NewerTech rips off Griffin Tech

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Brian Haworth, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Brian Haworth macrumors member

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    On August 12th, Griffin Technology announced their new FM transmitter and iPod cradle, the "RoadTrip".

    On August 18th, NewerTech announced their new FM transmitter, the "RoadTrip!"

    Great job, guys.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Ouch...

    "Newer Technology is just some gadget from a Taiwanese source"

    that sort of stings. ;)

    Newer Technology's gadget isn't even an iPod device, but something that you can probably source at Radio Shack.
     
  3. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    You know, things like these just don't pop up overnight. It takes several weeks, or months to design, test, and build a product.

    It's just like those iPod guys that were making a big stink after their iPod's battery went dead after 1 year and 8 months. So the dudes call up Apple, Apple says it'll cost you something like $250-300 to send it in and get a new battery. Then the guys made a documentary about it, and ~7 days later, Apple announced the iPod battery replacement program, for $100. Then the dudes claimed that Apple made this program in response to their documentary, but in fact, it took Apple MONTHS to set this up.

    But this situation might be different.

    Edit: Those dudes I was referring too were the Neistat brothers at http://ipodsdirtysecret.com/
     

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