Airpods and iPhone

With scores of shoppers on the hunt for the best bargains this Black Friday, a new consumer study, conducted by Uswitch, has analysed Google search data to reveal which fake brands are most in demand.

The research shows counterfeit Rolex, Yeezy and Louis Vuitton are the top three most searched for designer fashion labels. Fake Beats takes the top spot for the most wanted tech brand, and in the world of beauty, Olaplex is the most in-demand brand that people want fake versions of the most.

The Most In-Demand Fake Tech

Black Friday is when many people try to get the latest tech releases at a discounted price, so Uswitch also looked into the number of searches for the most sought after counterfeit tech brands.

Beats by Dr Dre – considered to produce the ‘best headphones on the market’ – is the most searched for tech brand with 8,400 annual searches for ‘fake beats’.

Xbox is joint third on the list, with a total of 6,000 searches for a cheaper, unverified version of the iconic games console. Also with 6,000 annual searches for fake versions of its products is Apple. Xbox’s rival, Playstation is sixth on the list, receiving 3,600 searches for a knock-off version.

Top 10 Most Searched For Fake Tech Brands

Rank

Branded Bag

Annual Searches

1

Beats

8,400

3

Xbox

6,000

3

Apple

6,000

6

Playstation

3,600

6

Fitbit

3,600

6

JBL

3,600

7

Samsung

3,000

8

Dyson

1,200

9

Nintendo

1,080

10

Wii

840

When it comes to the most in-demand tech products, ‘fake iPhone is searched for almost 2,000 times a year, which is the highest of all tech products in the study. Ring’s doorbell is second on the list and Dyson’s innovative Airwrap is third.

The top 5 most searched for fake tech products:

Rank

Product 

Annual searches

1

iPhone

1,800

2

Ring doorbell

720

3

Dyson Airwrap

600

4

Xbox series s

480

5

Google pixel

480

For the full research, and for advice and tips on how to spot scam sites and how to tell the difference between fake and real products this Black Friday, visit: www.uswitch.com/broadband/most-in-demand-designer-knock-offs

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.