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10 Biggest Gadget Fails of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Sep 27, 2012

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7. Sony Betamax

Betamax is rare among most of our gadget failure hall of fame inductees. It's a product that was actually vastly superior to its competitor at the time, the VHS VCR tape. Its ability to create pristine duplicates of television shows was unsurpassed, but its higher price quickly doomed it to the scrap bin of gadget history.

Tags: technology, slideshows, youtube, nintendo, life, gadgets

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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