The 8 Biggest Product Flops of 2013

These products debuted with great promise but didn’t live up to expectations.

 MENLO PARK, CA - APRIL 04: A Facebook employee holds a phone that is running the new 'Home' program during an event at Facebook headquarters during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home as well as the new HTC First phone that will feature the new software.

The HTC First phone was announced during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013.


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Sandra by Sandra Lee 53156 blender: When celebrities get into the act it doesn't always mean the best results. Consider this blender a dud, we mean Flop, when it comes to making those smoothies, milkshakes, margaritas and other culinary concoctions this holiday season. It scored poor overall, with a score of 14 out of 100 points from Consumers Reports. This blender sells for $47 but for $13 more you can get the best ranked one – it costs $60 and scored 91 out of 100. "It's not as if you have to spend crazy money to get a blender that is 10 times better," Consumer Reports' Markovich says. Of the Flop blender, "It could barely crush ice," he says. The blender was "dismal" at making smoothies and only slightly better at purees, says Consumer Reports.

TwitterMusic App: Another Flop hit just a month after the launch of Twitter's entry into the music sector, says, a website that covers the intersection of music and technology. There is just too much competition from top apps like Shazam and Spotify and Twitter isn't known as a music brand, says George Washington's Susko.

So when you're perusing products online or in the store, remember: It's always buyer beware. The last thing you want to do is get stuck with a Flop.