In early 2020 we found advertisements for SuperBoost Wi-Fi Booster littering our website. They still are!
GadgetGuy has >90% reader credibility rating. People bought SuperBoost Wi-Fi Booster thinking that we endorsed it as it was advertising on our website. WE DON’T.
WE DO NOT SELL OR ENDORSE ANYTHING – WE ARE A 100% INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE/TECH REVIEW SITE.
In fact, the complaints grew into a tsunami prompting us to write “Is SuperBoost Wi-Fi repeater a scam?” – it is one of our highest rating articles of all time. And 286 reader comments to date confirm it is a huge scam.
It appears that nothing we can do will stop this scam advertising on our site – the bastards keep changing their company name and sneaking in. We have blocked them, oh, so many times.
Why are we calling this SuperBoost scam out?
It is nothing more than an overpriced, Wi-Fi, 2.4Ghz 300Mbps repeater that gives a maximum 30/5Mbps download/upload at 2m from our reference Netgear AX router
Its antenna signal strength drops to unusable at 5m from the router
It is highly illegal to claim that it can boost Wi-Fi signal strength – it retransmits a weak signal and makes it even weaker. And without any dedicated backhaul, the results are incredibly poor.
Many buyers report abnormally long delivery times if they receive it at all
And you can buy the same thing (why would you want to) for under $15 at shonky online merchants.
The latest con is a claim that it bypasses a router’s firewall and can super boost the ISP’s signal.
Or that it ‘Runs a set of diagnostics on the hard drive of your laptop or desktop, as well as making essential corrections and modifications at the time of testing. After the software has finished as well as stopped running, your desktop or laptop will be able to make better applications of the type of wireless network or internet connection which you are making use of.”
Or the SuperBoost ones I like to LOL at,
“Inspired by military technology, you do not need to worry about connections with Superboost WiFi, as it instantly connects you to almost everything when needed. You do not have to worry about lags while playing your favorite online games, as it is effective enough to give an excellent boost to your WiFi.”
“With Super Boost WiFi, there are no dead spots inside your home. This WiFi works exceptionally well in all corners of your house, filling all the dead spots that used to be at your house.”
THESE SUPERBOOST CLAIMS ARE SHEER FANTASY – AN OUTRIGHT LIE. IT IS SUPER CRAP!
But it gets worse if that is possible. SuperBoost website here makes outrageous claims that have no truth behind them.
We found that this device has a hidden backdoor that can easily expose your entire home network to spying and data exfiltration. Yes, it can bypass the firewall allowing cybercriminals and nation-states access to your network. If you have one, rip it out now.
Support – try none
Think Tech Sales Limited, 62544, G/F Bamboos Centre, 52 Hung To Road, Kwung Tong, Hong Kong perpetrates the SuperBoost scam and many, many others. Australian advertisements show Aussie phone numbers 03 8202 3074 or 02 6145 0887 that redirects to Hong Kong. All you get is a rude, unhelpful dismissal.
Warranty – good luck
According to our readers, there are no returns or warranty. If you pay the postage cost back to Hong Kong, you still won’t see any money. You see, Australian Consumer Law warranties do not bind the shonky Chinese company.
It claims to be DCMA protected to give it some credibility, but that is too sham.
And we understand that PayPal buyer’s protection does not apply either.
If you have Wi-Fi blackspots read our one-page free, no catches, guide here, and this advice does work!
What next from the kings of con
We are noticing a new trend in advertisements on our site that looks like we endorse them. This includes cheap Apple Watch knockoffs, mini-projectors, drones, BT speakers, TV signal boosters etc. Again, it is impossible to stop these ‘programmatic’ advertisements from creeping into the site.
We will call these out as we see them. Here are a few we have tracked down to this blatantly dishonest company.
‘Infiniti Kloud’ that turns out to be a 32GB USB flash drive for US$17.95 plus post and handling. A genuine SanDisk Cruiser is about $4. It too has copious fake reviews. Trustpilot says to stay away.
TVFix Caster at US$58 plus shipping (about $100) and takes months to arrive. It’s a simple screen mirror device, and it most definitely does not provide hundreds of live streaming channels. It too has loads of fake reviews. Trustpilot says to stay away.
BuzzBGone Next-Gen Bug Zapper eliminates mosquitoes instantly. It’s a USB powered 5V/1A UV LED with a 4-hour charge time and a 3-hour battery life. And like all the Think Tech Sales scams, the internet is littered with fake reviews. Trust Pilot says to stay away as it clearly does not work!
Starscope Monocular is a 10 x 50mm monocular with a very narrow 114m field of view at 1100m (10%), Of course, they are US$79.98 plus shipping (A$150) that you can buy for $20 from eBay including postage. It is not a low light ‘starscope’ – just a 10X fixed focus magnification with a very poor low light aperture.