Top 7 products that should still exist

Despite glowing reviews from the press and public alike, sometimes a good product goes to end-of-life or just fails. Here are seven products that we wish were still around.

The Pioneer Kuro still boasts the best black levels five years after its untimely demise. Pioneer

Last week, Panasonic announced that it was considering cutting its plasma production after next year; this is especially troubling, as its 2013 lineup looks like the company's best yet.

Panasonic TVs like the ZT60 and VT60 could (finally) give our reference TV the Pioneer Kuro a run for its money, and for a much more affordable price. We're not conspiracy theorists, but for one reason or other sometimes the best products just aren't the most successful. Watch out, Apple's rumored TV !

Panasonic's sad news got us thinking about the many other products that have gone before their time. Whether it's a beloved smartphone or a must-have TV accessory, CNET's pages are littered with products whose lights once shined brightly but have now gone out.

Got another product you wished still existed? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, click through our top 7 products below!

About the author

Ty Pendlebury reviews televisions in CNET's New York office. He originally hails from CNET Australia. Ty's interests include gaming, indie music, hi-fi, streaming media, movies, literature, and cycling.

 

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