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VOLT X Action Camera Revealed As A Scam

Remember that story we ran a couple weeks ago about the VOLT X, a new action camera that could give GoPro a run for its money? A camera that suspiciously looked like a GoPro camera? One that VOLT Camera CMO Ethan Hsu even told at the time in an email:

“We have our own copyright and all design property is ours.”

Welp, turns out that the VOLT X camera which was being offered for US$99/87 Euros was in fact too good to be true.

The Australian newspaper The Telegraph looked into it, and found a bunch of questions that the VOLT team couldn’t seem to answer.

Additionally, the folks at VOLT Camera were scheduled to launch a Kickstarter campaign on August 31, but their campaign page now has a note that reads:

“This project does not meet the Kickstarter Rules.”

Not only that, since then, the VOLT Camera website now has nothing but a “We’re Offline” message on it:

“In spite of several problems that came up in the internal and external workings of VOLT Cameras, we have decided to close our doors. It’s a pleasure to have served so many customers in delivering high quality, yet affordable action cameras to the market. All remaining orders will still be processed and shipped. We thank everyone for your support in VOLT.”

So chances are, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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