With the year 2008 in the books, we can look back on a year full of amazing new products and pick the choicest morsels. You have definitely heard of all of these top-shelf products, and you may even use a couple of 'em yourself (you lucky duck).
Without further ado, here are our five nominees for the Most Foolish Product of 2008:
Nintendo's (Pink Sheets: NTDOY.PK) Wii console still sells out very quickly every time a new shipment hits stores, more than two years after its launch. On that note, good luck finding a Wii Fit in your local Wal-Mart
Like Nintendo, Amazon.com
We're sick of the gas-guzzling mega-SUV, and even Toyota's
iPhone App Store
Michael Phelps' swimsuit
Privately held Speedo rounds out the field, though it did nothing of the sort in Beijing 2008. The new LZR Racer swimsuits adorned Michael Phelps every stroke of the way to eight historic Olympic gold medals. All told, swimmers wearing that suit won 94% of the swimming gold medals in Beijing and set 23 new world records. Was it the suit, or something in the water?
Pick your favorite product and head over to the voting booth, dear Fool.
See the rest of our Fool Awards nominees.
Wal-Mart is a Motley Fool Inside Value selection. Google is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick. Nintendo, Amazon.com, and Apple are Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. Try any of our Foolish newsletters today, free for 30 days.
Fool contributor Anders Bylund owns shares in Google, but he holds no other position in any of the companies discussed here. There's a Wii and a Wii Fit in his living room, but he'd look silly in a skintight swimsuit. You can check out Anders' holdings or a concise bio if you like, and The Motley Fool is investors writing for investors.