Top positive review
Preliminary tests look promising, further testing required to make sure it is real.
April 16, 2019
Pretty sure its not a fake, as all the major check out and I got it from Amazon.ca not a marketplace seller. Things that I have cheked:
The appearance of the package (text is very crisp and the paint looks like high quality paint, with deep colours and also some reflective paint.The quality of the image is comparable to a genuine Ultra Plus purchased at best buy. There is a sticker inside the package that promotes their android app, same as the Ultra Plus. The rear looks as crisp as the front.)
The adapter (text looks legit when compared to the genuine one I have, date is printed on the back, also very crisp. I compare a known genuine adapter to the included adapter in the photos.)
Card appearence (The text is crisp, same font and text positionning as the Ultra Plus, but the rear destabalised me a little, whit the black sticcker on the green PCB, I expected faint writing on a black PCB)
Card capacity and speed (As can be seen in the photos, the write is around 70MB/s and read is 75MB/s and the capacity checks out without any errors.)
What scares me the most is that the read speeds aren't even near the advertised maximum of 160MB/s, but it might be bottlenecked by the integrated sd card reader of the laptop I used. The fact that the card states that it is made in china is also offputting, because the Ultra Plus from best buy states that it is made in Malaysia, which is what I expected for this card. Finally, the green PCB with the black sticker also makes me feel off about it.
The GoPro H7 Black didn't seem to refuse this card for filming a short 4k60 clip, but then again it also worked with the Ultra Plus which has lower advertised speeds and isn't recommended for this use.
So if you are willing to take your chances as I did, just be sure to get it from Amazon.ca and not a marketplace seller (not that I have anything against them) for the best chances of it being real and not counterfeit.