5 Failed gadgets I’ve owned over the years…..

Xbox 360 HD-DVD

Yes I was one of those people who had high hopes for HD-DVD, I was too young to fight in the Betamax vs VHS wars but here I was ready, willing and able to take on the Bluray army with the might of the HD-DVD!  Not only did I have this, but I also bought (and still own I may add) a brilliant but albeit very slow to initially power on HD-DVD player and 28 HD-DVDs.  Now people think HD-DVD and oddly assume its an old technology from years ago but forget that its actually quite recent and some of my collection includes quality films such as ‘V for Vendetta’ and ‘Serenity’.

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Brodit In Car Device Holder – helps safer driving


There are loads of gadgets available for use in your car, some of these come with their own mounts which are quite generic in their mounting options such as glass suckers. ┬áThen there are the holders that claim to fit most devices and either again use window suckers or air vent clips – the latter being fiddly and for a lot of cars now they aren’t that practical due to thinner plastic being used on vents.

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Tabiger Branded USB 3.0 External DVD Drive

Computers and laptops have gotten smaller and smaller and to become this small they must sacrifice something, first the trusted floppy disc drive went and then the CD/DVD drive was removed – I too replaced my PC with something so small that a standard DVD drive was twice the size!

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Philips Sonicare HX6511 Toothbrush

Over the years I’ve used both Sonicare and OralB electric toothbrushes, there is no doubt in my mind that they are much better than a standard toothbrush.

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Microsoft Office 365 Home edition (5 users)

Lets face it, we all use aspects of Office at some point and for many of us we are using an old out of date and no longer supported version, and whilst that suite does still do its job and will serve you well it doesn’t have any security or product updates and as recent cyber incidents have shown us, older applications could cause you an issue.

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