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What's In A Name? The Apple iPad And 15 Other Poorly Named Tech Products

The Apple iPad has been lampooned for its unfortunate name. With that in mind, we hunted down 15 more technology products with no-so-great monikers.

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The jury is still out on the Apple iPad and whether it will shake up the market and create a new form factor between the smartphone and the notebook. One thing many pundits and casual observers agree upon, however, is the name. The Apple iPad was an unfortunate choice. From an old "MadTV" skit with a product of the same name to other comparisons that really have no place in a high-tech conversation, the iPad's name is just plain bad.

The iPad's misguided moniker got us thinking: The iPad isn't the first and surely won't be the last poorly named product foisted upon the technology hungry masses. We've combed the depths and compiled 15 products that were plagued by preposterous names. Some of them were successful; others quickly went bust. Some made us chuckle like children; others made us hang our heads and wonder, "What were they thinking?"

These poorly named products span the industry from consumer gadgets to business software. There's something for everyone. Sit back and enjoy. Maybe you'll realize that the Apple iPad isn't such a horrible handle after all.

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