Huger Tech crowdfunding three new e-skateboards on Indiegogo

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Commuting in the city can be a hassle for most. There are several options including public transportation, personal cars, bikes, and cabs but those aren’t always the best options. Many urban commuters have taken to e-skateboards as a mode of transportation. The increase in popularity of e-skateboards has also sparked new companies and products. Huger Tech is one of those companies and they’re crowdfunding three new e-skateboards on Indiegogo. Each skateboard has a different design with different use cases and specifications.

The Travel Board: Cutting-edge tech and efficiency in one durable board with industry-leading range. The all-around solution for the modern commuter who needs some speed.

  • Dual hub motors and an IPX6 waterproof rating
  • Front and rear LED lights to signal braking and turning, top deck LED lights for GPS navigation and under carriage lights available in 7 colors
  • 22-mile range on up to a 20% incline with top speeds reaching 20 mph
  • Removable battery that recharges in 2-2.5 hours and can be easily swapped out without any tools
  • Measurements: 31.5in x 7.8in in size, 14.6lbs in weight
  • The Travel Board: Costs $899 for retail customers, $699 for backers on Indiegogo and $499 for early bird backers on Indiegogo

The Racer Longboard: Fast and unbelievably powerful. For the thrill-seeker who can appreciate style.

  • Dual hub motors and an IPX6 waterproof rating
  • Front and rear LED lights to signal braking and turning
  • 20-mile range on up to a 25% incline with top speeds reaching 25 mph
  • Removable battery that recharges in 2-2.5 hours and can be easily swapped out without any tools
  • Measurements: 38.25in x 7.75in in size, 15.7lbs in weight
  • The Racer Board: Costs $1199 for retail customers and $899 for backers on Indiegogo and $599 for early bird backers on Indiegogo

The Classic Board: An iconic look with a modern upgrade. For the traditionalist who enjoys a boost.

  • Single hub motor and an IPX6 waterproof rating
  • Minimal resistance from motor, allowing riders to push the board like a normal skateboard
  • Front and rear LED lights to signal braking and turning
  • 8.5-mile range with top speeds reaching 15 mph
  • Battery recharges in 1-1.5 hours
  • Measurements: 28.5in x 7.5in in size, 8.7lbs in weight
  • The Classic Board: Costs $499 for retail customers and $399 for backers on Indiegogo and $299 for early bird backers on Indiegogo
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The Classic, Travel, and Racer from Huger Tech.

How does Huger compare to the Boosted Board? Huger saw an opening in the market for premium quality e-skateboards for the masses, and because of its longstanding relationship with global manufacturing giant IDT International, it is able to produce everything under one roof and make the boards affordable. Beyond price, I’d say one of the biggest advantages of Huger boards is battery life and range. Per its website, Boosted Boards’ standard battery provides 6-7 miles of range, whereas Huger boards start with a range of 8.5 miles with the Classic Board and go up to 22 miles with the Travel Board.

Furthermore, Huger’s Travel and Racer Boards’ batteries can be swapped out to extend range without recharging. Boosted Boards have replaceable batteries as well, but the rider has to undo six different screws to swap it out, and Huger’s is swappable with no tools in under 30 seconds. Additionally, Boosted Boards leverage a motor that connects to a belt, which then connects to its rear wheels to power the board. While this gives the board nice torque and incline capabilities, it is also loud and doesn’t hold up particularly well to the elements. This is not ideal for anyone cruising through an area with sand or water (so not great for the SoCal skating crowd/commuters.) Huger uses a motor that is actually connected to the wheels itself with no belt, which is substantially quieter, and its boards have a water resistant rating of IPX6. Finally, Huger boards have front and rear LED lights to signal braking and turning, which is a key safety feature the Boosted Boards lack.

What do you think of the Huger Tech e-skateboards? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Source: Indiegogo
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