1. Sony Walkman
Walkman is a Sony brand tradename originally used for portable audio cassette players in the late 1970s.
First time ever, you could easily listen to your favorite music wherever you are.
It was small enough to be carried in a purse or a backpack.
Sony sold around 385 million pieces.
2.Honda Electro Gyro-Cator
It was the first commercially available automated in-car navigation system.
It used a gyroscope rather than GPS and transparent maps rather than computer-generated directions, and it was both enormously heavy and ridiculously expensive, but both sat-nav devices and apps can legitimately call the Gyro-Cator “granddad”.
As is the case with many new technologies, the functionality of the pager shifted from necessary professional use to a social tool integrated in one’s personal life.
Within a short time span, pagers evolved from a tool for “technocratic elites” to a tool used by “kids living in the projects.”
By the early 2000s, the number of consumer electronic devices in most homes greatly increased, along with the number of remotes to control those devices.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, an average American home has four remotes.
In 1991, AT&T released their first EO Personal Communicator, this was one of the first commercially available tablets and ran the GO Corporation’s PenPoint OS on AT&T’s own hardware, including their own AT&T Hobbit CPU.
Apple Computers launched the Apple Newton personal digital assistant in 1993. It utilised Apple’s own new Newton OS, initially running on hardware manufactured by Motorola and incorporating an ARM CPU, that Apple had specifically co-developed with Acorn Computers.
The operating system and platform design were later licensed to Sharp and Digital Ocean, who went on to manufacture their own variants.
Conceived to be IPod killer Zune music and devices were follow-on to Microsoft’s MSN Music service. MSN Music was created in 2004 to compete with Apple’s iTunes services.
After only two years, Microsoft announced the closing of MSN Music in 2006 immediately before announcing the Zune service.
In 2008 Microsoft shut down the MSN Music licensing servers only two years after promising users the servers would be available for five years.
2.CueCat barcode Reader
CueCat was the first consumer plug and play bar code reader which Internet enabled any physical media or product.
In order to use you should have to take a gadget to scan a barcode in a magazine.
Connect the USB device to your PC to direct you to a website.
Wonder why you didn’t just type the URL in your browser.
Throw away your pizza slicer.
Now you can cut your pizza with all the grace and charm that scissors afford you.
4.Vanity Shift Knobs
We know you like to sometimes pretend that you’re in The Fast and the Furious, but the truth is that dropping your car in and out of neutral drive doesn’t count as shifting.
Even if you do actually drive manual, putting an 8 ball,Batman or a revolver on your stick just makes you look 13 years old.
5.Light LED wheel lights
Completely pointless gadget since I believe that it would be very hard to find bike lover who would put this on the bike, even if it is a female in matter.
When you’re riding down the street, the spinning bars form animations thanks to a “persistence of vision” effect.
It’s an optical trick, and the maker of the system, San Francisco–based Monkey Light, provides software for creating and uploading your own animations. IMAGINE THAT !!!