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Macnoviz
Jul 18, 2006, 11:46 AM
These French guys go even further than just borrowing designs from the nano, they basically just copy the player and give it some bells and whistles.
On their eBay site, it evens says "identical to iPod nano/shuffle"

http://i8.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/b5/48/1e_1_sbl.JPG
http://i13.ebayimg.com/04/i/07/6f/45/b2_1_bl.JPG

Is this legal?

If you are interested I would be willing to translate, but you can find out a lot on : http://stores.benl.ebay.be/ROTHON-DISCOUNT_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZQ2d33QQftidZ2QQtZkm



JosiahPB
Jul 18, 2006, 01:11 PM
Sometimes these things get on my nerves...but most of the time they just make me laugh. Do they think they are actually going to make money with this stuff?

CoMpX
Jul 18, 2006, 01:14 PM
Sometimes these things get on my nerves...but most of the time they just make me laugh. Do they think they are actually going to make money with this stuff?

I agree. My friends bought one of those nanos, and it have a super advanced hold switch. You have to pop the center button out of its place and slide it under the "click wheel" so you can't push any buttons. State of the art. :rolleyes:

MattyMac
Jul 18, 2006, 01:24 PM
Sometimes these things get on my nerves...but most of the time they just make me laugh. Do they think they are actually going to make money with this stuff?
agreed

steamboat26
Jul 18, 2006, 04:28 PM
I think someone similar keeps posting their site on craigslist for their crappy knockoffs of ipod nanos and ipods.

lexus
Jul 18, 2006, 05:42 PM
There shuffle has a screen:

http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/shuffle-1GB-avec-ecran-identique-a-lipod-neuf_W0QQitemZ230007142324QQihZ013QQcategoryZ106791QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

steamboat26
Jul 18, 2006, 09:33 PM
There shuffle has a screen:

http://cgi.benl.ebay.be/shuffle-1GB-avec-ecran-identique-a-lipod-neuf_W0QQitemZ230007142324QQihZ013QQcategoryZ106791QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

that screen looks horrible, apples shuffle looks much better, even though it doesn't have a screen.

Chundles
Jul 18, 2006, 09:35 PM
These French guys go even further than just borrowing designs from the nano, they basically just copy the player and give it some bells and whistles.
On their eBay site, it evens says "identical to iPod nano/shuffle"

http://i8.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/b5/48/1e_1_sbl.JPG
http://i13.ebayimg.com/04/i/07/6f/45/b2_1_bl.JPG

Is this legal?

If you are interested I would be willing to translate, but you can find out a lot on : http://stores.benl.ebay.be/ROTHON-DISCOUNT_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZQ2d33QQftidZ2QQtZkm


Those things are on sale in many department stores down here - ugly as sin.

Lebowski
Jul 18, 2006, 09:56 PM
apple product ripoff.....








with a walkman logo ripoff......




all class.

macsrockmysocks
Jul 19, 2006, 12:31 AM
Is it just me or do you think the ones on the bottom look kinda kewl?? I mean, I wouldn't buy one, but I think they look sorta good.

Felldownthewell
Jul 19, 2006, 01:18 AM
with a walkman logo ripoff......



Yah...I was going to say...for a second I thought that this was Sony ripping off Apple...I didn't think that they were that sleazy.

I guess for people who want the status symbol but can't afford it would like it but otherwise I don't see the point...

MacBoobsPro
Jul 19, 2006, 06:09 AM
apple product ripoff.....








with a walkman logo ripoff......




all class.


and a classically **** Microsoft tag line ripoff. "feel 'in" WTF? :confused:

MacBoobsPro
Jul 19, 2006, 06:12 AM
I guess for people who want the status symbol but can't afford it would like it but otherwise I don't see the point...

Couldnt you just buy some white earphones and pretend you had a 'real' nano? Much cheaper and better than giving those pirates your money! :D

ToastMaster
Jul 19, 2006, 12:44 PM
It IS about $80 cheaper than the Nano, however.

Big surprise.

h?
Jul 19, 2006, 03:43 PM
Technically it IS legal in a wierd sort of way.I have seen nano rip offs like that and it is not a click wheel and is allowed. They do look like crap and some very desperate or anti Apple people do buy them.

ToastMaster
Jul 19, 2006, 05:25 PM
Wouldn't Apple have copyrighted a "distinctive likness" of their products or something to combat these type of companies?

But I doubt Apple would think it worth it to try take these guys to court.

nichos
Jul 19, 2006, 10:57 PM
... Do they think they are actually going to make money with this stuff?

They must or they wouldn't do it - of course, they can't be making as much as Steve. I bet they get some poor (grand)parents that know what a "music player" looks like, see's this, and buys from them.

Of course, if they follow the old rule "if it's too good to be true..." they would know better.