days gone by

  • Gadgets of days gone by: the round-up

    Gadgets of days gone by: the round-up

    It’s been an emotional journey, friends, but I think we’ve found that our attachment to these gadgets of yore is not merely a sentimental one. Indeed, many commenters have chimed in to let us know that some of these devices are still in use in their households. Admirable! We’ll be adding to the series as time goes on and more of our tech lapses into “nostalgia”… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: Sega Nomad

    Gadgets of days gone by: Sega Nomad

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. I was always a Sega kid. Not exclusively, mind you — I never saw fit to swear my loyalty to… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: Sony MiniDisc recorder

    Gadgets of days gone by: Sony MiniDisc recorder

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. Back in 2001, I got a surprise Christmas present from my parents: a Sony MiniDisc recorder. It was a… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: 10 Gaming Commercials from Days of Yore

    10. Master Rob the Video Robot This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. In no particular order except I present to you some of the greatest… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: The Game Boy

    Gadgets of days gone by: The Game Boy

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. My Grandma Sadie bought me my Nintendo Game Boy in the summer of 1990 at Deluxe Novelty on Hanover… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: My Super Nintendo

    Gadgets of days gone by: My Super Nintendo

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. I want to be clear here: I’m not just celebrating the Super Nintendo in general — I do… Read More

  • My summer memories as captured by a Sony Mavica floppy disk camera

    My summer memories as captured by a Sony Mavica floppy disk camera

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. Way back in the balmy summer of 2001, I made sunset time-lapse video using a Sony Mavica and a stack… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: Kodak DC50, my first digital camera

    Gadgets of days gone by: Kodak DC50, my first digital camera

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. In 1999, I was into photography, but not seriously. I’d had the obligatory Kodak Instamatic, a… Read More

  • Original Apple TV prototype sells on eBay for $46

    Original Apple TV prototype sells on eBay for $46

    Back in the olden days, Apple tried, just like most companies, to make a set-up box. Using Motorola chips and plenty of crazy ports, the iTV was the precursor to something like WebTV and used a Macintosh Quadra 605/LC475 processor and a crazy OS. It wasn’t a really DVR or video player, per se, but it had a method to grab and send data to the TV. Anyway, one of these just sold for $46 on eBay… Read More

  • Fifteen years ago today, the N64 was born

    Fifteen years ago today, the N64 was born

    Since it’s Gadgets of Days Gone By week, I thought it would be appropriate to note that on May 5th, 1995, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 64 game console. If you were living on the planet Earth at the time, you knew that things had changed. What was more, it debuted with perhaps still the best example of 3D platforming, Mario 64. Kids and adults alike would spend the next few… Read More

 
  • The Newton Messagepad that got away

    The Newton Messagepad that got away

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. Back in college there was this guy Joel who was always working on cooler stuff than we were. He was… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: Palm III

    Gadgets of days gone by: Palm III

    This week at CrunchGear, we're looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys... those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. The Palm III was the first truly portable computing device I ever owned. Oh sure, I had a laptop at the time… Read More

  • Gadgets of Days Gone By: A very mighty VCR tape collection

    Gadgets of Days Gone By: A very mighty VCR tape collection

    So it’s blast from the past week or whatever here at CrunchGear, and I decided to highlight my very fancy VCR tape collection. Boy oh boy did I tape a lot of stuff as a youngster! Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: HP DeskJet 500

    Gadgets of days gone by: HP DeskJet 500

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. The Hewlett Packard DeskJet 500 was the first printer I bought with my own money. I spent a lot on… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: Samsung Trace, spinphone

    Gadgets of days gone by: Samsung Trace, spinphone

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. The Samsung Trace, or SGH-T519, was not an especially capable phone. Oh, it had its little… Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: iRiver SlimX MP3-CD player

    Gadgets of days gone by: iRiver SlimX MP3-CD player

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. It was 2001, I think, when I got the predecessor to this brilliant piece of electronics. During high… Read More