The worst gadgets of 2016

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2016 was a year in which the fates seemingly asked, "Oh, you think that's bad? Here, hold my beer." We lost a Prince but gained a nacho-cheese-flavored, would-be king. We saw drones that couldn't stop falling out of the sky, Snapchat filters that only a racist uncle could love and more poorly executed gadget gimmicks than you can shake a selfie stick at. Here are some of the cringe-worthiest consumer products we had the misfortune of covering this year.

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  • Lenovo Yoga Book
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Vinci smart headphones
  • All of Snapchat's racist filters
  • GoPro Karma
  • The iPhone 7’s headphone adapter dongle

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