The Boosted Dual+ is a well-built and good-looking board that is equally suitable for commuting and riding for fun. It's made out of premium components, and as long as you take care of the belted drive, it's going to serve you for years.
Pro It's a very good everyday board
The Boosted Dual+ offers a combination of great specs, practical design, and good build quality. It will be suitable for a wide range of riders, from complete beginners to pros who are looking for a fast ride. The flexible bamboo deck offers a pleasant riding experience and helps reduce muscle fatigue at the end of a long ride. All of the components are high-quality to make sure that the board serves you for years (though belted motors require some additional maintenance).
Pro Quick charge time
The board can be fully charged in 90-120 minutes. This is pretty quick for the amount of power it offers and pretty convenient for those who use the board regularly, say for commuting.
It's even faster if you purchase the fast charger. It can fully recharge the board in an hour.
Pro Informative iOS companion app
Boosted has released a companion app for their boards on iOS. It allows the user to track stats, such as battery level and miles traveled. There is also a feature that allows upgrading the boards' firmware, supplying patches and fixes as well as new features. Lastly, there is a user manual in case there are any questions.
Pro Sales are not limited to the US
The majority of boards are sold exclusively in the US because of the regulations that prohibit large battery packs on a plane for shipping. Boosted is just below the size limitation, so it can be shipped internationally.
Countries currently supported: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Pro The connection with the remote is very reliable
The Bluetooth remote for the Gen 2 provides a very reliable connection, even in a compact wireless signal area (such as a packed residential city block). This used to be an issue that would cause the remote to quit working, but luckily this has been addressed and is no longer a worry.
Pro You can quickly swap the battery for a full one
The battery on this board is replaceable, meaning you can carry extra batteries in case there's no time for recharging. It also means that once the original battery stops working as well as it used to, you can replace it with a new one for good, as opposed to having to get a whole new board. Though it should be noted that to change the battery will take a couple of minutes.
Con It's not suited for riding off-road
There's only one set of wheels that comes with the board and their diameter is too small to handle rough terrain. If you often find yourself off-road you could look into models like Evolve GTX 2-in-1 that comes with an additional, larger set of rims.
Con It's not the best option if you need to carry it around a lot
The board is 38 inches long and 8.5 inches wide, with 5.2 inches of height, so it's not the most portable electric skateboard out there. At 15.5 pounds, it's not too heavy, but being so bulky it's not very convenient to carry in arms. A bag or a backpack may be a better way to transport the board when not riding it.
If you're looking for a board that you can carry around, there are more compact options available. For example, Acton Blink Lite, which is 27 inches in length and weighs under 8 pounds.
Con Sometimes there are glitches with the battery
Con It's not that easy to replace the battery
Unlike with other boards where the battery can pop in and out with a latch, with Boosted you will need tools to unscrew the whole battery pack and replace it. Reviews state that it takes about a minute and a half to unscrew the old battery and screw in a new one, which is not bad, but still requires more effort than many other boards.
Con There's very little ground clearance
There is only about 3/8" clearance between the wheel gear and the ground. That's the thickness of three 25 cents coins. This is even less than in the previous model, making it more likely to damage the belt gear or the plastic guard while riding.
Con The accessory port is placed inconveniently
The accessory port is hidden under the rear trucks. It's not too much of a problem if you want to install something once and for all, say, tail lights. But if you want the ability to quickly add and remove different accessories, it's going to be inconvenient to have to remove the trucks every time.
Flagged Pros + Cons
Pro Top quality components
Using a Loaded Vanguard 38 deck - it's a premium board with top quality feel to the deck. It also has high quality Caliber trucks, Orangatang wheels, and quality bushings - these are not your cheap Chinese knockoff components. A premium price is at least reflected with top quality components.
Pro Easily ride the board with a dead battery
Once the battery has died, the board is still useable by pushing with your feet as you would with a non motorized skateboard. This is great for those that don't want to have to worry about keeping the battery charged at all times in order to travel with the board.
Out of Date Pros + Cons
Con Limited Gen. 2 replacement parts
Since the Gen. 2 board is still reserve only, the replacement parts for it are currently (Oct. 2016) limited to the charger and remote. Most likely the rest of the parts will be on sale when the Gen. 2 board is officially released, but it does limit the current options for people who have been lucky enough to get a Gen. 2 board already.