Counterfeit (Fake) Headsets - How to recognize and avoid them; what are the differences?
posted by Nanko R. / Jan 29, 2007, 8:47 AM
The original Jabra JX10 was directly sent from Jabra for which we thank them, while the other was purchased again from Ebay. The two boxes are pretty similar, but still there are some minor differences: the original is with glossy finish, while the fake is mat, and misses some of the texts written, as well as a photo of a woman making bubbles and the label “One of the smallest Bluetooth headsets ever made” on the back side of the front cover. The photos on the back side are also in different colors.
When we directly compare the two headsets, the differences are not as brutal as they were with the BH800, but if you have authentic unit next to you and an attentive eye, you may see them: the LED of the original device is bigger and half-lucent, while our counterfeit headset had fully transparent light. The best way to spot the fake is by looking at the volume up button and its pair, as the one on the fake is speared. The miniUSB socket is grey (instead of black) and lacks the couple of holes on the left and right.
I have a fake BH-700 Nokia headset. I must say I thought it was a fake from the start. Battery life is bad, but on top of that it doesn't keep the "security" code so every time I turn it on & attempt to pair I have to type 0000. That doesn't happen w/ the real BH-700 I also have. Great article! Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:41 AM 0
i disagree with the buying from large companies bit, i got my Jabra JX10 from a well establish online US company, and its still a fake, its been 3 months and i havent had a problem with the fake, it works suprisingly good for a POS. it was only $60CAD Vs $200 CAD (bestbuy). i dont mine counterfit as long as it works GOOD and is super cheap. also the motorola headset that i got from bestbuy was a fake too, the HS820, i know there was something wrong with it, it even smelled bad, i returned it that day since it was so obvious
posted on Feb 06, 2007, 8:54 PM 0
i bought 3 of them from retail stores and they were fake but i was more than happy with the quality so i dont really care. your going out to buy a headset, as long as it does the job, the quality is good and your happy, i don't really care, its exactly what i was expecting.
posted on Feb 22, 2007, 11:04 PM 0
I'm a bit confused. I purchased the Nokia BH-800 and read your review on pg 2. The one I have matches up with the genuine one you described... everything except for the box. Mine came in the darker box w/o the animation. Is mine a fake?
posted on May 22, 2007, 6:53 PM 0
To confused, I have the same thing you got. The one we have is the real one. The box is different for different countries and different models. The one in Canada at Tiger Direct have both the darker box and the lighter box. They have different model number, but are both real.
posted on Jan 18, 2008, 3:56 PM 0
The necklace is the dead giveaway. It looks more expensive then the ones you get at the silver necklace stand, so you can't get the real thing for under $30 retail just the necklace alone. And then you have the bluetooth to account for. I don't care how cheap nokia can make them in China, but I am very impressed with the necklace. d=1810
posted on Jan 18, 2008, 4:02 PM 0
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