The market almost every week is filled with a considerable number of gadgets designed to facilitate or at least diversify a person's life. But no matter how revolutionary the next concept may be, this does not mean at all that they will be needed by someone in real life. And therefore, many devices are out of work, or are not released to the market at all due to unprofitability. We would like to draw your attention to the "five" gadgets that were positioned as innovations, but did not become relevant.
1. Nexus Q
This gadget, according to the idea of the authors, was to become an integral part of living rooms. The essence of the concept is to transfer content from Google Play and YouTube to TVs. But, no matter how Google marketers presented their brainchild, it did not gain popularity - consumers did not need a gadget worth almost three hundred dollars.
2. Microsoft Zune
Microsoft Zune was an attempt by the famous company to enter a market not previously untouched by it. The gadget was presented in 2006, but received in its majority only criticism: consumers did not like the poor sound quality, as well as difficulties in acquiring music. However, this did not prevent the useless gadget, which was originally positioned by Bill Gates as "a dream that will lead us to the future", released for another five years, and only after that the project was closed.
3. DigiScents iSmell
Sometimes attempts to bring futuristic technologies into our lives do not lead to anything good. A prime example of such a failed attempt is DigiScents iSmell. The gadget was the practical implementation of odor transfer technology. The essence of the idea was that the device contained a cartridge with 128 fragrances that mix in a certain way and give a smell to any Internet resource. However, the concept turned out to be of no use to anyone, so things did not go beyond the prototype.
4. Garmin gadgets
In 2008, GPS company Garmin suddenly decided to expand the smartphone market, and a year later, in collaboration with Asus, they released a concept known as the G60. But the gadget turned out to be frankly weak in technical terms, and the iPhone, as well as other powerful smartphones, were much more relevant, so the G60 failed in sales.
5. Twitter Peek
It's hard to say what the creators of the gadget, which is intended only to communicate on Twitter, were counting on. However, it was released with great fanfare back in 2009. It goes without saying that Twitter Peek did not gain popularity, especially since it cost as much as two hundred dollars. By the way, the gadget can still be found on Amazon, but only collectors of unusual devices will need it.
When laptops began to conquer the market, manufacturers thought about making them even more compact and affordable. This is how netbooks appeared in 2007. But, in fact, they were a kind of intermediate stage between laptops and tablets, therefore, when in 2009 the latter began to enter the market en masse, these gadgets began to sharply lose in demand. And today very few people remember about them.
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