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Is Xiaomi's MiKey just a cheap Pressy copy?

by on08 April 2014 1984 times

Pressy is a simple gadget which during his Kickstarter campaign several times exceeded financial goals and this year should go into production. But before Pressy appeared on the market, the Chinese Xiaomi released its own version of the gadget, completely identical in appearance and with suspiciously similar functions.

And in this case, it is a small 3.5 millimeter connector that plugs into the headphone socket on your mobile phone and carries the programmable button. Xiaomi's version is named MiKey, and at the Chinese market will appear next week at a price of just 0.79 dollars. For comparison, Pressy is in pre-order cost 15 USD, and it should be priced at 27 USD once it arrives on the market.
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The company credited for Pressy said they were expecting copies of their invention, but not by large and reputable company like Xiaomi. Since they have copyright to the design and functionality of the device, legal options for action in this case of "borrowing" their ideas are considered.

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