a huge thank you @email@example.com for mentioning HipZip exactly once in their latest video, immediately provoking me to be back on my iomegaposting bullshit
yeah twitter i definitely love these things
also extremely funny is being ratelimited while trying to untick all the new ones twitter has added
every now and then i look at twitter's list of topics it thinks i'm interested in because it's funny how completely incorrect it is https://t.co/eYltzQ6D7V
One day I'll have working examples of every Iomega Clik!-based product, and then I'll be unstoppable.
Except when confronted with files larger than ~38MB.
As has been documented by @Foone@twitter.com in previous threads already, though, there were other Clik!-based products, including one single digital camera.
Did I say including? The camera was, to my knowledge, the only other product released to use the format. We hardly knew ye.
I tried to dig further, but I literally cannot find any other indications that
- I-Jam actually released any products other than the IJ-50 and IJ-100 MP3 players
- Any company other than Iomega itself and Sensory Science ever released a PMP that used Clik! discs.
Of course, @Foone@twitter.com has a rave:mp 2300, which looks to be running completely different software from the HipZip. https://twitter.com/Foone/status/963957159691104257
It also names Addonics Tech, Varo Vision Co., OptoMedia Corp, LG, Rexon Tech, RFC and Frontier Labs as companies working on Clik! hardware.
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
I'm pretty sure this is what eventually became the IJ-360, which itself I'm pretty sure never materialised, and which was a clone of the HipZip player.
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. http://web.archive.org/web/20001018081309/http://www.ijamworld.com/pr_iomega.htm
They were very excited to talk to Christina Aguilera about portable media players.
That's still not quite everything, though. These weirdos put out more press releases (and that's literally all I've been able to find about most of this), including this one http://web.archive.org/web/20010607023518/http://www.ijamworld.com/news/pressreleases/pr_lp100.htm which announces a 100MB Clik! disk and "audiophile quality" audio at 192kbps WMA.
You can't just drop a bombshell on me like that. What the fuck.
From what I've been able to determine via this one single incredible, mind-bending single-frame GIF file, along with their archive of press releases, I-Jam were in talks with TVT Records, World Records, EMI Music, Random House and Media Bay to retail WMA audio content on Clik!.
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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