Lots of people “unbox” new products and post the videos online, to the delight of the millions of viewers who enjoy these gadget stripteases. Here at Re/code, we’re taking a new approach: We’ll occasionally be “Re/boxing” products that we didn’t like, that didn’t work, that are now obsolete or are simply being sent back.
This week, we’re Re/boxing the Nike+ FuelBand. I first reviewed the $150 FuelBand shortly after its launch in early 2012, and later tested the FuelBand SE, or Special Edition, in 2014. Out of all of the many activity-tracking wristbands out there, the FuelBand was never my favorite — although it does have some favorable features. Check out the video below to see why we’re sending this one back.
(By the way, it’s our policy at Re/code to re/turn any and all products of value that have been loaned to us — not just the ones we’re Re/boxing. For more details on this, you can read the ethics statements alongside our writer bios.)
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.