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Razer Deathadder Chroma - Fake or not?

post #1 of 23
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Hello, guys!
Found this Razer Deathadder Chroma on AliExpress (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Razer-Deathadder-Chroma-Gaming-Mouse-10000-DPI-Brand-New-without-Retail-box-fast-Free-shipping/32265526378.html?spm=2114.30010308.8.10.BUcQ6O).
Price is suspiciously low and the device comes without retail box, but according to the feedback (98,5% positive), Razer Synapse recognizes the mouse. The next thing which is also suspicious - chinese characters on the back of the mouse (see attached pictures). Serial numbers on pictures in reviews are different. You can also look for other photos of the device in feedback section.
Seller claims that the mouse is genuine and there are chinese characters because it is made for chinese market. Can this be the truth? Can the Chinese counterfeit a mouse so that Razer Synapse recognizes it?
What do you think about it? Is it fake or genuine?
Thanks!



Edited by CptPrice - 2/14/16 at 1:24am
post #2 of 23
Very hard to tell. I looked at some of the feedback for it and a lot of people are happy with it. But no box? Unless it's a refurbished item this is extremely sketch.
post #3 of 23
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There is an option to write the seller and ask him to disassemble one of his mouses and send a photo of a printed circuit board (PCB). In genuine mouses PCB is black and there is a Razer logo on it. But I'm 100% sure that seller won't do it biggrin.gif
post #4 of 23
They are real, just OEM. Same factory and the same specs, not fake.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by axmadka View Post

They are real, just OEM. Same factory and the same specs, not fake.
But what about chinese letters? I haven't seen something like that on other Chroma mouses
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by CptPrice View Post

But what about chinese letters? I haven't seen something like that on other Chroma mouses
If they are made for China, they should have Chinese letters. The same way for Korea and Japan. A lot of products use the language of the country they are sold in.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by axmadka View Post

If they are made for China, they should have Chinese letters. The same way for Korea and Japan. A lot of products use the language of the country they are sold in.
Thanks for your reply
post #8 of 23
I've bought Deathadder 3.5G from this seller and it is legit. So based on feedbacks Chroma should be legit too.
post #9 of 23
The stickers look fake, especially the one around the sensor - notice the lack of spacing between words. Fake stickers don't always mean fake mouse, though, - could be a refurb or factory leftovers. However, there's also one particular feedback stating that it's a high quality fake. I bet it's fake, too.

Check if it works with Synapse, then run microe's software, try to swipe the mouse fast. It would be your best bet instead of asking around - it's hard to judge from just a few photos. As they say, the devil is in the details.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by m1hka View Post

I've bought Deathadder 3.5G from this seller and it is legit. So based on feedbacks Chroma should be legit too.
Hi, m1hka! Have you ever disassembled it? Genuine mouses look like that inside(see attached picture). Its printed circuit board (PCB) is black and there is a word "Razer" on it (you can find it on the picture). Fake mouses generally have yellow PCB with poorly made components and there is no "Razer" lettering on PCB. So, disassembly is the only way to know if it is genuine.
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