Remember Hitclips?

Does anyone else remember Hitclips? They were made by Tiger Electronics and came out in 2000 with a major push from McDonald’s and commercials with Britney Spears and N*Sync. They were little flash drive type plastic squares that you put into a small Walkman type player, and they would play a 60 second clip of that song. They were basically the precursor to MP3s and the iPod. I remember getting a few on our way to Cedar Point, because at the time they were only available in the United States. Check out the ad for them below. Doesn’t it make them look so exciting! Ultimately they just never caught on because they were expensive, weren’t full songs and also a proprietary format. Regardless they were kinda cool!

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