GOTRAX Hoverboard the ION

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review

My oldest son is at the age where toys are no longer cool, but he isn't really ready for grown up stuff.  11 is a tough age!  I have been desperately trying to find Christmas for this in-between age.  And I think the all new GOTRAX ION Hoverboard!

SELF BALANCING MODE - This hoverboard ACTUALLY self balances with or without a rider on it, always staying level with the ground making it easier to ride
400 WATTS - Dual Motors boost the ion electric hoverboard up to 7mph
LED LIGHTING - Features color LED lights in the wheels that pulse blue and two LED headlights
PERFECT FOR ALL RIDERS - This hoverboard isn’t just for kids! It’s for riders of all sizes and able to carry up anyone up to 200 lbs
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFIED - Electrical, battery, and charger systems tested & certified to UL 2272 safety standards.

Okay we all watched back to the future and wanted one of these for ourselves.  I have to say I'm really impressed!  I did fall off the first time, but after a few more attempts I was able to stay on (yes I know i'm 31 but I had to try it!)  My boys were much better, and were easily able to get around.  The controls take some getting use to.  We kept leaning to far forward or to far back, but just like riding a bike once you get it goes smooth!  It goes with how you shift  your body weight.  
So far I am really impressed with the battery light and the fact that the ION can easily go up hills without stopping.  It does have some weight to it, but I think that helps with balance so we were okay with it.