Acton Blink Lite Review
The Acton Blink Lite electric skateboard is perfect for young riders or for those a little less experienced looking to get their first board as a small stepping stone towards bigger and faster boards.
It weighs in at only 7.7lbs with a length of 27.5″ which is just shy of your standard skateboard. This makes the Acton Blink Lite super easy to carry around when you’re not using it or when travelling.
The single hub-motor will get you to a top speed of 10mph and has a range of 5 miles which is around 45 minutes of continuous riding time. However, because of the single motor, it struggles a little going up steep hills and it takes a little while to reach the top speed from a standstill. To combat this, the acceleration can be assisted by kick-pushing to get going with ease.
The 70mm wheels pulling the Canadian Maple deck can carry up to 180lbs. The riding experience feels nice and easy on paved footpaths or the road, but it starts to get a little bumpy going over cracks or loose gravel tracks. Best to stick to the smooth surfaces with this one.
There are two white LED strips underneath the deck on either side which are always illuminated when the board is powered on. It doesn’t seem to drain too much power from the battery, but it’s something to consider. Personally, I think it’s great. The more you can do to be seen the better, especially at night.
The remote control is made of a cheap plastic material, which gives it a less-than-durable feel. Also, it is powered by two non-rechargeable batteries which you have no way of knowing their energy levels. Once they go flat, you need to replace them. But let’s be honest, if the remote is the only real downside to this beginner’s electric skateboard, then I think it’s doing alright, especially for its price point.
The board does have Bluetooth which links up to a mobile app, however, the only thing you can really do on it is change the ride mode.
Overall, the Acton Blink Lite is the perfect electric skateboard for first-time riders who are looking to find their feet with eBoarding. For it’s $249 price tag, you can’t really find better value on the market at the moment without spending a lot more money.