Griffin Survivor iPhone 5 Case – Orange Unboxing Genuine / Fake?

This post was meant for a while ago but somehow it slipped through my updating net!

Basically as an already huge fan of the Griffin Survivor Case I ordered a new one this time deciding to move away from my usual black and went for the orange variant, after of course checking that there was an orange variant. Which there is.

I ordered from a reputable place but like with everything now the fakes and counterfeits are getting through, however it is bad when the actual genuine companies are unable to tell the fakes from the genuine items!

Here is the unboxing gallery :

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FAKE LifeProof by Fre Case – A Guide to Spotting Nasty Fakes!

So after a thorough hunt on eBay I found a high feedback rated user, located in the UK (so local to me) who was selling ‘Genuine’ LifeProof Cases for the iPhone 5.

The case was at a price lower than RRP, but not by a huge amount. It certainly wasn’t one of these £9.99 ‘LifeProof’ cases that you see all over sites such as eBay, Gumtree, and now unfortunately, more frequently also Amazon.

The order was placed and delivery was next day, all in all so far great service from this ‘highly rated’ eBay seller. That is were the good news stops! Upon opening the box it was evident that I was NOT the proud owner of a genuine LifeProof Fre iPhone 5 Case. I was now the owner of a cheap and nasty fake. The only other option was that the genuine Fre LifeProof cases were in fact a very inferior product.

That is not the case! It is the fakes that are inferior!

Everything about them from the box, quality and decals, right through to the overall feel and fit of the case just screams nasty.

Here is a quick guide of what to look for, so that pretty much instantly you should be aware of a real v fake Fre LifeProof Case:

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Replica Watches…Any use?

So we all get them, the emails from China offering brand name watches at ridiculously low prices.  They even tell you know that these are replicas and made to ‘look like famous watches.’ is one such site that is flooded with replica watches from makes such as Breitling, Rolex, Tissot, Tag…..

The thing is these are counterfeit, replica sounds much more innocent than counterfeit, but that’s exactly what they are.

Do they though damage the brand name?  To be honest I don’t think so. Anyone with the cash and eye for a good genuine watch will not be buying one of these, they will be spending the cash and getting the real thing.

The thing that had got me for a long time though was one question, ‘What are these fakes actually like?’  I bit the bullet and paid out the big $$$ to find out.  I ordered a Tissot 8007 with the heft price tag of $7.99 delivered!  That is so cheap it is hard to believe.  The postage alone would almost cost that.

The Tissot 8007 doesn’t actually exist, but the Tissot PRC200 does, and it is clearly this model that the replica is based on.

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