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Hit Clips Were The Best Way To Listen To Music

It was a testament to man's ingenuity. And attaching one (or 17) of these bad boys to your Jansport backpack was a thing of status.

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Remember Hit Clips?

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The dictionary-worthy definition: They were small media players, created by Tiger Electronics in 1999. They played about a minute of lo-fi stereo recordings (typically just a chorus or two). They were awesome — and totally the influenced the way we'd listen to music in the years to come (on the cusp of a new millennium!).

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Literally nothing is more 2000 than this.

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It's like a Limited Too exploded.

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It didn't bother you that the commercials made no sense...

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Also, they were kinda, like, mad expensive.

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You couldn't care less, but I'm sure your mom did. There came a point when she wouldn't buy them for you anymore, and that's probably the day your childhood died.

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This totally looks like a device from Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. (Also, what kind of a guitar has three strings? I'll tell you: the one where you DGAF because you're listening to the Backstreet Boys.)

They weren't very loud, but man, did they make the school-bus ride enjoyable.

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There were only about 30 clips to choose from (all of the Top 40 female pop star/boy band variety), so everyone listened to the same music. Win-win.

Too bad they sound like this when you try to play them today.

That's supposed to be Backstreet Boys' "The Shape of My Heart."

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