Lab Rat: The Worst Gadgets of 2012

As the reviews editor at Laptopmag, I have the honor--and sometimes the horror--of evaluating and testing hundreds of products each year, from the utterly fantastic to gear with minor but welcome spec bumps. Then there are gadgets that are just destined to fail, whether it’s an ill-conceived concept or spectacularly bad execution. While some of these gems will live on to see the new year, others were mercifully put out to pasture to join the likes of the Kin and Peek. Here’s my list of the top 10 gadget fails of 2012.