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Authenticity check for Razer mice

  • 19 December 2020
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I recently purchased a razer deatheradder essential from online platform from a china based seller. The price is a lot cheaper than retail MSRP. I yoloed anyway since it's cheap and even it turns out to be fake, I don't lose as much. ($13 USD)

These are the few ways I checked, is it good enough to justify that it's an original product?

1) check for signature green USB plastic
2) upon plugging into pc, look underside, ensure you don't see any red laser sensor with naked eyes.
3) Synapse app detection of mice
4) Under device manager, it should display as a razer mice, not any other generic usb compliant mice
5)Register serial no. via synapse
6) Pry open the mice to ensure the chip used is not the cheap component.

I didn't carry out step 6 as I think it will be too extreme. It passed all 1-5 checks, does that means it's genuine?

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Sounds like it's genuine, unless they were able to use a genuine serial number and "duplicate" it? I don't think the trouble of programming it as such is viable, let alone possible. Maybe it was used/not new?
JulianKapa
Sounds like it's genuine, unless they were able to use a genuine serial number and "duplicate" it? I don't think the trouble of programming it as such is viable, let alone possible. Maybe it was used/not new?


Great to hear that, I seriously do not think it's a fake/replica either after using it for a day. It came in tip top condition including the box that came with it, looks really new not crushed or anything. I'm really happy though, I guess I actually got a good 12/12 deal there, the mouse really feels more premium quality as compared to my previous steelseries rival 100.