Daily Giz Wiz 140: Compaq Mini CD Player

Episode 140 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Compaq Mini CD Player
Released:Friday 1 September 2006
Length:about 15 minutes
Download file:dgw0140.mp3 (6.8 MB)

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Short info

From deep within the confines of stately DeBartolo Manor, it's Dick's Gadget Warehouse. This week the iPaq Mini CD Player.

Detailed information

From around Christmas 2001, this is a player for mini CDs made by Compaq.  The mini CDs were 8cm in diameter, which had a capacity of 185MB.  The idea of this iPaq Mini CD Player was to burn your mp3s to these mini CDs for playback.  The player's dimensions were 3.9" x 3.9" x 1.2".  But the appearance of regular MP3 Players ensured the obsolescence of this player.  This product was in fact announced on 22 October 2001, the day before the 1st generation iPod was announced by Apple.

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