Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Blatant Knock-Off Of The Day

ipod thingee

So Apple announced new iPods. I was curious if Amazon already had a listing and searched for "iPod Touch." The answer was "no," but the number one result was the suspiciously familiar looking device you see above. It has the oh so clever name: Touch Screen 2.8" inch LCD MP4 player 2 GB. Video, music, game, recorder, etc. all-in-one.

The product description on Amazon says:

We have conducted a comprehensive test on this unit, and we only sell units of first class quality. The sound and video of this MP4 player is just super. The large LCD screen really can bring video (movie) to your hand. The converter converts MPEG-4 to AVI file for viewing on this player at a speed of 20MB/mins. A movie can be converted in around 10 mins. The touch screen is so easy to use and you don't even need to use any buttons or read the manual. The operation is completely intuitive. The sound quality is supreme. Of course, we also need to mention the downside. The FM radio, like most FM radios on MP4 players, is subject to orientation and can't compete with a dedicated radio. The built-in MIC and recorder provides very clear recording. The most impressive things of this player are: Large LCD screen with good resolution, super sound quality and touch screen control. The player itself is also well built, clearly separate it from other cheap imports.

I don't think I've ever seen a product description that volunteered a downside before.