We know it's not Halloween, but we here at MP3 Insider figured you could use a little horror in your life anyway. OK, so maybe it's a slow news week in MP3 player land, but that just happens to be the perfect excuse to rant about all the terrible choices portable audio device manufacturers have made over the years. But first, Donald and Jasmine eviscerate the awful packaging ensconcing the equally questionable earbuds from newcomer Ankit--trust us, if you've never watched the video before, it's worth it this time. Then, take a trip with us down memory lane that starts with the worst-ever MP3 player reviewed by CNET, and ends with a pair of unfortunate sneakers that never made it to market.
Ep. 182: Horrifying mistakes of portable audio past
A concept not thought-thru: Aerielle FM-based wireless headphones
Worst name: Skullcandy Smokin' Buds