Worst gadget of 2018

The biggest loser of 2018, the worst gadget released last year was RED’s Hydrogen One phone. Practically everything about the Hollywood cinema camera maker’s first smartphone is terrible.

The Hydrogen One has been one big disappointment after another since it was announced last year. If its gargantuan, design, dated specs, and exorbitant $1,300 starting price for the aluminum version ($1,600 if you bought the titanium version) doesn’t turn you off, everything else about this monstrosity will.

Instead of a thinner and sleeker glass-and-metal “sandwich,” the Hydrogen One is a thick and monstrous chunk of metal with aggressive-looking “scalloped” sides and a striking backside with a prominent RED jewel logo. The device is big, heavy, and a menacing tank.