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Hoverboards vs. Electric Scooters: Which Comes Out on Top?

In recent years, the popularity of personal electric transportation devices has soared, with the two most popular choices being hoverboards and electric scooters. While both are undoubtedly enjoyed by people across the globe, it begs the question: which is more popular? In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of each device and ultimately determine which comes out on top in terms of popularity.

Hoverboards have been a massive hit in the personal transportation market ever since they exploded onto the scene in 2015. They offer a hands-free riding experience that attracts users of all ages. Hoverboards also have one cool factor that electric scooters don't: the 'self-balancing' feature. This has made them incredibly popular for those looking to make a fashion statement or simply enjoy a fun, unique way of getting around.

Electric scooters, on the other hand, have been around for quite some time and have undergone continuous development over the years. These two-wheelers allow for a more traditional, intuitive riding experience and are generally easier for beginners to pick up. They offer a comfortable ride, thanks to their handlebars, as well as faster speeds and longer ranges.

In terms of sales, it is difficult to get a clear picture of which is more popular due to differences in manufacturing and distribution channels. However, let's take a look at some factors that can give us an idea. Google Trends is an excellent indicator of what people are searching for. If we compare the search queries for 'hoverboards' and 'electric scooters,' we can see that electric scooters have maintained a steady lead in terms of search interest since 2019. Additionally, major cities around the world have embraced electric scooter sharing programs, further increasing the visibility and popularity of these devices.

So, while hoverboards exploded onto the scene and captured the imagination of many, it seems that electric scooters have emerged as the more popular choice between the two. Thanks to their practicality, ease of use, and widespread adoption in urban environments, we can expect electric scooters to maintain their lead in the popularity contest. However, with technological advancements and the evolving needs of consumers, there is always room for change, and who knows what the future may hold for these two innovative modes of transportation.

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