This year is an excellent year for tech products. We have a new generation of Apple products like iPad, and a new wave of Android tablets that will someday lead our laptops into extinction. However there were gadgets that missed favourable outcomes. Tech companies did their best to make unique inventions and go beyond the boundaries of technology, but sadly they end up with a fail. Some get desperate and end up duplicating the real thing. Still these deserve recognition and with no further ado, let’s look into some of infamous invented gadgets.
Sega Dreamcast- Always pitted to the old PlayStation. The PlayStation’s successor PS2 made a clear victory over the Dreamcast, leaving the console stuck with poor games. Its defeat made Sega halt its production.
Atari Jaguar- world’s first 64-bit game console made by Atari in 1993, also failed to standout after having been overshadowed by game console monsters PlayStation and Sega Saturn. This misfortune doesn’t end there as the Atari brand itself died after losing its appeal to gaming audience.
Segway-Manufactured and distributed in 2001, it’s a self-balancing two wheeled vehicle. After a series of flaws and product recalls, the vehicles appeal never grew. It only lasted 8-years and sold 50,000 units.
Amstrad E-m@iler- Always being compared to IBM’s 3rd generation of email capable super phones. The device lost its glory after faced with issues with its operating system and keyboard. The E-mailer was last seen in 2000.
Asimo was Honda’s 1 million dollar metal creation for a futuristic goal of having robots do our job. However, who would like to pay a million bucks to get a simple household chores done?
O2 Wallet- O2’s mobile wallet allows you to store your cash on your mobile phone. Now that your cash is in your phone, is it that secure if your phone got stolen or lost?
Google Latitude- Google’s failed location sharing application; the problem with the app is that it has a weak location determination making others use the GPS instead. It probably didn’t work because it invites stalkers; it’s just a speculation anyway.
HD-DVD- What could have gone wrong with the device? Obviously the optical disk days are already numbered. The blu-ray might be the last of its generation before we hit the solid-state era.
Eyetop Wearable DVD Player- Want to look like Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible movie? Or just plainly watch movie? Well, this eye-piece might do the job. The portable DVD is connected to your heavy-duty shades. Problem is you have to close your left eye to enjoy the 14-inch simulation.
Robot Vacuum Cleaner-Despite this machine works very slow, these cleaning machines works only on level floor and are not capable of climbing stairs. The machine’s light sensors will not work on black surfaces. Oh well it doesn’t end the problem for cleaning after all.