What’s the difference between Hoverboards, Swegways, Smart Boards and Self-Balancing Scooters? Is a Swegway a Segway and do Hoverboards really hover? This article will help answer these questions and guide you along where to buy a Hoverboard or Swegway in the UK from reputable shops.
The Hoverboard took off with huge acclaim in the back-end of 2015. This was when HOVERBOARD-PRO had first set up to become one of the UK’s most trustworthy Hoverboard and Swegway company. To begin with, many consumers were referring to Hoverboards as Swegways. fast-forward 3 years and now they’re also known as Hoverboards, Swegways, Smart Boards and Self-Balancing Scooters.
So, what gives each one its name and is there an etymology behind this? What is the history of the Hoverboard or Swegway and where can you purchase a Hoverboard Swegway from in the UK?
Hoverboards, Swegways & Self Balancing Scooters
Hoverboards, Swegways and Self-Balancing Scooters are the most popular gadgets year upon year. Each Christmas, the Hoverboard and Swegway becomes the most sought-after gift. In fact, each year our Hoverboards for sale are a complete sell-out!
Hoverboards, Swegways and Self Balancing Scooters are all the same – believe it or not. That’s right, each name may sound different, but each one refers to the same product. There is no official reference to the Hoverboard and for this reason, people tend to call it a combination of things. HOVERBOARD-PRO set up in 2015 when the term Swegway was coined as the first reference to the Self-balancing Scooter. Therefore, we continue to refer to the Hoverboard as a Swegway, amongst many other things.
The term Hoverboards to describe the Self-Balancing Scooter comes without surprise. For many of us, the development of the Hoverboard gives us a sense of nostalgia and a reminder of the Back to the Future film. Although the Hoverboard doesn’t really hover, it is exciting to see that we’re only a step closer to the Back to the Future depiction.
Hoverboards today are what we describe as the Swegway or Self-Balancing Scooter. It’s certainly a step in to the right direction for the floating Hoverboard. As technology advances year-on-year, as does our thirst for the real Hoverboard. Therefore, let it be known that once we do develop the Back to the Future depiction of the Hoverboard, HOVERBOARD-PRO will be the first to let you know.
Meanwhile, if you’re after the best in Hoverboards for sale, then click here to visit our online shop. We have the largest selection of UK Compliant Hoverboards for sale both online and at our physical retail shop.
If it wasn’t for the term Swegways then we wouldn’t be called HOVERBOARD-PRO. This is one of the oldest terms that coin the Hoverboard or Self-Balancing Scooter. The Swegway is probably inspired by the personal transportation device of Segway. However, although there is no affiliation whatsoever with Segway, the Swegway works in a very similar way. Due to engineering similarities but no relation to the company, consumers have added a ‘W’, making it a SWEGWAY.
Over the years, the SWEGWAY term has been less and less used as customers prefer to use the term Hoverboard. However, a good 40% of consumers still refer to the Hoverboard as a Swegway and are likely to continue to do so. Furthermore, the etymology of Swegways may come from the original word of Segue. The true definition of a Segue is that of a smooth transition from one thing to another. It certainly is the case with our UK Swegways! Due to our silent german wheel-motors, customers will certainly be able to Segue smoothly in to motion.
If you’re looking for a Swegway for sale then look no further. HOVERBOARD-PRO is the UK’s most trustworthy Swegway Shop selling 100% UK SAFE Compliant Swegways and Hoverboards. All our boards come with FREE next day delivery and 12-month warranty. Furthermore, with our BIG SALE this month, you can grab a bargain! With up to 75% off our original Hoverboards, Swegways and Smart Balancing Scooter prices, you’d be mad to miss out!
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