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10 Tech Products Ahead of Their Time [Video]

Sometimes a product just can’t help but be too far ahead of it’s time to be adopted. Check out these 10 products that had their moment of glory a moment (or a decade) too soon.

At Mashable they’ve gathered up 10 products that hit the market too soon for people to really appreciate them. Among them, as seen in the video above, a super simple internet-focused computer. At the time it hit the market people simply didn’t get the value of having a cheap, easy to use internet terminal. It probably didn’t help much that the 1990s internet didn’t have the plethora of powerful and useful web-based applications we have now. None the less we now have tons of lightweight and “underpowered” devices focused on the internet experience (like netbooks, iPads, smart phones, chromebooks, and more).

Hit up the link below to see the 9 other gems from their collection of products ahead of their times.

10 Tech Products Ahead of Their Time [Mashable]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/20/11

Comments (5)

  1. Raz

    No P0rn button??!

  2. John

    Wow, the original Chromebook.

  3. Gavin

    LOL $ 99 makes me think of steve ballmer windows commercial

  4. Elizabeth

    LOLLL @ Raz

  5. Surya

    This is so lame. :(

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