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The 20 most amazing gadgets of the ’90s and your childhood
February 7, 2016 – 02:24 pm
16 High-Tech 90s Gadgets That

floppy disk - wikipediaAs the year winds down, here’s a look at our favorite gadgets from the 1990s. It wasn’t necessarily pretty, and we’ve come a long way, but at the time we loved them so much. Gadgets like:

Floppy disks

Before USB drives and Dropbox, we had to rely on these 3.5-square-inch disks to carry our documents. Although not particularly floppy in its plastic enclosure, the protective slider on the outside of these disks was always fun to pull and release. Sometimes some of us even purposely destroyed them.


K’Nex were like the advanced version of Legos. With the 19 different types of rods and connectors, you could build everything from a giant roller coaster to an impressive helicopter. I’m not sure I ever completed a whole set though.


These creepy robot hamster-things were all the rage in the late–90s. These Gremlin-like creatures had their own language and permanently scarred more than a few children. In fact, they were so popular one holiday season that Toys R’ Us had a limit of two per person. Imagine that now, only being allowed to buy two Furbies.

k'nex - wikipedia

Bop It

Like so many kids games, Bop It was both addicting yet annoying. In 1998, Bop It Extreme was released with two new commands (“Flick it” and “Spin it”). The commercial still has me permanently scarred, however.

Tiger Handheld games

If your parents wouldn’t let you have a Game Boy, you were stuck with these single-game devices. While quite limited with their basic LCD screens, they could keep you happy as long as you kept the sound off. And the lights on.

furby - flickr


Many parents believed they would be able to capture beautiful home videos with their new VHS camcorders, or video camera recorders. Instead, we had to fast-forward through endless shots of people’s feet to find the two minutes of halfway decent footage. And forget about transferring VHS to DVD or digital, that just takes forever.

Tamagotchi pet

These virtual pets were bizarrely popular in the ’90s. If you took good care of it, your Tamagotchi could live a long, healthy life; if not, as many learned the hard way, it could die in less than a day. They were even so popular that a lot of schools started banning them.

DVD player

DVD players were just getting started in the ’90s. Even so, they promised to revolutionize movie viewing. No longer would we have to fast forward to our favorite part or rewind when we finish a rented movie. But then the discs got scratched like CDs and would stop working and you missed your VHS.

Bop-It_Extreme_2_(Green_Side) - wikipedia

TI–83 calculator

While not everyone loved these calculators or the algebra that came with them, they were required tools in virtually every high school math class. While not graphing quadratic functions, the TI–83 could also play games such as Falldown and even Tetris, if you knew where to find them.

Super Soaker

Super Soakers were and are vital to success in any water fight. While the basic Super Soaker 50 could get the job done, you never wanted to be near your neighbor when he had his 2.7-Liter Super Soaker XXP 275 around. Or what about the one that had it’s own backpack to carry all the extra water?

Sega Genesis

Sadly no longer with us, the Sega Genesis competed well with the Super Nintendo. It succeeded in large part due to hit games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat. Nowadays a lot of these titles are available on lots of different platforms including iOS.

Color iMac

You probably didn’t own one, but your school may have. In fact, your school likely still owns one. Still, with their translucent back and bright colors, these computers made you question what a computer was supposed to look like. They also marked the beginning of Apple’s incredible turnaround. And the introduction of the worst mouse ever.

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What do you call those 90s music player thing? | Yahoo Answers

Back in the day it only cost a dime to hear a song..... My dad remembers a nickel per song, 7 for a quarter. :)
You had to punch in a corresponding letter with a number to hear the song you wanted. That's what this song is referring to...

How did people listen to music in the 90's what kind of music players did they use

Most common was casette tapes. Casette Tapes was a plastic case that had a magnetic tape that wound around spools and across rollers. It would have 5 or 6 songs on one side and you flipped it over and played 5 or 6 songs on the other side.
CD's were just being made but the players were very expensive. I don't think there were very many CD players available for use in a car in the early 1990's. The first ones that did come out would jump when the car hit a bump.

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