10 Totally Ridiculous Combo Gadgets

From a combo taser/MP3 player to a computer mouse/VoIP phone, these Frankengadgets never should have seen the light of day.

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The Terrible Ten

Some multifunction gadgets were meant to be--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 Mentos and Diet Coke, and seem capable of producing similarly disastrous results.

Here's a look at some combo tech gadgets that deserve to 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 world's worst tech products.

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