10 Most Bizarre Product Failures

New Coke

In 1985, Coca-Cola launched a reformulated version of its iconic soda, but it faced severe backlash from consumers, leading to a quick return of the original formula.

Microsoft Windows Vista

Released in 2007, Windows Vista was criticized for its slow performance, compatibility issues, and intrusive User Account Control system.

Sony Betamax

Despite being technologically superior to VHS, Betamax lost the videotape format war due to factors such as higher prices and limited recording times.

Google Glass

This wearable technology, introduced in 2013, failed to gain widespread consumer acceptance due to concerns about privacy, high cost, and limited functionality.


Hyped as a revolutionary personal transportation device, the Segway failed to achieve mainstream popularity due to its high price and limited practicality.

Ford Edsel

The 1957 Edsel, a widely anticipated car with design problems, exorbitant costs, and bad marketing, was one of the largest automotive flops.

 Crystal Pepsi

Introduced in the 1990s, this clear cola failed to attract consumers who preferred the traditional cola color and taste.

Apple Newton

Apple's early attempt at a personal digital assistant (PDA) in the 1990s, the Newton, faced criticism for its handwriting recognition issues and high price.

McDonald's Arch Deluxe

Marketed as a sophisticated burger for adults, the Arch Deluxe failed to resonate with consumers who preferred the classic, more affordable options.

Touch of Yogurt Shampoo by Clairol

Released in the 1970s, this shampoo aimed to capitalize on the popularity of yogurt but failed due to its unpleasant smell and lackluster performance.

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