Tell Us Now: 16 Product 'Upgrades' That Weren't Improvements
It goes without saying that large corporate monoliths are not always the most innovative. With that said, companies in every industry are forced to constantly adapt to changing conditions and demands. As we’ve all seen, huge brands' attempts at innovation don't always work well.
The following are our picks for the major product failures of all time. We went through tens of millions of media pieces to find these production problems in a wide range of industries, including technology, consumer packaged products, ready meals, and electronics.
Evian has an advantageous position in the beverage market as among the most well-known pure water brands worldwide. In 2005, the company decided to expand its product line by producing a water-filled support brassiere. Unsurprisingly, the bra was a flop and was phased out soon after its debut.
"What is a product 'update' that isn't an improvement?" we asked Cracked readers on Facebook. And, wow, you don't think smart technology is all that smart, do you? Here are 16 of the most common complaints from readers like you...