hour for 12 miles on a single charge.
Available in five Cosmic Colors, both models feature lunar-bright LED lights, durable, high-quality aluminum construction with an external shield, aluminum wheels and rubber tires. Multiple modes including a Training Mode for quick and easy flight training make it easy to be a master faster. All GOTRAX™ products are fully UL 2272 tested and certified for electrical, battery and charging safety.
The HOVERFLY PLUS combines the features of the HOVERFLY with a high-quality Bluetooth® speaker capable of kicking out the space jams. Commanders of the HOVERFLY PLUS can also deploy the iOS™/Android™ mobile app to turn devices into mobile command centers for tracking stats like battery life and speed. Commanders can unlock a Pro riding mode for customizable steering and acceleration capabilities and a warp speed of up to 11.2 miles per hour.
“GOTRAX™ aims to invigorate the electric-rideable market with a brand reflecting science, fun and a sense of adventure,” says Chief Marketing Officer Jason Wakefield. “And this is only the beginning.”
Soon-to-launch will be the all-terrestrial-terrain HOVERFLY XL hoverboard and the HOVERFLY KART hoverboard accessory. With a universal design, the HOVERFLY KART is capable of transforming any HOVERFLY (and most other self-balancing scooters) into a galactic hoverboard go-kart. New electric scooters and ATVs will be the next to enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
- Designed in Denver
- UL 2272 Certified
- Lunar-bright LED lights
- Cosmic Colors (Mars Red, Nebula Black, Neptune Blue, Planetary Purple, Pulsar Pink)
- iOS/Android mobile app displays stats, unlocks “pro mode” (HOVERFLY PLUS)
- Built-in Bluetooth® HQ audio speaker (HOVERFLY PLUS)
- Easy learning system with Training Mode and Quick Launch Galaxy Guide
- Top-ranking torque dual 350W motors (compared to 250W – 300W industry standard)
- Range of up to 12 miles on a single charge
- 7.4 mph top speed (11.2 mph w/ “pro mode” on HOVERFLY PLUS)
- Durable construction featuring powerful external shield, aluminum wheels and 6.5-inch rubber tires
- 220-pound weight capacity (44-pound minimum)
- Fully charges in approximately one hour
- Battery indicator lights
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