I guess I'm also curious about if they have a relationship with Seeed? Besides the PCB service, they carry many of the same items, and the item descriptions are often worded very similarly.
Anyone used this vendor? In some places, their website looks oddly like a copy of seeedstudio. Especially their PCB service, which is structured exactly like Seeed's Fusion service, which is currently my favorite way to get PCBs - but ITead's service is significantly cheaper.Looking for feedback. It looks like they've only been around a few months.
For all you know, maybe there's a "turnkey" business setup in/near Shenzhen where boardhouse/fab/electronics/bandaid/food zaibatsu-like companies all sell nearly the exact same package from the same software company (themselves) that sets up a website (using identical templates), funnels the orders back to the companies doing the manufacturing and shipping, the money back to other places (plus a bit for Party, ya know), leaving a little remainder for the guy running the place (who, if he gets "outta line" - is replaced by someone just as eager as he was).
this factory is famous in electronic hobbyist circle of China.
on a personal note, I prefer innovation to clones, but I am a conscience buyer
ITead Studio has several cheap Arduino bare boards:Arduino Uno Bare Board
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