Friday, May 01, 2009

5 Design Flaws that Ruined Otherwise Smart Gadgets.


Some gadgets have famously bad designs. The N-Gage gaming cellphone looked like a Chocotaco, and it was nearly impossible to silence the Furby's sadistic squeals without removing its batteries. Thankfully, the days of major companies releasing design trainwrecks are mostly over.


That's not to say that every new gadget works the way we want it to. Far from it. Rather, these days, you're far more likely to find a product that almost does it right, but is still plagued by some singular fatal flaw that causes it to be buggy, frustrating, or even physically painful. Here are five recent gadgets whose designs failed in some simple way.



The article is here.

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