With the Zune coming out, we will probably see all kinds of iPod type accessories adapted for the Zune.Sirin said:Now, you would've thought that Microsoft would have a ripoff of the iPod in a similar but not exact way. But HERE, VAF has "invented" the Zune Octavio, a clear ripoff of the iPod Hi-Fi! Just take a look.
Yes, but in this case, where it looks like VAF took the Hi-Fi, painted it black, and moved the speakers around, it's an obvious rip-off.sushi said:With the Zune coming out, we will probably see all kinds of iPod type accessories adapted for the Zune.
No disagreement there. Just think that we will see similar situations soon.BurtonCCC said:Yes, but in this case, where it looks like VAF took the Hi-Fi, painted it black, and moved the speakers around, it's an obvious rip-off.
It aught to be interesting to see if the Zune will be able to stir up an ecosystem the size of the iPod's today. Of course, there is no good way to predict it. I suspect Sushi is on the right track in guessing this is not the last look-a-like we see.sushi said:With the Zune coming out, we will probably see all kinds of iPod type accessories adapted for the Zune.
Yeah, I agree. It's just another all-in-one speaker system. So they look fairly similar - who cares? They have the same parts in them so by nature they'd have to look fairly similar - or are you suggesting Apple sues all speaker manufacturers now? All the other speaker manufacturers have their satellites, subwoofers and all-in-one's looking the same, Apple will just have to live with it.dirtydebbling said:Not sure which planet you guys have been living on for the last 100 years, but speakers generally work by having a cone of some material, along with a big magnet across back, where by the laws of physics come into play when an electrical charge is applied to the speaker driver assembly - so yes, if you pull the covers off of any speaker - they are all going to look like the ipod hifi.
apart from this Zune Octavio thing having drivers (like every other speaker in the ENTIRE world), and that the ZUNE docks in the top, i don't see many other similarites at all. For one, it looks like it's about double the size of the HI-FI, and looks like it's about a third of the depth? and it's all black. And doesn't have ports for the unit to breath.
From a design point of view, what exactly is it apple will sue about? that MS has made a speaker? Oh my, apple better get on the phone to EVERY speaker dock manufacturer in the world immediatly, since they all use speaker drivers. and have devices the dock into them. Apple might have more luck with their rediculous attempt to try and trademark the word 'pod' that they are attempting at the moment.
C'mon guys, seriously, this thing looks nothing like the hi fi, and there is NOTHING apple can sure for.
Depends really...After G said:Do the holes for the bass really make a speaker sound better?