You know that one friend of yours? The one who was always pissed off because while he asked for Transformers toys he ended up with Go-Bots? It’s most likely because his grandma shopped at DealXtreme, where you can get this totally convincing 1GB red iPod Shuffle clone for less than $20. Another $5 gets you the required cradle.
While it’s not an exact replica, the storage and functionality should remain the same, though your locked iTunes purchases won’t play. If you’re on a budget, and want to take part in the iPod Zeitgeist, this is a way to go for about a third of what it’d cost you at the Apple store. And we’re sure the quality is totally on par with what Apple offers. Totally.