The Year in Broken Gadget PromisesMario Aguilar12/28/12 1:00pmFiled to: Worst of 2012GoogleBelkinSamsungLgKossVizioMicrosoft1EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkEvery year, we're promised beautiful, useful, innovative gadgets that will supposedly make our lives better. Then something goes wrong and we don't get them. Humph.Google Nexus QWhen the Nexus Q was announced back at Google I/O in June, it seemed like Google had thought the concept all the way through because the weird media streaming orb was instantly available for pre-order. Too bad nothing about this thing makes sense. $300 is too expensive for a media streamer not to mention that an odd hub designed exclusively for Google Play and YouTube content is a gadget very few people want or need. After shipping a few pre-order units, Google delayed the remaining shipments indefinitely and never billed those that did ship. We still don't know when the Nexus Q might be available. Hopefully never.