Razor E100 Electric Scooter Review
Like all parents, we want to give the best toy as a Christmas or birthday present, but without first knowing the pros and cons of the product. This review will cover all the features of the Razor E100 electric scooter, reasons on why you should consider it as the perfect gift, and also reasons on why maybe it’s not the best option.
This E100 electric scooter takes the shape of a manually driven and pushed scooter, but it comes equipped with an ultra-quiet driven motor and a handy twist-grip throttle. With this, your kid can travel at a speed of up to 10 mph – it is fast enough to excite them and amp up the fun, but not that fast to be dangerous. The product is recommended for children ages 8 to 12 and weight capacity of up to 120 lbs. After a month of trying out the E100 electric scooter, my children are still pretty much hooked up with playing with it. Here, we’ve listed down some reasons on why we love having it, and also what we see as necessary updates for the product.
Reasons why we love it
It’s portable but sturdy
Razor E100 electric scooter is shipped in two pieces: the hand bars with the shaft section, and the main body. Because there’s not too much technical setup involved, this feature makes it easy for transport when traveling or going to parks. The build of the product was made from sturdy materials. You can feel that it can withstand falls because its frame and handles are solid.
The standing surface is wide
Regular scooters have narrow standing surfaces, prohibiting the user to have their feet together or side-by-side. Because of this, a lot of body twisting is needed and your kid has to balance from one foot to another. The E100 has a wide platform that allows your kids to stand and face forward making it more relaxing and less straining to the back.
The large tires are a plus
The large tires of the electric scooter make it easy for your kids to ride on bumpy surfaces and not lose their balance. It provides ample support making beginner riders worry less about shifting weight and maintaining balance. Wider pneumatic tires also provide added protection to lessen the chances of falling.
Battery life is decent
A good charging time of 12 hours can last up to an hour of electric scooter fun even for uphill or downhill terrain. With motors, usually battery life is lessened when an uphill road is being covered because there’s added power, but the E100 can meet its declared battery life. There’s an on/off switch too that gives additional protection from draining your battery.
Motor needs a push before starting
This might sound like a negative feature, but for me, it adds to the excitement of the ride. The E100’s motor does not start when you do not apply a kick start or push and moving the motion to the scooter. It did not pose any problem for us, but rather gave my wife and I some added relief that the toy would not start immediately and accidentally drag our child.
What we wish the product has
Additional brake support
The brake can eventually stop the scooter, but it is not made to provide a sufficient halt especially on sloping surfaces. Kids do not have strong grips as adults, and since the brake mechanism is released via gripping power, it proves to be less than what a kid-friendly electric scooter needs.
Faster charging time
A charging time of 12 hours is longer than my child’s overnight sleep period; and since it will last for only an hour, it’s not really proportional. If you’re planning on purchasing one electric scooter for two kids, then remember to keep a schedule. No one will give tantrums when he/she is unable to use it. The company should consider a quick charge feature as an added feature.
If the quick charging feature is not possible, then maybe a spare battery pack with an external charger can do the job. The product comes with no extra battery, and so if you ran out you have no option but just to let it sit for another 12 hours.