This was the worst in 2021 – the editors appoint this year’s flops

Mikael Lindkvist: “Poor translation and the industry’s worst search algorithm”

The worst of the year 2021

This year’s flop is still Amazon Sweden. Lots of cool stuff, but lousy translation and the industry’s worst search algorithm make the site both confusing and frustrating.


Billy Ekblom: “Oneplus Watch does not reach the same heights as the company’s phones”

The worst of the year

Not bad, though Oneplus Watch does not reach at all the same heights as the company’s phones. Battery life is impressive, but otherwise it is really frugal with useful features. However, has gotten better since launch.


Petter Ahrnstedt: “I want a speaker with bad sound and built-in candle simulator, no one thought ”

The worst of the year

Sony’s glass speakers LSPX-S3 was expensive, sounded mediocre at best but could (almost) simulate the glow of a candle. “I want a speaker with bad sound and a built-in candle simulator” no one thought. Ever.


Karin Enblom: “We first thought that Apple’s expensive cleaning cloth was a joke”

The worst of the year

We first thought Apple’s expensive plaster was a joke. Of course it was not, because who can charge 250 kroner for a piece of cloth if not Apple? We hope that it sold out quickly is a result of people buying it as a joke, rather than for its value for money and good quality.


Jan Sandbladh: “Expensive, slow and provides access to very few streaming services “

The worst of the year

American Betternet VPN offers a free version that is unfortunately unusable in practice. Even when you pay for the service, it does not have much to offer. It is expensive, slow and provides access to very few streaming services. Avoid!


Andreas Thors: “Facebook ignores own reports on how harmful the platform can be”

The worst of the year

Financially, it is probably difficult to point out Facebook as a “flop”, but it really was not a good year for the company’s credibility. Not because the company was ever seen as an ethical ray of light in the dark, but when it was not thought it could get worse happened… 2021. Here are some of this year’s big slips:

  • Huge data leak. In April, it was revealed that half a billion (!) User data was leaked from Facebook’s services. The information is believed to have been available as early as January.
  • Unavailable services. An incorrect configuration caused Facebook’s services to be down for about six hours. Very long time for this type of company and something that cost millions.
  • Disgusting behavior. The world had barely melted the scandal with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, before it was time again. Several whistleblowers who have worked at the company reveal that Facebook ignores its own reports on how harmful the platform can be when it comes to spreading hatred and conspiracies. But instead of doing something, these were ignored in favor of revenue and commitment.

Solution?

World: Can you stop being so soft?
Zuckerberg: Lol. We change our name to Meta and continue as usual.


Martin Appel: “A mobile without full Google access is completely meaningless”

The worst of the year

There is really nothing wrong with that Huawei P Smart 2021. The problem lies in the US China blockade, which prevents Huawei’s phones from accessing Google Play. For most users, a mobile without full Google access becomes completely meaningless.


Jonas Ekelund: “The product no one asked for, Razer Phone Cooler Chroma”

The worst of the year

Sure, it’s annoying when your Iphone overheats while you play! So it never happens? Welcome to the product no one asked for, Razer Phone Cooler Chroma, a flashing cooling fan for your Iphone.


Mattias Inghe: “Nokia’s debut as a TV provider fell flat”

The worst of the year

Nokia’s debut as a TV provider fell flat. Pressured prices are not enough when the large manufacturers’ budget models are several steps better at almost everything. The only thing that is not rejected by Nokia Smart TV 5500A are the speakers, that is, what you can still improve yourself.


Raphael Cano Felix: “A game full of technical bugs and other mood-killing graphic effects”

The worst of the year

What really went wrong? GTA The Trilogy: Definitive Edition would be the ultimate way to experience the three GTA games that laid the foundation for this entire subgenre of action games. Instead, we got remastered versions of mobile games, full of technical bugs and other mood-killing graphic effects.