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.

Vintage broadcast microphones

RCA mic James Steele has spent more than 30 years collecting classic American radio mics. His collection is by no means comprehensive - he admits there are some gaping omissions - but it's really nice of him to share his images with the unwashed masses. Click on the red pins beside the various listings to take a look at documentation related to the mic. The mic pictured here is a beautiful 1954 RCA Ribbon Velocity Type 77-DX, which features a mysterious "acoustic labarynth."

I think the market is begging for a decent line of affordable USB-enabled retro mics intended for home recording, videocasts and podcasts. Heck, they'd look pretty cool on stage as well.

Vintage Broadcast Microphones

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