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Apple Peel 520 Knockoff Gives Your iPhone Triple SIM Powers! (Video)

We’ve all heard of the Apple Peel 520 and it’s ability to turn the latest generation iPod Touch in to an iPhone 4. Well the guys over at the Shanghaiist have found a sweet knockoff of the Apple Peel that not only has the Peel 520′s transforming abilities, but adds triple SIM card compatibility as well. Personally, I’m not sure what the obsession with multi-SIM compatible phones are but it’s still a pretty cool feature.

Video after the jump!

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DIY: iPod Nano Watch

Not sure how we let this one slip by, but this Chinese DIY (do-it-yourself) genius has designed his own iPod nano watch using a knockoff iPod nano and pure ingenuity. I know this isn’t exactly a unique design, but you gotta give the guy credit. Who ever said the Chinese aren’t original?

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Winter Wednesdays — USB Powered Heated Mug

It’s starting to get significantly colder in certain parts of the world, and that means staying warm is becoming a daily priority. For the Chinese, one of the best ways to go about doing this is with a massive thermos of tea, a bit of hot pot, or some roasted sweet potatoes — my personal favorite. Unfortunately not all of these cold remedies are readily available to everyone…suckers. We’ve found a sweet solution for those looking to warm up in the office. This neat little gadget will heat your drink up to a balmy 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep you warm, all via your spare USB port.

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Winter Wednesdays – USB Powered Heated Slippers

For all of you out there freezing your butts off in some corner of the world we’ve got more winter gadgets to keep you warm. Starting today, every Wednesday we’ll bring you the latest in Chinese winter gadgets for your enjoyment! And yes, I know the name Winter Wednesdays is lame. My editor and I had a heated icicle battle (the best murder weapon btw) but the old man says the name stays. Fine since when he dies I inherit this WHOLE BLOG.

Introducing the shanzhai Paul Frank, USB powered, heated slippers! These things are super comfy and are just the thing to keep your feet warm while you’re busy playing plants vs. zombies working hard either at the office or at home! I don’t know about you, but I love monkeys and warm feet. Wait, that came out wrong…

Check out the winter gadgets we’ve already looked at ~ Winter Gadgets!

Try these puppies on yourself here!

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I Wuz Framed! Spy Camera Glasses

Meet Harriet, everyone’s favorite kid snitch. When she’s not dropping the dime on classmates or scribbling gossip in her notebook, Harriet’s out walking her spy route, keeping America safe from harm. It’s about time Harriet got something for her troubles…

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Where them kids at?!? P007 GPS Tracker

You all remember the 90′s comedy classic First Kid, but losing your kids is no joke! After all, they’re the future! Don’t you care about the future? No? Well, how about your car? Now I’ve got your attention.

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Free Willy Warmed Your Heart, This Will Warm Your Hands

It’s now winter in the northern hemisphere, and that means long cold days — Unless of course you’re somewhere warm. In which case, can I live with you? No? FINE, be that way! For those of you dealing with harsh winter conditions, we’re going to begin bringing you the latest in winter gadgets from the gadgets republic, starting with this. It’s a cute little heated mouse pad which is USB powered so you never have to worry about batteries. It takes about ten minutes to reach the peak comfortable heating temperature. If you’ve got poor blood circulation like me this could be a cool addition to your set up. Best of all, you’ll have a WHALE of a good time. See what I did there? Man, I’m so awesome!

Take a closer looks for yourself here!

Introuducing the DroiPad, the iPhone 4 for Giants

Introuducing the DroiPad, Shenzhen’s latest iPad clone. That’s right, DroiPad. It seems that Chinese manufacturers have gotten sick of the million other names they’ve been naming their Shanzhai iProducts (aPad, HiPad, etc) and have begun a new trend. The creators of the DroiPad also added a bit of a twist to their tablet.

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Must Have Office Gadget

Have you ever had anything “disappear” in the office fridge? A few weeks back, we told you about some great USB gadgets that are perfect for keeping you sane at work. Well, we’ve found another. Introducing the Mini-USB fridge, and it’s the perfect way to keep your work day snacks and drinks cool without worrying about some fridge pirate looting your stuff. It’s got enough space for a 12oz Coke can, chocolates for ladies, and our personal favorite, coconut milk (it’s a China thing).

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Sweet Mini Camera Takes Videos Too!

We took a look at some of the grey markets the other day and came across this Mini Camera that some of the vendors were selling. Upon closer inspection, we realized that this thing not only takes pretty decent pictures (for it’s size) but also records video. It’s really small and actually comes with a motion activation mode that allows you to use it like a spycam. You can see that compared to this 3rd generation iTouch it’s It’s a pretty multi-talented gadget and only cost us 350 RMB (about $50 US). If you’re keen on grabbing one, we found it for about the same price on LightInTheBox.com.

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