Hiboy MAX Electric Scooter 350W Motor 8.5 Solid Tires Up to 17 Miles & 18.6…

Hiboy S2 Max: A Budget Scooter that MAX-imizes ride quality!

The S2 Max from Hiboy is priced at 899 US (often discounted) and is advertised to cover up to 40 miles… which on an electric scooter is enough for just about anyone. Hiboy notes that this scooter is an upgrade to their best selling S2 lineup, and after reviewing both the S2 and S2 Lite, I wholeheartedly agree.

While my range results were not as advertised the ride refinement, dead quiet motor, spacious deck, and nice ride makes this electric scooter one to consider.


The Hiboy S2 Max is a commuter oriented electric scooter with 48 volts and 11.6 amp hours of battery capacity. A 500 watt hub motor in the rear allows for electronic braking along with a front drum brake. There is NO suspension on this scooter, but the 10-inch tubeless tires help with comfort plus you get that extra durability from a tubeless tire which is great at this price point.

The 10×2.5” tubeless tires promise durability and really help smooth out the ride!


A color display with 5 bar color battery indicator operated by single button or the Hiboy App. A single button press turns the integrated from and rear light off and on, two presses switches between the 3 speeds modes. Three presses turns cruise control on or off. There is a real time current and regenerative brake indicator showing power in and out of the battery. Cruise control engages and disengages with an audible beep, huge plus in my book. The tail light has flashing brake light functionality.

S2 Max says “FU” when the battery is full!


Like other Hiboy scooters, there is a very simple, but solid, folding mechanism. You just pull up on the clamp, the stem collapses down, and then you clip into the rear fender. When unfolding the latch snaps into place solidly. It has a very solid stem with pretty much no movement in it at all.

How it Rides!

The S2 Max’s throttle feel is excellent. It is set to kick start mode by default but it can be changed to live from a stop in the App. The brake application is nice and if you feather the brake lever you can feel a small amount of electronic braking and regeneration to the battery. I did notice under very hard braking the rear tire can come up slightly with the front drum brake.

The speeds I observed in each speed modes are as follows:

Eco ~ 11mphD ~ 14.5 mphSport ~ 17.6 mph

The display would show 19 or 20 mph as the top speed, as you can see below that equaled an actual top speed of a little under 18 mph.


Acceleration feels quite brisk and the 500 watt motor is buttery smooth. The motor has a very pleasant amount of pull and there was very little struggle on the hill climb test.


The ride quality and smooth pull from the motor while remaining nearly silent.


Not many for the price. The display button pad can be difficult to operate at a stop and borderline dangerous to try and change speed modes when riding. The top speed lags behind other 48-volt scooters.


I really enjoyed the S2 Max, it is a very simple to use electric scooter with good performance and range. The feel is good from the handlebar grips right down to the deck. The power comes on very smooth and very quietly.

The advertised range is very optimistic but is still well within what you would expect for the amount of battery and motor power. The S2 Max electric scooter competes well with other 48-volt E-scooters on the market. This is the best scooter I have reviewed, to date, from Hiboy.

Hiboy MAX Electric Scooter. 350W Motor 8.5 Solid Tires Up to 17 Miles 18.6 MPH One-Step Fold.

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I’ve had several problems with the scooter in the past year including two broken fenders and a faulty rear wheel. I’ve had several problems with the scooter in the past year including two broken fenders and a faulty rear wheel. Read Less

I bought this scooter to save on gas in my car and had an issue with the power supply, which hi-boy replaced within 10 days so. Read I bought this scooter to save on gas in my car and had an issue with the power supply, which hi-boy replaced within 10 days so i was back on the streets very quickly, despite being in china and i’m in la. Read Less


Very fun scooter, goes pretty fast imo, have gotten it up to 15mp on flat ground and faster on hills. Very fun scooter, goes pretty fast imo, have gotten it up to 15mp on flat ground and faster on hills. Read Less


But hiboy as a brand has never let me down and for that i am now a loyal customer of this brand. But hiboy as a brand has never let me down and for that i am now a loyal customer of this brand. Read Less

The charger didn’t fit the charging receptical. The charger didn’t fit the charging receptical. Read Less

Only reason i only gave it a 4-star review is the fender has already broken and it’s evident that, based on the current design. Read Only reason i only gave it a 4-star review is the fender has already broken and it’s evident that, based on the current design, it will continue to break. Read Less

Not even that pricey compared to other models that are only 15 mph max. Not even that pricey compared to other models that are only 15 mph max. Read Less

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Most positive review

This scooter was available at a decent price and came with a headlight taillight. I’m loving it for quick errands light gro. Read

This scooter was available at a decent price and came with a headlight taillight. I’m loving it for quick errands light grocery shopping! Read Less

Most authentic review

I bought 2 scooters for my kids for Christmas and one arrived working perfectly and one was dead on arrival. I emailed the comp. Read

I bought 2 scooters for my kids for Christmas and one arrived working perfectly and one was dead on arrival. I emailed the company and they sent me a new throttle (free) which arrived a few days later. I installed it (very easy) but it still didn’t work. The company then sent me a new circuit board/screen. I installed it and still it didn’t work. They sent me a gift card and I returned the non-working scooter for a new one and it arrived and worked perfectly.My daughters ride these even though they are geared towards adults. The speed is perfect, not dangerously fast and there are 3 speed modes. We got to the park in the late afternoon/dusk and the front light works very well. I have taken them all over our local trail system and we have gone more than 10 miles with 3/4 of the power still remaining. They handled well even through a few minor crashes. no damage to the scooter or my kids. We have only had them around a month now but they have been great so far. Don’t hesitate on getting one as even if there is a rare issue they company will reply quickly to fix it, even during a holiday. Read Less

Least authentic review

Great device for daily use. Easy to fold to carry and quick to adjust to riding position. Has plenty of speed to get you quic. Read

Great device for daily use. Easy to fold to carry and quick to adjust to riding position. Has plenty of speed to get you quickly and safely to your destination and the battery life is one less thing you have to worry about. Overall, the best ride that I’ve had on a scooter. Read Less

Hiboy S2 Max

The S2 Max is an upgrade from the S2 Pro and is perfect for long range city riders. The 48V 11.6Ah battery allows you to travel up to 40 miles and has 3 speed modes.

Long Range E-Scooter

Maximise your range and speed with the long-range Hiboy S2 MAX electric scooter. The dual brake system and regenerative brake for power recycling help the S2 Max e-scooter reach up to 40 miles per charge (rider weight of around 200 pounds).

Riding Modes Optional Seat

Eco, Standard and Sports modes can be selected on the intuitive LED dashboard. Get the optional seat for a more relaxed and comfortable riding experience.

Take A Closer Look


Features a 500W motor for strong power output, the max slope of 20%, max travel range of 40.4 miles under specific conditions, and max road 220lbs.


The S2 MAX is easy to fold in 3 seconds and can be easily transported in car trunks, elevators, buses, subways and other compact spaces. The folded size is 44.1 x 18.9 x 20.9 inches and the unfolded size is 44.1 x 18.9 x 48.2 inches.


Connect the Hiboy APP for more functions such as locking the scooter, turning on cruise control, check ride status and battery life, etc.


Smooth 10-inch pneumatic tires to absorb bumps and ensure maximum comfort.


Intelligent braking regenerative battery system with a high-capacity 48V/11.6Ah battery provides a max travel range of up to 40.4 miles per charge.


Ride safely in dark environments with ultra-bright headlights and a Smart rear light design to improve visibility. One click turns the headlight on/off.

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Order Shipment

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Freight LTL Shipments

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How to Handle Damages, Exceptions or Discrepancies at Time of Product Delivery

  • Carton packaging appears to have some damage such as ripped, holes, large dents, open carton, or items are missing:
  • Carton damage requires visual inspection of contents of the unit.
  • We recommend immediate inspection, with driver present, to verify damage. If contents are damaged, indicate damage on carrier’s paperwork, take photos of the damage, and notify us immediately by sending an e-mail with photos to support@electricrideco.com
  • IMPORTANT: If contents cannot be inspected immediately, notation on carrier’s paperwork must state: “Carton damage, subject to inspection” and list type of damage.
  • Contents must be inspected within 48 hours of arrival and actual damage reported to the carrier.

Contact Us

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Customer service is a top priority for us at Electric Ride Co. and we will do our best to fulfill your expectations at all times.

Electric Ride Co. is an authorized dealer and distributor for all the brands and products sold on this website. All of our products are covered by their manufacturer return/refund policies and warranty policies.

For a majority of our products, our return policy varies between 7 to 30 days depending on the brand of the item you order. Each manufacturer has its own policies and we have to abide by the manufacturer’s return and refund policies as we are an authorized dealer for the brands we distribute. Please read the return policy below that applies to this product. Brand return policies should be read in conjunction with the Electric Ride Co. Return Terms below.

Hiboy Return Policy

At Hiboy, customer satisfaction is always our top priority. Our dedicated Quality Control and Quality Assurance Teams will inspect your items prior to shipping.

30-Days Return Period: Any new / undamaged / unused product purchased from Hiboy may be returned for up to 30 days after the original delivery date.

Up to 12-month warranty: We offer 12 months for the scooter and 6 months for the battery and motor. We take care of quality-related issues with REPLACEMENT PARTS.

Lifetime Technical Support: If you have any questions about your purchase, please feel free to reach us directly and we will gladly assist you!


If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, Hiboy’s return policy allows you to return the product purchased on the Authorization channel within 30 days counting from the date of receipt of delivery.

Please contact us at support@electricrideco.com for return address or return label. The customer is responsible for the return shipping cost of the package and it must be returned by the customer.

Once the returned item arrives back in Hiboy‘s warehouse for inspection, the refund or exchange process will begin.

All accessories and spare scooter parts (including seats) can not be returned.​

Return has to include all accessories?

Return requires original packaging?

When do we execute the refund?

Upon receipt of the returned package (if the customer returns the product to our warehouse)

When do we execute the replacement?

Upon receipt of the returned package (if the customer returns the product to our warehouse)

Refunds for delivery costs

For non-defective products / no-longer needed products, buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. We will deduct the shipping fee 50-200/pc when we are making a refund. 2.For defective products, Hiboy is responsible for the return shipping cost.

We will not be able to offer a full refund after 30 days. The refund would be 10%-50%, it depends on the actual problem and situation. Shipping fee can not be refunded.

30 days (from the date the RMA was created)

A Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) must be requested from Hiboy within 30 days from the date of receipt of shipment. To request an RMA, contact support@electricrideco.com

​Returns may be rejected at the customer’s cost if items do not meet the above requirements.


Accept exchange or return

Accept exchange or return

Damaged or missing accessories

Provide photo to get the right accessories free

The package cannot be delivered or missing

Accept resend or refund after carrier case opened.

The customer cancels the order before the package is shipped

About refund difference price

If a lower price is available on the Hiboy website due to promotional activities, Hiboy may not refund the price difference. 2. Hiboy will not accept requests asking to refund the price difference because the customer failed (e.g., forgot to use, entered the wrong code) to use the provided coupon code before checkout. All discounts and promotions are available during promotional periods only.

The customer provides the wrong delivery address

The customer needs to pay an extra 50-100 to resend the package.

The customer refuses to accept the package due to non-quality issues or does not want the package

We will deduct the shipping fee 50-80 when we are making a refund or the customer needs to pay an extra 50-100 for resend.

For different time periods

Within 30 days: we will deduct the original shipping fee of 50-80/unit and the return shipping fee of 50-80/unit when we are making a refund for non-defective products / no-longer needed products.

31-120 days: The refund would be 10%-50% depending on the actual problem and situation. Shipping fee can not be refunded.

Over 120 days: Refunds are not acceptable; We can help exchange for a refurbished one and will charge a certain balance depending on the use of the product.

Compensation time-frame:

For returned items or items for exchange, we will need 3-6 business days upon receiving your item(s) to process the solution.

After this time, the refund time-frame is as below:

Credit card refunds: Between 7-14 business days


Express shipping cost is non-refundable.

We don’t refund after your order has shipped out.

Customer should keep the original box or provide a similar box. Or pay extra 60-100 to get a box from Hiboy.

Electric Ride Co. Return Terms

  • To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unused and in its original packaging.
  • Returns may be requested by sending an email to support@electricrideco.com with your order number.
  • If your return is accepted, we’ll send you instructions on how and where to send your package.
  • Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.
  • We do not charge restocking fees, but if our supplier does, this fee will be passed on to you. Supplier restocking fees vary from zero to 30% and can be viewed on the product page.
  • If the return is for personal reasons, a 5% fee will be charged to cover our administration costs and merchant processing fees.
  • If your order has shipped, you will be responsible for actual return shipping charges.
  • Original shipping charges included in the purchase price of the product are non-refundable.
  • We will refund the product price minus the applicable fees and charges.
  • Refunds will be credited to the same payment method used when the original purchase was made.
  • Please allow 5-10 business days for the refund to be processed once the item is delivered back to us.

Additional Information

  • It is the customer’s responsibility to return the merchandise in a new resalable condition. Refunds are only issued after returned items have been received and inspected.
  • If a returned item gets damaged during the transportation, it is the customer’s responsibility to file the claim with the carrier. No refund can be issued in this case.
  • Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
  • If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will be automatically applied to the original method of payment.


  • All cancelled orders are subject to a 5% cancellation fee.
  • This fee covers administration costs and costs from our credit card processing company. Whenever we refund an order, we are not refunded our merchant card processing fees.
  • If your order has not been shipped yet, this is the only fee you will incur.
  • If your order has been shipped, the standard return procedure applies and more fees will apply like original shipping costs, return shipping costs, and restocking fees if any. We do not charge restocking fees, we only pass them on from our supplier.


Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrive damaged, please send photos to support@electricrideco.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Defective Merchandise

All of our products are covered by their manufacturer warranty policies. The warranty information for each product can be found under the WARRANTY tab on the product page. Please let us know if you discover any manufacturer’s defects and we will help you get parts or replace the product.


We do not offer exchanges. If you’d like a different item (different size / color / model, etc.) you will need to cancel or return the initial order and place a new order.

Contact Us

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We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best online. Most of our suppliers have a minimum advertised price policy which dealers have to follow. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date then please let us know. As long as the dealer is not breaking the minimum advertised price policy, we will refund the price difference to your original payment method.

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within 30 days of your purchase date we will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website or on our competitors’ website along with your order number within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our Price Match Policy has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting our Price Match Policy.
  • Black Friday promotions and promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible.
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors’ website.
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location.
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (i.e. eBay, Overstock, etc.).
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question.
  • The Price Match Policy includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax.

If you want to check if we can price match a product before you place your order, please Contact Us.

The following brands are excluded from the Price Match Policy:

Electric Ride Co. is an authorized dealer and distributor for all the brands and products sold on this website. All of our products are covered by their manufacturer warranty policies.

If you have any issues with your product, please call us at 1 (888) 897 0774 or e-mail support@electricrideco.com and we will assist you with filing a warranty claim with the manufacturer.

12 Month Warranty

All Hiboy products are covered under our manufacturer’s 1-year all-inclusive warranty for the original owner against all manufacturing defects (The warranty period of accessories is separately stipulated).

For most of the parts, it is a 12-month warranty. For some components like the motor and battery, it is a 6-month warranty.

Warranty Target Audience

  • All quality-related defects on items sold directly by Hiboy or Hiboy’s authorized resellers are covered by an extensive warranty.
  • Quality-related warranty claims on purchases made through Hiboy’s authorized distributors and retailers, such as Walmart and Amazon, are handled through Hiboy.


Hiboy provides a 6-month prorated warranty for batteries.

  • During first 6-months of service – A defective battery will be repaired or replaced at no cost to the customer. The warranty period for a repaired or replaced battery or motor remains unchanged based on the original purchase date.
  • After the first 6-Months of service – Hiboy offers discounts for customers to buy new batteries.Batteries purchased will have a new 6-Month warranty based on the purchase date.
  • No cash reimbursement will be made.
  • Batteries can be assessed and found defective directly by Hiboy.

This Limited Warranty does not cover

  • Warranty service will not be honored if the damage is caused by a human.
  • Warranty service will be honored if the damage is not caused by a human.

Claims Process

All claims to this warranty must be submitted to us.support@hiboy.com. Proof of purchase and photos or videos of the damaged product are required with any warranty request. Before making a warranty claim, we suggest that you contact us at us.support@hiboy.com as there may be a simple fix for your problem. Valid warranty claims will be processed through Hiboy within 1 year (The accessories is 6-months) of initial purchase.

Hiboy will not replace any part without first seeing photos or video of the damaged product. Customers need to provide us with evidence by email.

Shipping Damage Claims

In rare instances, the item received may be damaged during transportation. If shipping damage occurs, please contact us.support@hiboy.com and provide us with photo or video proof.

NOTICE: we will not accept Shipping Damage Claims later than 7 days from receipt of products.

Repair Service

For repair services, Hiboy will only provide free replacement parts.

All free accessories will not participate in the replacement or compensation for scratches during transportation.

Limitation of Damages

Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, Hiboy shall not be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, revenue or data, resulting from any breach of express or implied warranty or condition, or under any other legal theory, even when Hiboy has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Hiboy S2 review

The Hiboy S2 is a solid, value-priced electric scooter with some extra niceties such as lights all around and a dual-braking system. However, it’s not the most powerful model, and could struggle on hills for larger riders.


  • Front, rear, and side lights
  • Regenerative and mechanical brakes
  • Sensible design


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Motor: 350W, front wheel Battery: 270Wh Max range: 17 miles Max speed: 19 MPH Tires: 8.5-inch, rubber Size (unfolded): 45.7 x 6.9 x 47.2 inches Weight: 29.5 Pounds

How much scooter is just enough? While it’s not the flashiest electric scooter, the Hiboy S2 delivers a lot of value for those looking for an affordable ride to get them from their home to the office, or to scoot about town. It has a reasonably strong motor, a sensible design, and niceties such as a dual-braking system and lights that wrap all the way around the scooter. While it’s not perfect — I would have preferred a smoother ride and a longer range — it’s well-suited for that last-mile commute. See how it compares to the best electric scooters by reading the rest of our Hiboy S2 review.

HIboy S2 review: Price and availability

The Highboy S2 is available online at Amazon and other retailers. Its regular price is 549, which feels a little overpriced for what it offers, but I’ve seen it on sale for as little as 399. If you see it for that price, it’s definitely worth the purchase.

Highboy also sells a version of the S2 with a detachable seat for 479.

The company sells an upgraded version, the S2 Pro, for 669 (which was discounted to 532 at the time of writing). It has a more powerful 500W motor (to the S2’s 350W motor), larger 10-inch tires (the S2 has 8.5-inch tires), and a longer maximum range of 25 miles, versus 17 for the S2. The S2 Pro is also available with a detachable seat for 559.

HIboy S2 review: Design

This is a functional scooter. Design-wise, it looks a bit nicer than other budget scooters, such as the GoTrax GXL V2 — the Hiboy S2’s cables are all routed internally down the front, and only pop out at the bottom.

The right handlebar has a push-button throttle and a handbrake to operate the scooter’s mechanical disc brake. On the left handlebar is another push button for the regenerative brakes. The controls were all comfortable and easy to use.

In the middle of the S2’s handlebars is a small color display, not unlike the one on the Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Max. In the center is a large readout that shows your speed; below that is a battery meter, and at the top is a bar that shows how much power the scooter’s motor is using or — if you’re using the regenerative brakes — how much energy is being sent back to the battery.

The S2’s deck is coated with a nice, grippy rubber that has small diamond-shaped nubs. While I felt the size of the deck was a touch small (at least for a big person like me), I never felt like my feet would slip off.

HIboy S2 review: Performance

The S2’s 350-Watt motor isn’t going to win you any races, but it was able to scoot me along at speeds of up to 19 miles per hour on flat roads. Uphill was another matter; when riding up my standard test incline (about a 6 percent grade), the S2 slowed down to around 3-4 miles per hour — slow enough that I almost had to get off and walk. If you’re a larger person, and plan to take your scooter up hills, I recommend a model with a beefier motor.

In addition to a headlight and a tail light, the S2 has a series of LEDs that run the length of its base, and illuminate the ground on either side of you. It’s a neat effect, and it helps others see you a bit better, too.

The S2’s headlight was fairly bright, and projected a beam that lit up the ground about 15 feet in front of the scooter. It was helpful when trying to spot potholes at night, but I wish it were just a tad closer to the front of the scooter.

The S2 rides on 8.5-inch rubber tires. While they will never go flat, it does result in a somewhat bumpier ride than I’d like over uneven pavement. I found myself avoiding cracks and potholes more than I would on a scooter with air-filled tires.

I liked that the S2 has both regenerative braking as well as a rear mechanical disc brake. I found myself using the former more than the latter; the regenerative braking was more gentle, so I came to a stop much more gradually than when using the disc brake, which was very aggressive. not that it’s a bad thing.

Good for commuters, the Hiboy S2 can fold up quickly, thanks to a sturdy but Smart latching mechanism in the front. I wasn’t as big a fan of the rear latch, which keeps the downtube in place when the scooter is folded.

You have to manually lift up a small metal loop, and snag a small hook on the downtube. It’s a little fussier than it should be. And, at just under 30 pounds, the S2 is heavier than the Razor Icon and the Unagi Model One, both of which weigh around 25-26 pounds.

HIboy S2 review: Battery life and range

Hiboy says that the S2’s max range is 17 miles, assuming you weigh 150 pounds, you’re riding in 77°F temperatures, and the throttle is at 50% on level pavement.

After about 7 miles of riding, which included some hills but was mostly flat, the S2’s battery was down to two bars out of five, so I’d estimate that the scooter would get around 10 miles before it needed a recharge. That’s not horrible, but it’s not much better than some of the best electric scooters for kids. Then again, your mileage may vary based on your size and where you ride.

HIboy S2 review: Verdict

If you can find the Hiboy S2 for 399, it’s a great value, as it delivers more features and a more powerful motor than other electric scooters around that price. The GoTrax GXL V2, for instance, has a 250W motor, a shorter 12-mile range, and costs about 330. The Swagtron Swagger 5 Boost, which has a 300W motor and a 12-mile range, is 289.

The Hiboy’s ride was on the rough side — which is not surprising, given its rubber tires — and its range could be better, but I did appreciate such niceties as the regenerative and manual brakes, as well as all the lighting. If your scooting needs are modest, you’ll find the Hiboy S2 will more than satisfy.

Michael A. Prospero is the U.S. Editor-in-Chief for Tom’s Guide. He oversees all evergreen content and oversees the Homes, Smart Home, and Fitness/Wearables categories for the site. In his spare time, he also tests out the latest drones, electric scooters, and Smart home gadgets, such as video doorbells. Before his tenure at Tom’s Guide, he was the Reviews Editor for Laptop Magazine, a reporter at Fast Company, the Times of Trenton, and, many eons back, an intern at George magazine. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he worked on the campus newspaper The Heights, and then attended the Columbia University school of Journalism. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, electric scooter, or skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine, smoker, or pizza oven, to the delight — or chagrin — of his family.

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