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

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 worse…

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 did … » 2/08/08 1:00pm 2/08/08 1:00pm

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

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 for… » 12/14/07 4:50pm 12/14/07 4:50pm