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.

A Decent NES Controller For Your PC

Gtron's take on the NES controller.

I'm always a bit suspicious when it comes to reproductions of classic gaming hardware. NES controllers are a case in point -- the original rectangular design wasn't particularly pretty, but it could take a massive pounding before succumbing. The same can't be said for many clones. Most just don't feel right and are prone to frustrating failures as they age.

However, Gtron's Classic NES USB controller looks like a step in the right direction. It has received excellent reviews, with most users finding it pretty close to the real thing. It's plug-and-play on Win98/ME/2000/2003/XP (I'm guessing it'll work fine with recent flavours of OS X and Linux, too) and features a 6 ft cord with standard USB-A connector on the end. Apart from that, there's not much to say -- the D-pad, select/start and A & B buttons are precisely where you'd expect to find them and do what they're supposed to do.

Best of all, it's only $14.21 on Amazon. At that price, it's easy to ignore the hideous box art.


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