Knockoff

  • The iPhonc Looks Good, Until You See The Front

    The iPhonc Looks Good, Until You See The Front

    The latest knock-off from China is the iPhonc - a curved back mobile phone that looks good up to a point. Details are non-existent, but you probably don't want to buy this thing anyway. Read More

  • Despite appearances, the PinPhone is not an iPhone

    Despite appearances, the PinPhone is not an iPhone

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, yadda yadda yadda. Here we have the latest -- and perhaps greatest -- imitation iPhone from China. This thing really, really looks like an iPhone. Similar form factor. Similar physical button placement. Astonishingly similar user interface. Heck, even a similar name: the PinPhone 3GS! Clearly you're not going to have access to iPhone Apps, since this… Read More

  • Pardon my Engrish: RicT-007 AVRA

    Pardon my Engrish: RicT-007 AVRA

    Here's a perfect companion to your Lolex watch and Mike shoe collection: the RicT-007 AVRA. It is basically a craptacular Motorola AURA clone. And when I mean craptacular, I mean aside from the looks, it is utter trash. Just look at the specs. Read More

  • Asus makes bizarro Wiimote for PC use: the Eee Stick

    Asus makes bizarro Wiimote for PC use: the Eee Stick

    Asus never stops surprising me. If it’s not an excellent silent video card it’s a tiny laptop, and if it’s not a tiny laptop it’s a freaky bizarro world version of a Wiimote. I’m going to see if I can get my hands on one of these crazy things just to see if it works as well as Nintendo’s; being that Asus probably only started R&D a year ago, I’m… Read More

  • How Not to Get Ripped Off on Craigslist, eBay

    On the weekends, I have a hobby of fixing broken iPods. Usually they just need a little reset love or some hard disk repairs and they’re good as new. One place I find these busted iPods is Craigslist. Over the weekend, I noticed a post for a cheap, used iPod Nano at $54. That’s a fairly low price for even a first-gen Nano, so I figured it must be broken or missing parts. I thought even… Read More

  • The Microsoft Zune Has a Chinese Knockoff Already

    Oriphe Industrial Limited apparently saw the leaked Microsoft Zune photos a few months back and quickly went to work. And by work, we mean stealing Microsoft’s design. Their MP4 music player looks, well, pretty similar to the Zune, and plays AMW/MTV/MPEG/AVI video, JPEG photos, eBook text files, and MP3 music. Their MP3 music players play MP3/WMA/WAV and have FM radio recording, which is… Read More