1. Worst Tech Product of 2016: Samsung Galaxy Note 7
We could have tried to be cool and find something else to beat the well-tipped Samsung Galaxy Note 7
to number one, but this device is still getting so badly hammered that we almost feel sorry for it. There was much to like about the Note 7 despite it’s silly, curved, bezel-less screen
but after obtaining a reputation akin to unexploded ordinance things just didn’t stop getting worse for the shiny, slippery sucker. An expensive recall and ‘fix’
still led to serious issues including and not limited to, fires on crowded aeroplanes. Samsung even had to invent a fireproof bag for the recall.
There are still many in the wild and Samsung is still in negotiations to brick them all to stop them working. Meanwhile, anyone who has been to an airport in recent months will have seen signs at check-in and security saying that the phones are banned and Samsung constantly has to suffer the indignity of announcements on planes before they take off telling people that they're not allowed. The whole debacle looks to have cost Samsung over $6bn but having the products named and shamed, all over the world, every single day is a level of humiliation we’ve not really seen for a device… well… ever - so at least it excelled at something.