20 Pieces Of Technology That Seemed Revolutionary At The Time But Were Quickly Forgotten

Published 3 years ago

Back when we were younger, technology seemed to advance at a much more rapid pace – or at least it was much more apparent. Just take phones for example: instead of the similar-looking rectangular smartphones we see now, we used to get all sorts of crazy and wild designs with the phones themselves becoming smaller and smaller every month. However, even though a lot of those designs seemed to be all the rage back then, the majority of them look almost hilariously obsolete today – and it did not just end with phones.

People over at the r/Nostalgia subreddit are sharing inventions that seemed revolutionary at the time but were quickly forgotten, and it will make you appreciate how far technology has come since those things were in use. Take a trip back through time and check out some pieces of obsolete technology from the late 90s and early 2000s in the gallery below!

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#1 The Motorola Razr. Still The Coolest Cell Phone To Be Produced

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#2 See-Through Electronics

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#3 The GE Alarm Clock That Everyone Seemed To Have

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#4 Batteries That Let You Check How Much Energy Was Left

#5 Digital Mp3 Players With These Songs

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#6 Cassette Tape That Let You Connect Your iPod To Your Car Stereo

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#7 Phones With Internet On Them In The First Place

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#8 Remember When Laptops Used To Have That Little Rubber Cl!t For A Mouse?

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#9 TVs With A VHS Player Built Into Them

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#10 Movies On An iPod With A 2-Inch Screen

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#11 CD Players With 45-Second Skip Protection

Image source: Philips

#12 Watches That Lit Up Blue

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#13 Portable DVD Players

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#14 Robot Dogs

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#15 That Singing Fish

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#16 Netflix’s DVD Service

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#17 Those Backwards Seats In Station Wagons

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#18 Cd Players That Held Multiple Cds At Once


#19 Pagers Are Now Collecting Dust

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#20 Old School PC Microphones

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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