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 Magnificent Megapode: Sleek Slide Rule Wristwatch

A Megapode, for those who aren't avian enthusiasts, is either a "a stout-bodied large footed Australian bird that does not brood its eggs" or a wickedly complicated watch design by Marc Newson. He gained horological fame in 1986 with his minimalistic POD watch. Newson later formed IKEPOD to market his creations. The company foundered, only to be revived in 2005 with an updated lineup based on his original designs.

I suspect there are very few people in the world who could (or would) take full advantage of one of these timepieces. The product page proudly proclaims, "Never has so much information fit onto a watch dial without clutter." That might be true, but only because few have ever tried to cram so much stuff onto a single watch face. It's includes an automatic sport-chronograph-slide rule ETA mechanism that would be perfect company should the electrical system of your Dassault Falcon 900B business jet conk out somewhere over the Swiss Alps. The price seems to be a closely-held secret, but it's probably in the $4000+ range.

IKEPOD Timepiece


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