This week sees the start of a new weekly feature called 10 Worst; each week we’ll take a topic and come up with the 10 worst examples we can think of or find. Feel free to add send us your thoughts via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or email on the topic of the week, and if we decide your entry is worthy of the top 10 we will come up with something to send you.
To kick off we’ve looked at the 10 worst tech names, these are the names that giants such as Apple and Sony give to their latest and greatest products and spend millions to come up with them. Well, we think they’re a bit gash sometimes, and here’s what we’ve come up with:
10. HTC – M8
I am sure someone in a meeting thought this would be a good idea. M8 = mate, it’s cool, it’s now, it’s txt speak – genius! Maybe for those under the age of 16 yes, but for those of us who have our jeans not sagging below our arses it’s not. AFAIK.
9. Nintendo – Wii
OK it’s not spelt ‘wee’ but it might as well be, the joke’s on us as they sold by the bucket load. Personally I would have called the Wii U the Wii Poo, then it may have sold a bit better.
8. Apple – iPad
Now no one bats an eyelid about the name of the grandad of all tablets, but back when it was announced it was met with a few raised eyebrows. Whist Apple fanboys rejoiced others wondered if Apple had moved into feminine hygiene products…
7. TrekStor – i.Beat Blaxx
You work it out!
6. Anything by Huawei
Because if you can pronounce Huawei it sounds like you’re loosing your lunch, and if you can’t say it you sound like you’re having a stroke.
5. House of Marley – Redemption Song
No it’s not the latest track from a new band, it’s actually a pair of headphones. You can listen to artists other than Bob Marley but they will catch fire… I made that last bit up.
4. Fujitsu – Lifebook Range
It’s a laptop, not a great one and it certainly isn’t life defining, or life holding come to that.
3. Zoostorm Desktop PC
Sounds like a bad day out with the family rather than an entry level personal computer.
2. Sumvision – Cyclone Explorer
No? Me neither, its actually an entry level tablet made to sound like a Greenpeace ship. It’s not a great performer, and even worse at stopping whaling.
1. Asus – MeMo Pad
What is it with tablets? I know everyone is making them, but having a rubbish name by capitalising in the wrong place isn’t likely to win you any awards. Pity, as its not a bad tab for the money.
So there we have it, a list dominated by tablets it would seem. Some names are just plain wrong others just don’t really fit the product (by a long way). Have you come across any tech items with ridiculous names? Let us know! And as much as we wanted to put “Boomsound” in here, it just wasn’t bad enough…