Dirty Dozen: The Worst Tech Products of 2010
In 2010 so far we've reviewed close to 350 products and covered many more. While a few stood out as great and many more were at least solid, the year also brought us a handful of fail. Some of these clunkers fell way short of the competition while others were just bad ideas that had us wondering "what were they thinking?"
As you look over this list, you'll notice a few trends. We've included four tablets because the unfortunate result of the iPad's success has been an avalanche of craptastic copycats. We've also seen a fair share of dumb smart phones and eReader duds.
Without further a complaint, here's the worst of 2010:
Teenagers and young adult hipsters would flock to KIN in droves, Microsoft reasoned, and even pay the same data fees Verizon charges for its Droids. Fortunately, consumers aren't stupid. The product was pulled from the market in just 48 days.
Archos 9 PCTablet
Qik Video Chat
The application's many problems include slideshow-like framerates, grainy images, and frequently dropped connections -- over both Wi-Fi and 3G. By the time Qik gets better, Google Talk will probably have video call support built in.