GADGETS

The coolest tech of yesteryear

In the rapidly evolving world of technology even our most precious gadgets come and go at a blinding pace. From, Napster to Zip drives, here are our favorites from generations past.

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The Iomega Zip Drive

With many magnitudes more space than an ordinary floppy, Iomega revolutionized data transfer by offering 750MB on a single zip disk. Nowadays, with our smartphones and thumb drives, we've got gigabytes in our pocket.

Iomega

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The Flip Mini HD

My smartphone takes excellent HD video, thanks.

Flip Video

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The Beeper

Always sort of pointless, yet somehow, we couldn't live without them.

Motorola

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The Original Apple PowerBook

Unlike the MacBook Air, this one doesn't fit in an envelope.

Apple

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Windows 95

This was the future. Now it's the past.

Microsoft

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CRT Monitors

Fat and clunky has been replaced by thin and sleek.

Viewsonic

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Graphing Calculators

With laptops, smartphones and tablets in the classrooms, graphing calculators like the TI-89 are ancient history.

Texas Instruments

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Napster

The one that started it all.

Time

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Flip Phones

Or as some called them: "clam-shells."

Motorola

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The MiniDisc

Doesn't play tapes, CDs or mp3s.

Sony

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The Answering Machine

Meet voicemail.

AT&T

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The Palm Treo

Smartphones before they were smart.

Palm

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Nokia's Internet Tablet

Before Steve Jobs made them cool.

Nokia

The coolest tech of yesteryear

In the rapidly evolving world of technology even our most precious gadgets come and go at a blinding pace. From, Napster to Zip drives, here are our favorites from generations past.

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