3Com Ergo Audrey Internet Appliance (1999-2000)
One of the first Internet appliances ever built, 3Com's Audrey
was years ahead of her time.
The toaster-size dingus offered a touchscreen and a wireless keyboard for e-mail and basic Web surfing; her translucent stylus glowed a pale green when new messages were waiting.
Less than a year after her debut, though, Audrey fell victim to the dot-com crash and was unceremoniously dumped by 3Com.