Iconic gadgets of the 90s: Amazing gadgets and gizmos from yesteryear

We're rounding up some of the most interesting and iconic gadgets from the 90s for you to enjoy through rose-tinted goggles.  (image credit: Apple)
Tamagotchi were little digital toys created by Bandai in the mid-1990s. They soon took off in popularity around the world. (image credit: Bandai)
It might not have been as popular as some of the other gadgets on this list, but the first portable DVD player might have been an exciting vision of the future. (image credit: Evan-Amos)
Several formats of portable music player were popular during the 1990s including cassette players, portable CD players, Minidisc players and MP3 players (image credit: Wikipedia)
The Yak Bak was a cheaper and more compact version of the Talkboy that was oh so popular in the early 1990s thanks to Home Alone. (image credit: Yes! Gear/Amazon)
The humble Talkboy was a cassette player and recorder that began life as a prop for the Home Alone films. It was uber-popular and made a classic Christmas gift. (image credit: Onetwo1 [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)
Ok, so technically the GameBoy was released in 1989, but it surged in popularity during the 1990s and it's probably the most iconic gaming gadget of that era. (image credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Shortly after the GameBoy arrived, Sega launched a rival machine that was superior in almost every way except for battery life. (image credit: James Case)
The StarTAC was not only the first flip phone, but also one of the smallest phones around in those years. (image credit: Nkp911m500 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Common)
The N64 got its name from the 64-bit CPU it used and was Nintendo's last home console to require cartridges. (image credit: Nintendo)
A printer might not seem all that exciting, but HP's LaserJet printers were super popular in offices and schools around the land in the 1990s. (image credit: DuffDudeX1)
The Apple eMate 300 didn't really stand up to the competition but was certainly an icon of the PDA era.  (image credit: Elvis untot [CC BY-SA 2.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons)
Apple released what could be considered the very first PDA in 1993. (image credit: blakespot)
In 1994, Apple released what was widely regarded as the first consumer digital camera. (image credit: Hannes Grobe [CC BY-SA 4.0]; Redjar [ CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)
The Sony Aibo (short for Artifical Intelligent Robot) was an intelligent little robotic dog that was released at the end of the decade. (image credit: Alex/Wikipedia)
The Sega Dreamcast was viewed by many as ahead of its time. It was also, sadly, the last console Sega would make. (image credit: Sega)
In the mid-1990s we learnt that boxers and kitchen appliances could be an interesting mix. (image credit: Zeamays/Wikipedia)
In 1994 Microsoft released one of the most bonkers looking keyboards of the era. (image credit: DeanW77/Wikipedia)
It might not have been as iconic or memorable as the Nokia 3310 that came a few years after it, but the Nokia 8110 was certainly an iconic device. (image credit: Nokia)
The 5510 might have been a chunky device compared to today's slim and slender smartphones, but it was well thought of. (image credit: Nokia)
In the 1990s IBM was creating hefty machines with fold-out keyboards that were intended to make you more productive and efficient. (image credit: Mikebabb)
The original PlayStation launched back in 1995 and began a new era of console gaming. (image credit: Sony)