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15 Consumer Electronics Design Mistakes

Let us count the ways these modern marvels drive us bonkers

Let us count the ways these 15 modern marvels of technology drive us bonkers, day after day.

Even the best designers make mistakes, and that includes consumer electronics, although that's little consolation after you've scrimped and saved to buy a shiny new gadget, only to be driven bonkers by one particular design fault when you finally get it home.

However, we're going celebrate the worst consumer electronics designers through the lens of their faulty creations.

Since I'm far from an all-knowing technology god, I've limited our survey to 15 design problems that have not only bugged me through the years, but that are widespread enough to have bugged many of you too.

These problems aren't limited to current technology, but they all fall into the nebulous realm known as 'consumer electronics'. You know: TVs, telephones, VCRs, DVD players, MP3 players, and more.

Head over to Technologizer to see 15 Consumer Electronics Design Mistakes in full.


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