It often seems like every tech company in the world makes millions or even billions of dollars a year through the sale of successful products that everyone wants to get their hands on. If you feel this way, it’s probably because you forgot about some of the top tech fails of all time. Looking at this fails can help you feel better about the products that you want to design and sell. You can also use this list to get an idea of how you can prevent similar problems from affecting your products.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
When it comes to cell phones, many people choose either the iPhone or the Galaxy. Apple swept into the market with the first iPhone and quickly gained a share of the market, but fans of Android devices found that they loved the Galaxy line more than they liked the iPhone line. Samsung seemingly had another hit on its hands when it released the Note 7, but then word came out that the device had a tendency to catch fire and even to explode. Samsung recalled the device after dozens of people experienced these problems.
People bought compact discs because they loved listening to their favorite songs and because they wanted to support their favorite songs and bands. Many people claim that Sony and BMG helped usher in the age of digital downloads and with listening to digital music instead of buying these discs. In 2005, people discovered that Sony BMG discs had rootkit software built in that spread to their computers when listening to and using the discs. The company recalled more than 20 million discs after complaints from customers and faced multiple lawsuits from people unhappy with the discovery.
The main manufacturer of these devices chose the name Hoverboard to capitalize on the popularity of the “Back to the Future” franchise. Instead of letting you fly through the air, these boards let you roll to your destination. Like the Note 7 though, these boards had a tendency to catch on fire when ridden. The boars occasionally caught on fire when charging and caused a number of injuries too.
To avoid suffering from similar problems, use reliability consulting services to find out how reliable your products are before releasing any to the public. Tech products that are safe will appeal to customers and help your profits grow.