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(The Verge)   Ten years of the worst gadgets since the last decade   (theverge.com) divider line
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2021-11-01 4:23:17 PM  
Accompanied by the worst rotating graphics I've seen since GeoCities.
 
2021-11-01 4:53:32 PM  
The only thing I personally owned on that list was a Will.i.am.  I had an early version, which was pretty buggy; but they got better over time.  I've had worse.
 
2021-11-01 4:56:11 PM  
The Talking Fleshlight is suspiciously absent from the list.
 
2021-11-01 4:56:49 PM  
Shill.i.Am
 
2021-11-01 5:04:38 PM  
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Still the best Gadget.
 
2021-11-01 5:07:36 PM  
The Verge's Shitty PC Build Guide REUPLOAD
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The Verge computer build.
 
2021-11-01 5:08:57 PM  
Is making the worst looking website I've seen in a couple decades supposed to be meta or something?
 
2021-11-01 6:04:53 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Accompanied by the worst rotating graphics I've seen since GeoCities.


I would put that graphic as #1.  I guess someone decided that they had to beat the list in pure awfulness.
 
2021-11-01 6:05:37 PM  
Whar google glass?
 
2021-11-01 6:10:05 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Accompanied by the worst rotating graphics I've seen since GeoCities.


Those seem intentionally low res and old school.
 
2021-11-01 6:27:49 PM  
Man, that was a shiat list. Basically 70% phones/tablets.
 
2021-11-01 6:37:38 PM  
I had a 3D phone that didn't require glasses in like 2007. I could even take videos in 3D which I'd use when I was drunk and running around with dogs. I think it cost about $100.
 
2021-11-01 7:59:49 PM  
List should include this.

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2021-11-01 9:15:39 PM  
When I read a review on the Verge and I agree with it's conclusions I know my judgment has gone bonkers.
 
2021-11-01 11:16:00 PM  
Two things:

1. I had more fun playing games on my Ouya than I have with any other console I owned (with the exception of the Dreamcast, because that was godly). I was quite sad when services ended for it. I still have mine, and still play with it now and again. And...

2. I thought the Windows Phone experience was friggin' awesome. It was my first smartphone (not the one mentioned in the article, but it was a Windows 8 phone), and I thought the interface was excellent. Windows 8 stunk as a desktop operating system, but it rocked as a smartphone operating system. I had to give it up as entropy hit the Windows Phone store, and fewer of my apps would work or even run.
 
2021-11-02 1:56:56 AM  

PunkTiger: 1. I had more fun playing games on my Ouya than I have with any other console I owned (with the exception of the Dreamcast, because that was godly). I was quite sad when services ended for it. I still have mine, and still play with it now and again. And...


I had several Ouya's, in different rooms. They were cheap ($89 whenever they were on sale). in 2013. They actually had pretty decent specs for the price, and since it was an open system you could easily sideload your own android apps. It had a USB port as well, so you you could easily connect other controllers or media center remote controls as well.

/CPU is underpowered by today's standards, but they really weren't bad when they were brand new. Nowadays a FireTV stick easily beats them.
 
2021-11-02 2:18:15 AM  
It was an entertaining and relatable article until they dismissed Samsung tablets as a futile attempt to be as good as iPads.

That suddenly transported back five or six years ago when iPads ruled. In my nostalgia I forgot to warn 2015 about COVID, trump, or tide-pods.

But.. seriously? Samsung tablets passed iPads years ago.
 
2021-11-02 2:23:00 AM  

JamesSirBensonMum: The only thing I personally owned on that list was a Will.i.am.  I had an early version, which was pretty buggy; but they got better over time.  I've had worse.


CSB:

I once owned the URL will.i.am

It led to a website of wildflower photography and general stuff about me.

I sold the account (as it was a subdomain account of i.am) to some Australian guy for $3000 sometime around 2004-2005
 
2021-11-02 2:33:40 AM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: Whar google glass?


The Verge barely ever say anything bad about Google or Apple.
 
2021-11-02 3:57:52 AM  

Geotpf: Garza and the Supermutants: Accompanied by the worst rotating graphics I've seen since GeoCities.

Those seem intentionally low res and old school.


id-Sofware Gothic
 
2021-11-02 9:57:02 AM  

Geotpf: Garza and the Supermutants: Accompanied by the worst rotating graphics I've seen since GeoCities.

Those seem intentionally low res and old school.


The idea is sound, but the execution could have been better. And fine, that's also a meta-commentary on the gadgets, but at the bottom, it's an eyesore.
 
2021-11-02 10:31:11 AM  
No mention of AirPods, I see.
 
2021-11-02 11:40:55 AM  

Arkanaut: No mention of AirPods, I see.


Why would there be?  You can argue they're overpriced, but they work well.  And their continued success is decent evidence that people like them.
 
2021-11-02 12:04:03 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: but they work well


Don't they generally stop working after a year and have to be trashed?
 
2021-11-02 12:23:46 PM  

Arkanaut: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: but they work well

Don't they generally stop working after a year and have to be trashed?


A quick googling says about 2-3 years which seems to be in line with other wireless earbuds.
 
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