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.

Tom's Tiny Tape Recorders


Tom Polk has been collecting old radios and miniature tape recorders for decades. The result is an impressive collection of tube and transistor receivers, along with some amazing miniature tape recorders such as the AIWA shown above with tiny 2.5-inch reels. I'm also partial to the all-metal Monacor executive recorder, which seems to be pushing the limits of reel-to-reel miniaturization.

I definitely recommend exploring his radio collection, too - you'll find familiar brands like Sony and Panasonic side-by-side with some unusual sets from the likes of Eico, Bulova (yes, the watch company) and Wilco.

Tom's Portable Tape Recorders
Tom's Radio Collection [via Nightflight Radio]


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