Top 10 Biggest Tech Flops of our Time


They say a good idea is worth millions, but what about ideas that were supposed to make millions but didn’t? Each of the following products were supposed to revolutionize some segment of the market and the way people were doing things, only each and every single one of them failed. Some were ahead of their time, others were simply ridiculous. All, however, ended up costing their manufacturers a fortune making little to no profit whatsoever. In other words, here are the ten biggest tech flops of our time, products that you have undoubtedly heard of, yet products that almost nobody actually bought.

10Ergo Audrey from 3Com

For those of you who don’t know, 3Com is the company that created the Ergo Audrey, an internet appliance that was supposed to perform functions such as web browsing, sending emails and even sending handwritten notes with a stylus, plays audio and video files and could even be synchronized with some OS-run devices. It was named after Audrey Hepburn. It hit the market in October 2000 and its retail price was $499. The Ergo appliances were supposed to be family friendly devices, each designed for a specific room. After the infamous dot-com crash, Audrey was discontinued. In the end, it was regarded as being quite awful and unappealing.