RED Hydrogen One
- Product Type: Smartphone
When RED announced they were getting into the smartphone business, many felt it could be good. After all, they made great cameras already. RED Founder Jim Jannard claimed the company’s Hydrogen One would have a “holographic display” and even revolutionize filmmaking with the phone too. How? They planned to improve on the 3D format with the “4V.” We’d also be able to attach RED cameras to the phone and even use RED’s imaging sensor with compatible lenses. Yet did anyone really see where the “phone” part came in? It came out of the gate badly, as it launched at $1,300. Most of the features turned out horrible, the phone worked terribly, and all the fancy accessories never came out. It was one of the biggest failed tech products in history.