The Griffin Survivor heavy duty case is one of the most popular and best selling cases we stock. Unfortunately, like a lot of great cases on the market there are plenty of ‘fake’ or ‘non-genuine’ versions available. Hands up if you have spotted a ‘non-genuine’ Twelve South Bookbook, Switcheasy Capsule Rebel, Switcheasy Melt, Sena Michael Kors - oh, and the whole Otterbox range probably has a ‘non-genuine’ version.
So we thought we’d play a game of spot the difference……(answers below)
Belt clip in the front of the box and not neatly packaged inside the box – tick
Is that the naming convention for iPhone ? iPhone vs iphone – tick
It is a lot easier (and cheaper) to have consistent cardboard inserts in the box rather than the graduating layers in the original – tick
That’s a funny shade of blue – pretty sure Griffin never produced that colour – tick
That’s 4 differences before we open the box… (which won’t happen as we won’t be wasting our hand earned on a non genuine product).
So next time you hit the stores or the web for that brand name product please spend that extra minute or two to check out the actual item being offered and as the old adage goes, if it is too good to be true…
It may only be a case but for the $10 or $15 saving is it really worth going for an inferior quality product and not supporting the businesses that undertake the design, R&D, manufacturing and marketing ?
On a lighter note, what’s the best fake you have come across ? Check this vid out for an interesting selection:
Edit – below is a youtube video on the differences between a real and fake Survivor case – thanks for posting on youtube dinglespeed: