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A really bad bit of Chinese electronics

Not a video on my normal subjects this time around …

This 4 port USB hub has to be the most awful little bit of electronics I’ve ever before seen appeared of China.

China has transformed the electronic devices industry by supplying useful products to the globe at formerly amazingly small cost but at the end of the market, a few of right stuff they deliver is outright crap.

Below’s an ideal example of what I’m speaking around.

On the outside it looks very wonderful, with crisp, injection-moulded plastic as well as a great collection of specs.

Take the lid off however, and also you start to see exactly how they managed to produce it down to the $6 cost.

Soldering was terrible– stagnant, lead-free solder that had actually likely been made use of along with a rusty nail, heated over an open fire, I presume.

A screw that sliced with two of the cables, producing a short-circuit and only the outright minimum of solder made use of to attach the USB outlets to the PCB.

It’s no surprise this point never ever functioned and apparent that there was absolutely no checking done before boxing up and also shipping.

Maybe you’ve run into worse high quality– if so, take a video clip and also publish it as a reply to this one.

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