Xiaomi clones Pressy, may release it next week
posted by Michael H. / Apr 02, 2014, 9:54 PM
Pressy is an Android accessory that was a huge hit on Kickstarter. The device is relatively simple, but quite interesting. It has a single button, and will plug into the headphone jack of your phone or tablet. Pressy can be configured to perform 10 different tasks, including taking a picture, turning on the flashlight, checking-in on social networks, or toggling settings. Pressy had planned to ship in March, but still hasn't gone out to its Kickstarter backers.If you don't know,
Ex-Googler and current VP of Xiaomi Global, Hugo Barra posted today about a device coming from the company that does exactly the exact same thing. Reports claim that Xiaomi will be releasing the device internationally on April 8th, although the U.S. isn't part of the initial release. Even worse for Pressy, Xiaomi is reportedly going to be offering its device for just 79 cents, which is quite a bit less than Pressy's $27 price tag.
Of course, Pressy won't be taking this lying down. The company made a statement to Engadget on the matter, saying:
We'll have to keep an eye on this, because it has all the makings of a real mess.
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That's quite a price difference...
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 10:02 PM 4
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Yes, huge price difference. More than 30 times less. Just shows how much pressy was supposedly going to make. But in all honesty pressy must have ip rights over it and this is just blatant copying. The Chinese are the copying masters of the world.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 10:45 PM 3
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I'd buy the Huawei one because of the price! It's a HUGE difference
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 10:44 PM 1
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If you can ever buy one at xiaomin stated price. Those that are interested will be very familiar with their catch phase 'out of stock' Till now I still can't buy their red rice at $169 despite logging in 10 minutes earlier than their announced 5000 release time. I moment I click order, I was informed that it out of stock. The open market price for red rice is $230 which I will never pay. I not like some apple fan that pay $200 more for gold iPhone.
posted on Apr 02, 2014, 11:24 PM 0
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Clones? Why not just say copy, or is that saved for Apple and Samsung articles only?
posted on Apr 03, 2014, 12:41 AM 0
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