PC World lists the 50 Best Gadgets, with descriptions, photos and histories of each item. They also summarize with a complete list and offer a list by decade.
Looking at this list, I realize I was often the person in our group of friends to get the first knockoff of these items -- I am pretty sure my first "personal cassette player" was Sanyo or maybe even Citizen brand (there's no photo of my model over at the walkman museum and database); we had a Merlin instead of Simon; we had an Apco computer instead of Apple. Anyway, this list is an interesting look back at "the stuff I envied other people having."
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