In the 1990’s a lot of toys came out using the latest digital technology that made noise, tried to get your attention and generally DRIVE YOU NUTS!!
The classic Tamagotchi from Japan. AND the American version, the Gigapet. With friends like the Furbee, Teddy Ruxpin, the Game Boy and even “adult toys” like the Palm Pilot. (PDA) AND the first ever Smart Watch, the Timex Data Link.
From the web:
Back in the ’90s—before we’d ever heard of Angry Birds or Farmville—handheld virtual pets were all the rage. There was GigaPet and others, but Tamagotchi led the pack. And these keychain-size activity games had you checking in on your egg baby about a million times a day. Its basic premise? An alien species has dropped an egg from outer space to see if they can survive on Earth. Your task: Raise the egg into an adult alien. (Totally normal, right?) If you’re longing for some of that nostalgia, no worries: You can get your fix right on your phone—there is now a Tamagotchi app.