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A Shenzhen Special is any cheap, Chinese electrical gadget designed to 'emulate' the expensive, brand-name original.

However, being cheap and poorly made, the device will either have limited functionality compared to the original, or will fail to work after a short time. But you get what you pay for.

The name is derived from the city in China where most of this sort of crap is made.
"Nah, it's not a real iPhone, it's just a Shenzhen Special. I only paid $30 for it though."

"Can it make calls?"

"Er, no"

"And now it's on fire..."
by Icedvovo46 March 13, 2009

Words related to Shenzhen Special

china gadget cheap copy crap fake rip-off shenzhen shenzhen showbag