Other Audio Formats

Large Tefi (tape)Other audio formats, from piano rolls to Playbutton, and things in between such as the unclassifiable Tefifon.

Dates are approximate and refer to availability in the UK or Europe where known, otherwise for US or elsewhere.

1880s

Piano roll (1883 – 2008)

Music box disc (1886 – )

Organ cobs (late 1880s – late 1920s)

1890s

Wire recording (1898 – 1960s)

1940s

Dictabelt (1947 – 1980)

Recordon (1948 – mid 1950s)

1950s

Tefifon (1950 – 1960s)

Minifon wire reel (1951 – 1967)

Pye magnetic disc (1953 – late 1950s)

1960s

Magnabelt (1961 – 1972)

1980s

Yamaha Playcard (1982 – mid 1980s)

1990s

Yaboom Box (1999 – 2001)

Yaboom MCD Musical Key Chain (1999 – 2001)

HitClips (1999 – 2002)

2000s

e-kara Karaoke Cartridge (2001 – 2009)

VJ Starz Video Karaoke Machine (2002 – mid 2000s)

HitClips Disc (2003 – 2004)

USB flash drive (2006 – )

microSD card (2007 – late 2000s)

Tooth Tunes (2007 – )

slotMusic (2008 – 2012)

2010s

Playbutton (2011 – )

MQS (2013 – )