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This iMac lookalike will only cost you $300

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...

HTC One S knock-off in China to be priced below $200

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...

MacBook Air clone looks pretty much like the real thing

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...

HTC knockoff phone is amusing

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...

Gooapple V5 caught on video

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...

HDC Sensation is a convincing HTC Sensation knock off

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...

Visture V1 Android tablet looks like an iPad

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...

What it’s like to buy a fake iPhone 5 in China

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...

Fake iPhone 5s spotted in China

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...

Fake Apple store spotted in Kunming, China

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...

Shanzai Phone Kills 25 Year Old Man In India

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...

Gooapple phone combines the best of both worlds

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...

Nexus S clone shows up in China sporting Android 2.2

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...

Fake Dell Streak 7 is better than the original?

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...