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Gadgets I have known

I got the list via pir_anha

http://www.mobilepcmag.com/features/2005_03/top100gadgets.html
The Top 100 Gadgets of All Time

Bold: I've owned or used a device exactly or almost exactly like this.
Underlined: I've owned or used a device based on this technology.

100. NSI BEDAZZLER, 1970s
99. SWINGLINE 747 STAPLER, 2002
98. PEZ DISPENSER, 1927

97. MATTEL INTELLIVISION, 1980
96. OLYMPUS ZUIKO PEARLCORDER, 1970
95. CARL ZEISS VICTORY 8 X 42 T*FL BINOCULARS, 2004
94. SCHICK ELECTRIC RAZOR, 1931
93. COLUMBIA GRAPHOPHONE DICTAPHONE, 1907
92. POPEIL POCKET FISHERMAN, 1950s
91. POLAR WIRELESS HEART RATE MONITOR, 1977
90. MAELZEL METRONOME, 1816
89. RUBIK'S CUBE, 1974
88. BLACK & DECKER DUSTBUSTER, 1979
87. RADIO SHACK TRS-80 MODEL 100, 1983
86. TAMAGOTCHI, 1996
85. HOHNER HARMONICA, 1857
84. RONCO INSIDE-THE-SHELL EGG SCRAMBLER, 1978
83. ACCUSPLIT MEMORY STOPWATCH, 1972
82. ALLIANCE GENIE GARAGE DOOR OPENER, 1954
81. ZIPPO WINDPROOF LIGHTER, 1932
80. FISHER SPACE PEN, 1967
79. TASER X26, 2003
78. KORG WT-10 ELECTRONIC TUNER, 1975
77. HASBRO LITE-BRITE, 1967
76. HP OMNIBOOK 300, 1993
75. LASER POINTER, 1980s
74. LUX MINUTE TIMER, 1936
73. TRAXXAS T-MAXX RC CAR, 1999
72. MASTER LOCK PADLOCK, 1924
71. TYCO TOYS TICKLE ME ELMO, 1996
70. ATARI PONG C-100, 1976
69. CUISINART FOOD PROCESSOR, 1973
68. NOKIA 5100 SERIES CELL PHONE, 1998
67. LEATHERMAN PST, 1983
66. IRIDIUM SATELLITE PHONE, 1998
65. MATTEL FOOTBALL II, 1978
64. U.S. ARMY P-38 CAN OPENER, 1942
63. MAGLITE FLASHLIGHT, 1979
62. SONY WM-F5 SPORTS WALKMAN, 1983
61. MOTOROLA BRAVO NUMERIC PAGER, 1986
60. ABACUS, 190 A.D.
59. SEXTANT, 1731
58. PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK 18, 2003
57. MATTEL MAGIC 8-BALL, 1946
56. POLAROID POLAVISION LAND VIDEO CAMERA, 1978
55. SUPER SCISSORS, 1990s
54. THE CAR ALARM KEY FOB, 1990s
53. POWELL & LEALAND COMPOUND MICROSCOPE, 1861
52. SONY CFS-5000 BOOM BOX, 1980s
51. IROBOT ROOMBA, 2002
50. ETCH-A-SKETCH, 1960
49. CASIO CASSIOPEIA E-10, 1996
48. SONY DIGITAL MAVICA MVC-HD5, 1997
47. CANADIAN SIGNAL CORPS C-58 WALKIE TALKIE, 1943
46. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEAK & SPELL, 1978
45. SILVA COMPASS, 1933
44. FUZZBUSTER, 1968
43. HANDSPRING VISOR, 1999
42. H4 MARINE CHRONOMETER, 1761
41. RIM INTERACTIVE PAGER, 1996
40. FALCON DUST-OFF, EARLY 1970s
39. APPLE NEWTON MESSAGEPAD 120, 1994
38. SANDISK COMPACTFLASH CARD, 1994
37. JVC GR-C1 CAMCORDER, 1984
36. PULSAR QUARTZ DIGITAL WATCH, 1972
35. SCREWPULL CORKSCREW, 1979
34. GARMIN GPSCOM 170, 1997
33. BOSE QUIETCOMFORT HEADPHONES, 2000
32. RADIOLAN BACKBONELINK AND PC CARDLINK, 1997
31. TREK THUMBDRIVE, 1999
30. JVC HR-3300 VHS VCR, 1976
29. JOSEPH ENTERPRISES THE CLAPPER, 1982
28. KODAK BROWNIE CAMERA, 1900
27. NEC ULTRALITE, 1989
26. GRID COMPASS 1100, 1982
25. NINTENDO GAME BOY, 1989
24. BIRO BALLPOINT PEN, 1938
23. TELEPHONE, 1876
22. APPLE POWERBOOK 500, 1994
21. CARTIER SANTOS WRISTWATCH, 1904
20. SWISS ARMY KNIFE, 1891
19. IBM THINKPAD 701C, 1995
17. TOSHIBA SD-3000 DVD PLAYER, 1996
16. ACOUSTIC DATA COUPLER 300 MODEM, 1968
15. HP-35 POCKET ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR, 1972
14. SONY CDP-101 CD PLAYER, 1983
13. SONY TR-63 TRANSISTOR RADIO, 1957
12. APPLE IPOD, 2001
11. POLAROID LAND CAMERA, 1948
10. TIVO SERIES1, 1999
9. ATARI 2600, 1977
8. DIAMOND MULTIMEDIA RIO 300, 1998
7. U.S. ROBOTICS PILOT 1000, 1996
6. CASIO QV-10 DIGITAL CAMERA, 1996
5. CDI MECHANICAL MOUSE MODEL 4-101, 1970
4. MOTOROLA STARTAC, 1996
3. SONY WALKMAN, 1979
2. ZENITH SPACE COMMAND TV REMOTE CONTROL, 1956
1. APPLE POWERBOOK 100, 1991

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
stonebender
Feb. 19th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
Eight laptops and four PDAs? Couldn't they narrow it down a little? Seems like the idea of a laptop abd a PDA are worthy additions but several versions of same? Anyway, being a person with a disability power wheelchairs whould have to be up on my list of best gadgets.
firecat
Feb. 19th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
I agree about the 8 laptops and 4 pdas, but I chalked that up to its being a "mobile computing" mag.

yes! power wheelchairs don't fit their definition of gadget ("smaller than a breadbox") but they are a great invention.
stonebender
Feb. 19th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
Oh, I missed the smaller than a breadbox part.
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