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.

Misguided Kitchen Appliances

Toaster Radio
[Ed note: Our weekend of silly pseudo-retro gadgets continues...] Sometimes it makes sense to combine appliances. Take the toaster oven, for instance. It toasts and it ovens. Easy to explain, easy to use. The $50-ish Delonghi toaster/radio isn't so easy to explain. It's a rather nice looking 2-slice toaster with a built-in Kenwood FM radio. I suppose it would be handy in a cramped apartment kitchen, but who in their right mind puts fiddly radio knobs right next to a couple of poker-hot electric heating elements? On the other hand, it's the only radio with a slide-out crumb tray.

Delonghi Toaster/Radio (Available at Amazon and probably a zillion other discounters)


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