Newly discovered: Benson and Nelson Chiu told HKEJ and PC Market that 1000 machines were assembled by hand and shipped back in July of 2014! How ludicrous is that?
UPDATE: Don Mak in this screenshot asking if anyone knows the contact for Unwire.hk – attempting to do damage control after the news outlet’s first piece on Arist. Don Mak is connected to the Nelson/Benson Chiu Kickstarter consultancy business, and is also pretty famous in Hong Kong as an internet marketer.
Taken from Reddit
Today Unwire.hk published a follow up report titled, “Arist coffee machine brothers says ‘We did not bring shame on Hong Kong’s name!”
The Arist brothers met up with the editors to show proof that they’re not running a scam. The article is in a Q&A format. Here’s the translation: Continue reading [Updated] Translation of Unwire Hong Kong news articles
Thank you to the anonymous contributors who brought this to our attention and provided a translation. The Hong Kong Economic Journal is one of the major local newspapers, and StartupBeat has a section covering HK based start-up related news.
A StartupBeat article was published today in Hong Kong. Like previous articles here and here the media outfit did a poor journalistic job. While it asked some questions of Arist, it fundamentally failed to press Nelson/Benson Chiu on their lies and deceit and failed to interview any Kickstarter backers.
News is spreading fast on the Hong Kong blogosphere that Arist way may well be a scam.
Arist has been profiled in Unwire Hong Kong: here and here. Anyone who wishes to see what Arist said can go to the Kickstarter comments page or the Unwire article. Backers on Kickstarter believe this allegation of hacking is complete nonsense.
The big news is that they allegedly showed a video of the app running a coffee machine. However, we all know videos can be fabricated. They also address many critics and allegations of scamming. Visit this Reddit page for a translation of the articles. The translation is also available in a subsequent post.