They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. But from what I've seen at local garage sales and flea markets, the sentiment doesn't seem to apply to outdated technologies, where piles of cassette players, VCRs, DVD players, and media are practically given away. Still, I have to admit feeling a pang of nostalgia when I watched a handful of these videos below, showcasing many of the once hi-tech devices which gave me great joy...until something "newer" and "better" arrived on the landscape.
The Sony FD-210 was the first mass selling pocket television.
The Hewlett Packard Scientific Calculator. How many of us AP math class nerds had one of these hidden in our backpacks?
In 1984 Sony released the first portable CD player, ensuring all of us had a few scratched discs amongst our collection.
The Regency was the world's first pocket transistor radio all the way back in 1954, with a dial design which indirectly influenced the first Apple iPod design.
Yet another Sony design, back from 1979, the iconic Sony Walkman. But did you know the first portable personal stereo audio cassette player was invented by the German-Brazilian Andreas Pavel in 1972?
Check out more YouTube videos of yesterday's forgotten personal tech devices over at MKKIANI's YouTube channel.
(Image: Creative Commons/Mike Licht)