Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

Tech That Never Took Off: 10 Great Ideas That Ultimately Failed

  1. Begin
    kinopener

    349

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    It's tough out there in the tech world. As CES wrapped up in Las Vegas yesterday, there were some clear winners and not just a few losers for the future of tech. But, even the predictions of the many can be wrong. Remember (the Nexus Q?) Exactly.

    We collected 10 of the most-hyped gadgets and services from the last five years — from iTunes Ping to Twitter's flat-lining music app — that haven't performed as hotly as expected. That's not to say all of them are incapable of being revived. (The Microsoft Kin might be dead and buried, but there's hope for the Ouya.) As of right now, however, they certainly aren't winning the market.

    Click through to see what made the ignominious cut. And, sorry in advance if you own any of them.

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Shopping

Art Deco-Inspired Jewels To Love Forever

Art Deco jewelry is unlike anything that came before it in history — loud, geometric, and forward. "A heady, celebratory air flowed through Europe and America after the end of the first World War," explains Doyle & Doyle founder Elizabeth Doyle. "Artists [of all kinds] strove to create a new vocabulary of design, read

Shopping

17 Under-$100 Everyday Pieces From Aritzia

We practically peruse Aritzia’s site every day — we can’t get enough of the cool and easy pieces, each just waiting to become wardrobe staples. While the store's price points certainly have some range, there are a ton of affordable finds that are worth a thorough look-see, too. To save you time scrolling read