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Old July 2nd, 2013, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I bought a fake and real Spigen Neo Hybrid case... side by side comparison with photos inside

About a week ago, I made a post asking about the Chinese knockoff Spigen Neo Hybrid cases.

I now have both cases, and decided to take pics and do a side by side comparison. The real one is $30 off Amazon and the fake one is $10 off ebay. If I'm being completely honest, they are almost identical in every way. Even the packaging is identical. The silicon/rubber portion on the real one is softer and more flexible than the Chinese knockoff version that is a little more firm/hard but still not bad quality. The plastic bumper/border on both are almost identical in terms of feel. I can actually take the bumper off the fake one and put it on the rubber cover of the real one, and vice versa... so that's cool. For $10, I'd say the knockoff version is perfectly adequate if you're tight on funds and think $30 on a case is expensive. Here's the ebay link I got it. Or here.
Pics below show each case side by side off the phone, and then with them on the phone. Both fit perfectly. Real is satin silver and on right side. Fake is metallic slate and on left side.










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I'm kinda torn on opinion here regarding fakes like this...

Fakes are wrong.... Companies spend thousands on R&D for a case then a Chinese firm come along and just copy the design and make their own moulds to make the case. If people bought the knock offs then the company who designed the product would go bust.

But, on the other hand.... Is 30 bucks a little high a price to pay for the original? Materials will cost pennies, manufacture will cost pennies.... The rest is profit and to recoup R&D. Maybe if they dropped the prices then more chance of people buying the original over the fake.... Thus increasing sales.....

Obviously this wouldn't apply if someone bought the fake by mistake
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I'm kinda torn on opinion here regarding fakes like this...

Fakes are wrong.... Companies spend thousands on R&D for a case then a Chinese firm come along and just copy the design and make their own moulds to make the case. If people bought the knock offs then the company who designed the product would go bust.

But, on the other hand.... Is 30 bucks a little high a price to pay for the original? Materials will cost pennies, manufacture will cost pennies.... The rest is profit and to recoup R&D. Maybe if they dropped the prices then more chance of people buying the original over the fake.... Thus increasing sales.....

Obviously this wouldn't apply if someone bought the fake by mistake
Yeah, I know I could've themed my post to be a compare & contrast so people could become aware if they're buying a fake... but I went with the theme of 'the fake is just as good as the original' and that's going to cause a lot of differing opinions.

I agree, $30 is a lot... but I also agree it's pretty messed up to put the logos and copy everything on a knockoff version.

I wasn't the only one who bought off ebay (and probably knowingly knew they were knockoffs). So, for those on the fence, consider this a post to educate you on the differences (if any) between real vs. fake... besides a -$20 savings
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