Clone Competition

Companies unabashedly imitate iconic products to gain similar success
Implications - New products are entering the marketplace every day, but only a handful of large companies are able to gain significant market share in their industry. Rather than throwing in the towel completely, smaller brands are creating clone products that are unapologetic about their obvious resemblances to better-known products. As competition among counterfeits increase as well, consumers are rewarded with even more options at their fingertips—should they choose to stray from their beloved brands.
SCORE: 4.5
Warm Top 6 Examples: 56,518 Total Clicks Jun 10 - Mar 11
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Bogus Tote Bags - The Thursday Friday Together Bag Fakes You Out With its Hermes Design
SCORE: 6.2
V. Hot 34,695 Clicks Pub: Jan 5, 11
Bogus Tote Bags
The Thursday Friday Together Bag Fakes You Out With its Hermes Design
If you've ever wanted to indulge in the luxury of owning an iconic Hermes Birken bag but couldn't fork up the cash, check out the Thursday Friday Together Bag. Some loyal fashionistas are partial to… [More]
Facebook Killers - Google Circles to be Announced at SXSW Interactive Festival
SCORE: 6.2
Hot 2,876 Clicks Pub: Mar 13, 11
Facebook Killers
Google Circles to be Announced at SXSW Interactive Festival
Google Circles, a social media service run by search giant Google, is rumored to be announced at this year's SXSW Interactive festival. ReadWriteWeb is reporting that the announcement could take place… [More]
Musical Apple Alternatives - Zen Grasp and Water MP3 Players are Sleek & Smooth Players
SCORE: 3.4
Warm 3,974 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 10
Musical Apple Alternatives
Zen Grasp and Water MP3 Players are Sleek & Smooth Players
I'm all for everything and anything Apple, but these aesthetically pleasing Apple alternatives, the Zen Grasp and Water, are certainly music players to consider! Designed by tech designer LI Qing, the… [More]
Tablet Mouse Pads - The iMousePad is Almost as Good as the Real Thing
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 5,481 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 10
Tablet Mouse Pads
The iMousePad is Almost as Good as the Real Thing
The the iMousePad is a mouse pad from Russian design studio DarkDesignGroup that should help hold you over until you get your iPad. The waiting is always the hardest part. The the iMousePad looks just… [More]
Tablet-Imitating Notepads - The LobotoME 'MEpad' Competes Against the iPad's Complexity
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 8,031 Clicks Pub: Nov 17, 10
Tablet-Imitating Notepads
The LobotoME 'MEpad' Competes Against the iPad's Complexity
Anyone who's been left behind in technology's dust may appreciate the LobotoME 'MEpad,' which is essentially a pad of paper designed to resemble the Apple tablet. The tongue-in-cheek promotional video… [More]
Microblogging Copycats - 'Pinterest' Microblogging Site Mimicks Tumblr in Almost Every Way
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 1,461 Clicks Pub: Mar 9, 11
Microblogging Copycats
'Pinterest' Microblogging Site Mimicks Tumblr in Almost Every Way
It looks like someone is eager to contest with the mighty blog site, Tumblr, who has established a very large community--but the 'Pinterest' Microblogging Site wants to have a go at it. And so the competition… [More]
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