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What are the worst gadgets you've ever owned?

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:00

Some gadgets are bad. Those that are bad also usually happen to be cheap. But what do you do when gadgets touted to be the next big thing turn out to be crap as well?…

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posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:05 3

59. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

woah. The SE Arc was very capable and the N8 was the best camera phone and also had a capable OS (disregarding awesome Android features)

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 11:13 2

87. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

RAZR? Wow, your intelligence shined through on that post

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 11:44

89. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

The razr was the laggiest phone I have ever used. My old iPhone 2g had a smother browser.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:33

133. Azaghast27 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Your comment is bad , and you should feel bad!!!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:31 1

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:34 3

23. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Lol all android phones only.


posted on 24 Nov 2012, 16:33

142. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I'd say the first iPhone was a huge fail as it had no 3G and it was basically a feature phone (I never used one though).

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:44

26. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

The LG GT540 Optimus, the first Optimus phone.
3" 320x480 resistive single touch screen, 600Mhz processor (the only thing on this phone that doesn't suck d**k), Android 1.6 with an update to 2.1 which absolutely rapes the battery and it's impossible to go back to 1.6.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:47 2

28. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Nokia 5800. Where do I begin? Resistive touch screen, almost no apps, abysmal amount of ram, slow processor, crappy camera, chunky design, UGLY.

That was supposed to be the iPhone killer back at the time when the world desperately needed one. The sad old time before Android.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:48

31. lallolu (Posts: 560; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

Why is there complaint on HP veer's 2.6" screen size when xperia mini has the same screen size and it is not here?

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:48 2

32. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Any BlackBerry device (they are all terrible)
Original iPhone (my Samsung D500 could do things this "smartphone" couldn't...)
iPhone 4 (death grip issue; say no more)
iPhone 4S (no real improvements over the 4; lack of LTE)
iPhone 5 (stupid non-standard display resolution)
iPod touch 5th gen. (too similar to the iPhone; pointless)
Original Xbox 360 (65% failure rate? Come on, Microsoft...)

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 11:45 1

90. bucky (Posts: 3134; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Wow you think you would have learned after the first iPhone that they aren't good for you. Something tells me you owned none of them.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 12:21

93. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Like I said to the other person, you don't need to own them if you work with them everyday.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:58 1

36. orielwindow (Posts: 109; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)

HTC Flyer. I paid $500 + $50 for that stylus back when it came out. St first it was quick and responsive. Less then a year later it can hardly open a Web page without freezing up.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:04

40. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

i dont know but i had a motorola rockr and it performs well that time very distinct and multimedia centric phone i dont know why it got in the worst

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:04 1

41. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

"The Echo launched exclusively on Sprint and the only good thing about it seems to be that it did not launch on other carriers."

LOL....had a good laugh at that...

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:12 2

43. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

you sure about N-gage? It's an awesome gadget.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:21

63. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)

Tell me about its awesomeness I beg of you...
Its supposed to be both gaming device and a mobile phone, sadly it fails on both.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:12

44. dromon (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

Samsung Galaxy xcover

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:19 3

46. drdaly (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)

Glaxy s3 the international version wasn't the very best choice after an iPhone4, i though that would be a good move but, S3 laggs not anything closer to smooth and ram always nearly full.
Finally i sold it with almost 3/4 the price after 2months thx to the 100$ price cut that samsung did worldwide those f**kers.
I got myself Note2 which is way better performer and much smoother but i cant find to much apps and games to play on that huge screen that i like, samsung please respect us and before u release a device adjust games and apps to work on it

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:38 1

55. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Da heck are you talking about? O_o

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:58 1

75. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

I have to agree with you there. I returned that piece of crap to Amazon. I guess it was indeed made for humans, slow and lag. Purchased the SGNX instead, so far good.

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 16:35

143. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I think the Note 2 is faster because of jelly Bean.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:22

48. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

Bell and Howell Voice Amplifier.

What a hyped up, piece of crap this thing is. I don't know how companies get away with this garbage.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:27

50. BabyWade (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

AT&T Quickfire

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:35 1

52. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I can't say any phone I had was bad.
After all they are all still functional, to my knowledge .. even my very first Kenwood from 2003.
The Sony Ericsson vivaz had a bad symbian interface that I couldn't see my self using really, but SPB shell fixed that to an enough degree,

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 08:54 1

58. theant (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

I'm not sure if it counts as it was never seen as a "killer" device, but the Samsung Transform on sprint was the worst device I've ever had! It was a mid range android 2.1 slider. I know that might make it seem like I'm too critical, but it basically did nothing. Went through almost full year with it (bad choice), probably with 4 different replacements in that time. Its battery life was laughably bad, and it would freeze all the time. What's worse is that it had like over 600 1 star ratings on Sprint's website, yet for some reason they sold it forever and brought the name back in the Samsung Transform Ultra which you can still buy. Sorry, rant over.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:09 1

60. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:20 1

61. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Id have to say the worst gadget I had was the Palm Treo 800W(My 1st smartphone). The sms setp on the device was amazing, except is constantly froze and the battery only lasted a few hrs

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 09:20 1

62. puneeth (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


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