Lahore (Web Desk): There are lots of replica products of Top brands available in market, and sometimes fakes are made so well that you’re unable to recognize them.
There are some tips that will help you recognize fake gadgets before buying them.
Check product ‘Packaging’
Counterfeit or replica products often come with less finished or perfect packaging. Manufacturers of replica gadgets often neglect package design and quality.
Take a close look at the package, paying attention to the print quality: the font should be legible and consistent everywhere.
Manufacturers always fix their goods well so that nothing gets damaged during transportation. Even the seams and corners of the packaging film should be impeccable.
Have a look at user manual
The user manual is the passport of any device. All important information about the gadget must be there in the language of the country you purchase from. If it’s written in some other language and you can’t read it, then it’s either a smuggled device or a replica device.
Check the material
Famous and top brands never compromise on materials. The plastic covering must be smooth, without seams or other imperfections. A closer glimpse at a counterfeit can easily reveal low-quality material with matte shades and irregular surfaces.
All fonts and symbols on the device must be smooth, readable, and durable because a logo is the face of any brand. It’s often the case with fakes that they lack the name of the manufacturer or they have it somehow wrong.
Check the charger
The charger should be adapted for use in your country. If you live in Europe, there should be a special block for European sockets. If you’re asked to buy an adapter or even a separate charger, that’s a warning sign.
Brand chargers won’t have seams between plastic parts of different colors, which can’t be said of fakes. Remember, brands are responsible for your safety when using their gadgets. That’s why originals always have neat metal tips and quality insulation and finishes.
Charger wires and plugs
Wire quality is one of the most obvious signs of a counterfeit product. In the original, a plugged-in cable will sit firmly and evenly, while in a fake you’ll see incorrect angles and loose parts. Sometimes the length of a plug doesn’t coincide with the depth of the socket.
Also, pay attention to the quality of the insulation and the symbols on it. The wire should be flexible and even-colored, while the markings mustn’t be erasable.