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Hoverboards

  • Zimx Hoverboard – Competition Winner

     

    As we embarked on the Summer of 2018, we welcomed the onset of the sun. It meant plenty of chances to get outside and enjoy riding a Hoverboard. Which is why in August, we held a competition on our Facebook page for someone to win a ZIMX Swegway Hoverboard.

    The competition details

    It was an easy one. In order to give the public and our loyal Facebook followers the chance to get their hands on a free hoverboard, all they had to do was enter our competition and to let us know what most awesome Summer activity they would do if they won a ZIMX Hoverboard in the comments section, like the page and tag someone in their squad who’d love to join in the fun.

    We ran the competition for just under a month, finishing on the end of August. We had hundreds and hundreds of comments, and reached nearly 50 thousand people, who also made loads of shares, likes and page likes. For us this was very good as we got to showcase the UK’s number one hoverboard company to more people across the country.

    We received comment after comment and loved reading the reasons why people were entering. Some wanted a birthday present for a family member. Some just wanted an awesome hoverboard (who could blame them?). We wish we could give away lots more (but then we wouldn’t be the best business, would we?) as we do want to keep our ukbigbuy family happy!

    The winner revealed

    As it happened, only one person could win. And that person was Jane Hart. We gave her a massive congratulations for taking part and for winning the prize. It was even luckier for Jane’s daughter, who got the prize via her kind-hearted mum.

    On Facebook, Jane said “Can’t thank you guys enough you have brought so much happiness to my daughter might have to contact you about the attachment to turn it into the cart for her as well.”

    Thank you, Jane, for taking part! And we hope your daughter enjoys the ZIMX Hoverboard and has loads of fun on it.

    If you want to see some pictures of the hoverboards, the grand unveiling, and the lucky winner’s recipient beaming smile and a big hand drawn "Thank you so much" poster, which melted our hearts in our office. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page. Jane was kind enough to provide us with some pictures.

    More competitions to come

    It just goes to show that it can happen to anyone. In fact, it could happen to someone again soon. Due to the popularity of the competition, we will be holding more in the future, giving more people the chance to get their hands on a unique ZIMX Hoverboard. Which model and colour? Well, you’ll just have to find out.

    Keep following us on Facebook for more exclusive news and information about upcoming competitions.

  • UK Big Buy - Extended Christmas Warranty

    UK Big Buy - Extended Christmas Warranty

    UK Big Buy is now offering extended warranties! It was something that we have always done every year around this time for Christmas purchases from us, so we thought we would let everyone know about it!

     

    Extended warranty – What does this mean?

    An extended warranty means that your warranty starts from the day the board is opened on Christmas Morning, rather than the day you bought it.

    Therefore, this means that your 12 months starts from 25th December and not the date of purchase!

    So, if you are a prepared person who likes to buy in advance, your warranty is not covering when your hoverboard is hidden away in the cupboard or under the bed!

     

    Extended warranties – Why are they useful?

    Extended warranties allow you to:

    • First of all, get super organised!
    • Are able to buy when we have great offers on, ensuring that you get the best price!
    • Make sure that you get full use out of your 12-month warranty
    • Ensure you get your hoverboard of choice
    • You can also cross one more thing off your to do list!

     

    How do I get my UK Big Buy Extended Warranty?

    Just email us that you bought your order for Christmas to info@ukbigbuy.com

    Also let us know in the email;

    1. Your order number
    2. Your name
    3. The date that you want the warranty to start from

    Then someone will get back to you confirming your warranty request and add this request on your order file with us.

     

    How do I claim on my Extended Warranty?

    Here at UK Big Buy, we store all our extended warranty requests online. So, if you need to raise a warranty request, simply contact us via our Contact Us page or email us on info@ukbigbuy.com with your order number as a reference and we will have all of your information available to us.

    Have any questions about our warranty? Email us here!

  • Buying a Safe Hoverboard

    MAKE SURE YOUR HOVERBOARD IS SAFE AND LEGIT WITH THESE TIPS!

    Hoverboards are very popular and with that rise of popularity, unfortunately, comes the rise of scammers and cheap, unsafe hoverboards. We are here to help you avoid the unsafe hoverboards and make sure you can buy with confidence!

    The tips below will help you identify which hoverboards are safe and ready to ride, but also show you which should be returned swiftly to the manufacturer.

    THE COMPANY

    First things first, you need to check the Company! It sounds silly, but we come across so many hoverboard sites that look legit, they have all the right information on and seem like established companies. It is completely understandable why people buy from these sellers as to the untrained eye the sites usually look like reputable companies.

    Firstly, the best thing to do is check the company number. Also, it is worth to look at how long the company has been established. Also, if a company has been set up recently or for just under a year, this is usually a red flag.

    THE PLUG & CHARGER

    As advised by Trading Standards, you should always check that the three-pin plug on the model states that it is made to BS 1363. This is a must when buying a hoverboard as a poor-quality plug can lead to overheating. In the worst cases, it has led to hoverboards catching fire!

    Another important tip is that you should look out for the shape of the plug. Clover-shaped plugs have been deemed unsafe, so it’s best to stay away from them!

    All our hoverboards use a UL certified charger to ensure that you are protected from any overheating of the charger or the battery, which both have built-in circuitry protection for any over-heating/charging prevention.

    THE BATTERY

    When looking at buying a hoverboard one of the most important things to consider is the battery. A good battery will last for a long time, be completely safe and have no risk of overheating or fire.

    WHAT TYPES OF HOVERBOARD BATTERIES ARE THERE?

    • Chinese battery cells
    • LG battery cells
    • Samsung battery cells

     

    ALL ABOUT HOVERBOARD BATTERIES:

    Chinese – these batteries are at times of poor quality. They are the budget range and do not give the output or quality from the branded battery cells. Generally best to stay well clear of these.  However you have some great battery manufacturers such as JETECH in Shenzhen China that have a very high reputation on reliability and high quality.

    LG – Next step up from Chinese. Average quality and output/range.

    Samsung – These are the Rolls Royce of hoverboard batteries. Due to having the highest specs and ultimate build quality. You are assured to be 100% safe when your board uses a Samsung celled battery.

    OTHER THINGS TO BE AWARE OF:

    Once you have checked the battery, the next thing is to ensure the batteries have been tested to UN 38.3 and CE. Because, these are the two key safety standards that should be met to ensure a board is guaranteed to be safe and not a fire risk.

    Here at ukbigbuy, we only use Samsung batteries in all of our hoverboards. All which have been fully tested by verified UK test labs. You are guaranteed to get the ultimate ride time and capabilities from these batteries. All our batteries have a built-in circuitry protection, to prevent any over overcharging of the battery cells to keep the rider safe at all times.

    In conjunction with the  UL certified charger, which also have the same technology and its UK 3 pin Fused plug . Therefore you can be rest assured that we have taken all preventable measures in line with safety standards for charging our hoverboards in a safe manner.

    EXCLUSIVE “LED” WHEELS

    In our new range of model’s we have slowing been moving from traditional Hoverboard wheels found on most other websites, to our “Exclusively Designed LED Wheels” which we started to use on our models since 2017. We found that our customers loved them, as they never found the same wheels on any other Hoverboard models in the UK. This has brought about a very good brand reputation for our “ZIMX” hoverboard brand. We always aim to be ahead of our competition in bringing and designing safe and reliable products that you will love for years to come.

  • UK Big Buy - Extended Christmas Warranty

    UK Big Buy - Extended Christmas Warranty

    UK Big Buy is now offering extended warranties! It was something that we have always done every year around this time for Christmas purchases from us, so we thought we would let everyone know about it!

     

    Extended warranty – What does this mean?

    An extended warranty means that your warranty starts from the day the board is opened on Christmas Morning, rather than the day you bought it.

    Therefore, this means that your 12 months starts from 25th December and not the date of purchase!

    So, if you are a prepared person who likes to buy in advance, your warranty is not covering when your hoverboard is hidden away in the cupboard or under the bed!

     

    Extended warranties – Why are they useful?

    Extended warranties allow you to:

    • First of all, get super organised!
    • Are able to buy when we have great offers on, ensuring that you get the best price!
    • Make sure that you get full use out of your 12-month warranty
    • Ensure you get your hoverboard of choice
    • You can also cross one more thing off your to do list!

     

    How do I get my UK Big Buy Extended Warranty?

    All orders placed between 1st September 2018 to 24th December 2018 are now covered "automatically" until 24th December 2019

     

    Any Questions?

    Have any questions about our warranty? Email us here!

  • Choosing The Very Best Hover Board

    So you’ve decided you want to take the plunge and invest in a Swegway, but you have no idea where to start. There’s so many shops online and in stores that are all saying the same thing: come and buy a hover board from us or, we sell the real thing: the best thing. You may be a little confused about where to go or even what to look for when choosing your very own Swegway. Colours and shell case prints aside, you want a vehicle which is safe, legitimate and of course beautiful. In this article we will aim to give you a run-down of what you should be looking for when you choose to invest in a Swegway. You don’t want to end up with something that is cheap- which is good- but a death trap- which isn’t so good. Making informed decision when you buy electrical goods is always an important part of the buying process. You should never buy something unless your 100% sure the product is safe, and that the product meets your expectation. If you see a lot of Cheap Hoverboards and Swegways on sites which do not appear to be reputable, you should be aware that you may be looking at knock-offs. These products might appear to be fancy and fun but they aren’t worth your health and safety and that of your friends and loved ones. Letting someone you care about ride around on a fake hoverboard is asking for trouble. It’s simply not worth the risk. Continue reading

  • Buy A Hover Board That Won’t Catch Fire with These Tips

    Hoverboards have become insanely popular these past few years for being fun, practical and exciting ‘toys’ for adults. Due to their popularity, scammers from abroad have been importing and selling tens of thousands of counterfeit models to unsuspecting customers. Upon seizing the hover boards, Trading Standards did find a plethora of things wrong with the boards electronically and warn that they are death traps and shouldn’t be used. Fake hoverboards are incredibly dangerous and there is a huge risk of fire and explosions. Continue reading

  • How To Recognise A Legitimate Hover Board

    Hover boards have been all the rage over the past few years, popular with everyone from the elderly to school kids. This popularity has unfortunately meant that scammers have seen an opportunity to make some profit by selling fake devices. The sale and use of fake hover boards have given the devices a bad rap in the past because of the risks associated with using them. Fake hover boards are incredibly dangerous as they can overheat, catch fire, and even explode.

    In this article we will examine some of the features you should look when looking for a genuine hover board. These tips will help you spot the real from the fake, which is a safe and scrupulous way to shop. Things to spot include manufacturer details, online purchases and battery types, among other things. Continue reading

  • The Complete Guide to Riding an Electronic Hoverboard

    If you’ve purchased your first electric hoverboard, you’re likely going to feel some apprehension before you jump on. You know you’re going to have a lot of fun, but you also know that you want to be careful. After all, there are no handle bars to latch on to in case something goes wrong!

    Continue reading

  • How to Make Your Hoverboard (Swegway) Scratch-Proof

    Due to the fact that they can cost quite a bit of money, mini-segway owners are advised to look at ways in which they can protect their boards-especially from scratches, damages and daily wear and tear.

    Hoverboards, otherwise known as mini-segways or self-balancing scooters, have been one of the fastest trending gadgets in the last few years, and there have already been more than a dozen different brands which have emerged on the market in recent times. Whilst there are plenty of options available which are relatively affordable, the most expensive scooters can reach up to £1,000-with some fetching an even higher price. Continue reading

  • Why you Should Buy The New Hoverkart

    Hoverkart

    The New Hoverkart transforms the functionality of the Swegway, so that younger children (and even adults), can sit down in their hoverboard. That allows them to travel the same distances, and at the same speed, all while enjoying the comfort of being seated. Differently, to standing up, this makes for an altogether quiet difference experience.

    You could even argue that it’s even more of a comfortable ride, because of a lower need to use coordination and balance to tilt the hoverboard forward. Sitting down makes it a whole lot easier to navigate the hoverboard. Meanwhile, enjoying the speed of up to twenty km becomes even more immersive when you’re seated.

    On first suggestion, you may be thinking that this device adds a wheel. But as you may already be aware, hoverboards are moved forward through the simple tilt of the body. Naturally, your arms will hold on to the side grips while you use the hover kart. And your body will take you forward or backwards, left or right, depending on where you tilt your body.

    In essence, it’s probably the most intuitive go-kart ever released, and the fact that you don’t need to buy a standalone device makes it even more enticing. Just clip on the hover cart to your hoverboard, and you’re ready to go. When the first hoverboards came out, people didn’t see the full potential for how it could be developed. But now it’s becoming increasingly clear that as the years go by, more and more innovative features will be added to augment the hoverboard experience.

    If you’ve been on the fence for a while about purchasing a hoverboard, you now have even more reason to go ahead and make the purchase.

    Why it’s a useful addition
    Some people might be second guessing why they would want to add this component to what’s an already easy to use the device. Well for one, it makes the job of going down and up rough terrain a lot safer. When you consider the possibility of falling over when going up and down different angled terrain, sitting down in a kart is a much more reliable experience.

    Besides, since hoverboards are often used socially, having different hover karts can add a new dimension of excitement to Hoverboarding. Instead of just getting from point A to B together, with the hover cart, you can add an extra element of competitiveness to your social gatherings.

    You could argue that this is the most inexpensive way to have your little go-kart, and the Hoverseat is the safest most fun way to use your Hoverboard.

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