EROVER Self Balancing Scooter Review
EROVER is another one of the more recognizable names in the self balancing scooter industry. The brand only has one model, going by the plain and simple name of, “EROVER Self Balancing Scooter.” At first glance, it’s very similar in design to the MonoRover R2, which was one of our personal favorite hoverboards. Rumor has it that these two models are actually made by the same manufacturer in China just with slightly different designs, so we had to test this theory out for ourselves.
Features & Specifications
- Board Dimensions: 23″ x 7.3″ x 7″ (58.4 x 18.5 x 17.8 cm)
- Weight: 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
- Wheel Size: 7″ (17.8 cm)
- Max Speed: 6.5 mph (10.5 km/h)
- Max Climbing Angle: 15°
- Cornering: 0° rotation
- Charge Time: 2-3 hours
- Range Per Charge: 9-12 miles (14-19 km)
- Rider Weight Limit: 225 lbs (102 kg)
- Dual blue LED lights
- Black hard plastic fender protectors
- 6-month warranty
- Available in White, Black, Blue, and Green.
EROVER Test & Review
While the EROVER self balancing scooter arrives in a somewhat less appealing box than the MonoRover R2, it’s easy to tell once you unwrap it that the two hoverboards share a very similar design. We went with the blue model, which looks awesome in person paired with all of the black parts. The most noticeable physical differences on the EROVER are a plainer, three-section wheel design and the addition of black plastic fender covers for scratch protection.
The EROVER took just under 2 hours to charge, which is a little longer than the MonoRover R2 but still within a reasonable amount of time for any self balancing scooter. We took it outside and hopped on, and after a few minutes of riding, it felt very familiar to us. From the rubber grip pad pattern to the center LED display to the responsive zero-degree rotation, the EROVER was like a re-branded MonoRover R2. Both models share the same high-quality parts including the framework, plastic body shell, dual electric motors, and much more.
After a full day or roving, we were able to get a full 10 miles out of this hoverboard, which is right on par with the MonoRover R2. It rides comfortably and stable through every terrain whether it was rough road, grass, or dirt, so this would be a great self balancing scooter to ride around town. We also really liked the EROVER’s addition of the black plastic fender covers to prevent scratches from times when you accidentally fall or lay the body on its side. These worked extremely well to protect against scratches and we think this is something other hoverboard brands should really look into.
One thing that was noticeable about the ride was that the EROVER didn’t seem to be as fast as the MonoRover R2. The EROVER’s stats claim a max speed of 8 mph too but for some reason it felt a little slower, more like the 6-7 mph range. Climbing up hills didn’t hold as much speed either, so we’re thinking that the battery in this self balancing scooter just isn’t quite as powerful as the MonoRover. Now, we’re talking small differences here; a mere 1-2 mph slower, which isn’t much when you really think about it. So if you decided to go for the EROVER because it’s $100 cheaper than the MonoRover R2, you’ll still be extremely happy. We’re just nit-picky; it’s our job!
- Futuristic design with high-quality parts
- Foot pad sensors and gyro chip provide a stable and comfortable ride
- Lightweight and easy to ride around town and through multiple terrains
- Unique black plastic fender covers greatly help protect body from scratches
- Long-lasting battery allows you to ride around 10 miles on a single charge
- Extremely affordable price
- Wheel design is plain and not overly appealing
- Not quite as fast or powerful as MonoRover R2
- No Bluetooth speakers
Overall, the EROVER is an excellent alternative to the MonoRover R2 if you’re looking for a more affordable self balancing scooter. We were actually really impressed by the amount of quality in such an inexpensive model. At only $299, the EROVER is actually one of the cheapest hoverboards on the market; and for that price, it can’t be beat.