Here’s a simple marketing tip: If you’re going to create a new MP3 player, don’t call it something that sounds outlandishly racist. The German company TrekStor learned that lesson the hard way after launching the spectularly badly named iBeat Blaxx. It also earned the top spot on TechRepublic’s list of the 20 worst-named technology products of all time.
Some don’t quite seem to have names at all, like the Samsung : ) (yup, the smiley icon is actually the name of the phone) and the Pentax *ist. (Huh?) Others have unfortunate phonetics, such as the iBeat Blaxx and the Tivoli iYiYi (TR’s comment: “Oy vey.”)
Then there’s Qwikster. As the TR editors admit, it’s a bit hard to differentiate in this case between a bad name and an even worse idea, but both were pretty lame.
Get the full list at TechRepublic.