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Worst Of CES 2012: 9 Dumb, Unnecessary, Ill-Conceived Gadgets

First Posted: 01/13/2012 11:07 am EST   Updated: 12/03/2012 12:29 pm EST

LAS VEGAS -- Well, they can't all be winners.

Even though every company arrives at CES with their press pitches memorized and a strong winds at their backs, promising terrific sales and widespread adoption and revolutionary progress, the fact is that some of the products here are just duds. Some are bad ideas; some are poorly executed; some are ostentatious pieces of cyber-dung.

Whatever the sin, we've collected the worst gadgets we saw here at CES 2012 into one handy document, for you to relive This Year In Crap-Nology. Our condolences to this year's...uh...champions.

For more from CES 2012, check out our roundup of 7 new smartphones that stole the show in Las Vegas, 9 wild and wacky gadgets for music lovers and 7 Ultrabooks that could take on the MacBook Air. Visit our CES 2012 Big News page to see all the rest from the Consumer Electronics Show. (You can also check out the worst from last year's CES right here.)

The iNuke Boom, A 700+ Pound, $30,000 iPod Dock
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Why? Anyone? Why? Where are you throwing a party that you need this, the core of the earth?

Behringer dubbed its 700-plus pound iPod dock (that little speck at the top of the humongous giant box is an iPhone) the iNuke Boom, and if there is such a device that can induce a bowel movement, I suppose this is it. At $29,999.00, the iNuke Boom is conveniently priced for you to choose between one semester of college and an unwieldy, totally impractical iPod dock that may or may not kill you and everyone you love when operated.

Stay in school, kids.

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