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Top Influential Gadgets Of All Time: How Many Did You Own?

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Though the successor is always ahead in terms of technology, the foundation is always set firm by it’s predecessor. So does the technology that we breathe and live with today, has advanced over the years. Having said that, reminisce about some of the most influential gadgets that changed the face of technology once and for all.

Apple iPhone

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Phones existed for years, but this one defined a real smartphone with class. Launched in 2007, Apple actually put a powerful gadget in the pockets of many.

Sony Trinitron

UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 16: The Japanese Sony company have been manufacturing televisions since 1961. In 1968, Sony developed a superior cathode ray tube which completely revolutionised the picture quality of colour television. It was called the Trinitron tube: a name derived from ?trinity?, meaning the union of three, and ?tron? from the electron tube. The Trinitron tube employs an aperture grille (where the wires are stretched down the screen), rather than the more usual shadow mask (a metal plate with holes in it), and produces brighter, clearer images. By the early 1970s, there were over 200 million television sets in homes throughout the world. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
(Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

 

Trinitron by Sony not only received an Emmy award but also sold over 100 million units worldwide. Truly Classic!

Apple Macintosh

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With this invention, Steve Jobs literally set the standards high for the way humans interacted with computers and other gadgets.

Sony Walkman

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The handy Walkman by Sony was the first portable, simple and affordable music gadget that sold more than 200 million devices till the time CD player & iPod came into picture.

IBM Model 5150

UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 04: The IBM Personal Computer System was introduced to the market in early 1981, at a time when IBM was the world's largest mainframe computer manufacturer. Such was IBM?s reputation that 200,000 of the PCs were sold in the first year. As a result it set a standard by which every other computer company was to be measured. The microcomputer market had grown from its beginnings in the kit building hobby market to a potential billion-dollar industry. The IBM PC used the Intel 8088 microprocessor, a factor which was also pivotal to Intel's growing success. The machine used magnetic tape to load data, and featured an optional floppy disk drive. The hard drive did not make an appearance until the release of IBM?s XT machine in 1983. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
(Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

 

It is impossible to imagine the shape of the computer world and how it must have looked in today’s time without this IBM PC.

Victrola Record Player

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There would be no music in the house without Victrola. This device brought the aura of classical musicians & opera singers in the homes of many.

Regency Transistor Radio

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As revolutionary as it was, this was the first gadget to be powered by transistor. This technology changed the face of portable communications overnight.

Kodak Brownie Camera

UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 25: George Eastman marketed the original Brownie to be an inexpensive camera for the mass market. The camera, which was designed by Frank Brownell, was literally a cardboard box with a wooden end, yet it took perfectly good photographs. Eastman named the camera after characters popularised by the Canadian children's author, Palmer Cox. This camera, which was produced in a range of colours, was the first to be designed and built at the new Kodak camera factory at Harrow, Middlesex. Prior to this, all Kodak cameras were imported fromthe United States and Canada. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
(Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

Tagged at a price as cheap as $1, Kodak Brownie Camera not just coined the term snapshot but also built the relationship of images with the society.

Apple iPod

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This gadget isn’t something one forgets easily. It was one of Apple’s most superhit devices that put an end to all the CD players.

Anyone feeling nostalgic already?

(Information Source: TIME)

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