And when it comes to fake electronics, there's a reason that they're cheap. They aren't certified. They don't use the same materials and won't perform like the originals. They can even be dangerous.
There are all sorts of counterfeit electronics out there. Fake iPhones are particularly popular, especially the new 5S and 5C models, reports OpSec Security, a company that offers products and services to fight counterfeiting.
This Amazon Kindle USB adapter looks real. But turn it over ...
That's a counterfeit UL Mark, the symbol for Underwriters Laboratories that tests and verifies the safety of electronics. The real UL symbol is in the corner.
On the bottom of a real Apple USB power adapters, you'll find the phrase, "Designed by Apple in California."