You must be familiar with the most popular gadgets of this year. Most probably, you have purchased few of these. But do you know which gadgets have not survived in the market? Which are the devices that boasted of tall claims, looked very impressive but did not perform well in the competition? Here we discuss the 10 major gadget letdowns of 2011.
10 Biggest Gadget Letdowns of 2011
The Pentax case is slim and stylish for its interchangeable lens. But the images produced are not as excellent as a digital compact will produce.
Moreover, it is twice as expensive as a quality digital compact. Therefore, it delivers half of the results at twice the cost which is its major disappointing factor.
Toshiba has entered the gadgets letdown list with an appalling Folio followed by Toshiba AT100. It is quite bulkier, bigger, slower and expensive than other Android tablets.
ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro
ViewPad 10Pro gives a nice impression with Android and Windows in a stylish touchscreen tablet. But the drawbacks overpower this feature.
It is very heavy to carry. Windows 7 does not work efficiently with the touchscreen. Android implementation is patchy. It does not function smoothly and is subject to many errors.
Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman
It was not expected from Sony Ericsson to release a low-profile Walkman-branded phone. It runs Java-based OS. Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman is not updated with the latest technology. In fact, it looks like a phone from the last decade.
Siri was promoted with much excitement and aggressive marketing. But when it was actually launched on iPhone 4S, it did not perform well. Therefore, Siri was a disappointment.
HTC EVO 3D
The 3D display functions well but otherwise, HTC EVO 3D is a disappointment. It comprises of two cameras and stands as a heavy and bulky smartphone in the industry.
It runs Android and gives an excellent performance with various unique features. But the bulky case along with a heavy price is a put off for the users.
Sony VAIO C Series
The recent version of Sony VAIO C Series has a solid build with an excellent screen. The word processor runs without a Wi-Fi. Therefore, the existing battery life is not sufficient.
Lenovo IdeaPad K1
One does not expect disappointment from a 10-inch Tegra 2 Android tablet. But Lenovo IdeaPAd K1 messes it up with temperamental buttons, dark screen and a software that locks up and crashes occasionally. The case is bulky and not appealing.
Microsoft Touch Mouse
Touch Mouse is vague and not responsive. It is the worst gadget ever made by Microsoft. It boasts of a touch sensitive feature which is not functional. It needs hard pressing so that your touch can be registered. The controls are very clumsy.
Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 has a well-balanced and lightweight chassis. It comes with a 12.1-inch screen with a decent hardware. However, the processor is not able to perform simple tasks. The playback support is poor.