Dear IO HAWK Fans,
during the last days we noticed a lot of increasing plagiarism nationally and internationally for our product IOHAWK by companies which advertise partially even with the name IO HAWK.
Because we got a lot of inquiries in recent days to the situation, we now would like to release the following statement:
The IOHAWK was first shown on the world’s largest electronics show “CES” in Las Vegas in January 2015 to a wider audience worldwide.
All IOHAWK products enjoy design protection
Especially on eBay new, putative IOHAWKs are offered at a very cheap price. Many customers are confused; not at least caused by the providers of these Fakes promise its originality.
The fact is, however, that from all the devices we have seen so far are 100% fakes of our products.
Please pay attention to the following facts of those fakes:
– The wheels do not have the typical IO mark on it
– The Footprint does not have the typical IO mark on it.
– No noise while driving, especially when accelerating
– Slow torque
– If you unscrew the device, the boards are not splashproof
– The Goods are offered strikingly far below the usual street price.
– No Recalibration of the device is possible
– Often, the key is missing to turn the device off, to(un)-lock it, change its speed mode or to recalibrate it
– Import or direct delivery of goods from Asia
– “Original certificates”
As far as it can be determined for us, all supplied documents are faked – also certificates, which should prove the apparent originality. If such a certificate is offered, please be very carefully.
– Cheap processed LEDs
IOHAWK: LED´s IO Hawk
– “Strange” dealer address
Official IOHAWK authorized dealers can be found under iohawk.de, iohawk.com, iohawk-europe.com or on the menu item “Where to buy”, as well as by calling us @ +492845/98153 – 66.
It’s always tempting to look for the Super bargain. Here you always buy with the risk of being scammed and getting stuck with inferior goods. And suddenly the pretended bargain becomes to a waste of money. We would like to point out that an IOHAWK is a combination of hardware and software and that only the perfect interaction of this two components enable safe driving in practice. Building the IO HAWK lasted months of engineering and of development work. The safest way is still to go to your local dealer. This certainly offers only original IOHAWK products – and here will offer a product with all quality and warranty that you can expect from us.
Finally, we come to the most important considered point for us:
We would like to point out that counterfeit products offered are having features which are most unsafe. Many of these counterfeits turn off without any warning during operation. Furthermore its missing all splash protection on the boards. It is only a matter of time when first accidents happen.
It should also not be forgotten that this is a crime act to offer such counterfeit products. We as IOHAWK distance ourselves openly from these products!
We will now and in the future use all legal possibilities to go against those fake-companies.
Team IO HAWK