Gadgets that broke our hearts

It's not just sweethearts who stomp on our dreams--technology can, too. So put down that Hallmark card and see which gadgets have broken Crave contributors' hearts. Then tell us: which ones left you bitter?

Sure, Valentine's Day is a time for long-stem roses and "I Love You!" teddy bears. Yet as this annual day of compulsory romance approaches, some people find themselves reflecting not only on the current object of their shmoopiness, but on their past heartbreaks.

It's not just sweethearts who stomp on our dreams, though--technology can, too. So put down that Hallmark card and those pink balloons and scroll through the gallery below to see which gadgets have broken Crave contributors' hearts--or at least made us question our undying love. (Naturally, gadgets besides the ones mentioned in this collection have hurt us, as well. But sometimes the wounds are just too fresh to talk about.)

And now that we've shared our stories of personal heartache, be sure to tell us in the TalkBack section which gadgets have left you bitter.

About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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