• Samsung
14/08/2012 16:14 | Special promotion by Samsung
Interesting technology that never quite made it

MiniDisc Player



MiniDisc Player
Next
Previous
Previous1 of 8Next
Share this Gallery

MiniDisc players only enjoyed a brief period of popularity; they were pretty much wiped out by MP3 players. The device was launched in Japan in 1992, but it didn't catch on in the UK until later in the decade. By that time Apple was already prepping the iPod, which made gadgets like the MiniDisc player seem ancient in technology terms. The lack of pre-recorded albums available when the MiniDisc player launched also hampered its success, as did recordable CDs, which were cheaper than blank MiniDiscs.

  • Samsung Galaxy S3
Scroll upScroll down

latest tech and gadgets videos

msn tech and gadgets poll

What was the best new phone launched at MWC 2014?

Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results

  1. 65 %
    Samsung Galaxy S5
    5,826 votes
  2.  
    18 %
    Sony Xperia Z2
    1,666 votes
  3.  
    12 %
    Nokia X
    1,076 votes
  4.  
    2 %
    YotaPhone 2
    204 votes
  5.  
    3 %
    LG G2 Mini
    296 votes

Total Responses: 9,068
Not scientifically valid. Results are updated every minute.