Fake iPod nano

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Jesus, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Jesus macrumors 6502

    You have to see this, I hope Apple legal get these people.
    Its lists itself as better than an iPod, then compares itself to a shuffle!!

    Ebay Item
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I wouldn't buy it because I don't know how well it will work or how well it is built, and I just love my iPod. I wouldn't call it ugly though. It looks almost like a real iPod.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    only 512mbs

    thats not enought for Pics Music and Vidoes

    i saw a black 256 one some were (it was real Nano like)
  4. doucy2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    total POS lol
    really cheap plastic looking
    never would buy that
    prob would break very easily and not to mention no compatability with mac
    apple legal needs to be all over this
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    How do these companies manage to make MP3 players with more features than Apple's? Also, the dimensions are EXACTLY the same as the nano.
  6. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    I don't think it's similar enough to infringe on patents. It doesn't say Ipod anywhere, not even anywhere in the auction. Apple doesn't hold a patent on things that just look like the ipod. On top of that, it's being sold out of hong kong.
  7. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    well it is a much better deal than the shuffle. I think it's about $70 canadian with shipping and insurance, and it's got much better features (a screen!). If i was in the market for a shuffle I would get one. And it's only 70 bucks so its not a huge gamble if it ends up being ****.
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Apple holds a patent on the scroll wheel. Apple has also been known to patent all sorts of other aesthetic things.
  9. cgratti macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2004
    Central Pennsylvania, USA
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    And yet, the capacity is EXACTLY the same as the smallest iPod... :eek:

    Well, they do a point by point comparison between it and the shuffle (conveniently leaving out such points as size and weight...), but that's it.
  11. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    I highly doubt that that cheap piece of garbage has a scroll wheel.

    Except that I bet it has ZERO compatibility with itunes.
  12. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
  13. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    I have had enough of these blatant rip-off's. I am not even going to comment on them anymore, it's just giving the company attention.
  14. mannix87 macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2005
    in the southeast
    remember guys, most iPods were assembled in China hence, I wouldn't be surprised if they knocked off most of the good parts of an iPod for a cheap look- alike. and the Chinese are not really known for honoring IP rights. the China gov't has been arguing for the longest time that they never charged any royalties for everyone else's use of gunpowder and noodles w/c they invented so why should they, in turn, be charged for using somebody else's invention.
  15. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    My thoughts exactly. Chinese consider intellectual property theft a part of economic warfare against the West. Too bad we are too dumb to see that, all our biz leaders see is their vast population as if they would allow us to sell our stuff to them at our profit. They will only allow this until they can steal our inventions and sell it to themselves. Hollywood is the dumbest when it comes to Chinese and their DVD rape n pillage of H'wood films -- they keep thinking the Chinese oligarchs in power are gonna let them sell movie tickets to one billion Chinese and let H'wood collect the box office. Not.
  16. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you

    Somebody should inform them that a patent lasts 16 years, not 600. Although, I do think paying a "noodle tax" would be pretty funny.
  17. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    I think Engadget mentioned a player just like this one.

    If you look at the grainy pictires you can see that there are screws protruding from the sides of the device - reeeaaaalllll classy there.:rolleyes:
  18. Randall macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Norwood, MA
    Since when can you patent a wheel? Give me a fscking break. :rolleyes:
  19. geese macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    London, UK
    I beleive Apple has attempted to patent the scrolling click-wheel in the form thats on the iPod. I dont think they have been successful yet.
  20. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    The funniest part is that the Buy It Now price was (roughly) £15 ($26.47), but the SHIPPING cost was £25 ($44.11).

    Since when should the shipping cost for an item be more than the cost of the item itself?
  21. nbs2 macrumors 68030


    Mar 31, 2004
    A geographical oddity
    used books. especially paperbacks.

    a couple years ago i was ebay surfing and found a collection of used books that had no reserve and was going for a penny. i bid the penny and won. cost me $5 to ship, but for 6 or 7 books, it was a good deal.
  22. pmitch macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2004
    eBay postage

    This is quite a common tactic used by sellers from China and Hong Kong in particular. It appears to be a way of setting a 'reserve' price without actually having a reserve. No-one is really suggesting it costs that much to post [check the stamps when it arrives :D ].

    Another tactic sellers often use, is to add in huge 'insurance' premiums. I suppose from their point of view, where they may have ten or fifteen identical items on auction each day, it's a way of ensuring that a $1 buyer ends up paying $60. Like it or lump it, it's one of the common tactics on eBay.

    PS: I've updated my blog on fake nano's for those who are interested.

  23. pmitch macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2004
    Agreed. BTW, I have updated this site greatly this week: lots more fakes. Some pics were even taken in my home, of a "nano" sent to from China. VERY convincing: even the CD looked like an official Apple CD


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