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5 things that are 20 years old in 2020

5 things that are 20 years old in 2020

We are about to enter the year 2020 and for some of us the year 2000 doesn’t that far behind us. However there were some things that were cool 20 years ago and some things that were just launched to rapturous applause. If you were a teenager back in 2000 or even only 10 these things will surprise. If that is you then today you are perhaps more likely to be shopping at Lowes with a Money Off Coupon to purchase things that matter for your home. However let’s have a quick look at 5 cool things from 20 years ago..


Zen 3 MP3 Player

The sole reason for the ZEN3 MP3 player was to take away market share from Apple and the now almost defunct iPod. Music on the move had been popular since Sony introduced the Walkman in the early 1980s, an original today is worth a small fortune and as music moved from cassette to CD and to digital MP3 players were all the rage. Today, most of us use our mobile phone to carry our music and entertainment but 20 years if wanted to have music you needed an MP3 player, the iPod was cool but costly and ZEN3 came in and started to change things.

Camera Phones

Today we take it for granted that our phones have a camera. In fact, many people decide on their phone because of the camera quality. In 2000 the first decent quality (nothing compared to today) camera phones appeared on the market. It all started with the Sharp J-SH04 camera, Sharp don’t even make phones today, and the phone was expensive but very much the pinnacle of being at the top of your game.  Today, phones have come along so far that you can download your Lowes Money Off Coupon when in store and save money on your purchase with ease.

The Flashdrive

It is hard to believe that the humble flashdrive is 20 years old. Back in 1999 and engineer at IBM submitted the idea and by the end of 2000 the first flashdrive with 8MB of storage was available. Today, 8MB is a very small number and thankfully drives have now increased in size and 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage on a small device is not unusual.


In 2019 and heading in 2020 Bluetooth is everywhere. In our homes and cars and even in some Lowes Stores Bluetooth connects us to the world. Bluetooth was made available for the first time in 2000. It seems unbelievable that Bluetooth is 20 years old but it is and today we are lost without it

Toyota Prius

The car all comedians love to hate, the Toyota Prius first appeared in Japan in 2000. Commercially available from 2001 worldwide this  was the first hybrid car and today they litter our roads. You either love them or you hate them. Either way, they are an eco-friendly way to drive to your nearest Lowes store and stock up on hardware that you have saved money on with a Lowes Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons

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