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Maxell to Discontinue Its Line of Infamous Discs

The Maxell electronics brand is one of those familiar household names that has been carried through many generations. Maxwell has just announced that it will end the production of CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD discs by the end of the month.

Before I start sobbing like I did when Polaroid announced the closure of its last production plant, we can rest assured that the Maxell legacy will live on. Maxell is already planning to outsource to other companies, so this won't be the last we see of them just yet.

In honor of Maxell and their amazing products, especially their cassette tapes, which have a special place in my heart, here's a vintage Maxell ad, (George Michael vintage to be exact), to say farewell Maxell discs! To check it out,


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kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
That totally explained why I was just able to buy a spindle of Maxell DVDs for next-to-nothing the other day. I think this sucks though - Maxell's quality is great, and the price is always reasonable.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
sucky! i used their tapes all the time in the mixed-tape days and i like their cds a lot too (for mixed-cd days).
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Awww. Those skinny, brightly-colored cases are what I used for burned CD's before iPods came out.
tglynn tglynn 9 years
Rock-Sugar Rock-Sugar 9 years
im sad
mfern64 mfern64 9 years
Ahh, memories. I have many mix tapes on Maxell cassettes.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
this is a shame!
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