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.

An Expensive (but alluring) AM.FM Tube Radio

2b Tube Radio

Areaware's 2B table radio was created by Frog Design creative director Jonas Damon, likely inspired by his time working with Braun's minimalist genius Dieter Rams.

It features a trio of vacuum tubes, monaural AM.FM reception, an aux input, a recording output, one largish knob, two smallish knobs and 6W of "no distortion" sound. Oh, and there's a gaping hole in the back so you can admire the glowing tubes in action. Just don't get overly inquisitive and electrocute yourself.

Basking in the glow

The price, you ask? Three hundred and fifty bucks; enough to buy several Tivoli Model One sets with money left over for a (frugal) night out on the town.

Areaware Jonas Damon 2b Tube Radio [via Retro to Go]


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