These are the shortest lived, biggest failures in all of tech! Some of them are even record-setting. Click "more info" to expand for all the links!
Powermac G4 Cube (1:18)
Nexus Q (1:42)
Gizmondo Gaming Console (2:08)
JooJoo Tablet (2:28)
Nintendo VirtualBoy (3:08)
Sony eVilla (3:56)
5. Google Wave (4:50)
4. Microsoft Kin (5:21)
3. HP Touchpad (6:30)
2. HTC First (7:06)
1. Cisco FilpLive Camera (7:35)
The Kin backstory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Kin
Video Gear I use: http://amzn.com/lm/R3B571T7PT4PWM
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Outro Track: "Channel 41" by Deadmau5
Hey @MKBHD Could you possibly make another one of these if there are any products that you would likely say are either fastest discontinued tech or tech that left a sour taste ? definitely enjoyed this video via 2018 lol
Oh God, I remember working at an at&t store when the HTC First came out. Had that weird "Facebook Home" launcher.
I knew something was up when they had us change the displays to show the new price.
Most of the demo models just ended up in a box in the back room.
I know this is an old post but the quickest discontinued product that I've encountered, personally, was the LG CT810 Incite with AT&T. That phone was a horrible POS. I remember after a few weeks of having it, AT&T started selling them, outright, for $10.
Old video I know, but I'll throw one little known product into the mix - The Audiovox CDM-9900 flip phone. This is back in 2003-2004 when this top of the line flip phone was released. It had a twin brother than ran on Sprint called the CDM-9950, and the CDM-9900 was the Verizon version. It was hyped as a high end phone for its time (with amazing 320x240 screen! Perhaps around 2.4 inch - total guess). Although phones like that sold for around $299-399 at the time, this was delayed and eventually released for $150 on Verizon sometime in 2004, to which I immediately went out and bought it. Excellent product, but clearly released at a price that was designed to just sell the inventory they had, I guess someone decided to axe it and just get rid of the phones already prepared. It wasn't sold for very long - maybe a couple months. I kept the phone for 4 years which is unheard of these days - best pre-iPhone I've ever used, and only switched because my plan was switched from Verizon to T-mobile. It had a 0.3mp camera that was quite good for its time, and could even shoot up to 15 seconds of video which was amazing back then. Had reception EVERYWHERE even when my friends had none, and just really held up well. I had trouble replacing it with a phone I liked until the iPhone 3G became available unlocked in very late 2008.
You’re not really giving any info on some of these things. Like the HTC First. You say it was discontinued in 30 days or whatever, which is faster than the Chacha, but that’s it. You don’t say why, you dont show the product running, no interesting anecdotes... It’s a real shame.
Pretty interesting that Flip/Cisco had a live camera coming out half a decade before all the social media sites started putting live video into their apps, apparently their camera sales were actually pretty decent at the time they decided to close but people reckoned they'd get killed by smartphone cameras.
Made a couple of good predictions there; smartphone cameras were likely to hurt sales, and live video was going to become a big thing. Though if they played it right they could have done so much better, they could have tried making the ultimate vlogging camera or something...