Monday, November 7, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide - Jetson V6 Hoverboard

One of the hottest active play toys this holiday season is the Jetson V6 hoverboard, according to Target. Jetson has created the safest, yet most exciting new hoverboard on the market using UL-certified, LG-designed lithium batteries and active balancing technology to ensure that you can ride around with complete confidence.

Additionally, the V6 has a first-of-its-kind, complementary smart-phone application that allows you to map your ride, control the music on the built-in bluetooth speaker, customize the color and cadence of the lights, and find your board if it is ever lost. 
And, did you know that the V6 can also be used as a Go Kart? The JetKart attachment allows you to turn your hoverboard into a seated transportation system in a matter of seconds. 

Finally, beginners don’t need to worry about balance anymore. The active balancing technology make it simpler and safer to ride around than every before. The board retails at $399.99, exclusively at Target.

My Thoughts

My son has been wanting a hover board for a while now, and the Jetson was exactly what we were looking for.   While he's pretty good with balancing since he rides a skateboard, the few times he tried riding other hover boards, he fell right of. The Jetson is unique because it offers several different levels: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. On the beginner level, the board adjusts to  your movements to help keep you steady. As you move to the higher levels, you have more control over speed and balance. After only a few weeks of practice, my son has mastered the intermediate level, and is well on his way to advanced. The Jetson offers a smooth ride and  Active Balance Technology for a ride unlike any other. You can push the speed up to 10 mph, and travel up to 15 miles each time you charge it.

Of course, you also have to love the sleek design. Our board is white, but the Jetson comes in a variety of trendy colors including black, pink, red, and blue. Plus, there are some other really cool features. One of my son's favorites perks is the built in Bluetooth speaker. He's able to listen to his favorite music as he rides down the street.  There is even a feature that allows you to track your board if it gets lost. 

As a mom, one of my favorite features is that the board has lights. Now that the sun is going down at five o'clock, I always worry about him  being outside riding after dark. Since he always wears black clothes, I feel much more confident with him riding home after dark with the lights on the board because I know that cars can see him coming.

My son is completely thrilled with the Jetson, and all of his friends are impressed with it as well. If a hover board is on your family's holiday wish list, this is a great option. They are affordable, fun, and most importantly, a safe option. You can find the Jetson exclusively at Target for only $399.