- Product Type: Drone
Developers at Lily Robotics promised the Lily Drone would be a fully waterproof drone that could follow you anywhere. It would take off as you toss it into the air and automatically take your picture too. Starting from a crowdfunding campaign in 2015, hype and anticipation were huge by 2016. Finally, the company released a promo video that seemed promising but was actually just footage from a GoPro carried by a DJI drone. The company never released a single drone, in spite of 60,000 pre-orders. This led to a lawsuit from the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. The company racked up $34 million from backers and another $15 million from investors. Sadly, most claim to have never been given a refund. This is easily one of the biggest failed tech products of all time.