The 90’s are Coming Back to Annoy us

List all of the annoying things from the 1990’s that you loved for about 30 seconds of ownership and then threw it under the bed or in the bin. I bet the Tamagotchi was in there somewhere; the little blob of a pet that required more attention than a baby and lived longer than your goldfish has now found a new home; on your arm.

The small display of the original Tamagotchi is a perfect fit for your brand new Apple Watch. It’s been given a small 21st-century makeover, but the annoyance is the same.

So for our readers who don’t know what a Tamagotchi is, here’s a quick run-down, it hatches from an egg into an unidentifiable animal/ Pokemon thing, you care for it for about 3 days by playing with it, feeding it and cleaning up after it and then it dies sometime in the future from neglect; someone call the RSPCT.

Now despite getting up to speed with the times, it doesn’t have the same life or death feel as the original. Maybe because it now sits on your arm all day and the constant notifications annoy the hell out of you, or the fact that Bandai Namco couldn’t fully integrate all of the features over. That means there is no animation from the little guy (or girl) when you interact with it and playing with it has become non-existent; so filling the Happy meter proves rather difficult. At least the cleaning up little blobs of pixelated excrement gives the same rewarding experience.

I think if I had an Apple Watch, I sure as heck wouldn’t download this; I’ve already got a child that nags me all day long, I don’t need drain on life resources just yet.

Thank you to The Verge for providing us with this information

Images of Late Soviet Union Computer Mouse Surface, Would Have Cost $300 in 1990

It looks like someone has stumbled upon a rare late Soviet computer mouse. The device is said to have been produced in 1990, but was modelled in 1989, as the documents state. The design is very weird and it comes in red colour (as it would be expected from that era).

The price for this type of mouse is also staggering, coming in at 285 roubles, which was equally translated in US dollars. This would have meant that the mouse in question would have cost around $300 back in the ’90s.

The box states that “It is the most comfortable graphic input device. You can move a cursor or piece of graphics across the screen, paint or use in business”. It even comes with its own serial number written in pen and was under a warranty.

Another odd thing about the mouse is that it comes with its blueprints in the box. But given its price tag, it would be nice to have in case something broke and a piece was required to fix it.

Lastly, the size of the mouse looks pretty realistic compared to a modern mouse, except you can’t really connect it to any modern PC or laptop due to its huge and outdated connector.

Here are the images of the mouse:

Thank you English Russia for providing us with this information