I Shuffle, You Shuffle, Any Fool Can Make a Fake Shuffle

With cheapo iPod Shuffles sold out well into January, what’s a parent to do when their kid demands an audio player and they don’t want to spring for an iPod nano? Well, they could always buy one of these fake Shuffles on eBay. Selling for about $35 to $40 in online auctions, these phony players cost less than half as much as a real-deal Shuffle and, apart from intellectual property issues, they look just fine to us. How hard can it be to make a screenless media player as good as the one from Apple, anyway?

[Via Engadget]

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