10 weird, impractical and creepy gadgets that appeared in 2014 by Daniel Bukszpan @FortuneMagazine December 17, 2014, 6:58 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Everybody loves a new gadget. But they can’t all be winners — and when your new tech toy doesn’t live up to expectations, a special kind of disappointment ensues. Yet this phenomenon doesn’t stop companies of every size from throwing high-tech spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. And it doesn’t stop consumers from lining up around the block to buy them. After all, one of them has to be the next iPhone, right? Right? We recently ran down the 26 coolest gadgets of 2014, so it’s only fitting that we also list those unfortunate creations whose plusses were perhaps less tangible than their minuses. Some were impractical, some were ridiculous and some were a little creepy. But what they all had in common was a one-way ticket to the halls of tech misfire infamy.