Business Insider found a number of three-pack USB drives which resemble the $416 product, including on the Alibaba-operated marketplace Aliexpress, on Etsy, and on Wish.
Those products also all come in the same three colors as those marketed by 5GBioShield: gold, rose gold, and silver.
In the report, published on Thursday, Pen Test Partners said the sole difference between the wholesale items and the 5GBioShield product was the addition of a sticker.
Two sets of USB drives for sale for as little as $3 per unit on Aliexpress (L) and Etsy (R.)
Ken Munro, owner of Pen Test Partners, wrote: “In our opinion the 5G Bioshield is nothing more than a £5 USB key with a sticker on it. Whether or not the sticker provides £300 pounds worth of quantum holographic catalyzer technology we’ll leave you to decide.”
He also told the BBC that the sticker “looks remarkably like one available in sheets from stationery suppliers for less than a penny.”
5GBioShield, the UK-based company behind the product of the same name, says when the drive is plugged into a laptop or power socket it will emit a protective shield with a 40-meter diameter that cancels out 5G radiation.
“It harmonizes all harmful frequencies into life affirming frequencies,” the company said.
The USB relies on “quantum nano-layer technology” which will “balance the imbalanced electric
oscillations arising from all electric fog induced by all devices such as: laptops, cordless phones, wlan, tablets, etc.”
FILE PHOTO: An advertising board shows a 5G logo at the International Airport in Zaventem
The claims appear to be nonsense with no grounding in science.
Business Insider contacted 5G BioShield for comment, but is yet to receive a response.
The company’s owners are named in UK company filings as Anna Grochowalska and Valerio Laghezza. They previously sold dietary supplements.
All mobile phones emit electromagnetic radiation, but because 5G is new, and more advanced, some people think the radiation will be stronger, and could potentially cause health issues.
“It is possible that there may be a small increase in overall exposure to radio waves when 5G is added to an existing network or in a new area,” according to Public Health England.
“However, the overall exposure is expected to remain low relative to guidelines and, as such, there should be no consequences for public health.”
The British flag and a smartphone with a Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration