the Cock and Ball Grid Array package was a short-lived attempt to improve mechanical strength of joints without sacrificing too much density. while largely praised for accomplishing far stronger joints, it failed because engineering managers refused to approve its PCB footprints

This press release does, however, have some more interesting pieces of information: Other players in the Clik! media player space. Somehow I'd completely forgotten the -other- portable Clik! music player, the Sensory Science rave:mp 2300

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We're still not quite done.
Remember the Win-Jam from some tweets ago? And how it didn't seem to ever actually materialise?

They planned a second Win-Jam using Clik! discs. web.archive.org/web/2000101808

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They were very excited to talk to Christina Aguilera about portable media players.

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I-Jam wanted to make Clik! discs (PocketZip by this time, but it will always be Clik! to me) equivalent to CDs and cassettes.

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It came with MusicMatch Jukebox, Windows Media Player 7 -and- IomegaWare!
Still not convinced this was ever actually released.

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The I-Jam IJ-360, which seems to have been an attempt to rebadge the Iomega HipZip. Completely identical, other than the bottom-right corner where the logo's been changed to I-Jam.

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Next is what I guess was the new products website I-Jam had, continuing the theme of incredible design

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Apparently, Jaci Velasquez gave away a Win-Jam player at each concert in autumn of 2000. Jaci is, apparently, quoted as saying it's "the best Windows Media File player out there".

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There is one other thing though; it seems the Win-Jam website was quickly re-designed from the bizarre former flash version to this stunning example of what companies were doing with the internet in the year 2000. Brought to you by Jaci Velasquez!

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Well, probably not. Looking at the other pages the IA archived since, though, we can eventually find that it had a model number: WJ-88! Or IJ-88? Who knows. Here's the site: web.archive.org/web/2002061411
What an interesting design choice.

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Still open for pre-orders, pre-order button still won't let me buy one in the year 2021. :(
Let's move on to the next snapshot IA has, from October. It's been delayed again, now they don't know when it'll release! But it must be hotly anticipated, they've closed pre-orders!

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The preorder page is interesting though; I went through all the copies that IA saved, hoping for more information about its release, given that it was supposed to have shipped in June of 2000. In September, it was delayed to August, and the press text was replaced with a rad GIF

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Alright, their web presence is astonishing, but let's get back to the Win-Jam. There was a preorder page (weird to think about online device preorders in 2000..) with a lot of marketing gumf, but sadly the preorder button no longer works - someone should email the webmaster. :(

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As always, bless the internet archive. Their website seems to mostly want you to buy music, but they do have links out to WMP7 and the WinJam, as well as I-Jam's other products

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