Tag Archives: china

Cataloging China’s Knock-Off Goods

China’s “black market” is notorious for their awful rip-offs of other products. Amoni Exchange anyone? Pinches Chinos is a website which is focused on cataloging every piece of China knock-offs they can get their hands on. From the stylish to the obscure, the results are hilarious. Whether they be specific attempts at ripping off another brand (such as the iFan ...

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Cool Stuff We Missed – 11/16/07

Finger Warming Keyboard [Amazon] – For ultra toastyness while you click away. People use IM to hook up then break up [Ars Technica] – Something tells me the majority of this survey was taken with the 14-17 age demographic. Wall-Mounted Shoe Dryer [Core77] – Something about hanging sopping wet shoes on a device plugged into a wall socket doesn’t ...

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Giant Pipe “For Tobacco Use Only”

This bronze tobacco pipe measures 2.8 meters (9 feet) across and clocks in at a remarkable 116kg (255 pounds). It is believed to be the largest pipe in China and is currently on display at an exhibition center in Hangzhou. Naturally, the pipe is intended “for tobacco use only,” but I’m willing to bet that more than a few burnouts ...

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Chinese government to control the weather at the Olympic Games

Those mad scientists over in China have a crazy scheme hatched to make sure that nothing rains on their parade. The Beijing Olympics are rapidly approaching and with China’s renown downpours, cynics have dashed hope on a happy Olympic outing in the motherland. The Chinese government has decided to take nature into their own hands. They plan on using new ...

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Sparkling keypad for wearable electronics

Wearable electronic clothing is nothing new to the tech world, but this is the first time we can recall a company commercially releasing a product specifically made to control your MP3 player through your clothing. The China Coin is a blinking, sparkling wearable control inspired from the old Chinese coins from the Han Dynasty. The China Coin is 100% washable ...

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Fake LG KE970 Shine: same size, same weight, priced less than $100

LG was sending out warning letters to shops threatening to take legal actions should they sell/ display the Chinese clone of LG Shine, we never understood why they’re so uptight about it until we saw this today. We learned that the the clone is called Diamond KG70 Shine, and from what we see, it looks almost like the original. With ...

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First “Window” XP dumbphone, Microsoft screams WTF

Chinese phone companies are amazing, after ripping off Porsche they’re going after Microsoft today… but this time it really deserves some attention. First off it houses a 3″ QVGA touch screen in a 17mm thin body, booo Nokia. Secondly it has stereo speakers, booo SonyEricsson; but seriously we’re starting to feel sorry for Microsoft, their Vista sold only 244 copies ...

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China not waiting for release of iPhone to release accessories

Shown at the latest HK Electronics & Computer Fair, Pocket Games is doesn’t care that the iPhone isn’t released yet. They’ve decided to be the early bird and show their iPhone accessories and covers now, which will probably be released even before the iPhone is. I wouldn’t jump the gun boys. With the development issues Apple has been having with ...

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N95 trashed after a failed relationship and GPS attempt

This is perhaps the first trashed N95 we’ve seen. Some rich dude proudly claimed that he trashed his uber expensive Nokia N95 after breaking up with his girlfriend, other precipitating factors include: 1. the GPS failed to locate him 2. the GPRS got disconnected all the time 3. he’s too angry with Nokia for over-pricing the phone 4. he’s RICH, ...

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