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Tomoloo Q2C Review

Great for kids to use around the house, this hoverboard is as basic as it is inexpensive
Tomoloo Q2C
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Price:   $200 List | $199.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Budget-friendly, Bluetooth speaker, stable on smooth ground
Cons:  Not versatile, low weight limit, average run time
Manufacturer:   Tomoloo
By Hayley Thomas ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Oct 19, 2021
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#7 of 11
  • Fun Factor - 50% 7
  • Outdoor Capabilities - 20% 5
  • Support - 20% 6
  • Battery - 10% 4

Our Verdict

With a somewhat average score across the board, the Tomoloo Q2C is a decent option if your primary concern is budget. With a small battery and minimal outdoor capabilities, this particular hoverboard is a fun and inexpensive choice for rolling around the house, but not much more. The maximum weight capacity is just 165 pounds, limiting its use to children or petite humans. Still, if you are looking for a fun hoverboard without spending an arm and a leg, the Tomoloo is a great choice, though there are better options if you're willing to spend more.

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Pros Budget-friendly, Bluetooth speaker, stable on smooth groundPlayful, inexpensive, long run timeInexpensive, stable at speed, onboard Bluetooth speakersSmooth ride, cool colors, competitive priceBudget-friendly, self-balancing, lightweight
Cons Not versatile, low weight limit, average run timePoor on rough roads and off-pavement, a little sluggishLimited battery life, long charge time, limited off-pavement capabilitiesUnderpowered, shows scratches, struggles on soft surfacesLacks 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 inexpensiveFor those looking to save some money, this is a quality product with a long run timeA fun, decent quality, inexpensive hoverboard that is better for recreation than commutingThis economy board is great for lighter-weight users that want a long-lasting rideAn 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%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
6.0
Outdoor Capabilities (20%)
5.0
5.0
5.0
6.0
5.0
Support (20%)
6.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
6.0
Battery (10%)
4.0
6.0
6.0
8.0
3.0
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
  • Blue
  • Pink
White
Blue
Black
Dark Red
Pink
Exclusive Gold
Aqua
Black
Blue
Grey
Pink
White
Yellow
Gunmetal
Pink
Rose Gold
Blue
- Black
  • Electric
  • Dawn
  • Spirit
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.

Performance Comparison


The Q2C works well indoors but struggles on rougher terrain.
The Q2C works well indoors but struggles on rougher terrain.
Credit: Laura Casner

Fun Factor


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.

While this hoverboard does not measure up to its more expensive...
While this hoverboard does not measure up to its more expensive counterparts, it is still a great source of entertainment.
Credit: Laura Casner

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.

The Tomoloo doesn't have a handle, though it's not nearly as heavy...
The Tomoloo doesn't have a handle, though it's not nearly as heavy as other models in our lineup.
Credit: Laura Casner

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.

Once you get going, the Tomoloo is a blast, but getting going can be...
Once you get going, the Tomoloo is a blast, but getting going can be tricky.
Credit: Laura Casner

Outdoor Capabilities


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.

Here we are testing the Tomoloo's capabilities on hard packed dirt.
Here we are testing the Tomoloo's capabilities on hard packed dirt.
Credit: Laura Casner

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.

The Tomoloo works best on smooth terrain.
The Tomoloo works best on smooth terrain.
Credit: Laura Casner

Support


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.

The Tomoloo holds its own against cosmetic wear and tear.
The Tomoloo holds its own against cosmetic wear and tear.
Credit: Laura Casner

Battery


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.

Obstacle course riding offers a longer ride because the user is...
Obstacle course riding offers a longer ride because the user is moving slower and stopping often.
Credit: Laura Casner

Value


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.

Conclusion


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.

With a weight capacity of 165 pounds, the Tomoloo is great for...
With a weight capacity of 165 pounds, the Tomoloo is great for children.
Credit: Laura Casner

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