The Worst Tech Gadgets

While technology helps in daily life, there are many gadgets that are truly epic fails! Some are so spectacularly bad that they can be immortalised. In the last few decades, there have been different kinds of technological flops, be it a phone that goes in flames or other gadgets that fail to serve their purpose. Take a look at some of them below.

2016 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 

During the month of August 2016, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was released. All kinds of reviews praised its improved S Pen, camera and water-resistant design. But guess what happened afterwards? This Android phablet had to be discontinued because of overheating. Dozens of owners reported that the phone exploded and went right into flames!

So, Samsung had to make a recall which affected over 2.5 million devices. Even the replacement Note 7s released, went in smokes and flames, causing a Southwest Airlines flight to be evacuated. Unfortunately, Samsung had to discontinue the sales of this phone in October. However, at Ruby Riches Casino, you can make the most of the bright side of technology, with a chance to play mobile slots using different kinds of mobile phones and tablets... preferably not a Samsung Galaxy Note 7!

2001 Segway

The Segway was hyped much before its launch. It was supposed to be a self-balancing scooter that could provide an easier way to move around. Invented by Dean Karmen, it was considered as a great innovation in the personal transportation industry.

But has this scooter lived up to its expectations? Unfortunately no, because many people have fallen off this vehicle. For example, President Bush in 2004 and the British businessman, Jimi Heselden rode this scooter off a cliff and into a river near his estate. Today, Segway is only ridden by police officers or postal workers.

2015 Hoverboards

Hoverboards which were 2-wheeled self-balancing scooters were a hot trend in 2015. It consisted of 2 motorised wheels connected to a pair of articulated pads on which you could place your feet. For around 6 months after its launch, the Hoverboard was very much talked about. The online marketplace even claimed that one of these was being sold every 12 seconds.

Unluckily, videos of these catching fire started going around on the internet. Some caught fire while charging or when ridden. Finally, in February 2016, they were considered as unsafe. Lots of hoverboard injuries were reported. So, hoverboards were also flops in the world of technology.

1995 Nintendo Virtual Boy

Going back to 1995, Nintendo released the Nintendo Virtual Boy which was a 32-bit table-top video game console. It was said to be capable of displaying stereoscopic 3D graphics, promising players they could enjoy their own private universe. There were predictions of 3 million in sales, however Nintendo managed to sell only 770,000 units.

So, what was wrong with this gadget? Firstly, Nintendo themselves advised users to rest their eyes every 15 minutes, which means it could cause harm to the eyes. Plus, it was an awkward tabletop with a strange all-red display, with a much higher price than the Game Boy. It was also feared to cause headaches. Red and black were the only colours it could display. Thus, Nintendo Virtual Boy was definitely a disaster.

In this way, you can find many tech gadgets that do not really live up to their expectations or cause harm to users in some way or other. Before you purchase one of these, make sure to check all the positive and negative reviews first.



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