What's This Generation's Segway?
makes a fairly sound case
Being 'the next Segway' doesn't just mean something that's dumb and a commercial failure (if that was the case, we could just trawl Kickstarter). No, to truly meet the heady criteria, it needs to be something that's objectively useful, practical, and a good piece of design, but so shudderingly uncool that it could never succeed.
Being the perfect launchpad for an entire
YouTube fails genre
Obviously, Google Glass is a pretty solid contender - it definitely looks mall-copish enough. But since it's not actually all that handy (and arguably has a shorter battery life than most Segways) I'm not sure it takes the crown.
Nominations below, please. Extra points if accompanied by a GIF of a small child falling off your choice.