Blatant rip-off of Apple's iPod mini surfaces out of China


dombi

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I love it! It is beautiful ... IPOD with all caps! How original is that? Great job... I love how plasticy and cheap the whole scroll stick looks, I really wish it has a Microsoft logo on it somewhere though...

Maybe if I special order it with custom engraving I can get that on there as well. Brilliant!

:p
 

Sun Baked

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dombi said:
I love it! It is beautiful ... IPOD with all caps! How original is that? Great job... I love how plasticy and cheap the whole scroll stick looks, I really wish it has a Microsoft logo on it somewhere though...

Maybe if I special order it with custom engraving I can get that on there as well. Brilliant!

:p
Looks like they are selling somebody else's player...

Don't think the Nokia 8910i phone is a ripoff of a Nokia phone, but entering somebody's generic MP3 player as an ipod in your catalog -- is rather dumb.

Even dumber if the generic OEM is marketing it that way.
 

Lacero

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It looks hard to use. Plus it's very ugly and built like a plastic toy.
 

varmit

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I don't even think its real anymore. So many people are ripping off Apple, I think they are just doing it to get attention because I have never heard of these companies half the time.
 

Jerry Spoon

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varmit said:
I don't even think its real anymore. So many people are ripping off Apple, I think they are just doing it to get attention because I have never heard of these companies half the time.
I was kind of wondering if these were real too, this one and the shuffle-copy. Just looking at them makes me wonder why people would make these things, and this one especially. It looks amazingly cheap and outdated while still having more than a 'hint' of iPod in it.

It's like the attractive girl who has a not-so-attractive, not-quite-as-smart cousin who only comes into town for a few weeks during the summer... You look at the cousin and for a split second think it's the better looking one. You realize it's not, but she's close enough just to peak your interest for a minute until you catch yourself and think, "What the heck was I thinking!"

I'm really tired and strung out and obviously have some freaky 'hot girl and her cousin' fetish I've never really explored. I'm going to get some sleep.
 

Jalexster

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Jerry Spoon said:
SNIP
I'm really tired and strung out and obviously have some freaky 'hot girl and her cousin' fetish I've never really explored. I'm going to get some sleep.
Yeah, "sleep"...
 

Nermal

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gekko513 said:
Maybe they just thought IPOD was the english word for MP3 player :D :p ;)
That's actually a valid point, iPod has become synonymous with MP3 players. Just the other day on a forum, someone asked what iPod he should get. He ended up getting a Creative one I think. We've gotten to the point where any MP3 player is an iPod! :eek:

unfaded said:
And against OEM too, the company who has products that find their way into every single computer ever.
You lost me there. :confused:
 

polyesterlester

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unfaded said:
And against OEM too, the company who has products that find their way into every single computer ever.
LOL, you're joking, right? Whether you're joking or not, a lot of people don't know what OEM is. OEM isn't a single company, but rather it stands for original equipment manufacturer, and is any company that buys computers or components, adds more hardware, companants, software or whatever, and then sells it. Apple is an OEM. Dell is an OEM. Sony is an OEM. Most tech companies are OEMs.
 

Little Endian

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Nermal said:
That's actually a valid point, iPod has become synonymous with MP3 players. Just the other day on a forum, someone asked what iPod he should get. He ended up getting a Creative one I think. We've gotten to the point where any MP3 player is an iPod! :eek:



You lost me there. :confused:
Yes I agree iPod may very well become synonymous with MP3 players in general. Sorta like how Walkman is a Sony Trademark that has come to refer to any brand of portable cassette or radio, same with Discman. There are several other examples of how trademarked names become synonymous with all simialar products regardless of manufacturer. Clorox comes to mind as well as Xerox. I have heard people quite often referring to any brand of bleach as Clorox or any brand copying machine as being a Xerox. There are quite a few other examples but none come to mind. If anyone cares to add to the list please do.
 

munkle

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Little Endian said:
Yes I agree iPod may very well become synonymous with MP3 players in general. Sorta like how Walkman is a Sony Trademark that has come to refer to any brand of portable cassette or radio, same with Discman. There are several other examples of how trademarked names become synonymous with all simialar products regardless of manufacturer. Clorox comes to mind as well as Xerox. I have heard people quite often referring to any brand of bleach as Clorox or any brand copying machine as being a Xerox. There are quite a few other examples but none come to mind. If anyone cares to add to the list please do.
Hoover. Sellotape. Kleenex.

And the list goes on, the wonders of commercialism!