How to identify a fake Xiaomi Mi Power Bank

Capitalising on the success of Xiaomi, fake Xiaomi Mi Power Banks also started making its rounds on deal-of-the-day websites. If your Xiaomi Mi Power Banks are not charging up your mobile devices (e.g. Xiaomi Redmi, Samsung S5), you really need to do a quick check on whether your Xiaomi Mi Power Bank is authentic. The check for original Xiaomi Mi Power Bank is real simple.

Xiaomi released an easy to follow guide on identifying original Xiaomi Mi Power Bank from the fakes.

Identifying Original Xiaomi Mi Power Banks. (source: Xiaomi Singapore's Facebook)
Identifying Original Xiaomi Mi Power Banks. (source: Xiaomi Singapore’s Facebook)

Essentially, the four things that an original Xiaomi Mi Power Bank has are:

  1. USB cables without USB logos.
  2. Uses LG batteries.
  3. Blue colour printed circuit board (PCB).
  4. PCB design (refer to picture above).

 

 

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