‘They’re completely different products’: IO HAWK President John Soibatian not concerned about infringing on Hovertrax patent

“It would be like apples and oranges,” says IO HAWK President John Soibatian when speaking to CNN iReport about the comparison between his product and that of Hovertrax. Hovertrax has recently emerged — with recent news of Mark Cuban partnering up with patent owner Shane Chen — as the self-proclaimed “only one legal version,” on which Cuban says “every other board is …

16 celebrities championing the self-balancing scooter

Everyone from Lily Allen and Cara Delevingne to Ne-Yo and Nick Jonas have been spotted getting from place to place on self-balancing scooters. Star power has taken the new technology to the public eye, riding more well-known named boards like IO Hawk and PhunkeeDuck. Most notable celebrities to champion the riding have been musicians and atheletes — boards make frequent appearances in Snapchat …