There’s no mistaking where they got their styling cues from. What do you get when you turn an iPod on its side, toss in a GPS receiver, and add-in touchscreen capabilities? You get this, the Mapod Roller Search Navigator EL-908, which comes complete with a touch-wheel like controller. Powered by Linux, the EL-908 boasts a “fashionable design” (not their own, of course), plug-and-play functionality, 3.6-inch color display, and “the most complete map information.” What iPod clone would be complete without some sort of music playback? Fret not, grey market sellers, because this Mapod (get it, it’s my pod) dishes out the MP3s too.
Doesn’t this seem like the ultimate paradox? A company called Xexoo has decided to take the cheapest iPod available, only to multiply its price more than 100-fold by wrapping it in 18k gold. While you can head into just about any store these days and pick up an iPod shuffle for well south of $100, […]