Is it fake?

Hello!

I want to buy a Genuino UNO R3 and I want to know if this item is fake or not.(I am newbie)

Thank you!

atban: Hello!

I want to buy a Genuino UNO R3 and I want to know if this item is fake or not.(I am newbie) http://www.gearbest.com/boards-shields/pp_277231.html

Thank you!

It doesn't look fake, but I could be wrong. This link is useful for spotting arduino fakes, but I don't know if it is different for genuino fakes: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Products/Counterfeit

Well, if it is a fake, it is either a very detailed one, or they are using a photo of the genuine article and actually supplying something different.

Paul__B, they are using a photo of the genuine article. This is the source : http://blog.elettronicain.it/2015/06/20/parte-dalla-cina-la-produzione-delle-board-genuino/ It is the same photo, but they have decreased the resolution, but everything like the shadow and so on, is the same.

Is the Arduino at Gearbest fake or not ? I don't know.

I just spent some time generating a reply to a matching post about Pro Minis and Pro Micros and the post disappeared when I made the reply!

Paul__B: I just spent some time generating a reply to a matching post about Pro Minis and Pro Micros and the post disappeared when I made the reply!

Same here, either the OP or Moderator erased the thread or the website hiccuped.

Thank you guys for the answers! I will ask if if this item includes the Genuino box or not. By this way I may be able to decide if it is fake or not.

The image looks genuine, whether you get a real version is another question. The store has good reviews.

I saw that other post, and it was mostly just useless, so it’s good it is gone. I think it is interesting if you look at the Gearbest website they are selling counterfeits of the Arduino Uno. You can spot the bad Italy graphic on the back, even though the front has a gold colored polyfuse. So I don’t think I would trust Gearbest if concerned about buying counterfeit. It’s not the Genuino board you are talking about, but the fact they sell counterfeits would concern me.

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https://www.arduino.cc/en/Products/Counterfeit

And yes, they are using the wording “Arduino Compatible” in the item title, but the board itself has graphics which claim to be an Arduino. So it is a matter of trust. I suppose Gearbest could have been deceived when they bought them wholesale and now they need to unload them…

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Buy

I'm going with "fake".

dmjlambert: I saw that other post, and it was mostly just useless, so it's good it is gone.

The question was in regard to whether products from sparkfun and DX were legitimate.

According to the Arduino site, sparkfun is in fact the designer of the "official" Pro Mini and while this is not cited on the Arduino site, of the Pro Micro, so presumably their products are ipso facto, legitimate.

As to DX, well ...

Yes, my understanding about the Pro Micro is there is no such thing as an Arduino Pro Micro. It is SparkFun Pro Micro, and it is compatible with Leonardo and Arduino Micro except with fewer pins and smaller regulator. Since it is open source from SparkFun, Arduino could start manufacturing (or make arrangements with somebody like SparkFun, Adafruit, Seeed, etc. to manufacture) Arduino Pro Micro if they wanted to bring it into the family officially.

I would consider DX similar category as Gearbest, a discounter, but in a quick browse I don't see obvious counterfeit at DX. There are mostly clones and derivatives.