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.

Sony PS-FL1 Drawer Turntable


This turntable seems terribly futuristic to me, but at the same time is a curious throwback to drawer turntables built into console radios of the 40's and 50's.  Of course those lacked the gunmetal finish, weren't cool and motorized, nor did they spin records perched under an Atari Video Music...

Back to the point... the Sony PS-FL1 has the unmistakable lines of the 1980's.  There were a number of these drawer model turntables, the idea being that you no longer had to save space at the top of your stereo cabinet for the swing-up lid of a typical record player.  Most drawer turntables were linear tonearm affairs, but this is a regular old belt-drive axis tonearm table.  It's still a decent turntable today. 

The drawer is powered, and is pretty impressive to watch the smoked plastic window drop as the drawer slides out.  It's a fully automatic turntable which will make the platter purists among you poo-poo it, but it is the only turntable that my girlfriend requested that we keep in the living room so that we could use it more often - so nyahh.


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