10 Ways to Replace Overhyped Gizmos

Tech experts list top overrated, underrated products
By Victoria Floethe,  Newser User
Posted Sep 29, 2008 12:07 PM CDT
The Apple iPhone 3G's touch-screen interface is overrated.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – You can replace your most over-hyped devices with the tech world's top 10 wallflowers, compiled by PC World. Start with the iPhone:

  1. Stop stubbing your fingers on Apple's impractical keyboard interface. Sidekick offers the best QWERTY around.
  2. Nintendo Wii is hard to find and offers few good games. Sony PlayStation Portable packs new titles with Skype, online radio, and uploadable movies.

  1. The ceiling on mini-notebooks is text and email. Lenovo's X61 ultra-portable laptop handles all of your computing needs for $1,000.
  2. iTunes overcharges for music "that's locked down in DRM hell." Try affordable streaming services like Slacker and Pandora instead.
  3. If you're on Facebook, wasting time with empty applications and games, try controlling your social life with Multiply.com's smart feeds.
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