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Hottest Gadgets of the 1980’s
By Kurt Black posted July 6, 2010, 9:34 am | 15
Last week we brought you the hottest gadgets from the 1970’s, and before that we published gadgets from the 1960’s. This may not be the first time these types of technology hit the market, but in the 1980’s these are the products people would have stood in line for, much like they do for the iPad and iPhone today.

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On July 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm Josh said:
Isn’t Nintendo NES redundant? NES = Nintendo Entertainment System.

On July 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm G2D2 said:
The original NES was released in 1985, not 1986.

On July 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm Trev Edwards said:
11985 for VHS??

We got ours in September 1980. Rented.

On July 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm Aaron said:
Why is “available” misspelled twice in this infographic?

On July 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm DEEP NNN said:
Wikipedia pegs VHS delivery to consumers starting 1977.

This fits my memory of events at that time.

On July 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm Tim said:
I still have some cassette tapes laying around.

On July 7, 2010 at 3:00 am techfox said:
I feel nostalgia right now. I owned C64 at the times of its glory. This was so awesome machine.

On July 7, 2010 at 10:27 am George said:
The walk man is my favorite

On July 7, 2010 at 10:56 am RaulJones said:
I had the Radio Shack Color computer, a Beta tape thingie, a wired video camera (huge thing, it was), and an Atari 2600. I rocked.

On July 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm noname said:
The microwave and fax machine are both still selling well. Ha someone here mentioned renting a vcr, i totally remember that lol.

On July 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm Carlos said:
In this moment i`m listening my favorite FM radio in my Sony walkman I can`t believe how many years a have it with me.

On July 8, 2010 at 7:21 am Matt said:
That’s totally a picture of a Betamax player. My grandfather owned the exact same one with the haunting blue display.

On July 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm Coop said:
My dad had three commodore retail stores in Colorado. We started selling Vic20’s, then went on to sell C64’s. We always had the games before anyone else. Favorite game: Jumpan

On July 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm Jayman said:
Seeing the list makes me sad. What I wouldn’t do to go back to that time and age!! Makes me realize how old I really am and it really sucks!

On July 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm Dan the Man said:
I think I got my Commodore 64 in 1985 and fell in love with it. I was still in elementary school. The games were awesome! Some of the video game midi-tunes are out there on iTunes, and I have them on my iPod now. I got my first CD player in 1987, but I don’t think we got our first VHS player until the following year.

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