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Top 10 worst tech presents for Christmas

Gifts to avoid, or get for people you don't like
Fri Dec 23 2011, 09:00
Christmas Present

IF YOU'RE still searching high and low for presents to give this Christmas then you've left it pretty late, but don't worry because The INQUIRER is here to help.

We've sorted through the worst information technology products of the year so you know what not to give your loved ones. Our list will help you avoid those awkward moments when you give a gift that nobody wants. For a list of good presents, check out our article entitled Top 10 tech presents for Christmas.

archos-35-home-connect-android-hub-radio-webcam10. Archos 35 Home Connect
French gadget maker Archos has gone too far with its 35 Home Connect, a device that tries to be too many things in one. It attempts to be a tablet, smartphone, internet radio, alarm clock, baby monitor, security camera, mini TV, games console and the list goes on.

Anyone you get this for will be utterly confused by it and will most likely put it back in the box out of fear. The Home Connect doesn't even look very nice and doesn't cost less than £100.

It has a 1GHz processor, a small 3.7in touchscreen and a measly 4GB of internal storage that won't impress. It really is a jack of all trades and master of none.

Price: Around £140

WiFi Bathroom Scales9. WiFi Bathroom Scale
Gadget seller Firbox is promoting internet connected bathroom scales this year, which we reckon you should avoid. The device automatically beams your weight, fat mass and body mass index to your PC or Iphone each time you step on it.

It does this via WiFi and worst of all it can share your intimate details on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. What a lovely idea for someone you know to be able to do this Christmas as they gorge on festive treats.

It's a great present if you want to offend someone on several levels, suggesting they need to lose weight and then publicising this to hundreds or possibly thousands of people. The scale does have a pretty good design but the price of this high tech bathroom accessory is a whopping £119, another reason to steer well clear.

Price: £119


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