Skque Smart Self Balancing Scooter Review
Skque is a relatively new brand in the self balancing scooter world, but they bring a few unique products to the table so we had to check them out. Their hoverboards are notorious for having sharp, angular designs as opposed to the smooth, curved body shapes that we are all used to. Many of their boards also feature top-side LED lights, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless remote controls.
Features & Specifications
- Board Dimensions: 23.5″ x 8″ x 7.8″ (59.7 x 20.3 x 19.8 cm)
- Weight: 26.5 lbs (12 kg)
- Wheel Size: 6.5″ (16.5 cm)
- Max Speed: 6.2 mph (10 km/h)
- Max Climbing Angle: 15°
- Cornering: 0° rotation
- Charge Time: 1-2 hours
- Range Per Charge: 9-11 miles (15-18 km)
- Rider Weight Limit: 264 lbs (120 kg)
- Top-side LED light strips
- Dual 250W electric motors
- Bluetooth speakers
- Wireless remote control
- Available in White, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Pink, Silver, Gold, or Rose Gold.
Skque Test & Review
To be honest, we were a little skeptical about the Skque Smart Self Balancing Scooter when we first purchased it. Skque is one of those Japanese tech companies that jumped in on the hoverboard market just because it’s popular right now, and with an entirely new design. There also wasn’t much info about them online so we didn’t really know what to expect. After pulling it out of the box, it looked cool in person. It did seem a little toy-ish because of the angular design and all the bright colors, but still looked nice nonetheless. You can tell Skque is trying to make themselves stand out by “reinventing” the futuristic look with all of its tight angles.
A full charge took approximately 2 hours, which is a considerable amount of time when you compare it to other hoverboards which only require a single hour to charge. The Skque self balancing scooter has a slightly wider platform for your feet, so it felt nice to ride on. The wide platform helps with your balance so learning on one of these will probably be a little bit easier than other hoverboards as far as stability is concerned.
The top speed on the Skque is only 6.2 mph so it was significantly slower than some of the other scooters we’ve tested, like the MonoRover R2 or the Swagway X1, which can both fly at speeds of 8-10mph. The difference of 6 mph and 8 mph might not sound like a lot, but that makes a world of difference on a self balancing scooter. It’s like the difference between 30 mph and 40 mph in a car. The Skque did do a good job at climbing up hills; it only slightly slowed down as the street started to get steeper. But even then, it still just felt sluggish because we’ve become so accustomed to the 8-10 mph speeds.
We weren’t overly impressed by the actual quality of the Skque self balancing scooter. It has a ton of cool features like the top-side LED lights, sharp-looking wheels, and Bluetooth speakers (which work well, by the way!). But we felt like the Skque was too focused on looks and didn’t pay enough attention to actual practicality. The rotation wasn’t quite as smooth as we’d like, and the plastic body was a little too bulky for our taste. That makes it durable, but this hoverboard probably wouldn’t be too fun to carry if you ever get into a position where you can’t ride it.
- Sharp, unique design that makes this scooter stand out
- Wide platform helps balance which would make this scooter great for learning
- Top-side LED lights look cool at night
- Bluetooth speakers work well
- Many color combinations give you the ability to have a totally unique hoverboard
- Long charging time
- Not made with high-quality parts
- Slow top speed
- Bulky design makes this scooter somewhat inconvenient to carry around
Overall, the Skque self balancing scooter looks cool and has several special features, but it doesn’t quite perform well. At a sale price of $490, you’d probably be better off spending only $399 of that on a MonoRover R2 or a Swagway X1 and saving the extra $100. Still, if you dig the look of the Skque and want to take advantage of those extra unique features, we found you a killer deal below.