Year's Worst Gadgets, Tomorrow's EBay Items

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Still others probably should have been abandoned on the drawing board along with the wireless washing machine.

"There are a lot of good ideas that fail," said Danielle Levites, vice president of consumer devices research at IDC, a technology research company. "Either they're not really marketed or it's too much for consumers to get their brain around."

"And then, some are just dumb," she added.