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.

Convergence III: Turntable + Organ


The Panasonic Do-Re-Mi is a little bit piano shaped, which makes sense when you're playing this little buzzy sounding monophonic (did I even need to say that?) keyboard, but pull off the cheerful red lid - presto, turntable-oh!  You can play keyboard only, or keyboard together with turntable (I'm thinking of playing some old "music minus one" records with this thing at a show in a few weeks), and there's also support for a microphone.

What does it sound like?  Better than it should, but of course it's still a toy.  One thing that makes this kid's keyboard special is that it extends beyond an octave and has sharps and flats.  So many keyboard instruments for children - especially early ones - only had a single octave with only the white keys represented.  Obviously Panasonic was serious with this one.


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