updated 05:05 pm EDT, Thu June 2, 2005
i-Pocket iPod mini clone
The iPod shuffle is not the only Apple music player being copied by Chinese and Taiwanese electronics manufactures. This week, at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Aboss showed off its “.” While the i-Pocket closely resembles the iPod mini, it does not offer the same functionality. It includes no internal storage, and instead relies on memory cards ranging from 64MB to 1GB. It plays MP3, WMA, and WAV files, and offers USB connectivity. It features an OLED display similar in size to the iPod mini's. The i-Pocket pulls off the iPod mini enclosure convincingly, featuring a 1-piece shell and fairly accurate proportions. The i-Pocket first surfaced online December, but its appearance at Computex is the first known public showing.