Product Wars: 80s tech
- 26 March, 2010 12:23
The 1980s have gone down as the decade of big hair and bad fashion. The frizzy perms and inexplicably thick shoulder pads still sends cold shivers down the spine of those who became victims of the ghastly fads.
But it wasn’t all bad. The 1980s was also know also know as the era of technological innovation.
Some of the gadgets we take for granted today seemed from that period as the market was flooded with an endless array of new technology.
Sure, many of those creations have since been dead and buried for good reason (Nintendo Power Glove, I’m looking at you), but others have blossomed into IT products we simply cannot live without.
This week, ARN wants to know what is your favourite 80s tech product?
We’ve assembled a list of worthy candidates and throw a few dark horses in the mix:
- Personal computers
- Brick phones
- CDs (with CD players)
- Answering machines
- Fax machines
- Betamax (with Betamax player)
- VHS (with VCR player)
- Video games consoles
- Portable gaming devices
Click here to cast your vote and support your favourite!