Every 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.
When 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.