Knock-off

02.26.14
Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5
02.26.14

Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5

Goophone's a bit like a covers band that just happens to make knock-off smartphones. Not content wit...

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06.19.12
Keepin' it real fake: four SIMs, two memory card slots, one identity crisis
06.19.12

Keepin' it real fake: four SIMs, two memory card slots, one identity crisis

It takes quite a bit for a KIRF smartphone to turn our heads these days, but this specimen spotted...

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09.23.10
PSA: Sony says counterfeit PS3 controllers could explode
09.23.10

PSA: Sony says counterfeit PS3 controllers could explode

We're not sure why anyone would buy a knock-off DualShock 3 or SIXAXIS gamepad, considering the tro...

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06.15.10
Keepin' it real fake: Nokia X5 goes shanzhai in record time
06.15.10

Keepin' it real fake: Nokia X5 goes shanzhai in record time

Is this a new record? Not twelve hours after the Nokia X5 slider got official in Singapore, our fri...

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05.03.10
Keepin' it real fake: next-gen iPhone has a bold, KIRF-y impertinence
05.03.10

Keepin' it real fake: next-gen iPhone has a bold, KIRF-y impertinence

With all the hype surrounding the next-gen iPhone, we can understand if your "iPhome 3G" feels a li...

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04.05.10
Keepin' it real fake: Dell Adamo and HP Mini 5102 feel the knock-off effect
04.05.10

Keepin' it real fake: Dell Adamo and HP Mini 5102 feel the knock-off effect

Shanzhai Dell Adamos have been popping up quite a bit lately. We've seen these things in both white...

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03.02.10
Keepin' it real fake, part CCLVIII: shanzhai PSP Phone dampens our excitement for an actual PSP Phone
03.02.10

Keepin' it real fake, part CCLVIII: shanzhai PSP Phone dampens our excitement for an actual PSP Phone

When one thinks of a PSP Phone, they usually imagine a handset with a number of cool, gamer-centric...

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11.30.09
Keepin' it real fake, part CCXLV: the Nokia iPhone
11.30.09

Keepin' it real fake, part CCXLV: the Nokia iPhone

Alright, so iPhone and N97 knock-offs probably aren't the rarest of gems around these days, but how...

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11.09.09
Keepin' it real fake, part CCXL: HTC Hero gets iPhone flair
11.09.09

Keepin' it real fake, part CCXL: HTC Hero gets iPhone flair

It's just like the old riddle: what looks like a Hero, thinks it's an iPhone, and does double-duty...

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