People Share The Biggest Design Flaws In Popular Products

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This just ain't working kids!

Some products are in dire need of upgrades. We upgrade our technologies every five seconds, it seems rational to believe that a new design on a mayo bottle or some easier way to coordinate the driving experience is an easy given. But apparently taking even our most used and popular products into the future... or at least catching up to the present, is more arduous than one imagines.

Redditor u/loztriforce wanted to know what products have made some errors in the rollout by asking.....

What are the biggest design flaws of popular products?


The King.

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Mattresses need to be like 6 inches longer. overandunder_86

California King is your answer. If you have the room. overandunder_86

gender pocket inequality....

No or small pockets in women's jeans. Give us the damn pockets. tinyclumsyhands

It's to give you the illusion of gender pocket equality without actually giving it. MUAHAHAHA!! ChocolateBunny

The List Goes On....

The gap between a car seat and the center console. I know it is for safety but things fall in that gap and are difficult to retrieve.

Touch screens in cars for essential functions. One should be able to adjust the heating or cooling by feel.

Android Auto does not work with all Android phones.

Outlook spam filtering when using just the local software.

Bar codes too small for the scanner at the checkout.

Milk cartons

Individual coffee stirrers in paper wrappers. It is supposed to make us feel safe from bacteria but it is annoying. Maybe not a flaw.

Dog poop baggies with a bad seal. About once a month I stick my hand in the bag, pickup the poop only to realize my fingers went through the other end of the bag and touched the poop.

Breakfast cereal in a bag in a box. About 10% of the contents at the bottom are crushed flakes, not edible cereal pieces. dantooine1977

Be Reasonable. 

I have an acquaintance in a senior position with a potato chip manufacturer. He claims resealable bags will never ever happen on chips OR brand name cereal because the companies are completely dependent on their products going stale and being replaced. He claims estimates as high as 25% for consumer loss from old stale product. msk1974

Slow the Roll....

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Toilet paper rolls keep getting larger and larger, but traditional holders can't hold them properly. The tool can't spin so the roll has to sit on the counter for a couple days. MyBroPoohBear

Be Moderned. 

Modern cell phones, despite repeated updates and improvements still cannot make a call and record a video at the same time. This is exactly what every witness should be able to do if they see a crime occurring; gather evidence and call 911 simultaneously. Notredamerock

within a track....

A lot of music playing apps have buttons to skip tracks but no buttons to skip forward/backward within a track, instead just relying on a clumsy slider that is hard as hell to use with any sort of precision. A lot of podcast apps, on the other hand, have such buttons (e.g. to skip forward 30 second or backward 10 seconds) - not sure why the music apps don't do the same thing. allothernamestaken

Falling Out...

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All of my pajama pants have a single button on the fly, and it's positioned 1/4" from the top of the opening and 6" from the bottom... so my penis just falls out while I'm walking. answermethis0816

I've noticed this borrowing my husband's pj pants before and was completely perplexed by it. You can practically feel a breeze while walking, the gap is so big. ShelloBiafra30

NOPE!

I have a pair of wired Beats noise-cancelling headphones.

They use powered noise-cancelling, so you have to charge them with usb. Since they're wired, you'd think that if they run out of charge, you could still use them without noise-cancelling, right?

NOPE!

When they die, you have to charge them. Even though they're wired. Stupid. Dumb. velour_manure

No Sliding. 

Far too many affordable cutting boards won't stay perfectly in place when you're chopping on them. Seems like that would be easy to fix, but maybe not. somepeoplewait

Some of mine have little rubber-ish feet and are fine. Some of them do slide around. Try a folded dish towel underneath. AugustaSugarbean

Ice Age.

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Ice dispensers in refrigerator doors that send out ice with such energy that some pieces end up on the kitchen floor. Back2Bach

See the Light. 

Modern vehicles making changing a burned out head light a major nightmare. It used to be you took off four screws, changed the bulb, replaced for screws. Now it takes a degree in engineering to find all the hidden things holding the light in place. Why? RonSwansonsOldMan

Too Stupid. 

Scissors that come in that stupid tough as nails double layered plastic; that can only be accessed by a pair of damn scissors. laurenmax96

Larry David has entered Reddit. BeardsuptheWazoo

It's Exhausting! 

Netflix interface: they added a toggle that stopped the despicable auto preview, but finding things is still very difficult. You'll only see what The Algorithm wants to show you and there's no way of just flicking through a comprehensive A-Z of shows.

This means you only see the same stuff cycling round unless you do a specific search, and let's face it: text searching using a TV remote or Xbox controller is a PITA.

And so there's probably a load of stuff on there you'll never see.

And that wretched left-right scroll too. Amazon isn't much better either. dogsolitude_uk

Upside Down.

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I just want to say it took Ketchup long enough to turn the bottle upside down. I mean for God sake they turned it green and purple before they decided to work on getting the bloody crap outta the bottle. shelbycher

"signal interrupted" 

Simplisafe, and pretty much all wireless home security systems, all operate on a very limited band of frequencies. A portable ham radio, which you can buy on Amazon for $80, can be tuned to its exact frequency and can blast out enough white noise to interrupt communication between sensors and the home base. At most you'll get a "signal interrupted" message but no alarm. I'm not going to tell you how to find that exact frequency, just know that it is shockingly easy. MrStringyBark

Rinse.... Lather... Repeat....

Shampoo bottles that have screw-off caps.

Unscrew cap, pour product into palm.

Now I have one hand holding a bottle while the other is occupied by a pool of soap.

How do I replace the cap without spilling my shampoo? OpenQuote2

Car Inventions....

Why in the world don't automakers make some kind of dual, fold away sun visor that can simultaneously cover both the front AND side window. cicalino

Some cars have these, but I guess the cost/benefit isn't there. Same with extendable visors; same with the little visor to cover the windscreen above the rearview mirror that Volkswagen used to have. poktanju

Input three times, then enter.

Remote controls for tv... so amazingly non-intuative. Also need 3 remotes to watch tv, dvd, speakers. I have to type out instructions for old parents. I curse the engineers who refuse to improve design or the companies that refuse to adopt better remotes. Input three times, then enter. Find guide, press enter.... WISeptember

Just Dip....

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Salsa should come in wide flat containers, not tall skinny cylinders so that you can dip directly from it. Munkiejunk

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