The first difference you'll notice between the Swagtron T6 and other self-balancing scooters is that it comes in desert camouflage, making it essential gear if you plan to practice your hoverboarding while stationed in the arid regions of the Middle East. Whether it can self-balance on sand is another question; it would be quite a feat if it could. Swagtron advertises it as an off-road, all-terrain scooter, but the terrains they list are mud, grass and gravel, which is an impressive range of surfaces for a ground surfer like this to navigate and may even let it handle some types of desert terrain, though it's probably not a good idea to use it on the beach, unless there's a good bike path across the sand.
The T6 comes with 10-inch, thickly treaded, tubeless tires and will play music via Bluetooth if you have your smartphone with you. It can reach speeds up to 12 miles per hour (though probably not on mud or gravel) and you can make it up to 12 miles on a single battery charge under ideal conditions, though ideal conditions would include a lightweight rider, a smooth surface and full battery charge. You might only make it for eight. This could be a problem, because as a user on Amazon notes, it's a very heavy board and if you end up carrying it home you'll have a tough haul ahead of you.
In general, though, users seem to love the T6 and find that it lives up to the claims that Swagtron makes for it. It's not cheap, but its durability and off-roading capabilities justify the price, assuming that's what you're looking for in a scooter. If you'd prefer to look elsewhere, the Razor Hovertrax and the Vecaro Glide are similar units, but without the advanced off-road capabilities. If you want something different but with the same self-balancing features, look at the Airwheel X8 or the Solowheel Xtreme, both of which are self-balancing unicycles. If you'd like a different approach to steering a self-balancing scooter, check out the Segway Ninebot Minipro.
Very well build, easy to learn how to ride it. Had only for one day but so far I like it very much. Should come with bag and protectors for corners of "fenders"/foot guards.
Very good quality. Wheel protecting metal is nice. Very study and easy to ride. Not dangerous. Buy now before Christmas!
This thing is great on auto balancing. I don't even have to try.