Closest iPod Clone

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  1. iElvis macrumors member

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    This is on CNN's website. Its the closest clone i've seen to the iPod. Its called the Odyssey.
    Link to article
     
  2. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    Anyone who buys this really wants an iPod:D
     
  3. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Article title states:

    "Odyssey is no iPod, but its cheaper"

    Wow, what a choice of words. One could basically say that about everything Apple makes.:p

    Goofy looking thing, ain't it?
     

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  4. mmoin macrumors regular

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    I'm not a rich guy, I'm just a college student, and I'll say with confidence that the iPod is one of the best purchases I've ever made, even if it's one of the most expensive items I've ever bought.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    that mp3 player is so freaking ugly i wouldn't want it even if someone gave me a million dollars to use it ;)
    My iPod is the nicest and most spacious MP3 player/calendar/clock i have ever seen :)
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Time for apple legal to start working on a lawsuit.

    That is REAL close looking to an iPod.
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    but you know that the Odyssey will never match the iPod in style and popularity...why bother?
     
  8. dermeister macrumors 6502

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    ...MrMacman is right, this thing is rediculously simillar... ugh this pissed me off, such a blatant rip-off... Pretty damn shamefull if you ask me...
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Nah, without the scrollwheel I don't think Apple Legal would be able to do anything about it...



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  10. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Its a 20gig for $349... AND THEN Apple updates their iPod line, slashes prices and you can get the real 20gig ipod for $250. This week baby! (speculation)

    It uses usb 2.0.. well that's good, because no one else does.

    I'm disgusted by this thing in so many ways...
     
  11. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    That's probably true, but they should still be sued, because it looks WAY too much like the iPod.
     
  12. alset macrumors 65816

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    I assume Apple could make some nice headway with a lawsuit, but wouldn't it likely cost more money than it's worth?

    Who was that company that Apple sued for ripping off the iMac design a couple years ago? They won that suit, and it's a good thing; that machine was the closest anyone had come. Anyone remember or have photos?

    Dan
     
  13. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Apple sued several companies for making iMac ripoffs... one of them was eMachines ("Sotec" in Japan) with their "e-one":
     

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  14. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    lawsuit is worthless

    As I said when the iPod first came out... it needs an audio imput device!!!

    For me the iPod is too much money, as I have learn technology works around me I'm gonna wait until summer to see the evolution of the iPod. I did that when I waited for the last time to get the Pismo $2000 less than a month before just because it was discontinued. Now I can get a Powerbook 12" for $2000 and in the near future and iPod with more fetures than the Odisey for around $300 for sure.
     
  15. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Did Apple win in that lawsuit?
     
  16. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    I don't see how they could have lost it. Emachine makes the worst computers in the world... next to gateway. This thread should be renamed 'you can't polish a turd.'

    I'm pretty sure they use 110watt power supplies in their machines.
     
  17. alset macrumors 65816

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    They crushed 'em. I was laughing myself to death. How could you expect that machine to slip through?

    Dan
     
  18. iElvis thread starter macrumors member

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    I would like to just see a review on the 2 products side by side. Then will see that the iPod is way better. :D
     
  19. gerror macrumors 6502

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    after the eMachine lawsuit I saw it in a shop in Brazil. My gf took a picture of me and the machine. Can't find it though.
     

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