04/30/2012, Wait a minute, is that the iMac we’re looking at above? Nope it’s not but upon first glance you could be forgiven for thinking so. Taking a closer look at the device it becomes more obvious that this is not the iMac but actually a knock-off device by Shanzaiben. It does not run on Apple’s OS X platform and features an 18.4” display. Best of all it reportedly costs only […]
04/05/2012, The HTC One S was announced at MWC with some pretty decent specs, but unfortunately for those who are living in countries whose carriers do not provide heavy subsidies, expect to fork out a fair sum of money for the handset. Well the good news is that according to Android-Sale, an unknown factory in China will be releasing a knock-off version of the HTC One S that is expected to […]
12/29/2011, As far as MacBook Air clones/imitations go, this one is pretty darn good, not only in terms of looks but in terms of its hardware specs as well. While companies like Apple are undoubtedly fuming at Chinese companies for infringing on their designs, as techies and consumers we can appreciate how these companies manage to squeeze some pretty impressive specs into such a similar looking device at only a fraction […]
11/23/2011, When’s the last time you saw a HTC phone with a numeric keypad? Well, some Chinese knockoff phone manufacturers thought it would be a good idea to make use of HTC’s success to style their own imitation phones. Instead of outright stealing the HTC name, they changed it to “HTE” and slapped it onto some feature phone that looks nothing like a HTC phone. In addition to the brand name, […]
10/26/2011, Remember the Gooapple 3G – the iPhone 4 knock-off than ran on Android instead of iOS? Well, the folks over at Gooapple have decided to release an update of that phone. This time around it’s called the V5 and features some improvements over its predecessor. The V5 has a retina display (3.5″ 960 x 640 screen), runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (yes, it’s still customized to look like iOS), shoots […]
10/18/2011, Say what you will about knock off products and imitation goods, but there are times when those manufacturers get it right and if you didn’t know any better, you could find yourself walking away and wondering how on earth did you manage to land yourself such an incredible deal, which might be the case with the HDC Sensation.
09/26/2011, Visture, a Shenzen-based company has announced the launch of a new Android tablet called the Visture V1. Packing looks similar to the Apple iPad, it even carriers similar specs: a 9.7″ 1024 x 768 display, 10-hour battery life, Cortex A9 CPU, 3G and WiFi versions, front and rear cameras, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, Android 2.3, and GPS (on the 3G model). And if looking like and packing similar specs […]
08/17/2011, Ever wanted to know what it’s like to purchase a Shanzai’d phone in China? Well somebody decided to catch the whole phone buying experience in Shenyang, China and uploaded it to YouTube. The phone we have in question is an “iPhone 5″ knockoff. As you can see from the video, the phone vendor is an enthusiastic girl who seems pretty familiar with the phone, selling the phone like it was […]
08/01/2011, As most of us who follow the tech news (and who write about it for a living) probably know about the rumors that have been circulating about Apple’s next-generation iPhone and its rumored September release. Well it seems that there are already fake iPhone 5s for sale in China and we’re sure that Apple can’t be too pleased about that.
07/20/2011, When you hear about knock off or counterfeit goods (sometimes even referred to as “shanzai”), it’s not exactly the most shocking thing in the world. After all, there are financial gains to be had when imitating a popular product, especially when selling to people who otherwise may not be able to afford said product. But when it comes to a counterfeit Apple store that mimics an actual Apple store in […]
06/16/2011, There’s a saying – “you get what you pay for” as in this case it was reported that 25 year old man, Dhanji Damor from the Panchmahal district of Gujarat, India supposedly got an electric shock from his mobile phone while attempting to make a call while the phone was plugged in for charging. It was reported that he was rushed to the hospital by family and friends where he was […]
06/09/2011, Every now and then we’ll come across a Shanzai device that proves interesting enough to write about and today the Gooapple 3G is that one device. At first glance, the phone looks just like an iPhone 4, with measurements and even the width of the phone copied down to a T. It even has a thickness of 9.3mm and fits most cases made for the iPhone 4! If that’s not […]
05/10/2011, While we’ve seen some interesting Shanzai phones previously that improved upon their predecessors, i.e. the iPhone 4 nano or 4.8″ HTC HD7. But more often than not they just end up being a bad copy of the original device. Case in point, the recently released Samsung Nexus S clone called the K1000 D. When you think Nexus S, probably one of the following will come to mind first – its […]
05/06/2011, Whenever we see a copycat mobile device (such as the knock off iPhone 4 nano reported recently), it usually is inferior to the original product it is based on. However, some folks have spotted a copy of the Dell Streak 7 tablet, which contains some features not included in the original version. The Dell Streak 7 copy can make phone calls (but face it, who wants to make calls with […]