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US Customs and Border Protection mistakenly seized a shipment of OnePlus Buds this past weekend at John F. Kennedy International Airport and touted them as counterfeit electronic goods. That’s right, CBP officers thought they had seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple Airpod Earbuds from Hong Kong destined for Nevada at an air cargo facility, and they went on to say that if “the merchandise were genuine, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) would have been $398,000.” Read more for a hands-on video of the OnePlus Buds to see just how close they are to AirPods.
Yes, the wireless earbuds shipped from Hong Kong, but they in now way resemble a counterfeit “Apple” product, since they do not even have packaging or text linking them back to the Cupertino-based company. They are completely legitimate white OnePlus Buds that retail for $79.
- Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
- Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
- Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
- Sweat and water resistant
- Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear
Upon examining the shipment in question, a CBP Import Specialist determined that the subject earbuds appeared to violate Apple’s configuration trademark. Apple has configuration trademarks on their brand of earbuds, and has recorded those trademarks with CBP,” said an agency spokesperson.