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Tripltek vs. Bix both on Amazon. Identical specs, identical photos but large price difference.

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I wouldn't. Not a fan of Apple and their overpriced products. Glad you like it though.
Not an argument, but factually there is usually a pretty good reason for the price difference on Apple products. Check out resale value of iPhones and iPads on gazelle or something like that to basically ANY Android device. And see how many Android products the major carriers will give you for free, and then compare how often that happens with an Apple product. Sometimes it is true that you get what you pay for. Sometimes.
 

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That sounds to me like the first Chinese knock off (say, stolen product info/tech) of that Tripletek. I'd run from it. Who knows what kind of tracking SW will be embedded in that or how reliable it would be?
Or just maybe it's an OEM tablet sold to 2 different companies with their own private labels on it? Tripltek nowhere on their site (that I can find) shows country of origin for their products and if you look them up in corporate databases they are a 1 person company where their "main headquarters" is a private home in Miami. So the same could be said for both companies. Tripletek maybe just found a niche market with us droners first but that doesn't necessarily make them "better." I have no idea and you have no idea, it's all conjecture. There happens to be many tablets virtually identical with minor feature differences. Some have cellular some don't, some are Android 8 some 9, some with 1200 nit screens some with "normal" screens and other technical differences. A whole lot of "private labeling" goes on in the Chinese electronics industry. In any case, I haven't bought either one (yet) but I am definately NOT concerned about them "tracking" me because Bill Gates already is from when I got my Covid vaccine. My tin-foil hat will always protect me from all those guys! :D :D :D
 
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Not an argument, but factually there is usually a pretty good reason for the price difference on Apple products. Check out resale value of iPhones and iPads on gazelle or something like that to basically ANY Android device. And see how many Android products the major carriers will give you for free, and then compare how often that happens with an Apple product. Sometimes it is true that you get what you pay for. Sometimes.
Comparing Apple resale values a single BRAND with millions upon millions of eternally compatible devices to Android which is an operating system with many thousands of variations and companies labeling it and selling it with myriads of price ranges from $50 to $2000 really isn't a valid comparison. Apple goes for a single market where "Android" has a totally different marketing direction. It is true though, I sell my iPhone every year to upgrade to newest model and I always get back 75-80% of the purchase price when I sell at just the right time.
 

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Or just maybe it's an OEM tablet sold to 2 different companies with their own private labels on it? Tripltek nowhere on their site (that I can find) shows country of origin for their products and if you look them up in corporate databases they are a 1 person company where their "main headquarters" is a private home in Miami. So the same could be said for both companies. Tripletek maybe just found a niche market with us droners first but that doesn't necessarily make them "better." I have no idea and you have no idea, it's all conjecture. There happens to be many tablets virtually identical with minor feature differences. Some have cellular some don't, some are Android 8 some 9, some with 1200 nit screens some with "normal" screens and other technical differences. A whole lot of "private labeling" goes on in the Chinese electronics industry. In any case, I haven't bought either one (yet) but I am definately NOT concerned about them "tracking" me because Bill Gates already is from when I got my Covid vaccine. My tin-foil hat will always protect me from all those guys! :D :D :D
All I'll say to that is that I'm in an field where I know what goes on with Chinese electronics and the nefarious things they do, and if I know that they are the originator of something (their company, their parts), I won't go near it. My son wanted controllable LED light strips for Christmas. There are DOZENS of brands/models of them on Amazon - all Chinese - many with apps. No way would I ever get those. I finally decided to go with the Phillips Hue brand.
 

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All I'll say to that is that I'm in an field where I know what goes on with Chinese electronics and the nefarious things they do, and if I know that they are the originator of something (their company, their parts), I won't go near it. My son wanted controllable LED light strips for Christmas. There are DOZENS of brands/models of them on Amazon - all Chinese - many with apps. No way would I ever get those. I finally decided to go with the Phillips Hue brand.
You better get rid of 95% of what is in your home and car (and drones) because they're after you! You realize DJI products (Chinese) that you use are on the US blacklist over their ties to the Chinese government. Why are you trusting them? ;)
 

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You better get rid of 95% of what is in your home and car (and drones) because they're after you! You realize DJI products (Chinese) that you use are on the US blacklist over their ties to the Chinese government. Why are you trusting them? ;)
That's actually not true in my case. I know the source of the few electronics that have networking capabilities in my house. I also run a server in between anything in my house and the outside internet, as well as a router with built-in traffic checking. And my Dodge truck is too old to have anything of concern ;), and the newer Toyota doesn't have any networking capability. I'm not referring to just any electronic part made in China, but to those that can contain networking or app functionality. Honestly, my Mavic is the one thing that is frustratingly made in China that really bugs me. I'm not sure why some American company can't jump into this market and build a comparable drone and actually use that concern about China's corporate espionage and data hacking as a selling point. Apple has made security of your data and your devices a key selling point and differentiator between it and its competitors, seems like other American companies would do the same. I would pay more for that security. And yes, I understand DJI's relationship to their communist government, because the reality is that EVERY Chinese company ultimately answers to the Chinese government - they have no freedom.

I find it extremely frustrating that we are so economically tied to a country that denies basic human rights to millions, tortures political dissidents, and literally steals our technological superiority right out from under our noses. If we had been so economically in bed with the USSR during the Cold War it most likely would not have ended and things would be very different today. This goes for us and every other so-called free western country that does trillions in business with China. I also find it extremely frustrating that our society cares more about cheap stuff at retailers, and electronics that they "just must have," than larger issues like even having anything to do with such a repressive government as China's. Cheers. Just Another Reason - NO China!
 
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Hello RetiredlnFL,

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