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.

The Touchscreen Boombox Computer


This looks like a vintage Hitachi boombox, right? Look closer; the cassette door and VU meters are actually displayed on a vertically mounted LCD. Inside lurks a Fujitsu Stylistic Color Tablet PC running Windows 98 (the final version will be Linux/Windows dual-boot). This little beastie even integrates a webcam and WiFi (802.11b). The keyboard and port connectors are awkwardly hidden at the bottom of the unit, but it works just fine on its back or tilted at an angle (see more pics after the jump).

Best of all, the Boombox still functions (sans cassette, of course). The audio out of the tablet PC is routed through the amp and speakers, making this a great on-the-road mp3 player.

More pictures after the jump.

Things begin to look a tad more computerish once this beast is flipped onto its back. I'm not wild about the port locations, but they'd look even sillier on the top:


Here's a peek inside. there's not a lot of spare room when you take into account the space that's taken up by the speakers. I wish there was a way to mount the LCD horizontally, since that would make the machine easier to use as a traditional PC. That said, this thing seems only to display 640 x 480 graphics.


Click on for lots of pics of the Touchscreen Boombox PC (via fosfor gadgets)


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