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Failed Products That Will Make You Ask ‘What Were They Thinking?” [Copy link] 中文

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Google Glass, 2013-2014



Google Glass, launched in 2013, was a very flawed attempt to create smart glasses. The device retailed for $1,500 and failed to carry out any of its intended functions well. These high-tech glasses also reportedly raised some very serious safety and privacy concerns.


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Cosmopolitan Yogurt, 1999


In 1999 Cosmopolitan magazine decided to get into the food game. They came up with the idea of Cosmopolitan yogurt and although it seemed that the magazine's target audience loved yogurt, they didn't love the ones Cosmopolitan sold. It was discontinued only after 18 months.


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Mazagran, Starbucks And Pepsi, 1995



Starbucks and Pepsi partnered to make this carbonated coffee-soda. People couldn't decide whether they liked or hated the drink. Nevertheless, it was discontinued after failing to appeal to a broad audience.


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Microsoft Zune, 2006



In 2006 Microsoft came up with a Zune, which supposed to become an iPods rival. However, Zune failed to convince consumers that it's as good as the iPod. In 2011 Zune players were discontinued.


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Satisfries, Burger King 2013



Burger King's attempt to make french fries a little more healthy backfired.They introduced Satisfries in 2013 as an alternative to regular fried, except with less fat and fewer calories. Consumers weren't fond of these revamped fries, and Burger Kind had to go back to their original recipe.


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Nokia N-Gage, Nokia, 2003



Back in 2003 playing games on our phones wasn't a thing yet. So Nokia decided to combine phones and gaming. The reception of Nokia N-gage wasn't what Nokia excepted. This 'taco phone', as some people began referring to it, managed to reach only one-third sales of its 6 million units.


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Segway, 2001



Segway was launched in 2001 with very high expectations. However, this two-wheeled expensive vehicle failed to live up to the hype. It came with a price tag of $5,000 and despite being quite innovative it just wasn't that appealing or necessary to consumers.



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