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 world's first black & white 35mm film camera?


This is the only 35mm camera I've ever seen that won't accept color film. It's a 27 shot 'disposable' loaded with Kodak's Professional BW400CN B&W print film. The great thing about this film is that it can be processed using the C-41 process that's standard in mini labs throughout the known universe. This is a no-frills device: fast 400 ASA film and a built-in flash with a 12 foot range. It seems idal for capturing incriminating snapshots at weddings and other get-togethers, although I'm sure it it could be modified into a quirky pinhole or LOMO camera.

Alas, I can't find any mention of this little gizmo on the Kodak site, which has me worried that it's already discontinued. I've added it to the Retro Thing store just so you can find it if you're interested - I can't promise it will remain available for long. Luckily, Kodak Professional BW400CN B&W film is still listed on the Big K's site in 24 and 36 exposure rolls for 35mm and 120 medium format cameras.

Kodak B&W One Time Use Camera [Retro Thing Gadget Emporium]
Kodak Professional BW400CN B&W film (C-41 color processing) 


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