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 Return Of The Sound Burger

Crosley turntable
Sound BurgerCrosley, maker of jukeboxes, radios and vintage-styled all-in-one record players, is coming out with a product that it's calling the Revolution, but it really is a derivation.

The Revolution is a pretty spot-on replica/update of Audio Technica's Sound Burger, the best name ever bestowed on an audio product. Crosley's Revolution can handle 7- and 12-inch records at 33 1/3 or 45 rpm. It is powered by 6 AA batteries or an AC-to-DC adapter. It outputs five ways: built-in speaker, USB port, FM transmitter, headphone jack and line-level 3.5 mm output.

Crosley says it's coming soon at a cost of $150. Amazingly, this is the company's first battery-powered offering. I say amazingly, because some of their suitcase-style players would seem ideal for bringing your LPs on a picnic, but require AC. (Though you can find case-like battery-powered record players, both old-looking and modern, elsewhere.)

[UPDATE: You can now buy it on Crosley's website.]


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