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Online firewalker

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It's an iPad!!!
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:30:15 AM »
Someone brought me to check a new iPad that wasn't charging. I opened the box took it to my hands and after about 30 seconds I slammed it with force to the floor. The guy went bananas for a minute or so.

 :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD









At least the charger is somewhat safe.

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 06:33:45 AM »
LMFAO  :-+
 


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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 06:40:51 AM »
Yeah come on, give us the rest of the story! Where did he buy that, what did he pay, how does he feel now?  |O
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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 06:42:21 AM »
That's really an iPad, just stripped of some unuseful stuff ...
Probably as powerful as the real one :D

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 06:47:47 AM »
He bought it on a highway car station (with restaurants e.t.c.), from a random guy. About 70 USD. He knew it was not an iPad. He thought though it was a real tablet with Android or something. Just an iPad imitation.

I really cant describe his face when I slammed it. I don't believe he is very upset at the end. We had a good laugh.

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 07:13:25 AM »
I see your face in photo #5.
 

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 07:21:04 AM »
Do you see something you like?  :P :P :P :P

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 07:27:55 AM »
post of the week damn

thats keeing it fake, really fake
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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 07:36:03 AM »
I'm not gonna say it's more useful than the real thing, but at least it's more useful than the real thing... I want one!
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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 08:05:30 AM »
first the  P-P-P-Powerbook and now this!!  damn you apple!
 

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013, 01:10:41 PM »
Highway robbery ...
 

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2013, 01:22:24 PM »
He bought it on a highway car station (with restaurants e.t.c.), from a random guy. About 70 USD. He knew it was not an iPad. He thought though it was a real tablet with Android or something. Just an iPad imitation.

 :-DD
Ah, the old highway road stop con.
I had one of those once at a highway stop in England. Two guys in a car pulled up in the restaurant parking area and offered me a top brand analog watch (TAG or something) very cheap. Said they were dealers on their way back from a watch show or whatever, and had one spare they wanted to swap for "beer money".
They had mags to show you the expensive ads for the watch etc, receipts, warranty docs, the full case etc, and let me fondle it all I wanted.
The one I handled was almost certainly genuine, and that's part of the con.
The con is when you handover your money, they do a slight of hand (by virtue of "we'll put it in the box for you") and they give you the fake (which may or may not work). Once you realise you've been had, they are long gone.

Dead giveaway when they are still in their car, lined up with the freeway exit ramp  :palm:

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2013, 01:34:18 PM »
Reminds me of this: http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/04/chinese-fake-hard-drive.html

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013, 02:20:18 PM »
My dad once got a VCR case filled with bricks lol.
 

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2013, 03:02:56 PM »
I do wonder- did the actually mold that case with those dividers to hold the weights? Pretty serious operation going on!

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2013, 04:21:32 PM »
That has to be a serious operation... The molds alone for the case, the screen printed front glass, the mass produced circuit board....
To recup the cost of the mold alone they'd have to sell a few thousand of these... Makes you wonder how many suckers are out there ?
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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2013, 05:03:09 PM »
BTW. The circuit was a time delay off for the led. Just to light the Apple logo for a couple of seconds.

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2013, 05:14:23 PM »
Looks like they cut out a transparency for the logo, along with a black painted piece of ordinary glass for the front. The switch looks like the "Try me" button control from a set of christmas lights, along with salvaged cells to power it. Probably all made from recycled stuff at a electronics waste yard.
 

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2013, 06:43:11 PM »
hey thats a nice project enclosures i want one! i'm sure we can negotiate the price.
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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2013, 10:15:51 PM »
He didn't even notice the lack of... tablet-ness? I'm pretty sure I could tell apart a real piece of electronics, even if it's not a real iPad, from an iPad-shaped flashlight.
hey thats a nice project enclosures i want one! i'm sure we can negotiate the price.
Look on the bright (no pun intended) side, you now have a rather bright LED lightpanel, iPad-style project case, and other miscellaneous giblets.

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That has to be a serious operation... The molds alone for the case, the screen printed front glass, the mass produced circuit board....
To recup the cost of the mold alone they'd have to sell a few thousand of these... Makes you wonder how many suckers are out there ?
http://www.amazon.com/Fake-Dummy-Working-White-Ipad/dp/B004ZSHFCE (stupidly they left out one very important word from that link...)
 

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2013, 11:36:36 PM »
so its $30 amazon price? i believe $70 is reasonable considering additional charger package, transportation cost and some money for the seller to buy food. whats wrong is the OP smashed the toy to the floor! run! :scared:
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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2013, 01:28:10 AM »
so something like a 555
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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2013, 02:06:26 AM »
Actually the quality of the ones for Exhibit Display is phenomenal in comparison with the one brought to me. It couldn't worth more than 5 USD. By holding it you can fell it's a really really crappy plastic.

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Re: It's an iPad!!!
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2013, 05:32:57 PM »
I can actualy see that as an upgrade to the original :)
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