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Warning: Potentially Counterfeit Units
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
I bought this card on Monday and it arrived Wednesday, 9/30/15. I bought it from Amazon, it said "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com", and it's the #1 best seller in microSD cards. The packaging seemed proper, but when I opened up the packaging and inspected the card, it looks obviously counterfeit. The detail in the printing is abysmal; while you would expect a 3 color screen printing process with sharp details and lines from the product photo, the item I received looked as though it had been labeled with a halftone CMYK printing process, which would make little sense if these were genuinely produced by SanDisk at a large volume. Even the packaging has higher resolution halftone printing with sharper details. There is also no "raised" or "indented" features on the back, which some people have pointed to as an indicator of a counterfeit. Attached are photos of the item I received next to a genuine Transcend unit, which has sharp lines and detail expected from a screen printing type process, taken from an iPhone 6 and from a digital microscope. If SanDisk could chime in and address this issue that would be good; are these wonky looking cards legit? Or, given that Amazon.com is an authorized reseller, is there a serious supply chain issue going on here?