Hottest Gadgets of the 1970′s

Last week we brought you the hottest gadgets from the 1960′s. This week we’re bringing you the most “far out” gadgets from the 70′s that were only slightly less popular than the iPad is today. Ok, maybe that is an understatement. Check out these awesome gadgets that were the envy of all geeks more than 30 years ago.

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Portable World Cup Projector

The World Cup is huge this year, as always. As such, it may be difficult to find a spot at the local bar to watch the game, and watching the game at home can be a little less exciting then cheering on your team with a group of people. Enter the mobile cinema, this thing is a portable projector so you can take it with you and project the game onto any wall or flat surface, it’s an instant party.

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The Clap-on Alarm Clock Cube

Remember the clapper? You could turn a light on and off in your house just by clapping? Well, it’s back, but this time it’s for your alarm clock. It’s pretty cool, the alarm clock “sleeps” on your nightstand or wherever you put it until you clap to turn on the LED time display. So, clap-on.

The Clap-On Cube Alarm Clock is available through Wrapables.


iMousePad: For iPad Fans Who Need Everything

iPad’s are cool, but they’re not always the most practical. So, for those who want the iPad feel around them without actually buying one, YankoDesign brings us the latest in iPad-inspired products, the iMousePad.


Hottest Gadgets of the 1960′s

Think your iPad is cool? Check out these awesome gadgets that were the envy of all geeks more than 40 years ago.

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Live-Stream Camera for Vloggers, etc.

This new device, dubbed the Cerevo Cam Live!, just might be the first digital camera capable of streaming live video to Ustream without the need for additional hardware. In addition to live streaming video, the camera can capture video and images that can be uploaded to your favorite social networking site like Facebook, etc.

The camera is available from Japan Trend Shop and is equipped with a lithium ion battery capable of streaming video for up to two full hours and can upload video to YouTube automagically.

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6 Current Technologies The Jetsons Predicted

Recently, I decided to watch a few episodes of The Jetsons with the intention of picking out futuristic technologies that exist today, roughly 50 years later. All of the episodes I watched aired in the first season, between 1962 and 1963.  These episodes ran on re-run steadily until the 1980′s, when ongoing popular demand led to production of new episodes.

The “TeleViewer”

The TeleViewer is a screen with the sole purpose of delivering news headlines in a similar format to newsprint. It has moving images (read: embedded media) and provides the reader with a more interactive and multi-dimensional experience. In essence, the TeleViewer predicts online news and the shift from print to digital. This shift has never been more clear than it is now with the iPad.

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USB Cufflinks Promote Style and Storage

We like buying things that solve more than one problem for us, like the iPhone, which is a phone, mp3 player, gaming console, and much more. Until now, cufflinks have just been cufflinks, but these Ravi Ratan cufflinks just changed the game by hiding a stylish 2GB USB drive in each one. So now, you can be stylish and smart, by carrying all your important files with you.

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