10 Biggest Gadget Design Fails

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There are good trends in gadget design, like thinner and lighter devices, bigger and sharper phone screens, and water-resistance. And then there are design fails that make us scratch our heads. When it comes to laptops, tablets and smartphones, I keep seeing many of the same annoying flaws over and over. There are also some new trends in gadget design that absolutely need to be nipped in the bud. Consider this list a polite, but forceful, intervention for clueless manufacturers.

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Mark Spoonauer
Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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