Missing Apple product: Mirror Book Air

Without Apple's consent, Chinese companies are selling a tiny pocket mirror in the shape of a MacBook Air. The question is, why doesn't Apple make a genuine one to sell in Apple stores?

Mirror, mirror in the palm, who's the fairest Apple fanboy of them all? design-fetish.com

This one's been floating around the Internet for a few months: the Mirror Book Air, a tiny pocket mirror in the shape of, you guessed it, a MacBook Air.

The only problem is that you won't find it in stores here in the U.S. Alas, this is one of those Chinese knock-off specials and it's hard to find--unless you want to buy 2,000 units at once and go through a Chinese distributor (like other mass-order tchotchkes, you can have your company logo put on the Mirror Book).

The Mirror Book Air is available in large quantities from Chinese distributors at less than $2 a unit. design-fetish.com

Needless to say, Apple didn't give anybody permission to do this, which is probably why you can no longer find a Mirror Book Air on eBay to purchase as a stocking stuffer (at least I couldn't).

But the larger question is, wouldn't Apple be smart to sell genuine, higher-quality Mirror Book Airs for $25 a pop in Apple stores?

Talk about low-hanging fruit. Consumers would gobble these up, wouldn't they?

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