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 Desktop Computer For The Ages


Yeah, I know. Everyone who's cool these days carries a Macbook Air or an Ultrabook. The thing is, this machine is far cooler than anything I could lug around in a messenger bag.

The Clacker is an all-in-one computing environment that includes an ergonomically hostile keyboard that clacks (of course), stereo horn speakers, a retro kitsch landline phone and what appears to be the top third of an old grandfather clock that houses an LCD screen with a few surprises:

"The LCD also features an antique video projector built into the back which is powered and spins custom brass film reels while LED lighting flickers in a custom projection box, to give the impression that the image is being projected onto the LCD through the back. The projector and light box are visible through bevelled glass in the side of the LCD housing."

There are a few kinks to iron out (I suspect the Difference Engine gears have a nasty habit of chewing up neckties) before Datamancer Enterprises can mass produce this system, but you can order a handmade one right now for an unspecified price.

For more steampunkesque delights, visit the Datamancer site.


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