Real Apple Store Fixes Fake MacBook Air

What happens when you're in China and your MacBook Air knockoff breaks down? You bring it to the Genius Bar of an Apple Store, of course. And what'll they do? They'll fix it out of the kindness of their hearts. » 7/28/11 8:52pm 7/28/11 8:52pm

China's Knockoff Apple Stores Are Officially Under Investigation

With an official investigation now underway, the party may soon be over for those expertly crafted fake Apple Stores over in China. » 7/24/11 1:00pm 7/24/11 1:00pm

$60 Knockoff Watch Spies in the Dark at 1080p

The fact that this looks like a Diesel is only a red herring. In truth, it's a submersible, Infrared spy watch from your Ethan Hunt fantasies. » 6/17/11 5:00pm 6/17/11 5:00pm

A Knockoff, Made-in-China Phone Electrocuted and Killed a Man

In a horrifically sad story, Dhanji Damor, a 25-year-old man in India, was electrocuted when he used a "shanzai cell phone" while it was charging. Shanzai means it's a knockoff, an imitation, a fake made in China. » 6/16/11 12:32pm 6/16/11 12:32pm

Meet QingTing, the Chinese Company that Copies Apple's Products and…

What did Picasso say again? Oh right. Good artists copy, great artists steal. By that logic, QingTing must be the greatest artist ever. [QingTing via giz-china] » 7/30/10 8:40pm 7/30/10 8:40pm

Apple MacBook Knockoff For a Netbook Price

At first glance this MacBook knockoff doesn't look all that bad, but by picture three it looks like week old garbage. According to the not very official picture caption, the "Macbook Mini" has the specs of a netbook. » 8/24/09 4:20pm 8/24/09 4:20pm

The True Cost of a Chinese iPhone Knockoff

Coverage of Chinese "shanzhai" knockoff phones tends to be dismissive at best, but the NYT, in a fit of earnestness, has done a full-on, iSuppli-style cost analysis of your typical iFauxne. Spoiler: They're extremely profitable! » 4/28/09 7:53am 4/28/09 7:53am

Vaino Is Like a Fat, Sad Sony Vaio P Knock-Off

Why get a super-thin, ultra-cool, beautiful Sony Vaio P when you can get a super-fatso, ultra-blah, furrible Vaino? After all, the Vaino has a bigger 10.2-inch screen and a faster Atom chip, right? » 3/04/09 11:50am 3/04/09 11:50am

Target Selling Knockoff Chargepods Branded Under Own Name?

A tipster tells us that Target's selling these "6 in 1 device charger" things at Target for $30, capable of charging six things at once. If that sounds familiar, it's because that's exactly what the Chargepod » 11/12/08 7:40pm 11/12/08 7:40pm does. In fact, this version is so "familiar" it even stole pages out of Callpod's user manual. What's even…

iPhone Breakout Knockoffs Being Nastygrammed By Atari

Programmers who made knockoffs of the Atari game Breakout » 9/18/08 8:20pm 9/18/08 8:20pm are getting nasty letters from the game developer to remove their apps from the iPhone App Store. So far touchArcade says , and have all been targeted, which is similar to the situation where the Tetris knockoff was also pulled due to the Tetris company. On…

USB Gadget Display is Like Vista Sideshow, but Supports Windows XP

When is Vista Sideshow not Vista Sideshow? When it does the same thing as Sideshow—display little widgets on an external device—but doesn't use Vista's Gadgets. The USB Gadget Display does look like a little 2-inch LCD display, which shows clocks and various other things like CPU and RAM usage (but mostly clocks)… » 3/19/08 8:00pm 3/19/08 8:00pm

The True iPhone Anti-Christ Is Here! Repent!

And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder: One of the four beasts saying: "Come and see." And I saw. And behold, the definitive iPhone knock-off! 99%-exactly like the real thing except for the front and back cameras, and the sign of the Anti-Christ: the inverted Apple! Right after the iPod touch clone. Is this… » 3/13/08 7:58am 3/13/08 7:58am

Stuart Ashen Reviews Vii, the Nintendo Wii Knockoff

Stuart Ashen of Stuart Ashen reviews lousy gadget fame just reviewed the KenSingTon Vii, which has nothing to do with Kensington and nothing to do with the Wii. Intrigued? So are we. Watch as he shows off the Super Nintendo-esque 2D graphics as well as the surprisingly Wii-like 3D graphics. The developer actually… » 2/08/08 1:00pm 2/08/08 1:00pm

Closest Chinese iPhone Clone Yet

Until the Meizu M8 is released, this C-002 HiPhone seems to be the most iPhone of iPhone clones out there. As you can see from the video unboxing, it even comes in an iPhone-esque box and has iPhone-like accessories (protective cover, white earbuds). The UI? Well, just watch. » 2/06/08 2:45pm 2/06/08 2:45pm

Meizu Patents the Knock-Off

The Meizu M8 may not seem like the most...original concept on the market, but that hasn't stopped the company from pursuing a patent on the device. Filed back in February 2007, Meizu proclaimed to the world that, sure, their M8 may be just an iPhone clone. But clones have rights too, dammit! [meizume via wired] » 1/22/08 9:55am 1/22/08 9:55am

"iPhone" Shaped Pocket Scale Should Win Over Drug Dealers

Hmmm. I wonder why a company would develop a digital pocket scale with a cover shaped like an iPhone knockoff? My guess is that they needed some sort of gimmick to catch the eye of their drug dealer clientele. After all, today's drug dealers have a wide range of choices when it comes to their pocket scales. Companies… » 1/21/08 11:22am 1/21/08 11:22am

A Knock-Off of the PS3 Controller Nobody Wanted

Click to viewSony's Boomerang controller for the PS3 never made the light of day, but that doesn't stop it from being knocked off by a Chinese OEM. We spotted this in the International Corridor of CES. And we feel really, really bad for the sweatshop workers who have to crank out such products...that are obsolete… » 1/09/08 1:55pm 1/09/08 1:55pm

New Chinese iPhone Knockoff Even More Brazen Than Meizu

Although Meizu has been stealing from the iPhone left and right, at least they have the courtesy to deny it. This other iPhone clone, however, makes no such attempt—they even plaster "Think Different" all over their ads. Check out the video after the jump, taken by geekmatica, to see what kind of tech you're getting… » 12/14/07 4:50pm 12/14/07 4:50pm

China Presents the Goochi Guchy Gucci Cellphone

The Italian fashion house so beloved of fans of pubic topiary is no stranger to having its products knocked off by enterprising people wanting some of the Gucci dollar. Nevertheless, you can bet your life that its people will wince when they see just how a chinese cellphone company has interpreted the brand. The… » 12/11/07 5:07am 12/11/07 5:07am

Meizu M8 Rips Off the iPhone UI and Why That's a Good Thing

Although the Meizu M8 Phone may rip off the iPhone with its music UI (and every other UI), it could be a good thing. First, take a look at the photos in the gallery and see just how similar they are to the iPhone. » 10/19/07 8:10pm 10/19/07 8:10pm