When your gadgets are as successful as Apple’s or Nintendo’s, there’s bound to be some knockoffs. Sadly, most of them are — without a doubt — horrific recreations. Continue reading to see five of the funniest gadget knockoffs.
1. Game Joy Micro
Nintendo’s Game Boy Micro brought joy to millions of gamers worldwide, but you know something is definitely wrong when the box says “Game Joy Micro”. No, it doesn’t accept Game Boy cartridges, but rather has quite a few game knockoffs pre-loaded to complete the package.
2. Louis Vuitton Motorola AURA
At first glance, this may look like a legitimate Louis Vuitton-branded phone, but upon closer inspection you’ll realize the under $200 price tag and fake gold / leather just don’t add up. On the bright side, the phone’s display is illuminated by LEDs while retaining a camera on the back.
3. FT4021 MP4 Player
If you’re gonna make an iPhone knockoff, at least include some smartphone functions, like calling for one. Called the FT4021, this device is solely a media player, capable of playing “MP4, MP3, WMA and WAV files, and has an FM tuner.” No, it doesn’t include a camera either.
Let’s start off with the bad, it looks exactly like Sony’s PSP, but without any of the hardware to back up its looks. On the bright side, the PXP-900 “runs an emulator that can play NES, Famicom, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Super Famicom, SEGA MegaDrive and some sort of 32-bit ROM games too.”
5. Game Boy Gear
Think of this gadget as Game Boy’s love child with SEGA’s Game Gear, a horizontal portable gaming console that is shockingly compatible with real cartridges. Aside from the one image above, no other information has been released about this knockoff, name included.