took a closer look at the packaging box in photo and realized it was....a fake! lol
Confirmed by Google:
My new purchase ticks all the right boxes:
Trademe have buyer protection if goods are not as described -- but, you need to meet several conditions on the purchase too -- they are pretty basic conditions, you could well qualify.
xpd:yes and all his google are belong to me
Does its work and what does it get recognised as ?
Buying items like Chromecasts from Trade Me is just a fun way of playing russian roulette with your money. You could try to follow up for refund etc, but given how little you would have paid for it, is it really worth your time and effort?
I always enjoy looking a fakes. What always amuses me is that they often go to so much technical effort to pull something off, yet fall over at the last hurdle with simple spelling mistakes on the packaging!
I didn't realise until recently that some fake watches (Rolex, Omega) are now so good they are almost impossible to tell apart from genuine - they have come a long way from the $7 cheapies you could buy in Hong Kong.
When you're ready to purchase the real thing (hopefully once you've got your money back), I suggest you keep a look out on 1day for refurb units; at least then you know you'll have a legit product, and an easy returns process if things go wrong.
I've bought a few Chromecast Audios from them, as well as a Chromecast Ultra more recently, and they've been fine; Ultra is currently $60, and there are often purchase discounts (eg spend $50 save $10) available to bring it down further.
Only issue with 1 day is they are returns from other markets, so you don't get the actual power brick with the Ethernet port on it. Ive found that once stuck behind a metal TV the wifi is bad enough on them that its really needed to have the Ethernet in order to not have them take forever to start playing things and have glitches all the time on 4k stuff and then fall back to a lousy stream.
Things may have changed; as discussed on another recent thread when I asked a question about this, 1day is supplying at least the Ultra with a split power cable which includes an Ethernet port, and it works perfectly (I have mine hard-wired.)