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How many inventions do we use every day that could have been designed better?
Internet users are sharing the mini frustrations they’ve been experiencing with products that people generally take for granted, in response to a Reddit discussion started by user TheTenthDimension, who asked, “What’s your best example of ‘Whoever designed this must not use their own product?’”
The more irksome design flaws are the ones plaguing entire product types, like the hard-to-reach adjusters behind bras and touchscreen car volume controls that distract drivers from the road.
One user doesn’t think the pop-up toaster is the best thing since sliced bread, as its thermal surface doesn’t fully cover the slice. The appliance also tends to brown toast unevenly.
If you’re up for some minor annoyances, check out some product design gripes below.
Televisions that cannot function without their remote controls
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Bras, with their flimsy straps and unreachable adjusters
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A sleep mode that triggers another light
Card readers that can’t read your card
Unfriendly job application portals
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Touchscreen volume controls in cars