Tomoloo Q2C Review
Pros: Budget-friendly, Bluetooth speaker, stable on smooth ground
Cons: Not versatile, low weight limit, average run time
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|Pros||Budget-friendly, Bluetooth speaker, stable on smooth ground||Playful, inexpensive, long run time||Inexpensive, stable at speed, onboard Bluetooth speakers||Smooth ride, cool colors, competitive price||Budget-friendly, self-balancing, lightweight|
|Cons||Not versatile, low weight limit, average run time||Poor on rough roads and off-pavement, a little sluggish||Limited battery life, long charge time, limited off-pavement capabilities||Underpowered, shows scratches, struggles on soft surfaces||Lacks power, short battery life, hard to control at low charge, low clearance|
|Bottom Line||Great for kids to use around the house, this hoverboard is as basic as it is inexpensive||For those looking to save some money, this is a quality product with a long run time||A fun, decent quality, inexpensive hoverboard that is better for recreation than commuting||This economy board is great for lighter-weight users that want a long-lasting ride||An average-performing hoverboard with self-balancing capabilities at a fair price for the casual rider|
|Rating Categories||Tomoloo Q2C||Swagtron T1||GoTrax SRX PRO||Hover-1 Titan||Jetson Spin|
|Fun Factor (50%)|
|Outdoor Capabilities (20%)|
|Specs||Tomoloo Q2C||Swagtron T1||GoTrax SRX PRO||Hover-1 Titan||Jetson Spin|
|Measured Run Time||60 min||87 min||50 min||110 min||50 min|
|Measured Weight||16.3 lbs||22.8 lbs||28.9 lbs||21.8 lbs||14.3 lbs|
|Measured Speed||7.5 mph||8.7 mph||9 mph||8 mph||7.5 mph|
|Measured Range||3.9 mi||7.9 mi||4.7 mi||10.6 mi||2.8 mi|
|Weight Limit||165 lbs||44 - 220 lbs||220 lbs||265 lbs||200 lbs|
|Bluetooth||Yes; Music||No||Yes; Music||Yes; App & Music||No|
|Warranty||12 months limited||12 months limited||3 months limited||90 days||12 months limited|
|Color Options||- Black
|Measured Charge Time||2 hours, 20 min||1 hour, 20 min||3 hours||3 hours||2 hours, 20 min|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Tomoloo is a cheap option that is great for bopping around the house but less ideal for outdoor use. Read on to get a better understanding of how it held up to our rigorous testing.
Many features contribute to the fun factor of a hoverboard. For our purposes, we consider speed, stability, Bluetooth capabilities, ease of transportation, and obstacle course riding. The Tomoloo performs just barely above average in this category.
The manual states that the top speed of this board is 7.5 miles per hour. In our experience, the rider can push to eight miles per hour, but that speed is both hard to reach and hard to maintain. The ride is stable on smooth ground but feels a little wobbly when rolling over textured pavement with bumps, grooves, and cracks.
The Bluetooth capabilities are easy to use and allow you to listen to music while riding, but the sound is mediocre at best. That being said, jamming to your favorite toons always makes things a little more enjoyable. Transporting this device can be difficult, although at 16.3 pounds, it weighs far less than some of its competitors. It's easy enough to toss in your trunk but lacks a carry handle, so you may not want to walk long distances with it.
Last but certainly not least was our obstacle course test. Of our mid to lower-performing options, the Tomoloo does pretty well here. It has a bit more oomph than some of its competitors and is quite responsive. It is easy to start but somewhat awkward to stand on, which hinders the fun factor.
While many people enjoy rolling around their office space or from the kitchen to the living room, a solid hoverboard should be able to handle a variety of terrain. We take the time to test out each model on various inclines, grass, hard-packed dirt or sand, as well as bumpy and cracked roads.
The Tomoloo performs best on pavement and hard-packed dirt, although its performance is nothing to write home about. It struggles on hills, barely making it 30 feet on steeper inclines, and does not offer the necessary clearance for grassy terrain. It works just fine on smooth, flat pavement and feels stable enough going over small bumps but falls short when compared to the higher-performing options in our test suite.
With devices like hoverboards, support from the manufacturer can play a big role in how enjoyable your experience is. In this category, we pay attention to how well the device handles crashes, how helpful the support team is, and what the warranty offers.
We did not experience any crashes during our testing, but the Tomoloo holds up to scratches quite nicely. As for customer support, unfortunately, there is no phone number available, but we reached out via email about a calibration issue. With somewhat vague information, they successfully diagnosed the problem and then provided detailed instructions, along with a video to help us fix it. The warranty offered is a one-year, full warranty. You can only access this warranty online once you have registered your new hoverboard.
We measured the quality of each hoverboard's battery through three tests; non-stop rolling, obstacle course riding, and charge time. Without stopping, the Tomoloo runs for roughly 3.5 miles on flat ground or about 35 minutes. Our obstacle course mimicked how one might ride a hoverboard inside their house. In that situation, this model can last up to an hour. The manual states a three-hour charge time, but in our experience, it only took two to two and a half hours.
Considering that the Tomoloo is one of the least expensive options in our test suite, we think it is of decent value. It performs far below the top-rated models but is close to average across all our metrics. It costs a considerable amount less than the higher-priced models and is a great option for kids.
The Tomoloo Q2C is an average-performing hoverboard at a pretty reasonable price. We suggest investing a little more if you are in the market for a long-lasting and versatile model to tackle grassy fields, sandy paths, and bumpy roads. But if you are looking for something fun for your kids to spin around on in the living room, then this might be the right option for you.
— Hayley Thomas
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