80 Unbelievable Gadgets From the ’80s (Part 2)

We already brought your part one of our list of 80 unbelievable gadgets from the ’80s, and we’re back with part two! These gadgets might not be perfect, but they’re not anything to scoff at, either. Check out numbers 61 – 70 of the 80 best and most unbelievable gadgets from the ’80s below!

Number Seventy: Koss PortaPro Headphones. Do those headphones look familiar? You might confuse them with an off-brand Beats By Dre, but they’re actually from 1984! The lightweight design offered three mechanical setting to adjust the earpiece’s tension.

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Number Sixty-Nine: Pocketvision 3. In 1985, you weren’t cool unless you had a portable television. This one was favored among the high-class television viewers.

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Number Sixty-Eight: Mr. Frosty Slush Master. Like a cousin to the Easy Bake Oven, this Mr. Frosty Slush Master, introduced in 1980, offered kids the chance to make their very own slushies. The gadget provided an ice crushing machine and a selection of sugary syrups.

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Number Sixty-Seven: Braun ET66 Calculator. Used prolifically by accountants, this calculator was minimalistic in design. It was introduced in 1987, and the design is still used today. As far as gadgets go, this was one of the most useful.

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Number Sixty-Six: 3D-Glasses. Introduced in 1985, the idea of using polarizing lenses to create a three-dimensional effect was brand-new at the time. However, it was far from perfect and came with many issues that compromised the glasses’ quality.

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Number Sixty-Five: Apple Lisa. The Apple Lisa was named after Steve Jobs’ daughter he had out of wedlock. Introduced in 1983, this was the first commercial computer that offered users a graphics interface.

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Number Sixty-Four: TOMY Omnibot. No, that’s not R2D2 – it’s TOMY. The little robot was introduced in 1980 and had the ability to carry light objects (like other gadgets!) and talk through a remote microphone.

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Number Sixty-Three: Colecovision Expansion Module #1. Introduced in 1982, the ColecoVision was the poor man’s Atari 2600. However, with the add-on of he Expansion Module #1, this gadget quickly rose in popularity.

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Number Sixty-Two: EPSON ET-10 Pocket TV. Yet another pocket tv, this one was introduced in 1984 and was also the world’s very first liquid crystal pocket television. The screen was just two inches long, but it was still an impressive feat.

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Number Sixty-One: Sony WM-D6C Recorder. Introduce din 1984, Sony’s WM-D6C Recorder included noise reduction capabilities. It also allowed users to make a direct connection between the recorder and other audio hardware without a microphone socket.

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