The Ugliest Products in Tech History

Commodore 1541 Floppy Disk Drive
The Commodore 64 is arguably one of the best-designed computers ever. It's boxy enough to remind you it's from the 1980s, but it's got enough curves in just the right places that its look is almost timeless. Unfortunately, the external Commodore 1541 disk drive coming with it was pretty much a slab of plastic that was bulkier and heavier than the computer it was supporting. It was noisier too, making gronk sounds during ordinary operation and clacking when it encountered read or write errors. The drive also ran hot, which led to many drives being adorned with fans on the rear vents. The only thing less appealing than one of these monsters on your desk? Two of them.

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