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Korean Knock Off Shuffle Goes Octagonal On Us

Remember Molly's Dispatches From The Future (i.e. awesome diary from her trip to Hong Kong)? Well, consider this a Back 2 The Future part two moment. A friend of mine is in Korea for work and managed to snap us a picture of this fantastic faux iPod shuffle, which provides us a tiny window into the Korean iPod Black market. Oh. I love it so. It doesn't look as authentic as the ones Cult of Mac's Pete found in San Francisco's Chinatown, but its octagonal navigational bar gives it a fun twist and a fair chance should a copyright lawsuit ever come up. ("No, your honor, it was inspired by the Apple shuffle, but it's completely different, see the octagon? It looks nothing like the Apple wheel!") No word on whether it comes in light green or purple. I've spent the last five minutes trying to make out the other MP3 player copy cats in the background. Yeah, I'm just geeky like that.

Thanks, Chuger!

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I love the square shuffle better than the rectangular.
Caramel-Kisses Caramel-Kisses 9 years
*giggle fit* Octagon... Bwahahahahaha!!
marley11 marley11 9 years
haha that octagon killed me.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I think it's way cute, but then again I can't get enough of copy cat gadgets. I mean, what's the's so clearly not the real thing. It's like a Chanel knock off - everyone, including the owner - knows.
Cherryluv Cherryluv 9 years
Hahaha, that octagon gave me a good laugh. Sorta cute, lol.
alillee alillee 9 years
pretty cool actually. fakes are so funny!
Jane26 Jane26 9 years
minimicra minimicra 9 years
I think it looks pretty cool!
millarci millarci 9 years
Not a bad fake...
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
It looks sorta cool!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
It's kinda cute...
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
hmmm, interesting!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thats a pretty good fake! i wonder how well these work? i am dying to get something fake for my brother when i am in China because i think he'll get a kick out of it!
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Haha. Way to go, asians!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
That is so bizarre, does it actually work??
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