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.

Ray gun movie cameras

Beaulieu_2Every grown-up should have a ray gun.  This was the core belief of my grade school college years.  Regretfully, my vision of the future hasn't come to pass.  I still lust after ray-gunnish things, which vitually ensured I'd buy a Super 8 movie camera the moment I stumbled across one on eBay. 

The most dangerous looking of them all is the 998 euro Beaulieu 4008, pictured to the right.  The lens is an ominously named Schneider Kreuznach zoom, and the solid metal body weighs over 5 lbs.

Best of all, it captures beautifully crisp and clear movie images.  Which is just what I need after a hard day pretending to zap martians.

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