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16GB USB Flash Drive Pastel Spring Colours Selling as a Sony DataTraveler – Fake Counterfeit – Brand Name Confusion!

Posted by flashchiptutor on April 7, 2009

Sony and Kingston brands are being targeted by counterfeiters. Please check Sony and Kingston websites for usb flash drives to find attractive 16GB usb flash drives offered in pleasant spring colours!

Kingston does offer DataTraveler 101 usb flash drives with similar colours, only it is a swivel drive not capped. Also it says Kingston, not Sony! Kingston is offering the 16GB at $56 US but we found a seller charging over $70 for a drive never made by Kingston. Is the surcharge because Sony’s name is being used? This drive is not made by Sony either.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

16GBSonyDataTravelerPastel-Cost

16GBSonyDataTravelerPastel

If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented:

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