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Genuinely Fake Pt 4: Samsung Galaxy SIII Batteries (EB-L1G6LLA/U)

This week, I received a very interesting e-mail from an anonymous reader in Europe. The reader had been following the series of posts about well-disguised counterfeit Samsung Galaxy SIII batteries and had something to contribute. This anonymous reader had put … Continue reading

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Teardown: Energizer A23 12v “Car Alarm Remote” Battery

Last week, one of the batteries in a car alarm remote key fob needed replacing, so I managed to get the old expired battery before it hit the bin. I thought I’d take it apart and document it, having done … Continue reading

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Genuinely REAL: Samsung Galaxy SIII Batteries (EB-L1G6LLU)

If you’ve been following along, you probably already know my frustration (and adventure) in trying to get a genuine replacement battery for my Samsung Galaxy SIII. Instead of merely letting the sellers “get off”, or pocketing a partially functioning battery, … Continue reading

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Genuinely Fake Pt 3: Samsung Galaxy SIII Batteries (EB-L1G6LLU)

After having learnt of fake “genuine” Samsung Galaxy SIII replacement batteries after my last two purchase attempts, I used the knowledge I already gained to try and buy another battery which looks more promising. Third time lucky, I thought. I … Continue reading

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Genuinely Fake Pt 2: Samsung Galaxy SIII Batteries (EB-L1G6LLU)

Lets just say, after the last attempt, I thought I might have aimed a little bit too optimistically at the price point, so I opted to choose a different listing for an original, genuine battery at about 70% more. Eagerly … Continue reading

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Genuinely Fake Pt 1: Samsung Galaxy SIII Batteries (EB-L1G6LLU)

Lately, I’ve been having a few charging issues with my Samsung Galaxy SIII where, despite being connected to the charger, it refuses to completely charge on occasion. There are numerous posts online which claim the problem is in the connector, … Continue reading

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Review & Testing: Powertraveller Powermonkey Discovery 3500mAh Power Bank

As part of the last “gift voucher that needed spending”, I picked up a Powertraveller Powermonkey Discovery 3500mAh power bank. I didn’t really need one, but nothing else really interested me from the particular shop (which will go unnamed). The … Continue reading

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Review & Testing: Comsol 11000mAh Dual Output Power Bank

This post actually came about because I was chatting with Robert about a few electronics and computing related things when he mentioned that he owned a power bank himself. Knowing from past experience that some power banks are really not … Continue reading

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Teardown: Clone Nikon EN-EL14 “Fully Decoded” Battery

I suppose it’s no secret that aftermarket clone batteries are the life-blood of people who need their devices to last all day. After becoming a Nikon D3200 owner, one of my main complaints was the short battery life of the … Continue reading

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Follow-up: USB Power Bank Tested and Repacked (5000mAh, 30000mAh)

I did some quick teardowns of the 5000mAh and 30000mAh power banks previously, and I found that the 5000mAh power bank seemed to be genuine, but the 30000mAh power bank is a bit unknown. One reader reported disappointing performance from … Continue reading

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Teardown: Anatomy of a Failed Aftermarket Laptop Battery

Just the other day, I had an excuse to pull out my seven year old Toshiba Satellite L30 laptop. I’ve had it since the first day of my undergraduate uni career, and it’s definitely seen better days. It’s had one … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Tektronix 1106 Oscilloscope Battery

Those who are my direct friends on Facebook and have been following the comments on the BWD 141 Function Generator posts would have seen my friend Charith talk about this. Also thrown out in the same pile of trash in … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Nikon Battery Charger – Part 2

[For those who have not read the first part, here it is.] Thanks to a few words and pictures, and a reasonable seller, the issue of the counterfeit charger in terms of faulty goods and financial compensation was sorted. Thank … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Nikon Battery Charger – Part 1

In the world of eBay, you really do have to be careful. I try my best, but when shopping on price – often you will snag a counterfeit here and there. This morning, I was delivered a counterfiet Nikon MH-24 … Continue reading

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