Your top 10 most useless products of all time?

No matter whom you ask we will all have a list of what we believe to be useless products. So if we were to ask you what your top ten most useless products of all time were, we would just love to know what they are. We thought we would have some fun with this and have a look at some of the worst gadgets, devices and products that have been released in recent years.

One gadget that seems to pop up in conversation every now and again is the Flowbee. This strange gadget is right from the 1980s and was developed to help cut your hair. It looks a little like a vacuum cleaner, and is said to be able to cut and layer your hair — well that was the theory. Just to give an idea at just how bad the Flowbee was, it was only showed on late-night commercials, you know that only about 50 people watched.

Venetian Blind Sunglasses is something else that we find useless, what really is the point? It was Kanye West who started the trend, and the only purpose they serve is to make you look stupid. You have to wonder what kind of message this spreads? Kids should be taught to look after their eyes when they go in the sun, not wear something that offers no protection at all.

Something that we could never get used to the idea of was the SodaStream, and we have recently learned that the pointless gadget is making a comeback. The main aim of the device was to give you the chance to make soft drinks at home at a fraction of the price. Now forgive us if we are wrong, but soft drinks are still cheap, and cannot see how the SodaStream will taste as nice as Coca-Cola or Mountain Dew?

Another device that never really took off was the Mini Disc Player. OK, so we know that the CD was a great invention at the time, and certainly did a number on the cassette tape, but how was the Mini Disc expected to do the same to the CD Player? The price of the Mini Disc Player itself was a huge put off for consumers, as well as the fact that there was not much support for it either.

However, the worst thing that we would like to add to our list is Google Buzz. This was Google’s attempt at taking the fight to Facebook. However, we all know that it did not work out like that but the search engine giant knows how to fight back, and Google Plus is a fine example of that.

Please add to our list.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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You are wrong on the flowbee.  We bought one in the 80’s it lasted about 12 years and wore out.  We found another one and have used it since then.  They work well and save a lot of time and money.  I expect the one we use to wear out soon and would buy a back up if I ever find any in a store again.


You are completely wrong about the flowbee.  I have had one for over ten years.  I have saved over a
thousand dollars in haircuts, not counting the inconvenience of waiting around for the barber to finish
the previous customers before he/she even got to me.  I have talked my friends into buying them, and
two of them cannot praise them enought.  We are saving money like crazy, and the device pays for
itself in the first three haircuts


how about the perferct brownie pan..what idiot can’t cut square brownies without demolishing them?Have our life skills been lost to convenience items so much that we can’t cut brownies? I think we will evolve in a hundred years to a body without a lower brain [which controls our fine motor activities].As additional evidence of the pending evolution, there’s the ad for a non stick spray, in which a woman gets so stressed out tyrying to turn a salmon filet in the fry pan that she flips the pan through the kitchen window !

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