Then and now gadgets: A technological evolution
Gadgets have moved on a lot since the 1990s. We look back over two decades of progress
Wednesday 11 February 2009
1996: Sony MZ-R30
The mini-disc enabled you to listen to and record music. The discs held 80 minutes of audio and eight hours playback.
2009: Ipod Classic
The Classic has a 120GB hard drive, capable of holding 30,000 songs, 150 hours of video and 25,000 photos. It weighs 140g and costs £175.
1996: Canon PowerShot 600
The 600 had three megapixels and wrote images to hard disk. It was $949 (£609). It weighed 460g.
2009: Canon G10
Professional compact has 14.7-megapixels, a DIGIC 4 image processor, 5 x zoom lens and costs £499.
1996: Gameboy Pocket
Smaller, lighter version of the Gameboy and offered gamers the ability to connect with other players. True black and white screen.
2009: Ds Lite
A dual, touch-screen console with Wi-Fi. Turn it into a mini-library with 100 classic novels. Wi-Fi connectivity means gamers can compete wirelessly. Around £97.79
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