Top Electronic Gadgets From The 1980s [Pic]

Submitted by: eugenius 5 years ago in Tech

Anyone here know what a Walkman is?
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Male 83
Amazingly, after all this time, the Microwave is still an awesome electronic gadget! The rest of them, well, they had their time and faded away - but how many people have a better replacement for a microwave?
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Female 212
Okay, why is it that I thought these things were older than this. The Nintendo really came out a year AFTER me? That means I`m older than Super Mario.

Wait, where the hell`s MY princess?
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Female 74
Holy crap...a complete list of "Things You Needed to Be Cool in Highschool"...just add Hammer pants and/or Cindi Lauper hairbows...

No...wait...where`s the pager?

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Male 1,586
I just watched snatch on vhs not too long ago.
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Female 19
I remember when you could rent vcrs from the video store. It was a big deal when my parents would rent one. Our first one also had a cord with the remote but I thought that was the greatest thing in the world!
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Male 46
Why the drat do we still have fax machines?
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Male 2,436
@Byfield- No you don`t. Cassettes have been dead longer than you`ve been alive.

Oh wait, you`re from Europe...
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Male 464
I remember when CD walkmans made their way into the limelight, thus ending Cassette Tape`s glorious reign.
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Female 3,726
Sectsktn
Female, 30-39, Western US
99 Posts Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:00:38 AM
I still have my VHS player and it still gets a fair amount of use! Go 80s!
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Haha, me too! High Five!
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Female 3,726
These:


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Female 3,726
YES, YES!!! Memories...

Do you remember these:

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Male 21
what no beta player.
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Female 61
This just makes me feel old... Also babies of the 80`s!!!!
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Male 625
Commodore 64s always put a Weird Al song in my head.
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Male 168
They failed to mention that the VHS player also let to a huge in-home porn explosion
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Male 1,737
@jtrebowski

You sure that wasn`t a Beta Max machine?
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Male 5,811
Hell yes I know what a walkman is. My first tape was the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. The heat is on, b*tch.
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Male 1,071
I still have that fax machine, and it works just fine
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Male 3,369
We had a VHS player in 1978. of course, the thing was as big as the house, but they were around back then.
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Female 173
I still have my VHS player and it still gets a fair amount of use! Go 80s!
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Male 4,902
"Anyone here know what a Walkman is?"

Of course I know what a f*cking Walkman is. What kind of f*cking retarded question is that?
Anywho, I`ve owned everything on this list and I still own a VHS player and I was born in 86 so suck it...
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Female 4,359
he he he, our first vhs player had a cord with the remote, you had to plug it in. that was in 85. we had pong, that must have been about 82, when I was wearing flouresent clothing and listening to billy idol. so f ucking old.......
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Female 3,696
This is how we doo it, it`s friday niight and we feel alrighht the party`s here on the wessiddee
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Male 3,842
[quote]The VHS player was rockin full tilt in 1982![/quote]

The old r66tramp is absolutely right, we got a VHS player in 1983, with a timer so we could tape late night TV shows ("Friday Night Videos" mostly) but I remember renting videotapes and having to be careful to get VHS instead of Betamax. Of course I was only seven years old at the time.
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Male 1,010
Ah.. VHS. Rambo: first blood, Re- Animator, Faces of Death, The Toxic Avenger and of course anything zombie- related. I loved that stuff. Parents thought I was watching Mickey Mouse.
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Male 15,832
Bah! The C64 was a toy. I actually earned a living with my Kaypro 2. And I got my first microwave in 1975.
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Male 58
ah, I had the commodore, it was a piece of poo.
you had to type this commands in basic to load crappy games on this separate floppy disk reade which would take 20-25 minutes to load.

{load "crappy.game" ,8 ,1} or something like that.

but the NES, WAS AWESOME!
any person who was lucky enough to be a child when the NES was around will have some fond memories of that jewel...
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Male 928
"Just imagine when the PS VITA will be an ancient artifact"

I thought it already was one prior to it`s launch. I mean every "new" feature it offers is decade old technology tossed into a handheld device. Think about it. Touch and motion controls have been around nothing new there and adding a second stick big deal. I don`t see the vita as being worth half what a 3ds is. At least the 3ds did something no other handheld has done before and I don`t think any other consoles have done 3d either. PC had some 3d games though. Still the vita is already an unimpressive glob of old technology.
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Male 2
i like ham and i like baloney but what i like best is my first sony
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Male 10
jeez... I preferred beta and didn`t own a cd player til the 90`s... but Ghostbusters on the C64 was AWESOME
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Male 15,510
Just imagine when the PS VITA will be an ancient artifact
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Male 40,345
Ah the 80`s! A magical time that was WAY better than the 70`s!
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Male 1,292
Yes, a Walkman is the brand of mp4 players made by Sony.
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Male 3,327
Had all of them (or a generic knock of in the case of the Walkman), except the desktop fax machine.

My friend had a VHS machine that had a remote control. It was a big advantage, but it was so primitive that it had to be plugged in via a 20 foot cord!
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Male 39,593

As a living witness to the `80s, I can tell you it was a racial thing.
White people had walkmans. - Black people had boomboxes.


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Male 25,417
C64... Computer full of win!
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Male 616
I still have a working Sony Watchman TV manufacture date Dec. 1986
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Female 2,674
I used to call my portable cd player a walkman o,o
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Male 674
VIC20 came before the 64! I had both...
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Male 674
The VHS player was rockin full tilt in 1982! I guess "they" say 1985 cause Beta format had to die first?
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Male 916
we got our amana touchmatic radar range (top-mounted on an avocado stove/oven) in 1977 and our original VTR (a sony betamax) around the same time. don`t recall when vhs came out, but i do recall the quality was much reduced in a side-by-side comparison.
never had an nes, but had an omni and a colecovision. trs 80s models I, II, III and the coco 1000, several commodores (64, 128, amiga)... gods know what else.

but the dates on all these things seem to be 5 or 6 years later than they were actually available. except he cd player.
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Female 3,696
I was born in 88 but I STILL have my Walkman, and all my old tapes. Yeaaahh buddy. Hit List Volume 2!
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Male 1,435
Lol, Still have an old Walkman in a box in the closet.
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Female 43
Walkmans are still being made..just in mp3 form. I have one :)
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Male 2,700
FAIL!!! Nes was 85.....
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Male 60
ahhh the good old days. miss my C64
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Male 86
Born in `84, and yes, I do remember those. Well, I don`t think I`ve ever actually used a fax machine... Hell, while at work, I listen to an internet radio station playing nothing but C64 remixes.
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Male 2,345
born in the mid 70s and remember all of these! great time to be alive!
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Male 2,214
forgot the Beta-max,,,played in stereo
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Male 12,138
And a VHS cost like two grand. And that was back then.
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Male 594
I loved my C64 and NES :)
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Male 7,123
I still have my walkman. It still works. It still has Steve Miller loaded.
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Male 250
why is everything so square!!!
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Female 3,562
I remember this stuff but I wasn`t even born until 1986. We were still using 90% of these things until like 1995.
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Female 184
I was born in 1980. They`ve missed out the Spectrum ZX81, which was the first computer we ever owned (in 1986 I believe, when the price finally fell to affordable levels). All those happy memories, and now I feel old!
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Male 4,807

Best inventions EVER.

Except for VHS... Betamax should have one that war.
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Male 4,854
My microwave is so old it has a dial to set the temperature.
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Male 8,435
Walkman: Best electronic I had as a kid.
Commodore 64: After hours of entering BASIC, I could make a graphic of a green cannon shooting a square ball accross the screen.
Microwave Oven: Never did like how they cook hotdogs.
Compact disc player: Did get one till the 90`s.
VHS: Preferred Betamax
Nintendo NES: Good memories.
Fax? Never needed one.
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Male 2,199
I had all of those and I wasn`t even born in the 80`s does that make me awesome or just poor?
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Male 1,620
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