Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

A shipment of "brand new" instant cameras from the 1980s

Polaroidimpulse

The Polaroid Impulse was introduced in 1988, which makes it old enough to drink in most civilized countries. Thanks to a top secret accident involving a time capsule and a few cases of vegetable shortening, Lomography has unearthed a few hundred "pristine, brand new" deadstock units. Cutting-edge features include a pop-up flash and integrated closeup lens. It accepts readily available Polaroid 600 instant film packs.

The angular shape reminds me of an old Chrysler K-Car and I'm strangely drawn to the gray/black color scheme with the red accent stripe. In all honesty, I'm not sure what would entice you to shell out $40 for one of these old cams when a brand new and much curvier Polaroid One sells for slightly less. Besides, chances are pretty good that you can pick up a slightly battered version for a buck or two at a local thrift shop.

1988 Polaroid Impulse instant camera (via fototiller)
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