Our Favorite Gadgets From The 1990s
The holidays are here.
And that means going home and visiting the family. And that means opening up the photo album, and seeing some blasts from the past.
In honor of that nostalgic feeling, we're taking a look back at our favorite gadgets from the 1990s.
We will always celebrate the 1990s as the time when the world wide web really started changing our lives.
Back then, our flannel was loose, our jeans were high-waisted, and our tech gadgets were cool.
Here are some techie gizmos and toys that we miss dearly.
After watching Home Alone 2, everyone wanted a Talkboy. This little gadget let you record and playback whatever you wanted, plus speed up or slow down recordings to make yourself sound ridiculous.
The Sega Genesis, which came bundled with Sonic the Hedgehog, was technically released in the US in 1988 but didn't start really winning our hearts until the 90s.
It didn't matter that your Sony Discman would skip despite its anti-shock protection, you loved it all the same.
Sure, we forgot to feed them occasionally, but there was no digital pet better than a Tamagotchi (sorry Nano Pets).
Pop Super Mario into your Nintendo 64, and you were in gaming paradise for hours.
The best part of being a 90s kid was cruising around in a Power Wheels Barbie Jeep.
Beepers started dying out in the mid-90s with the rise of mobile phones, but we will always remember them fondly for their beautiful simplicity.
After the original Sony PlayStation was released in 1994, video games became more mainstream and Crash became everyone's favorite bandicoot.
The Girltech Password Journal was a thing of beauty because it allowed you to lock snoops out of your diary with a voice recognition password.
The popularity of mobile phones went bananas in the 90s. Of course, most were huge and chunky, including the ones made famous by Zack Morris in Saved By The Bell.
If you were a business person in the late 90s, chances are you had a PalmPilot to make appointments, store contacts, and send messages.
When Apple released the iMac G3 in 1998, we went wild for the all-in-one, rainbow array.
Tiger Games released HitClips in 1999. Each could only play about a minute of any song, but that was just enough of the chorus of Britney's "...Baby One More Time" to listen to endlessly.
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