My experience with GM Tech2 clone and authentic

I have an original Tech2 scanner already and when I saw another forum member talking about getting a GM Tech2 for $322 and I was pretty skeptical, but after he posted that it was working fine, I had to try one.
I ordered one from EOBD2 shop on December 10th (2014) and it arrived on December 29th via DHL. I paid $322 shipped. This is the package I received from China. This carton package saves me a few bucks.
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Opened it up.
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Taking it out.
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All of it out and unpackaged.
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Connector ends.
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Software CD.
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Apply your own stickers!
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CANdi module and cables
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The new clone on the left, and my original legit Tech2 on the right. (Stickers not applied yet)
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Back side.
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Bottom port.
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Right side.
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Top side.
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Left side.
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The back side after applying stickers.
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The VCI module pulled out.
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The 32mb PCMCIA data card pulled out.
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Booted up in the car.
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Displaying the Misfire Graphic screen.
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Displaying the Engine Data 1 screen.
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Use experience
My overall impression after playing with it for a few days – Wow! This thing is cheap, works great, and is of the same build quality as my original. Some of the few differences that I immediately noticed are the buttons feel different and the screen is much brighter. The buttons on my original have a distinct “click” feel to them, and the clones are mushy. However I found that the more that I press them, the clickier they get. The screen being brighter is a plus.
The only thing I’m disappointed by that I didn’t get the case. The other forum member stated that the price would be much more if you got the case. I wish I had done some more research because I found several sellers selling the same thing with the case for around the same price. However, I did feel more comfortable buying from the same source as the other member.
So what am I going to do with it? Well, having multiple Tech2s would be handy (one at home, one at the shop), but I think I’m going to give it to my Dad. He’s been talking about getting one because he is jealous of mine. I’m not going to tell him it’s a clone and see if he notices.
Would I recommend this to the ordinary backyard mechanic? YES! With most average scan tools being around $150-200 to get ABS and other functions, spending another $100 to being able to access every module and system in the car makes it totally worth it. Most dealers charge a $100+ diagnostic fee just to hook theirs up to your car, what a joke. You can do this yourself and learn more about how your cars computer works. Buy one now:http://www.eobd2.fr/on-sale-gm-tech2-gm-diagnostic-scannerworks-for-gm-saab-opel-suzuki-isuzu-holden-1325.html

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