This Apple Watch knockoff was being sold at CES 2015 for $27

This Apple Watch knockoff was being sold at CES 2015 for $27
The threat of Apple's legal war machine is quite sufficient to ensure that competitors don't outright copy its products, but every now and then we've got smaller companies who are up to no good, and usually from China. That is exactly what happened at CES 2015 (which ends later today), for Chinese Hyperdon was spotted pushing Apple Watch knockoffs by Mashable.

The first Apple wearable won't be available until some time in March, but that hasn't stopped Hyperdon from coming up with a clone device that looks remarkably alike to what we've seen with the Watch already. Even the software, including the icons and design, is very much Apple, and even more Apple Watch. 

But if you thought that Hyperdon was doing nothing more than showcasing its product at the busy floors of CES 2015, you'd be wrong – the company was actually selling it, and for just $27 in cash. According to Mashable, the rep that sold them their unit never even removed her glasses during the transaction, but that didn't stop her from claiming that the smartwatch has an embedded battery good for 180 hours of up time. The watch hooks up to your iPhone (or Android) device via Bluetooth and allows you to do stuff like place calls and play music, count your steps, set an alarm, and more. 

Not bad for $27 – that is, unless it break within the week.


source: Mashable

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35 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

For only $27? Why not? Take my money.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Very good value if its work. Please bear in mind that smart watch average life span 13 months due the smallish battery. So think hard before putting down the $400 dollars. For $27 dollars, can I have two different color models.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you don't mind this company stealing your credentials and passwords. Then go ahead. Its basically a pebble only less the apps and extra watch faces.

30. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

if you think your job sucks, at least you are not the guy selling knockoffs at an internationally televised trade show

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Wha.... Um... Er.. really? I'm speechless.. Strangely, I want one, as a joke....

3. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

What a ripoff, iwatch isn't even worth $25

4. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

Exactly. It's worth much more

5. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Amen to sanity :/

6. AlikMalix unregistered

If there's such a product as an "iwatch" I wouldn't know what it costs. Apple is making an "Apple Watch" which to my opinion is not the best looking smartwatch (LG watch R/R2 is), but whether it's worth what it will cost (or not), is up to the consumer - sales number will let you know. Honestly, all the predictions for sales volumes for the Apple Watch are overblown, as I'm not planning to buy one and I'm a huge Apple fan... just sayin'.. ...but clever trolling post, I'll give you that

7. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

I wouldn't go for any type of smart watch, have no time for gimmicks (pun intended) , my Tissot Seastar serves me just fine, but each to their own

11. AlikMalix unregistered

See, we can agree on some things... BFF forever? no?

14. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

I don't see why not, you were wise enough to see through my "iwatch" bait ;)

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I just took the Moto 360 off my wrist to break in my new Swiss dress watch for one work day and it was actually annoying as hell not having notifications on my wrist for that one day. So I suggest you never try one or you are going to switch to a smart watch. It's so handy not taking out your phone if you don't need to. It actually cuts it down by like 80% or more. Whether you find that good or bad is up to you. I find it great.

8. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Looks cheap and it is cheap. Apple watch has better build quality.

18. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It looks like it's made out of plastic.

24. Notsosuperdave

Posts: 29; Member since: May 15, 2013

so apple wont use any plastic on theirs?

35. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

No. They will use 14k gold and it will be over $1000. And it will look exactly like the one in the photo at the beginning of this article.

33. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Funny because I looked at the first picture and thought "Oh crap that's an ugly watch!" then I realized it was actually the real Apple one....

34. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Oh wait. Those are their press renders.

10. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

What else does a Smart watch do , and this doesn't ?

12. AlikMalix unregistered

Work for longer than a month?

13. anasnazeer

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

How can it be a knock off when there is no Apple watch in the first place in market?

15. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Therefore this knockoff doesn't exist?!

17. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Easily.

20. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

my exact thoughts .

16. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Probably better than the original :D.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

And more feature rich

21. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Did have a heart rate monitor? Id gladly pay $27.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I picked up a few sweet cases for my phone, but I didn't see this.

25. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

27? better than 2700!

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