HitClips (1999 – 2003)

HitClips were a digital audio format for children, introduced by Tiger Electronics in 1999. The players came in a variety of styles, such as miniature boomboxes with a built in speaker, or versions that looked like an MP3 player and came with a earphone. They were very basic, with only a play button and no volume control.

The HitClips themselves consisted of small memory cards with a key ring, that contained a 1-minute edit of a single song in mono. Sound quality was very poor.

Just over 50 tracks on HitClip were released between 1999 and 2003, from artists including NSYNC, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and Pink.

They were replaced by the very similar (but incompatible) HitClips Discs, which extended the brand for another year.

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