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Im probably unusual in that I find this world of cheap clone shanzhai hardware amazing.You can follow me on the usual social media platforms.The Apple adapter is protected from an electrically noisy environment by its metal shielding, and extra decoupling capacitors on the board.The cheap adapter only has a single 25MHz crystal.The cheap adapter measured.4Mbps.As well as directly selling my own creations I have worked with both Uwe Meffert and Calvin on projects such as the mass produced and highly successful.I have some great photos and videos of these and it seemed a shame not to include them.
It is also possible that the cloned asic will display hardware bugs that arent in the legitimate adapter.