Fakes in circulation: this is how you recognize fake Airpods

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Fake Apple Airpods Pro are sold on the Internet. Experts warn that the fakes are often difficult to identify due to their “high quality”.

 The y give tips on how to expose the wrong wireless headphones.

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This is what Apple's Airpods Pro look like.  But be careful: Well-made fakes are currently in circulation.

This is what Apple’s Airpods Pro look like. But be careful: Well-made fakes are currently in circulation.

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The experts from the specialist magazine “c't” bought the fakes for around 150 euros for test purposes.  The scammers tried hard.

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 The  experts from the specialist magazine “c’t” bought the fakes for around 150 euros for test purposes. © www.de24.news

 The  scammers tried hard. “With the fake case (right) it was noticeable that the lid kept closing on its own.”

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Would you recognize the fake Airpods?  “The counterfeiters did a great job choosing the material.  However, the original Airpods (left) shine a little more.  In addition, the headphones feel of higher quality, ”says the review.

Would you recognize the fake Airpods? “© www.de24.news

 The  counterfeiters did a great job choosing the material. However, the original Airpods (left) shine a little more. In addition, the headphones feel of higher quality, ”says the review.

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  • Experts warn against Airpods fakes on the Internet.

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     The  fake headphones look deceptively real.

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     The  sound is “incredibly bad” according to a tester.

Apple’s wireless headphones are popular. In 2019 alone, the manufacturer sold more than 60 million Airpods. According to analyzes by market research companies, almost 200 million Airpods have been sold since the launch (2016).

At Apple, the Airpods Pro currently cost 279 francs. Original Airpods are available from some retailers for around 200 francs. Since the gadget is so popular, there are also fakes in circulation. Bargain hunters should be aware that the “Airpods”, which are often offered on Chinese platforms for a few francs, are fake.

Headphones tested

Now scammers have discovered a new scam. © www.de24.news

 The y list “Airpods Pro” for sale on auction and other sales platforms for around 150 francs. According to the IT specialist magazine “c’t”, the offers are often labeled as “B-goods, that is, returned items that have been opened but are as good as new.”

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 The  experts ordered the headphones for testing purposes. “© www.de24.news

 The  article was sent by DHL and directly from Germany,” says the test report. © www.de24.news

 The  content corresponded to the original, everything was there: headphones, charging cable and various attachments that are in the packaging of the Pro model of Airpods. When opening the charging case for the first time, an animation of the Airpods even appeared on the iPhone. “Up to this point everything felt like the original,” writes the tester.

“Incredibly bad!”

But he was taken aback by the fact that his iPhone occasionally “froze” during use and the input from the keyboard was delayed. He next entered the serial number of his headphones on the official Apple website – it was valid, but the warranty had expired. © www.de24.news

 The  fakes then failed in the sound test: “© www.de24.news

 The se things sound so incredibly bad that you can hardly believe it. Even cheap headphones from the chewing gum machine sound better », so the devastating conclusion.

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 The  fakes are of “high quality” – it is frightening how much work there is in them, writes “c’t”. You can only tell from the small details on the packaging and headphones, according to the tester. © www.de24.news

 The  features are listed in the series of images above. © www.de24.news

 The  experts advise users who come across fake dealers online to report them to Apple.

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 The re are also tricks to get more out of your digital devices.

Here’s how it works: Install the latest version of the 20-minute app. At the bottom right tap on «Cockpit», then «Settings» and finally on «Push notifications». At the point “Topics” you tap “Digital” – et voilà!





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Fakes circulation recognize fake Airpods

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