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CD Player and Camcorder

Introduced at CES: 1981

Two popular products, the compact disc player and the camcorder, changed both the way people listened to music and the way key events at home were recorded.

The CD player was introduced as a way for people to enjoy their favorite music using compact discs, replacing tape decks and record players across much of the music landscape.

The camcorder revolutionized the way consumers recorded personal home movies, setting the stage for a new breed of filmmakers, and ultimately the YouTube generation.

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