Can This New Device Really Spot Fake Designer Bags?
There’s a new gadget out there that claims to be the real deal when it comes to sniffing out fake designer bags.
It is a wireless device with a microscope camera that analyzes the fine details of high-end accessories — print patterns, leather grain and paint work.
Entrupy, the company that designed the unit, says it’s better than 98 percent accurate at rooting out fakes for 11 brands, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci, thanks to a camera that magnifies objects 260 times.
The device can be rented for an intial fee of $299 and has month to month plans starting at $99. This eliminates having to acquire an expert to examine authenticity.
“Today, everything is done by humans,” Entrupy co-founder Vidyuth Srinivasan told Bloomberg. “For businesses that are growing, that’s not a scalable solution.”
Pawn shops, Wholesalers and Online retailers, are interested in the device, that has a database of 30,000 handbags and wallets.
Entrupy says its device enables buyers to better distinguish fakes regularly sold on the Internet and through used merchants.