US Customs seizes OnePlus Buds, thinks they’re counterfeit Apple AirPods

US Customs seizes OnePlus Buds, thinks they’re counterfeit Apple AirPods

Credit: Lily Katz / Android Authority

  • The US Customs and Border Patrol authority has seized OnePlus Buds.
  • It claimed that the audio equipment had been counterfeit Apple AirPods.

We’ve seen quite a few takes on true wi-fi earbuds lately, following within the footsteps of Apple’s personal AirPods. Some firms have aped the look of Apple’s product a bit of too carefully, and it seems to be like this will have had unintended penalties for OnePlus and its OnePlus Buds.

The US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a press launch late final week, asserting that it seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods at JFK Airport in New York City. The cargo was inbound from Hong Kong and the authority mentioned they had been valued at $398,000 “had they been real” AirPods.

The solely downside is that photographs hooked up to the CBP announcement and subsequent tweet present that the seized earbuds are actually OnePlus Buds, that are legit true wi-fi earbuds. Check out the announcement and producer’s response under.

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Hey, give these again! 🙃

— OnePlus USA (@OnePlus_USA) September 14, 2020

It’s a disgrace that the CBP didn’t understand OnePlus Buds had been a legit product from a outstanding model, as just a few seconds of Googling would’ve confirmed. But it maybe highlights the difficulty of AirPod clones, suggesting that the typical client may not be capable to inform the distinction when evaluating the precise merchandise side-by-side.

OnePlus isn’t the one responsible celebration on this regard, as a number of different outstanding manufacturers additionally provide true wi-fi earbuds that look similar to Apple’s AirPods. So right here’s hoping we see extra authentic designs from all these firms sooner or later.

We’ve contacted the CBP for remark concerning the seizure, whereas additionally contacting OnePlus to seek out out extra. We’ll replace the article if/when the 2 get again to us.

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