My oldest turns 13 next week and I will officially have a teenager on my hands! Of course, we still have a couple of years of the angsty pre-teen years as my twins just turned 11. As my kids get older, I’ve learned that gift giving only gets more difficult. Shopping for my 7 year old daughter is a breeze – she’s easy to please and still likes toys. As I was racking my brain of what to get my son for his birthday, which happens to be just before Christmas, I got an email about the SWAGTRON T5 Hoverboard. I knew instantly this would be a top gift for teens and tweens, and opted to review the product.
Kelman (my big boy) went on a weekend getaway in September, with his grandpa. They went to my brother’s house in Arizona, who happens to own a hoverboard. Kelman spent plenty of time mastering the hoverboard, and I’m told he was quite good at it. So when I heard about the Swagtron, a lightbulb went off in my head, and it occurred to me this would make for an awesome gift!
Because I’m keeping the Swagtron T5 a surprise for Kelman, I opted to tell the twins and let them test it out for me. To say they were excited is an understatement. They were begging me for days to break open the box and give it a whirl, which they finally got to do this weekend when Kelman was at a scout function. I even stepped on for a bit!
If you’re thinking of gifting a hoverboard this season, The Swagtron T5 is perfect for many reasons. The T5 is a Hands-Free Smart Board, easy for beginners to get the hang of. Once you step one foot on, the board will light up, indicating balancing is in action, so you can then quickly step up with the other foot. They can get quite expensive, which is why Swagtron came out with the T5 – the newest and least expensive of their products. Plus, I think teens and tweens will just have a lot of fun, and love the challenge of mastering the T5 hoverboard.
Some of the best features of the T5:
- A compact, all-new design
- Goes up to 7 mph and a 7-mile range
- Craftsmanship featuring durable, fire-resistant materials
- Availability in both black and white color
- Smart battery management system and SentryShield™ technology
- Support including warranty and customer service
I can’t wait to give the T5 to my boy next week – I know he’s going to love it! The Swagtron T5 is also on sale on Amazon, for $299 with a 5 star rating!