For those of you who are buying Nintendo Switch Docks, please be very careful as counterfeit docks that look just like the real thing have been spotted all over the world.
Here’s the real and fake dock side-by-side. Can you tell which is real and which is fake?
Well, you can’t. The reason is because, according to LootPots, the fake dock uses the exact same material as the real product. The knockoff even had the correct markings, USB ports, imprint of the Nintendo Switch logo, and even the pinned down the labels in the back hinge.
Thankfully, however, a mistake has been found in the counterfeit, reducing the appearance’s similarity to the real thing to 99%. The counterfeit failed to replicate the very detailed NYCE logo correctly, as shown below:
If you open up the real and fake Switch docks, the differences start to come out. The fake dock uses a bright green PCB board, while the real dock uses a dark green HAC-CDH-MAIN-01 PCB.
To rake in massive profit, the people behind the knockoff uses generic third-party USB-C / DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI converters inside the inauthentic product. That piece of technology is essentially the same that many cheap third party docks use.
So if you want to stay safe, make sure you buy Nintendo products from official retailers such as GameStop and Best Buy, or the equivalent in your country. You won’t go wrong with those.
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