When the copier is already in use…

balatv
The next stop for equinux’ trend scouters is Taipeh’s Computex, the world’s second largest fair for computer electronics and information technology. It’s fairly unusual to come across cheap knockoffs and even more unusual to see a producer presenting the original right beside the copy. BaLaTV is one knockoff that unmistakably has Apple TV as an archetype. Funny enough… its producer calls itself Macpower. According to the staff at its booth, BaLaTV is just a prototype and is the successor of D7-3500. And it doesn’t take too much to find the inspiration for that machine, either.