Tomoloo is a Chinese company that was established in 2013. As I’m writing this the Tomoloo Q2 hoverboard is #1 new release in ‘self balancing scooters’ on Amazon, so you could say Tomoloo is having a good year. They’re very popular when it comes to self balancing scooters, well known for their good performance and exciting design. These features combined with their usually low prices are what caught my eye, so let’s see if this hoverboard is worth your money.
The Tomoloo Q2-C is a hoverboard that stands out – in a good way. The design is fun, with curved LED headlights on the front that change colour when you’re playing music through the accompanying app. The 6.5” solid tires also come with multiple LED lights that are all capable of changing colours, and they’ll get you up hills up gradients of up to 10%. This board weighs around 17 lbs (8kgs) and can get upto speeds of 7.5 mph. With all of this said, let’s get into the rest of the review. The Tomoloo also made it onto our list of the Best Hoverboard for Kids
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Top Speed: 7.5 mph (12 km/h)
Max Range: 7.5 miles (12 km)
Weight: 19.84 lbs (9kgs)
Max Incline: 10%
Max Weight: 220 lbs (100 kgs)
App and Speakers
Tomoloo is one of the many hoverboard manufacturers that decided to build an accompanying app for their boards. This app is available on Android, Google Play, the iPad and the iPhone.
They’ve really gone all-out with the app, it can turn the lights on/off, control their brightness and lets you choose between a whole host of colours. This app also gives you stats on your journey, and lets you have fun competitions with your friends using the ‘social’ aspect of it. You can play music from their dual 5 Watt speakers, which I consider to be decent quality after messing around with them while riding.
Though I think these are a bit of a gimmick, I can’t deny that combined with the hoverboard they’re a lot of fun – when they work. I’ve heard a lot of negative reviews surrounding this app and personally I’ve had trouble connecting to the hoverboard. This is often why I feel like they’re a cheap way to pull in customers, as the application itself is often sub-par.
Every hoverboard comes with lights, but Tomoloo have decided to put their own spin on them. While reading up about this hoverboard, I found that Tomoloo wanted to give it a sleek, fearless look and decided to give the board headlights that curved round in a stand-out way rather than sticking them on the front. These aren’t the only lights on the board, with the tires having LED lights as well. I think these look really fun, and add another level of excitement to your ride.
Type any variation of ‘do hoverboards’ or ‘will my hoverboard’ into google, and you’ll soon be sent down a rabbit hole of ‘do hoverboards blow up?’. Any self respecting hoverboard manufacturer is aware of this and takes steps to make sure that never happens with their product. Tomoloo is no different, they’ve got an explosion proof battery, a fire-retardant shell and overcharge protection integrated into their board.
On top of all of this, the Q2 also has the UL2272 certification. UL stands for ‘Underwriters Laboratories’ and has been around for over a century, specifying in product safety testing. They produce among other things safety certifications specifically for hoverboards and self balancing scooters. The UL2272 certification the Q2 has is a general electrical and fire safety test, basically meaning it’s completely safe to ride! For more information on Hoverboard safety check out our guide – Are Hoverboards Safe?
Design and Build Quality
The Q2-C has an interesting design that Tomoloo calls ‘Fire Kylin’ and takes inspiration from the Chinese myth of the same name. Tomoloo wants their riders to feel fearless and impressive when riding their hoverboard, and have designed the board to look the same way. On top of the cool design, the casing is fire resistant and has a water resistant cap on the charging port.
The two lights at the centre of the board are the battery indicator and the status indicator. The status indicator should be lit whenever you’re standing on the board, and the battery indicator will be green whenever the board has enough charge to ride.
The build of the Tomoloo is very good, it is fire and water resistant and has the UL 2272 certification mentioned before. It can also support riders up to 165 lbs and has built in anti-slip pedals to give you a safe experience.
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Performance and Range
With a top speed of 7.5 mph, this board isn’t the fastest hoverboard on the market, however I think it’s one of the most reliable. Not all hoverboards would be able to consistently output a good ride like the Tomoloo does. I found the top speed to be consistent and only dropped off a little if you were going up inclines or over uneven flooring. It managed to get me up a solid incline, and the wheels felt stable during my ride.
The Tomoloo can keep you going for around 7.5 miles before it needs to be recharged, this will vary if you’re going up hills or if you’re going over uneven flooring. I’d say if you want the best range out of this board then stick to smooth, flat surfaces.
The Q2 has four sensors that will be situated below your feet, I think they’re pretty good, they’re sensitive and responsive and generally fall into the same high quality bracket as the other performance aspects of this hoverboard do.
The Tomoloo has 3 different skill modes that you can cycle between, each one having a different top speed.
- Beginner – For first time hoverboard users. Low top speed.
- Intermediate – For users that have ridden hoverboards before, with a medium top speed.
- Advanced – For everyday Tomoloo users, this has the maximum top speed the Tomoloo allows.
The wheels are 6.5” solid rubber, they’re durable and you won’t have to worry about getting a flat as they’re non-pneumatic. The board has fenders which partially protect the wheels if you hit something or if you fall off the Q2.
What We Like About the Tomoloo Hoverboard
- Features – The Tomoloo has a whole host of features to play with, including the bluetooth app and the fun LED lights.
- Safety – The Tomoloo is fire resistant and has a water resistant cap, it also has the UL2272 rating
- Performance – The ride was consistently good, in terms of top speed and range.
What We Don’t Like About the Tomoloo Hoverboard
- App Performance – Although the app is fun to mess around with, the cracks do start to show quickly. If they could make the accompanying app better quality I’d be a very happy customer.
We’ve mentioned the Tomoloo Q2 in our other posts, and for good reason. Overall, the Tomoloo is one of the most fun and exciting hoverboards you could possibly get for your kids. We’d recommend it to kids under the age of 12. I think the performance of the app lets it down, I started to get very frustrated with it. However don’t let that overshadow the main aspects of it, it’s feature packed, performs well and has all the safety standards you’d expect from a quality hoverboard. It’s also very good value for money, coming in a less than $200 a lot of the time.
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