Archive for December, 2007

Be aware of fake / counterfeit Sony “In Ear” headphones on eBay and similar places!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Hi there, im writing this for anybody interested in how to identify fake copies of an incredibly good product like the Sony MDR-EX90 in-ear headphones.
The real thing is an amazing product that can easily compete with much more expensive offers like the JBL Reference 220 or the Etimotycs ER-6, but sadly, a lot of people is being scammed and is getting just a cheapo “made in tajikistan” imitation.

Here are some tips in order to avoid being scammed.

1) If it is too good to be true, then most chances are that it is not true:
Avoid cheap offers, the cheaper price you can find these headphones is around $60 or so, anything below that price line is for sure a ripoff.

2) Sony puts a lot of effort in packaging and branding of their products, you wont receive a Sony product in a cheap box, never EVER. If the packaging looks poor, the user manual is just a little piece of paper and there are no Sony rebates / offers inside the box, then again, most probably you were scammed.

3) The real headphones come packaged with the following accesories:

  • 3 Pairs of silicon earbuds in different sizes (Small, Medium and Large)
  • A good quality leather bag to store the headphones when you are not using them
  • A proper user manual and warranty card
  • A good quality box and overall packaging

Identifying fake SONY MDR-EX90 in-ear HeadphonesNow, an image is better than a thousand words, i took the time to create a really simple to understand image showing the main ways to identify counterfeit MDR-EX90’s, click on it to see it fullscreen.

Switching servers…

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Hi there all, just a quick note to inform you that i am switching servers in the following days.
I’m going to move this blog to a dedicated server provided by the guys at SolarVPS, why ?
Simply because i have several servers with them already so i know their service quality, also because they have an unbeatable price / features relation, and because their support is just from other world, one of the few big companies where you still can talk (chat) with the CEO eventually.
So, expect some DNS downtime in the following days. :)