Seems that naming tech products is like finding a .com address: Ã¯Â¿Â½The good ones are all taken.Ã¯Â¿Â½ IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve got proof.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m B.C. with the Top 5 Worst Named Tech Products, Pt.
II: The list has grown since the last time we did this.
#5 is Cisco Cius.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s kinda clever in a cloyingly cute sort of way that eventually makes you mad the third or fourth time someone asks what youÃ¯Â¿Â½re carrying and you have to say it.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a tablet that is centered around Cisco telepresence, WebEx meetings and Ã¯Â¿Â½transformative business software applications and software managementÃ¯Â¿Â½ which sounds awfully boring for something called Cius.
#4 is George.
Now, if youÃ¯Â¿Â½re of a certain age or familiar with rat pack slang, you think IÃ¯Â¿Â½m talking about your Bird.
In fact, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s something bigger: A really good iPod dock music system from the also clumsily named Chestnut Hill Sound.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m told that Ã¯Â¿Â½GeorgeÃ¯Â¿Â½ was chosen because this was their first product, like Washington was our first president.
#3 Casio GÃ¯Â¿Â½zOne.
Wow, what a mess.
I still donÃ¯Â¿Â½t know how to pronounce it, so IÃ¯Â¿Â½m guessing G ZONE.
But IÃ¯Â¿Â½m probably wrong and it probably doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t matter since nobodyÃ¯Â¿Â½s in the market anymore for phones that look like G.I. Joe accessories.
#2 is the Tivoli Audio iYiYiYiYi.
These guys usually make some nice looking, well named, understated gear.
This is none of that.
Our review calls it attractive, but thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s back when we had a blind guy doing audio reviews.
It has no bass & treble controls, and goes for $400.
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s how they get you to say the name.
#1 has got to be Qwikster, NetflixÃ¯Â¿Â½ overnight debacle.
First of all, why would you take the SLOWEST of your two video platforms and call IT Qwikster?
Second, why would you name a DVD video service something that makes no reference to movies, DVDÃ¯Â¿Â½s, video, television or your existing globally known brand name?
And third, why would you not check first if the twitter account of the same name isnÃ¯Â¿Â½t already owned by some guy with a pot smoking Elmo as his avatar?