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Would You Buy A Fake iPod Shuffle?

Uber Apple geek Pete Mortensen spotted these Shockingly Well Executed Counterfeit iPod Shuffles in San Francisco’s Chinatown and I had to agree with him: They're pretty close to the real thing. They are actually MANNDigital Mp3 players that have the very same look, size and even packaging of Apple’s teeny tiny iPod shuffles. While there are some differences - the volume and skip track buttons have switched places and it comes in black, which the real shuffle doesn't - the casual fan wouldn't know the difference. No word on the price, or if it's cheaper than the real shuffle (although I suspect it is). Would you buy a fake iPod shuffle?

Source: Cult of Mac

Matok83 Matok83 10 years
I bought a MANNDIGITAL 2GB SHUFFLE. Not only does apple not offer 2GB for the shuffle, they also don't Offer my favorite color Black. I purchased a 2Gb Manndigital black shuffled for $75 three months ago, and I must say I am really impressed and happy with the quality. Even the earphones are high quality. The sound is remarkable on these Mp3 players, so ask me if I am happy ? YES! Ask me if I would purchase more in the future? YES! Also, at first I thought I had a problem with the mp3 player because when i connected the USB to the computer, nothing happened. I called the store and the store told me someone from MANNDIGITAL technical support would call me. 1 Hour later someone called me from MANNDIGITAL and we went through a few troublshooting steps and he told me to try another USB port on my computer and IT WORKED fine! Overall, I've had a great experience and saved a few bucks for a QUALITY item.
KiwiLu KiwiLu 10 years
nah...I will pass.
limesadie limesadie 10 years
Nah. Why bother when they are only $79 to begin with?
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 10 years
Nah. And the shuffle sucks anyway, it barely holds any songs.
evilpink evilpink 10 years
noo way
ricarocks ricarocks 10 years
i already have an ipod but for a tiny little thing to carry music on the go, or to give as gift...HECK YES! i would never buy a fake ipod but a tiny little shuffle, who cares? if you want genuine, dig into you pocket and buy an iphone or ipod.
qiqi qiqi 10 years
i have one that i got for 20USD in China. it works perfectly.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I love my shuffles (2!) and they aren't that expensive in the first place, for the quality and ease of use.
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
No way. I couldn't do that to Apple, lol.
Lizy Lizy 10 years
I bought the nano one on Ebay, it's only $36 which including shipping cost. it said 4GB but actually only 2GB, i complained to them about the problem, and the seller actually willing to offer me a refund or giving me $5 back, so i thought it's only 36 so i'm just gonna keep it and get the $5 back. it's not like it's $100 or something so i really don't care. $30 for 2GB isn't so bad actually.
splayer splayer 10 years
No way. The shuffle isn't very expensive to begin with, and even if it's a bit more than the knockoff, I have the piece of mind that my shuffle is Apple quality.
DZKat DZKat 10 years
so i'm living in china, and fakes are everywhere... it ends up becoming a part of your life... but as an apple purist i wouldn't touch them, but my parents have gotten fake ipods and they suck, they have like half a gig on them and they don't work so well. they got a fake shuffle, it came with 3 songs on it already, it looks real but you can't delete the songs or add any... so the fake suffles aren't so fun... I would never buy a fake in the states but here in china for purses its the only way you can get anything decent that doesn't have hello kitty on it or cost way too much... along with socks and other misc. items...
conanho conanho 10 years
for myself?? no! for my 7 year old cousin who is looking for an mp3 player with fun colors that i'm sure will lose it after a short time, maybe...i mean $75 isn't a lot of money, but for a child who will inevitably get sick of it and possibly lose it or want something cooler (the next generation of ipods perhaps) by the time they will really begin to enjoy it and have something other than hannah montana on it, i might give it the green light.
haydee haydee 10 years
it's already cheap! why would you want a fake one?
buffyrulez buffyrulez 10 years
never. i love original ipod and i would never betrayed him
Geek-Aspartame Geek-Aspartame 10 years
Heck ya, and while I listened to it, I'd do a fake Erkel Shuffle.
sinsational sinsational 10 years
Waste of money
JennaV JennaV 10 years
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