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Frankly talk we would never dreamed about that hype around the new way of transportation, will take such a dimension. Unfortunately, every success have a downsides and we are often very dismayed when we receive reports of cheap Hoverboards are broken or burning, because: This form of transportation is still the future of movement! The IO Hawk has always been one of the most expensive boards on the market. The prices we not made for profit, we made it for the highest value quality of the product. For this reason there are no damage reports with more than 2.5 million boards sold by IO Hawk.

For our team, since January 2015 it was always special moments to watch how people doing, which drive for the first time on an IO Hawk. Seeing the excitement in his eyes was the greatest gift for us, bigger than any profiteering other companies which deliberately inferior quality goods to sell, thereby endangering the safety of customers.

We want to make a difference and we love all alternative means of transportation, which additionally protect the environment and above all safe. We will continue to work on new versions (hopefully legaly on thr street soon) and are grateful for any feedback from you! We are often have questions: how the development of IO Hawk are started. For this reason, here for you more information about the development …….

December 2014 › THE BEGINNING
January 2015

First presentation at CES in Las Vegas

IO HAWK is introduced at the world's largest IT trade show CES Las Vegas and immediately became highlight of trade show. The "Focus" write: The craziest gadget of CES




February 2015

Start in Europe

The IO Hawk Invest GmbH became owner of the brand name in Europe and starts marketing the product to the market. The target group was mainly the logistics sector.

March 2015

CEBIT Fair 2015

IO Hawk drives to an interview appointment at Cebit 2015 and also without having a booth immediately became a highlight of the trade show.


April 2015

Hollywood celebrities

IO Hawk present to Justin Bieber one of the devices and he was immediately enthusiastic. Numerous celebrities from Hollywood, including Kanye West,Mike Tyson and many more, want to drive on this futuristic device. IO Hawk sold overnight more than 8,000 units in the US and the hype begins.


Mai 2015

First Fakes

First Hoverboards other manufacturers that appear to mimic the design of the IO HAWKs on the market. Over the next few months it will produce in Asia more than 11,000 factories which make hoverboards. Among many companies that do not have the necessary technical know-how. IO Hawk is the world leader in Hoverboards. The type of devices are referred to everywhere as IO Hawk.

June 2015

Warning of dangers

IO HAWK warns against the use and purchase of unsafe, cheap hoverboards and warns of explosions, since secure quality manufacturing is not possible to dumping of 700 USD at all.


October 2015

First explosions

As warned by IO HAWK, first accidents occur with cheap hoverboards. Fires and explosions are causing serious material and personal injury. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/hoverboard-blows-up-like-a-bomb-and-burns-down-house-in-latest-accident-caused-by-exploding-self-a6719216.html

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December 2015

Amazon takes hoverboards out of the program / Great Britain confiscates more than 15,000 hoverboards

Amazon takes globally all hoverboards from the program since the fire danger is too high. Great Britain confiscated 15,000 hoverboards. IO HAWK is not affected by this. Also in the followings there will be no fire with an IO Hawk (to recognize on the IO on the wheels). Due to the coverage in German media, many parents cancel the Christmas present for their children and want to buy from the original manufacturer. IO Hawk Europe has requests from more than 15,000 additional device units but can not use them.

February 2016

More than 52 fires from cheap hoverboards in the US alone - Germany also has a number of cases -

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Underwriter Laboratories (UL), an American testing laboratory for technical safety, has been commissioned to develop a safety standard for hoverboards as a result of more than 52 fires in the USA with more than USD 2 million. The UL2272 safety standard for hoverboards




March 2016

UL 2272 Safety standard

Underwriter Laboratories (UL), an American testing laboratory for technical safety, is releasing the world's first UL2272 safety standard for hoverboards. In the tests, attention is paid not only to the components used, but also to the interplay of them. IO Hawk welcomes this standard which finally provides more security. End users can be assured that a certified hoverboard has been subjected to countless tests.




July 2016

Recall of more than 500,000 hoverboards

The US government is calling 500,000 hoverboards of different brands in the US.
IO HAWK is not affected as a trademark. There is no single exploded IO Hawk anywhere in the world.


August 2016

IO Hawk publishes successor model IO Hawk Cross, one of the safest hoverboards in the world

IO HAWK announces the new world's first off-road hoverboard IO HAWK Cross, which is one of the first UL2272 certified boards ever




November 2016

IO Hawk publishes IOHAWK Cross Silicone Case & IOHAWK Kart

IO HAWK publishes the IO HAWK Cross Silicone Cover  & IOHAWK Kart.   https://www.iohawk-europe.com/io-hawk-cross-silikon-huellen-neues-iohawk-kart-verfuegbar/

February 2017

Keep Rollin ': IO HAWK launches trolley backpack for Hoverboards from 6 to 10 inches / telescopic bar, ergonomic handle, sturdy wheels and carrying strap ensure comfortable transport

IO HAWK publishes the IOHAWK trolley, an innovative backpack with trolley function for all e-scooters


Juni 2017

IO Hawk launches -IO HAWK Cross Mini 6.5 "

Small but powerful: IO Hawk launches -IO HAWK Cross Mini / New off-road hoverboard with auto-balance function for easy climbing, lowering and 6.5 inch tires


Celebrities on IO HAWK


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