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.

Pete's Commodore Micro Record Player


No, not the same Commodore that brought us the PET and C-64 microcomputers. Pete Verrando recently sent us photos of his very cool little Japanese Commodore Transistorized Micro Record Player. The minimalist design is ingenious -- the motor drives the record directly using a rubber wheel, eliminating the need to cram a 7" platter into the case.

Pete writes, "This 45 rpm player is early 70's Japanese vintage, and employs a crystal cartridge with a 3 transistor amplifier. The label 'Precision Transistorized Instrument' is molded into the cover. Precisely or not, it works very well after some cleanup and lubrication."

YouTube: Vintage Commodore Transistor Micro Record Player
Photos on Pete Verrando's site

More pics after the jump...




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