Years before Roku, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV tried to take over our living rooms, Boxee came out and was the most amazing providing its users with an incredible streaming experience and accessibility to content that is still unmatched to this day. The enthusiasm of its community is a testament to how loved this cube was.
One of my favorite video cameras of all time; the Canon XL 1 was fully digital, let you change lenses, and was super cool looking; a truly iconic camera which I have so many good memories of.
If the Zune was late to the MP3 player party and never even come close to the popularity of the iPod, people who used it know how its Social features and streaming offerings were years ahead of anything its competition had; its slick user interface was also way cleaner and more modern than iOS ever was.
Years before the internet was a thing and before modem were widely available, France had these terminals that would connect to servers remotely and display electronic pages for artists, tv shows, or simply an easy way to search the yellow pages.
If the Sidekick and Blackberry came only a few months apart, all the cool people used were using the Hiptop device; it’s really sad that Microsoft after acquiring them, couldn’t do anything better than the Kin devices.
It’s a webcam but also a standalone digital photo camera that came out in a time when digital photo camera were just starting and uber expensive; this was a dual use that was so welcomed.
It wasn’t as functional as we’d hope but the Power Globe was something straight out from a science fiction movie and inspired an entire generation of kids; without the Power Glove, a lot of the tools used nowadays in virtual and augmented reality wouldn’t exist.
Xband is really Xbox Live years before there even was an Xbox; it let you play with kids from all across America on Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis; it had emails, news, no lag; it was such a cool service which influence can still be felt in modern gaming services.
The most futuristic toy of the 90s, anyone who saw the Lawnmower Man wanted one; the experience was subpar and playing game like Descent for more than 10 minutes were the best way to end up puking but it was so futuristic for its time.