Seems like a top-notch outfit, their website's responding with "Service Unavailable" ... I guess somebody somewhere hit the BOFH alert already ...
Black Helicopters, they're sure to hover over Hong Kong soon ...
If Apple won't make a Mac-style netbook, someone else will. And if you can't face waiting for the Asus Eee PC 1008HA, how about this fine piece of trademark infringement from Hong Kong? Yu Guan 'Apple' netbook Yu Guan's 'Apple' netbook: chip off the old unibody? Excitingly dubbed the WF188 - we'd suggest renaming it WTF188 …
If a corporation has it's assembling in a Communist country then there will be knock offs. Sadly, what happens is the government will go in and remove top engineers and project managers and "assign" them to new positions at competing companies. Cause hell, we need to distribute it all fairly amongst the people right????
** Posted anonymously because I don't want to be taken away from my child for publicly stating the truth **
Even the English version of the site. I've perused it and it is indeed an IP lawyers wet dream. I know the Chinese government is generally lax about IP enforcement. However if this company and it's products gets any more attention than just here at El Reg then I predict they will shortly crumble under the sheer volume of law suites filed against them, as every product on their site is an obvious and direct rip off of something from a major manufacturer.
"If a corporation has it's assembling in a Communist country then there will be knock offs."
Yeah, shure. Because there are no Chanel or Gucci knock-offs. And 90% of "American" goods are not assembled in China. Shure. Yeah.
Also, you absolutely NEED to steal engineers, project managers and designers to horizontally flip a logo. You wouldn't believe how many people and how much competence is actually needed to flip these.
Anon, as I wouldn't want to be taken away from my pr0n collection for not needlessly bashing so-called communist countries.
I'd really like to spend three months in Hong Kong if only to check out the examples of counterfeiting and knock-offs that are available there; that almost-Apple branded notebook, for example. Could you imagine what could be flying under the radar there that we'd never hear of? From the laughable to the ingenious, and all of it inexpensive.
Some people really have been brainwashed by the far right wing. However, if what you say is true then why don't you get your big fat US ass back on it's high horse and mention the US government passing on trade secrets to Boeing. Or maybe you're ashamed that your government is not as efficient at industrial espionage or the recipients not suitably equipped in the brain department to take advantage of the information as other more advanced countries/companies respectively.
I usually like to be subtle and understanding in my comments but somehow I don't think that approach would have worked here.
I can thoroughly recommend Hong Kong, fantastic place, lovely people (admittedly a large number of ex-pats) and yes, the cheap knock-offs are very good and very cheap - for example, rugby tops for around £4 (I was over for the 7's both times) and far more durable than half the full-price stuff in the UK.
Although, the cheap prices in Hong Kong pale into insignificance when compared with the cheap prices in main-land China. 5 years ago a knock-off Game-boy Colour was around £20 and the games were around £1, knock-off DVD's cost less than £1 and the quality was high (nothing like the quality FACT would have you believe in their adverts).
Basically, Hong Kong and China both get a big thumbs-up from me as places to visit.
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