. . . Tuesday February 22, 2005

The Top Gadgets

Mobile PC Magazine has served up their list of the top 100 gadgets of all time. The list seems pretty good and certainly provides an entertaining walk down product memory lane. Here are a few of the top picks.

SWINGLINE 747 STAPLER

PEZ DISPENSER
(Come on. A friggin toy that dispenses
candy. Nothing during the internet boom
can even compare to that simple genius -
although streaming porn comes close.)

ATARI PONG C-100

MATTEL FOOTBALL II
(Can you have one lcd line pass a blinking
lcd line to another lcd line and make a game
out of it? Hell yes.)

ABACUS, 190 A.D.
(I’ve always hated the new math)

THE CLAPPER
(not to be confused with the similarly named STD)

APPLE IPOD

SONY WALKMAN
(originally called the Soundabout)

ZENITH SPACE COMMAND TV REMOTE CONTROL

That last one somehow only came in second place. Must have been a fix.

And I’m sure that there are more than a few folks out there who will be wondering about the two significant omissions from the list: Bongs and vibrators (at least one of which goes extremely well with Mattel Football 2).


Concentration is important!