Griffin Survivor iPhone 5 Case – Orange Unboxing Genuine / Fake?

This post was meant for a while ago but somehow it slipped through my updating net!

Basically as an already huge fan of the Griffin Survivor Case I ordered a new one this time deciding to move away from my usual black and went for the orange variant, after of course checking that there was an orange variant. Which there is.

I ordered from a reputable place but like with everything now the fakes and counterfeits are getting through, however it is bad when the actual genuine companies are unable to tell the fakes from the genuine items!

Here is the unboxing gallery :

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Everything about the case looks genuine, however when I put it on my phone something wasn’t right.

The lock / sleep button was so very wrong, just the pressure of it being in your pocket and walking was enough for the phone to lock and unlock with every step!

When I looked at it more closely it was clear what the problem was – it was massive.

It is hard to see in the pictures but in comparison to my black case this sleep button was massive!

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I also noticed that the camera lens cover was not sitting right, and again on closer comparison the excess rubber was evident. This is what was pushing the lens cover out of its housing!

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Surely that can’t be right? Or can it?

The above pictures were sent to Griffin who were unable to confirm if this was a genuine product, in fact it could have been counterfeit, genuine but defective, or a factory second. Their advice was to return it. Which I did for a full refund.

I was a bit disappointed, I think it looked pretty awesome, especially when coupled with the black.

It is concerning that the counterfeiters may actually be catching up to the genuine companies, or hopefully, maybe it was just a defective unit.

However I got over it and now am rocking with a yellow griffin, over the black housing, looks pretty damn decent too!

If you are interested in what else I have to say about the Griffin Survivor have a look here :


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