The Worst Wearable Devices Ever Invented

The Worst Wearable Devices Ever Invented

Technology continues to
advance at a staggering rate. Computers that were
once the size of a room now fit in our palm as a wearable device. But just because we can
strap a device to our body, doesn’t always mean that we should. Here are 10 examples
of the worst wearables you definitely wouldn’t want to wear. Number 10, Virtual Boy. A portable gaming console
with the capability of showing 3D graphics, what
could possibly go wrong? For Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, everything. Released in 1995, the
Virtual Boy was touted as a game changer, pun not intended, in the gaming scene, due
to it using 3D graphics instead of the mainstream 2D
graphics other consoles used. However, it failed due
to a number of reasons, with the most obvious one being that it was too bulky and heavy. But the main reason it failed is because it was a health hazard due
to its poor image tracking and its predominant use of the color red, resulting in players
experiencing migraines or even seizures in rare
cases, after prolonged gaming. Those reasons, combined with
the console’s steep price tag of $180, which is about 300
dollars in today’s money, led to it being discontinued
six months after its release. Though it was a massive failure, the Virtual Boy paved the way to newer and better 3D and VR devices, minus some of the health
concerns it introduced. Number nine, LogBar Ring. The LogBar Ring was a wearable device released in 2015 which was designed to shortcut everything,
as its creators put it. By doing simple gestures with it, you can do things like
answering calls or texts to paying your bills in an instant. However, this innovative
device turned out to be a dud, with some people even calling it the worst wearable device ever made. They raised nearly a million
dollars on Kickstarter, only to create an
absolutely useless device. For one, the ring is a sizable one… it’s like wearing a fat
metal nut on your finger. What made it the worst, however, is the fact that it is
very inconvenient to use. Not only do you have to
open the accompanying app at all times, draining
precious battery power in the process, you also
have to contend with the fact that the app works only 5-10% of the time. So the time you spend
trying to make your device recognize your gestures is far longer than if you had just used
your device normally. Suffice to say, the LogBar ring is definitely not the one
ring to rule them all. Number eight, Beauty and
the Geek Keyboard Trousers Back in 2012, someone thought it was wise to design trousers with
a wireless keyboard, along with a mouse and a
small speaker, built-in. While the concept is truly laudable, incorporating technology
and fashion trends together is a recipe for disaster. The trousers look truly nice, but the placement of the keyboard
in said pants is a bit… off-putting. No one in their right minds
would want to be seen in public typing on a keyboard
that is placed directly over their crotch. Another problem is that this costs $400, and that’s just an estimated price. Ouch. Then there’s the issue of washing it without destroying all the electronics. Here’s a word of advice:
get yourself a pair of pants and a wireless keyboard
and mouse combo instead. It’s cheaper and you’d
look a lot less awkward. Number seven, Xybernaut Poma. Before Google Glass, there
was the Xybernaut Poma, a wearable device released in 2002 that allowed users to
perform computer tasks while on the go. This would be revolutionary if it weren’t for a glaring problem: you’d have to carry a
number of devices with you for it to work properly. Let’s list them one by one. A head-mounted screen, an optical mouse, a portable keyboard, and
the case that holds the RAM, CPU, and hard disk drive. That’s a handful for a portable device. Not only that, it performs
slower than an average computer, so you wouldn’t be able to
do complex tasks with it. Serving as the final nail in its coffin was its hefty price tag of $1500, which any reasonable person
would rather spend on a laptop with far better performance. But if you’re all about that cyborg life, and tripping on wires as you work, then this gadget might just be for you. Number six, Kreyos and
Neptune Pine Smartwatches. Smartwatches are great devices, but they haven’t always been as refined as products like the iWatch. The Kreyos Smartwatch, for example, was touted by its creators back in 2013 as the most advanced smartwatch, being equipped with voice
and gesture control. However, all those promises came up short when the final product came to fruition, backed by $1.5 million
dollars of crowdfuding through Indiegogo. What customers got was
a faulty smartwatch, stripped of all its features
the company promised. And while its $110 price
tag wasn’t that much, people still regretted buying it, since the product was a total bust. The second smartwatch
failure, the Neptune Pine, was actually a decent piece of technology when it was released back in 2015. It can do almost everything
a smartphone can do, which is basically its downside as well. The problem is that it’s
basically a miniature smartphone, measuring at 2.4 inches. Its large size is quite unsettling, especially when you put it on and you find yourself unable
to put on your formal suit as it sticks out from your sleeves. And with a price tag of $350, I think it’s better to invest
on a high-end smartphone and opt for a regular watch instead. Let’s take a breather
for a while, shall we? Before the introduction of these convenient wearable devices, our ancestors devised some wearables that made some people’s
lives terribly uncomfortable. Here’s an example of one such device. Can you guess what this is? Stick around till the end to find out more about this unusual, and deadly, wearable device. Number five, Basis Peak and Fitbit Force. Compared to the previous examples, these two smart devices did
meet customer expectations, but some unusual problems led to them being included in this list. The Basis Peak was a great fitness tracker developed in 2014, loaded with a number of useful features for health-wary consumers. And though it came with
a price tag of $200, its advantages seemed to far
outweigh its disadvantages. However, production was halted due to a major malfunction in the units, causing it to overheat and
even burn up in some cases, resulting in users suffering
burns from the device. This led to a mass recall of the units, which also marked the end of Basis Peak. Similarly, the Fitbit
Force is a lightweight, easy-to-use smart device loaded with a number of useful
fitness applications and it only costs $130. It would be a nice device if
it isn’t for one small problem, the device causes skin rashes. Like the Basis Peak, it led to
a mass recall of the device. But unlike Basis Peak, the Fitbit brand is still
present to this day, offering new products that hopefully don’t cause skin problems. Number four, Oakley Thump. Music players have taken the
form of many different things, such as Rubik’s Cubes, pens,
and even action figures. So Oakley, a reputable sunglasses brand, decided back in 2004 to
combine the functionality of a music player with
one of their sunglasses. The end product should be awesome, right? Well, not at all. For one, you’d look
extremely awkward wearing it, with the earpieces visibly sticking out. Also, you’d have to adjust
the glasses perfectly in order for the earpieces
to fit properly in your ear. Another problem with the device was its absurdly low storage capacity. Even if you got the 256MB version, you’d only be able to store
around 60 to 70 songs on it. And then its battery life sucked, as it could only last
a maximum of six hours on a full charge. Versions of the Oakley Thump
retailed at around $300, which is quite a steep
price for an MP3 player stuck to a pair of sunglasses. My advice? Get them separately and save
a lot of money in the process. Number three, QR Tie. QR codes are prevalent today. Simply scan any code
with a QR-scanning app and you’ll get its details instantly. So storing a personalized
QR code on yourself would be a great idea, right? Like on a business card
or in your smartphone or maybe perhaps… a tie? Said idea was conceived by
a man named Ryan J. Budke, who thought it was a
great idea to put QR codes on the back of ties. So he launched a Kickstarter
campaign back in 2013. Unfortunately, this
Kickstarter project of his was not successful, as only 52 backers supported his project. The fact that it’s easier
to exchange information through smartphones or some other device may have contributed to the
project not achieving its goal. Also not helping is the topless male model he used to advertise the product. Number two, Head Mounted Wearables. While some head-mounted
wearables are fine and usable, this next set of wearables clearly isn’t. First up is the Headflat, which is basically a
head-mount for your phone so you can watch movies
without having to hold it. That’s just about it. It’s as useful as the
head-mounted toilet roll dispenser or the headgear that allows you to attach extra remotes in it. There is literally no reason to use this, since you’ll use your fingers anyway to navigate through your smartphone. Even funnier is that it costs $49, money that you can use to
build your own cheaper version of Headflat. Next is an even worse fashion disaster than the earlier keyboard trousers entry, the Acer Selfie Hat. Basically, it’s an oversized pink hat with a tablet mounted on it which you can use for taking selfies. This wearable, or
whatever you may call it, was sold in limited numbers
at London’s Fashion Week by its designer, Christian Cowan-Sanluis. Which is good since absolutely
no one would want to be seen wearing this in public. Clearly, the creators of these
head-mounted monstrosities weren’t right in the
head when they thought of these terrible contraptions. Number one, Kapture. A wearable device that
can record simple thoughts or a loving conversation
with your family and friends? That’s a definite must-have! Fortunately, the device named Kapture was conceived in 2013. It’s a wristband that records
audio for up to a minute. For those who have those
rare eureka moments, this device is a godsend… if it would only work perfectly, that is. According to customer reviews, it was hard to use the device properly, even after reading the instruction
manual that came with it. Customers often found themselves tapping into the device incessantly without anything being recorded as the device was mostly unresponsive. And while the accompanying
application helped in alleviating some of these problems, it would have been better for people to just use the voice recorder function of their smartphones and
save $100 in the process, which was the retail price
of this not-so-smart device. Now let’s go back to the
unusual wearable device I showed you earlier. The device is called the Heretic’s Fork, an instrument used to torture heretics during the Spanish Inquisition. The two-sided fork was place between the victim’s chin and chest, rendering the victim
incapable of any head movement or they end up suffering from
grave, but non-fatal injuries, prolonging their suffering in the process. A cruel torture device, for sure you wouldn’t
want to wear it in public or anywhere for that matter! Have you worn any useless wearable devices I should have mentioned? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section down below. Thanks for watching. (lighthearted thinking melody)

100 thoughts on “The Worst Wearable Devices Ever Invented

  1. Former FitBit owner here.
    I used to have one a few years ago. And I'm getting skin rashes from my fastrack watch

  2. I didn't have any useless wearable device…. i only have an watch witch costed like 50 lei (dollars in my country) and an dollar is 4.2 lei so i spent 11.9 dollars on it…. it's great for it's price! it just got really basic features like: telling the time (it's not an watch if it didn't had that), stopwatch,timer and alarm… I reccomend it!

  3. This is the last time, you clickbaited me like this and even though it was kinda in the video, the video itself was about modern tech devices and not some medieval torture tools.

  4. For more on Virtual Boy, here's a humorous yet accurate test of this piece of sh*t:

  5. oh and extra embarassment for the inventor you NAMED him! By him I mean Christian Cowan. I disliked the vid.

  6. 4:11 if tim cook saw this video he will kill you , it is an apple watch and not an i watch , why you people add an i for every apple peoduct , bruh

  7. COMMERCIAL " Man, don't use this it's terrible, and buy this instead, this new and better thing because it's so good". Useless video. It is just a commercial that prices certain brands like Google glass, wireless keyboards, smartwatches and other gadgets, including prices and data that it is good to have, and throwing Death in it so u stick to the end. Remember BE AMAZED is a big corporations made to CASH from the data u burn by watching this crap. Don't let them fool you and if you want to watch somebody reviewing products, subscribe to Crazyrussianhacker of Taras Kul, they are really relaxing and honest video's about every gadget out there. I gonna Unsubscribe from BE AMAZED cuz I'm only AMAZED by what a scam this video is.

  8. Most failure product in this list smart watches 🙂, i only thanks 🙏🏽 GOD on apple watch ⌚️😍

  9. How are you gonna avoid the fact that there's a girl in her panties and her tits hanging out within the first 30 seconds

  10. fuck you vurtura boy was actualy the first vurtural reality concle cuz it was in 1995
    and its not bad i say that its awsome cuz back then vurtural reality didnt exsist and that is the base of vurtural reality

  11. i once had a vibrateing massage belt, desighned to break down fat & reduce you'r tummy, when strapped, tightly around your body. the sensations where intensely pleasurable, but the little motor was worn out after just a few days use.

  12. The Oakley Rok-R is/was the other slightly more useful version of the Thump. It was Bluetooth capable and the battery lasted up to about 6-9 hours play time. And cost about $450, they go for anywhere from $200-800 now. And yes I own a pair.

  13. When I was a kid, Walmart had a skid of brand new Virtua Boys on sale for $30 (USD)
    I still have it to this day, never had a migraine or headache, cool machine!

  14. 60-70 songs for the sunglass mp3 players THAAATS ALOT OF SONGS i would buy it and six ours per charge is also good just charge it over night

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