It turns out that LuxPro's Super Shuffle, unveiled at CeBIT earlier this year, wasn't a publicity stunt. The company is selling the shuffle clones in Taiwan, although it has renamed it Super Tangent.

The music player looks almost identical to the iPod shuffle and is "worse than you could believe," according to an iPodlounge reader who bought one recently.

He told iPodlounge that the player cost about $115 and that the buttons do not work well, battery life is “terrible,” and the recorder – the additional feature that Apple does not offer with the shuffle - simply did not record.

iPodlounge has a number of images of the product available on its Web site.