Most people think that wireless remote controls are the standard when it comes to electric skateboards. Truth be told, many of them do have wireless remote controls, but that wasn’t always the case, and it’s not always the case today. Some boards have wired controllers, while other wireless. Today I decided to have a look at what are some of the more interesting electric skateboards with wireless remote controls.
What are advantages of wired controllers over their wireless counterparts?
Even though electric skateboards with wired controllers have some distinctive advantages over their wireless counterparts, such as 0-interference, smooth controls and virtually no delay, most people still prefer wireless electric skateboard options. That’s mostly because they feel much freer due to the lack of wires, allowing them to fully concentrate on the road instead of looking whether they’re straining the cable or not.
Choosing the right electric skateboard with wireless remote control
If you’re one of the people who enjoys a wireless remote controls and you are looking for the next electric skateboard you should buy, you are at the right place. Below, you will find a list of top 5 best electric skateboards that feature wireless remote controllers. The list was handpicked by me so I hope you will like it. There are budgets models and then there are pricier more premium ones to choose from.
With that being said, please note that the models featured are the best ones in my personal opinion. While I did try to be as objective as I could, I’m still sure some of you won’t like them and will post nasty comments saying they could have done it better. For those people – I’m entitled to my opinion as you are entitled to yours. If you don’t agree with my list, why waste your time reading it? 😊
Table : Best Wireless Electric Skateboards
|5. SwagBoard NG-1||11 mph||10 miles||176 lbs||See price now|
|4. Penny Board 1000W||15 mph||7 miles||176 lbs||See price now|
|3. Ivation||21 mph||18 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
|2. LiftBoard||16 mph||16 miles||265 lbs||See price now|
|1. Pure Energy||21 mph||20 miles||220 lbs||See price now|
5. Swagtron SwagBoard NG-1
The budget option in this list belongs to a solid electric skateboard made by Swagboard, a company which came to fame with its excellent electric rideables. It is the cheapest (by far) model on this list but rest assured that it is still able to provide you with plenty of enjoyable skateboarding time.
What I’m basically trying to say here is that it provides a massive bang for the bucks and is a must-have for everyone looking to get into the whole electric skateboards thingy.
While the official specifications sheet claims this little fella to go up to 10 miles on a single charge, in reality you can expect roughly 7-8 (or even less if you’re heavy). That’s because the numbers on specs sheet are measured in ideal conditions whereas the practical ones might vary from different factors such as inclines, user weight, terrain and so on. Still, the 11mph top speed mark is quite astonishing for the price, but again, you’ll more likely be cruising at around 10mph or perhaps even less in certain scenarios.
SwagBoard NG-1 features sa solid 24V Li-On Fe battery with UL 2272 certification that ensure its as safe as it can be. Moreover, the deck is made out of maple wood and sports a high-quality grip tape for ultimate skateboarding experience. Wheels are made out of the standard material – Polyurethane. That’s what most modern-day wheels are made from so I have nothing to add in that department. All things considered, SwagBoard NG-1 seems like a great entry level option for people who are not looking to spend a fortune on an electric skateboard.
4. Benchwheel Penny Board 1000W
Benchwheel’s Penny Board with 1000W motor has claimed the 4th spot on our list, ranking in just a tad bit better than Swagtron’s entry-level model, the SwagBoard NG-1. What separates this model from the crowd is the overly aggressive appearance that makes it clear immediately that it is made for kids and teenagers. But, for now, let’s put that aside and see what can this bad boy do!
Penny Board features a mighty 1000W brushless motor for increased endurance and heavy power output. Believe it or not, this 1000W motor is able to provide this board with a top speed of up to 15 mph.
Additionally, it also features a durable 800mAh Lithium-Ion battery which is pretty good in terms of power efficiency. More precisely, it can last up to 7 miles per charge making it stand pretty good within its price range. What’s even better is the implemented quick charge technology. This essentially provides the battery with faster charge times of only 90 minutes.
Combine those specifications stated above with an incredibly lightweight design (just 11 pounds) and you’ll understand why kids and teens are so crazy about this one. Likewise, the deck is made with a combination of eco-friendly bamboo and maple wood topped off with a grip tape featuring tacky graphics all over the place.
And last but not least, Penny Board also comes with wireless remote control that is used for basic commands such as accelerate, decelerate and brake. All in all, Penny Board is a good electric skateboard but with its aggressive graphics, I doubt many grown-ups will opt for it.
Ivation electric skateboard incorporates more of a standard design with no aggressive graphics or anything like that. It is an outright simplistic model featuring powerful hardware and a solid price tag to its name.
Some will find it too expensive while others will be swept away by the value for money it provides. Do you belong in the first or the second group of people? Well, perhaps you’ll know after reading all about its specs and features down below!
Let’s start off with the fact this beast sports a powerful brushless motor that allows it to go pretty fast. We are talking about 21mph in pro mode (yup, this bad boy features 2-speed modes) without sacrificing stability or smoothness. Likewise, nothing bad can be said about its battery either. It is finely poised at around 18 miles of range on a full charge which should be more than enough for your daily commute and/or a casual stroll through the neighborhood.
As I’ve already mentioned above, Ivation is a simplistic skateboard with no fancy features such as LEDs or anything like that. If you’re looking for such bells and whistles please look elsewhere because Ivation cannot provide. What it can provide is a flexible deck, wireless controller and to top it all off, a high-quality grip tape just like those on the good old non-electric skateboards.
If we take everything that’s been said about Ivation into consideration, we’ll come to the conclusion that it’s an outstanding model offering class A performance with no compromises to the build quality and stability.
LiftBoard is a sleek looking, completely black skateboard that looks to be all set for a fashion show. With its matte back grip tape and black 80mm Polyurethane wheels, people would argue that it’s as black as the coffee I enjoy every morning.
If you are looking for great value for money, rest assured that it does not get much better than this one. For under $500 you are getting a powerful electric skateboard running on a 900w motor. It allows it a solid top speed of up to 16mph which is not neck-breaking but still is admirable at this price range.
Moving forward to the battery and we’ll find a lithium-ion pack capable of providing with roughly 16 miles of range. So, to summarize – LiftBoard can boast with great specifications as well as an “adult” design… but can it perform good when it comes to the features? Let’s find out!
Starting off at the deck, it’s important to mention that it is fully made out of 7 ply maple wood. As most of you already know, maple is extremely durable and flexible which will give you a worry-free experience in the long run. Black Polyurethane wheels are another great addition and definitely make the overall design a lot crisper. Moving forward to the grip tape which is also black but sports a LiftBoard logo on the left side. The right side, on the other hand, is reserved for the carrying handle located directly in the center, right across the LiftBoard logo.
Last but not least, It’s important to say a few words about the controller. Truth be told, it is not the best one out there, but nevertheless, it does its job just fine. You won’t notice any delay between your commands and skateboard’s response, but it’s somewhat of a pain to handle, especially if you have huge hands like mine.
All in all, LiftBoard is one of few skateboards that are designed exclusively for adults, and as such, I believe it is going to continue with its recent flow of success on the market.
1. Pure Energy
With the LiftBoard out of the way, we only have to give you an overview of the ultimate champion in this category. All hail the almighty Pure Energy, an electric skateboard that brings the best value for money in the high-end market.
When it comes to this beast’s specifications, it is safe to say it does not fail to deliver. With a state of the art 1200W belt drive motor, this baby can go as fast as 21 miles per hour, making it among the fastest models available on the market. Despite the 21mph mark, people weighing over 160 pounds should not expect more than 18, 19 at best.
What’s best of all is the fact that even with such incredible speed you will still be left with good stability and decent grip made true by the top layer of high-quality tape. Battery-wise, Pure Energy, as its name suggests, is nothing short of spectacular. With little less than 20 miles per charge (in ideal conditions of course), Pure Energy is an absolute champion with plenty of headroom.
The general design of this little fella seems fine enough to me. It sports black Polyurethane wheels along with black motor hub as well as a same-colored grip tape with just a couple of decals to distinguish it from the others. Feature-wise, you’ll enjoy their regenerative braking system, something which we see more and more from top-flight models. If you do not know what it does, here’s the deal – it essentially charges the board while you’re using the brakes, thus allowing you a small boost to the maximum range.
All things considered, Pure Energy is a god among electric skateboards with wireless controllers and from the looks of it, it will remain there for quite some time.
So that’s about that when it comes to awesome wireless electric skateboards with wireless controllers. Once again, I cannot stress enough the fact that this list was handpicked by me and represents my personal opinion on the matter.
If you have a problem with the list and/or you think some other models should have been featured, please be so kind and drop a comment down below and express your opinion. With that being said, I believe we’ve come to the end of our article!