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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by r0boSK, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. r0boSK

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    Hello there!
    Can you post some of those pictures from your blog here?
    Seems like you've gotten a reply from Samsung about it, albeit vague.
    Can you just return it?
     
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    vague is proper word :)
    return it is too easy way...


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    Hmm, yeah, I'm no electronics whiz so I can't tell by looking at it, sorry.
    Post a pic of the info printed on the housing too...that may clue somebody in on it;)
     
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    Looks like it was intended for sale and use in Russia. Is that where it came from? Did you buy it from Samsung Russia, or somewhere else?
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    Probably made by a Chinese OEM for Samsung, evidently for Russia. Apart from CE, don't know what the approvals are, Russian I guess
     
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    Well, most stuff are made in China anyway. iPhones are made in China. Does it even matter?
     
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    They're all made in China of course. However cheapo knock-off chargers can actually be very dangerous. http://lifehacker.com/5957596/tests-show-why-you-should-stay-away-from-knockoff-usb-chargers
    And people have been electrocuted and killed by counterfeit iPhone chargers.
    http://qz.com/106146/why-are-fake-iphone-chargers-causing/
    When they're making knock-off products, they don't particularly care about if it actually works or not, or the quality, or if it's safe to use, e.g. the ubiquitous fake Micro-SD. Cheapo can be the same, like self-combusting hoverboards from China.

    I think the OPs Samsung adapter is actually legit and OK. Because I don't think they'd go out of their way to make a fake Russian version Samsung. Probably would be buying devices intended for Russia in Slovakia.

    Fakes tend to be more generic than that AFAIK.
     
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