Yikes! Those 1 star reviews are pretty damning
Yeah, you’re probably better off getting one from the mothership so you don’t have to deal with warranty/return hustles. I ordered a different version and was doa, no issues on return from amazon. Ordered a different brand and has worked great for months.
All the parts are probably coming from the same manufacturers seeing as they’re nearly all identical, seems to be qc issues on who’s assembling them.