The Terrible Ten
Some multifunction gadgets [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/169624/nikon_cameraprojector_a_good_start_7_more_tech_combos_wed_like_to_see.html|were meant to be|Nikon Camera-Projector a Good Start; 7 More Tech Combos We’d Like to See]]--the camera-phone, printer-scanner, and the clock-radio, for example. These combinations are the technological equivalent of peanut butter and chocolate, strawberries and cream, and gin and ginger beer. (Yum!) But other tech combo gadgets are on a par with [[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentos_and_Diet_Coke|Mentos and Diet Coke|Mentos and Diet Coke]], and seem capable of producing similarly disastrous results.
Here's a look at some combo tech gadgets that deserve banisto be voted onto the Island of Misfit Gizmos. Some of the items we've identified might be useful, if they weren't so completely mismatched. Others seem like candidates for a list of the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/125772/the_25_worst_tech_products_of_all_time.html|world's worst tech products|The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time]].