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Worst iPod fake ever


Everybody wants to get into the act. And in countries where it can be tough to enforce intellectual property laws, it's not unusual to find iPod fakes of every flavor and variety. So it's not a huge surprise to see a wacky iPod knockoff in Istanbul, Turkey. I found this over on digg, where the usual flurry of iPod hating has flared up. For instance, this fake (as many of them do) has an FM tuner. Am I the only one who really doesn't care about a flippin' FM tuner? I mean, really, I can count on one hand the number of times this has bummed me out. About 80% of the time I'm using the iPod in the car. Guess what? My car has an FM tuner. There's also a comment about how this fake might be "cheaper and better than the actual iPod, with more features and less crashing." Again, I can count on one hand the number of crashes I've had with my iPod... And how cheaper means better I'll never know. What I can tell you is this: get two people to try browsing through 3,000 songs on each machine and see who starts crying first. I will say this, it looks like the fake would be less prone to scratches, what with that protective plastic sleeve it's in.


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