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iPod shuffle clone tweaked, renamed ‘Super Tangent’

pic LuxPro has introduced a slightly updated version of its iPod shuffle clone, the Super shuffle. Sporting a redesigned control pad and adding two new colors, the “Super Tangent” still remains nearly indistinguishable from the Apple music player.

Like the iPod shuffle and its LuxPro predecessor, the Super Tangent uses flash memory, offers the USB 2.0 connectivity and charging, has backside slider switches, and is available in 512MB and 1GB sizes. The Super Tangent is also the same length, width and weight, but is a tad thicker due to its FM tuner and voice recorder. It works with both Windows and Mac OS X, and offers MP3, WAV, and WMA support.

After the iPod clone was shown earlier this month at the CeBIT conference, Apple lawyers reportedly spoke with LuxPro and got the company to remove the music player from its booth — but only for one day. LuxPro brought it back out on Saturday for weekend visitors. Some have said that the Super shuffle was just a “clever PR maneuver” and was never intended to be released.

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21

Where can i buy that “super tangent”?

Posted by Frederik in Denmark on April 11, 2005 at 6:39 AM (PDT)

22

Some other company in the east tried to do this a long time ago with the iPod mini.They LOVE to rip off designs at some companies in the east,but they always end up not selling much or getting sued.

Posted by Audiowave on May 6, 2005 at 11:21 PM (PDT)

23

The technology to update these devices is old and Apple wanted it’s cheapest bang for the buck.  They also waited until memory prices were the cheapest they ever were.  This makes good business sense, but from a consumer standpoint I’m waiting for Generation Two to have:

LCD screen
Radio

Remember that LCD’s date back to databank/triathlete-style watches.  I believe these go for as little as $US 35 retail.

Posted by iMichael on May 7, 2005 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

24

Additional post to Audiowave’s comment above: It’s not that they want to get sued, it’s a proof in concept that get’s attention.  It’s cheaper than advertising and attracts investors.  If you were them, and you’re a no-name company but have talented people, what would you do?  You’d court the risk, never put a product out to market, but get your 15 minutes of fame.

Posted by iMichael on May 7, 2005 at 8:57 AM (PDT)

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