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Don't believe the hype: Top 10 products that didn't live up to the marketing hype

Jan. 7, 2016

Not every new product can be a home run. What happens to those products that just can't live up to the hype?

Technology is ever-evolving, with new and better gadgets being introduced every day. And with each new product comes a slick marketing campaign designed to leave you saying, "I've gotta have it!" But not every new product can be a home run. What happens to those products that just can't live up to the hype?

Sometimes the product comes with a price tag that is just too high for the average consumer, like the $349 Apple Watch. Sometimes the advancement is more of a gimmick than an innovation, like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which offered a new way to get messages, but not much more. Sometimes the product infringes on user rights, like Windows 10 violating privacy. And sometimes they just explode, like the popular hoverboards.

To view the complete list, read "The 10 most overhyped tech products of 2015" from TechRepublic.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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