The times from the 80s and 90s were the golden eras of life. Even though it was the time where technology and science were starting to take deeper roots, still those kids and people from this period have a lot of good memories to recollect. But we also had a few decent technologies that were useful and the top 10 of the gadgets from the 80s and 90s are below.
Armatron is nothing but a user-controllable toy with a crane-operated arm for picking up small objects. There are two joysticks which are at the bottom for the control operation. The countdown timer allows the user to fix the lift time of an object.
2. POCKET VISION 3
Pocket Vision 3 was a portable television in the mid-80s for travelers. The 3 inches miniature TV with a projection system features a small TV that can produce black and white visuals. The natural light that comes through its plastic panel reflects an upside-down image on the mirror. The 4 AAA batteries have a long-lasting life of 10 hours.
3. SPEAK AND SPELL
Speak And Spell was one of the iconic learning toys from 1980-1992. It was the world’s first handheld PC and gaming console. There was an interchangeable cartridge that had different games for children to improve their spelling and vocabulary. This toy even gave the path for many gadgets that we are using today.
4. GAME BOY
By the end of the 80s, Game Boy playing gadget was one of the trending technology for its games like Tetris and Super Mario Land. The manufacturers and creators of this game were none other than the world-famous Nintendo. It was a successful game in the 80s and 90s, and kids can still remember those days they enjoyed playing it for hours.
5. EPSON ET- 10 POCKET TV
We all know Epson is the best brand for computer printers and screen projectors. But in the 80s, the Epson Company was trendin through their electronic field for the pocket television ET-10. This gadget was the world’s first 2 inches color TV to be inside your pocket. The ET-10 can produce 57,600 pixels and RGB color filter.
6. SONY WALKMAN
Sony Walkman was the first famous portable cassette-player before the iPod entering the markets. The listener can choose and hear playlists on the tape through the portable headphones along with FM and AM frequencies. The gadget was present even in the 70s, but it became a hit only after two decades.
7. NOKIA- MOBIRA CITY-MAN 900
Nokia-Mobira phone gadget was the base for today’s advancing technology of mobiles. In the 80s, Nokia-Mobira City-man 90 had a lengthy plastic chord, and the phone was 18 cm high weighing 760 g. But during the 90s, and in the early 2ks, Nokia took incomplete dominance over other mobile gadgets.
8. MOTOROLA STAR TAC
Motorola Star Tac was the first smallest flip-phone gadget which was from 1996. At the starting years, Motorola was the highest-selling mobile phones with so many million units sold. Using basic Motorola phones, you can send and receive SMS messages. Star Tac was the first gadget that introduced vibration mode. There was also an indication of green light to give alerts regarding the network connection.
9. POLAROID SUN AF 660
In photography fields, Polaroid Autofocus was the first digital gadget in the 80s and 90s. The Autofocus 660 had a 116 mm lens with Sonar Autofocus Technology. The camera had useful sensors to detect how far an object was and sonar pulses to focus well.
10. PORTABLE DVD PLAYERPanasonic Company had its first portable DVD player in 1998. The DVD gadget was useful both inside homes as well even while traveling and partying out with your friends. People still remember the days when they used CD players to listen to music from this portable DVD player during the period of the 80s and 90s.