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The 9 ugliest gadgets ever made

These are in reverse order of visual pain.
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7. The Pager. Any Pager. All Pagers

Sir, that device stuck on your belt looks like an electronic name tag stuck on a dog's collar. It's like a piece fell off your answering machine and got stuck on your hip. Talking of which.

Also: Mobile phone memory lane: What was your first device?

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4. Google Glass

You never wondered why people sneered at you and threw bread rolls when you wore these? You think it was just because you were spying on them? No! It was because you looked so perfectly vacuous.

Also: Fake news: The tech products that fooled or failed us

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3. The Phone Case. Any Phone Case. All Phone Cases.

Please don't even try explaining to me that this isn't a gadget. It's visually more putrid than Google Glass. Glassholes had an excuse. They were Glassholes. People with phone cases can do something about it.

Also: Decoding OtterBox and LifeProof cases for iPhone X

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1. Amazon Echo

And somewhere, the trash can cried: "AND YOU CALL ME UGLY?!" This looks like a trash can designed by someone who truly loathes trash cans. So, he didn't bother to leave it open at the top.

Also: Which Amazon Echo to buy? How to pick the best Alexa

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