CES 2008: Part 2 Cheap Knockoffs Galore

This was actually one of the more enjoyable things to see at CES. Everything from fake roombas to fake nanos. Let’s take a look at some of them.
I don’t know what it is about companies that makes them think that making an almost exact replica of another product is the way to make a buck, and I honestly thought most of this was limited to the blackmarkets of China, etc, but it showed up in full force at CES. I actually enjoyed spotting them quite a bit. My first example should look a bit familiar to most of you…

Fake Nano CES

Nice fake nano. Overheard cost/unit to be something around 11GBP for a 2GB and 15GBP for 4GB. I’m sure the UI was wretched though.

They do love their apple knockoffs at CES. There were *many* vendors with stuff like this.

More stuff continues on the next page where we look at some audio knockoffs…

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6 Responses to CES 2008: Part 2 Cheap Knockoffs Galore

  1. bert January 14, 2008 at 7:20 am #

    Ive purchased some of these fakes in the past. While the UI isn’t very easy to use, they shake more features than the IPod ever does.

    Like, this $30 ipod ripoff from CD-R King? It does mp4, mp3, PDFs, .Doc and so much more.

    Plus, the battery is a 110ma Li-Ion cell that can be replaced

    Goes to show that imitations can better their originals

  2. Mark from Bloglyne January 14, 2008 at 7:36 am #

    For those of us on this side of the “pond” what the heck is 11GBP in US$ *grins*

  3. Kline January 15, 2008 at 1:02 am #

    22 bucks

  4. Kline January 15, 2008 at 1:04 am #

    bert, have you found they last very long or use batteries you can find replacements for? one would think, even if removable, that it would be near impossible to find them 6 mo from now..

  5. Forest Parks January 15, 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    I think they are impressive copies but still think originality is more key for even little companies but they are only in the business of making money