Check out these products that had their chance to shine, but failed

Check out these products that had their chance to shine, but failed

Although the idea was good, some products were led to commercial failure due to their low number of sales that was caused by high prices. Find out in this article, all the products that had their chance to shine, but failed. Keep reading for more!

Although the idea was good, some products were led to commercial failure due to their low number of sales that was caused by high prices. Find out in this article, all the products that had their chance to shine, but failed. Keep reading for more!

Throughout technological history, several wearable inventions have been developed that were successful, on the contrary, others did not have the same luck because they were victims of failed marketing strategies. If you want to know what technological products we are talking about, do not hesitate to continue reading the news.

1- Seiko TV watch

Seiko TV watch

This product was born in 1982 and managed to integrate a television screen into wristwatches, however, it had poor image quality and the user had to carry a receiver such as the famous 'Walkman' for the device to work thanks to the connection through cable. Also, to listen to something, it was advisable to connect a tuner to the watch and headphones. Only 2,200 units were sold in Japan during the first nine months and their price hovered around 400 euros.

2- Power Glove

Power Glove

Launched in 1989 by the toy manufacturing company Mattel, the glove featured command buttons that allowed video game fans to control characters using hand movements. Its number of sales was quite low because it was easy to spoil and there were only two sets that were made especially for the accessory. In addition, it lasted less than a year on the market before being discontinued.

3- Google Glass Explorer

Google Glass Explorer

Google glasses were launched in 2013 with the novelty of having an integrated touch panel on the side to control the device, a camera to take photos or videos and an LED screen that could reflect an image in the user's eye.

It was a novel product that caused a certain revolution in the market, however, it came to fail due to its high price that was valued at more than 1,000 dollars.

4- Fossil Wrist PDA

Fossil Wrist PDA

This smartwatch debuted in 2003, however, its model was bulky and was not as light as the rest of electronic pocket diaries. Other drawbacks were its small screen, short battery life, and zero water resistance that led to fairly low sales.

5- Xybernaut Poma Notebook PC

Xybernaut Poma Notebook PC

The device came on the market in 2002 with an optimized version of notebook computers thanks to its 13-inch screen, powered by the 128MHz RISC processor with 32MB of RAM, and the CompactFlash and USB card slots. The cost of the computer was around 1,200 euros approximately, being the main cause of failure due to its few benefits.

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