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The Fake H/w Thread: Today I found a fake ___

If you are buying an RTL-SDR V3 dongle to get better performance, make sure it doesn’t look like this

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when it should look like this
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I like the loose screw, nice touch :grin:

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Stripping the thread in the factory saves time at home!

My wife had breast augmentation surgery so I guess that means I found fake hardware! :smiley:

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Not sure that counts as fake.
Wouldn’t that be the anatomical equivalent adding a pre-amp?

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Lose screw or stripped thread? I think I’m confused :drooling_face:

Hmmm. Sounds more like fondle-ware or caress-ware.

Perhaps Software would be good fit?

… or maybe firmware?

fixed it :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

(20 chars doesn’t lend itself to quick replies)

If you do a search of “RTL-SDR” on Aliexpress you will find a LOT of fakes. China does not have any trademark laws.

I sometimes buy things from there (like the OrangePi or preamplifiers), but I am aware that so many are fakes. So I use my judgement… and not assume anything.

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