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Welcome to Cnet Top Five, where each time we meet we count down another hot Cnet list, I'm Tom Merritt. Bad tech products are not rare, but bad tech often looks really good. Which makes it all the more unfathomable that really ugly tech exist at all. But it does. And by ugly tech, we don’t mean this guy. Let's count down the top five ugliest tech products. At number five, the first Amazon Kindle. Blocky, beige, with huge buttons in all the wrong places. And the screen is just a dark boring gray scale. The Kindle 2 got a little prettier, but not much. Coming in at number four, the Nintendo Virtual Boy. A 3D game machine you wore on your head. Ugly piece of tech that made you ugly while you played it. Brilliant. Up to number three, the Kaypro. 1, 2, 10, doesn’t matter, they all offended the eye with their tiny built in CRT and those big old floppy drives that stared at you. Yes young ones that was a portable computer back in the days. Sliding in at number two, the original Brown Zune. Microsoft has made the Zune much better looking since this beauty premiered. But the original was blocky, boring, and well, brown. Insert your own fecal joke here. Before we get to number one, let's give away a lame prize. Love that echo. When I surveyed Twitter and Facebook, one product was mentioned more often than others the people’s choice of ugly if you will, what was it? Post your guess on our blog at blog.cnettv.com. Be one of the first ten to get it right and you could take home the cube guard that says Tom is busy with a pirate smiley. Ugly. Okay, let's get to number one, the ugliest piece of tech to ever sear our eyeballs with its image. At number one, it's the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x. When this beast roam the earth, you couldn’t talk on your cell phone and drive. Not because of any laws, but it was bigger than most people’s head. You thought you look cool making a call on your portable telephone. And you kind of did because everything looks good next to that ugly ass brick of a phone you are holding up. Well that’s it for this edition of Cnet Top Five. Don’t forget to make a guess at our question for a chance to win the cube guard. I'm Tom Merritt. I'm busy.