Reporter accidentally orders a $350 Xbox One while filming Apple Watch review

Reporter accidentally orders a $350 Xbox One while filming Apple Watch review
If you have big fingers and own an Apple Watch, you could find your wallet getting accidentally lighter. A reporter for CNET was working on a review of the timepiece and was discussing third party apps available for the device. After a failed attempt to show movie ticket site Fandango in action, the reporter made the fateful decision to open the Amazon app.

The Apple Watch Amazon app uses dictation to navigate, so the reporter decided to check out the Xbox One. Amazon's "One Click Buy" feature is employed on the Apple Watch app, much to the chagrin of the reviewer who wanted to show how he could add the game console to his wish list. "I could buy it now with One Click," he said. "I've got be very, very careful."

So what happens when you tell your brain not to do something? Quite often you find yourself accidentally doing the very thing that you've warned yourself against. In this case, the purchase button was inadvertently clicked and in the process, a $350 purchase was made. If Amazon officials get a gander at this story, perhaps they will add a button to confirm orders placed on the watch.

While the order for the Xbox was canceled, let this be a warning to Apple Watch users. If you have fat fingers or a brain that likes to sabotage your thoughts, you might not want to put yourself in a situation where a slip of the finger can result in a large purchase made by mistake.



source: CNET via Neowin

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33 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Well at least he can do something more with an Xbox. Sad that it wasnt a. PS4

9. CuppaJoWo

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

Lol, this is why the apple watch UI is a piece of s**t. Who's the genius who thought to make the UI look like a petri dish of bacteria colonies?

28. seven7dust unregistered

LOl you can do the same on any smart watch with a amazon app, it's amazon's stupid design to make the 1-click button so big. Apple has given you features like the digital crown and force touch just for this purpose , but devs need more time to fix their apps. either way it actually shows the digital crown is a must have.

29. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just wait till windows release wearable OS, it will look like tiny lego i guess :P

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

PlayStation fanboys are just as worse as the Nintendo fanboys.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Don't loiter here dirty console peasants and mobile gamer slaves. PC MASTER RACE supremes all of you.

6. gaming64 unregistered

Who cares? As long as my favorite game is on that console, I would play it. Also, your a PC peasant.

10. Asa17

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Well said.

31. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

LOL! Like consoles have the least advantage in anything compared to PC. Consoles suck and you know it. Only unemployed people on welfare play consoles as they can't afford the best.

32. polly69

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

You my friend are a nob I'm unemployed and I have a Xbox one and a high end gaming pc.

33. jerzyiroc

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

*You're

27. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Please, keep your chauvinistic filth on YouTube and away from mobile tech

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Explain your statement. I grew up playing Nintendo and I'm curious what type of stereotype I'm being grouped into.

8. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I should like to know as well.

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don't know if you still play now, but the console wars are super retarded now. Nintendo fanboys end up being kiss asses to Nintendo. Playstation fan boys basically are constantly attacking Xbox, even though it did nothing to them. Xbox people can barely voice an opinion anymore. It sucks as an Xbox guy and general gamer. The trolling on gaming sites is so bad I nearly stopped going their completely. Say anything good about xbox, you'll get mauled. Sad, because the gaming community has just become unbearable.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I play games very rarely nowadays. The last game I bought was A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS and while I loved the game, I just have too much going on in life to give it more than a single play through. I have an eye on the new Wii U Zelda game simply because I'm a big fan, oddly enough, I do not own the system, It might be the very first game in the series that I don't play. I'm also keeping a keen eye out for Portal 3, if and when it comes out I will jump on that game right away. As for the fanboys of the various platforms, they're all idiots whose priority in life is the next big game. If I have free time and have a game I want to play then the last thing I care about is someone else's opinion on what I should be playing instead.

17. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

A link between world is one of the best games for 3DS. I loved that game. I am also looking about getting a Wii U for the new Zelda game. It's my favorite series of all time, with halo being right next to it for me. Agree with the last part. Fan boys are really just annoying, especially in the gaming community when many of them are just thirty year olds in the basement constantly whining and telling others what to play. Sometimes I am ashamed to be part of the community because of these people.

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I hate Halo, A long time ago I was dating this girl with an XBox and she challenged me to multiplayer, I had never played the game before then and the controls were very different from any other FPS I had played before.... needless to say that I had my butt handed to me... and thus my hatred for the series was born. I do however love Red Vs Blue.

22. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That's funny. I have a friend that won't play halo with me anymore because of how good I am. Whenever he beats me in another game, I just say halo, then he stops gloating :)

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, people tend to get a chuckle when I share that little tidbit with them, but hey, I'm being honest. I think my interest in gaming started to decline after the Nintendo 64. I of course love a majority of the first party Nintendo platformers, but I think I just prefer the simplicity of the older generation games.

7. gaming64 unregistered

Gawd you dont know Xbox fanboys. They make me sick.

18. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Not everyone that plays Xbox is bad. I have a 360 and a Wii U, both are good for their respective games. I don't get why people can't freely enjoy what they like. The graphics on Wii U aren't as bad as everyone says, it's possible to have fun on an Xbox, etc etc. I really don't understand the stigma here, they're boxes with a processor and an OS that run games, simple as that.

5. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Who didn't see that coming lol

12. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL let's all have a Xbox One vs PS4 fight instead of the usual apple just die and I love note crap.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"Get N or get out!" .... alright, I think I've contributed all I care to on the subject.

26. gaming64 unregistered

It's fun talking about consoles instead of the usual arguments for once.

13. MarquiX unregistered

Wow... The dude has enough money to buy a gimmick, a logo, a fashion statement, and accidentally order a Xbox one. Wanna accidentally buy me a PS4 and Galaxy S6?

14. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Hohahahahaha never think of about that. You can buy a f**king Xbox one out PS 4 instead of a useless Apple watch how ironic.

19. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Did the reviewer actually buy the watch though? Some companies send reviewers the device for free iirc, on the condition they return the review unit

21. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I don't know but i doubt it and even if he bought it he should have regret it after the review.

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