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Gizmos and Gadgets-Inventions of the Century!

Updated on May 29, 2015
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As a Boy Scout, Greg learned the value of collecting rare items. Coins are his favorite. Greg writes about coins and other collectibles...

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Look at where we have come. Has technology made us lazy? I believe in some ways it has, but we know our minds are working well!

I am making this hub to show you all some of the gizmos and gadgets that have been made in the last 50 years.

As you can see, when speaking of gadgets, I was thinking of Albert Einstein. I thought these photographs of him were magnificent! The link where there are more is below.

Scroll down and check out some of these neat inventions.


In 1978 Milton Bradley put out a new toy called Simon. It was a hit! They premiered it at Studio 54 in New York and the nation went wild!

This was one gadget that made Milton Bradley a lot of money.

Kodak Instamatic 100

Wow, what a camera in 1963. You didn't have to load the film yourself, it came in a sealed holder. Kodak came up with quite the gizmo here.

Timex Sinclair 1000

The smallest computer! It was released in 1982 and a whole 1 KB of ram. You would have a hard time with the keys, but everyone still had to have one of these gadgets.

One of the funniest one's I have seen!


Every kid had one of these game systems when they first came out. I recall playing "pong" for hours on end.

Regency TR-1

1954 brought the radio into your pocket. This gadget was made by Texas Instuments and was a big profit earner. The first version of the Walkman!

Hamilton Pulsar

In 1972 the first state-of-the-art LED watch hit the market. It was the Hamilton Pulsar and cost was $2100. The first ones were solid gold. They did get the prices down to around $260. Still a very expensive watch for 1972.

© 2008 Greg Boudonck


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      hardwaremarket 9 years ago from India

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      Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

      Hi froggy:-)

      Love the pics of Einstein. And such a nice trip down memory lane. I do believe I have shaken hands with most of what you have posted:-)




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      Peter M. Lopez 9 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

      Nice hub, froggy. I thought about doing a tribute to the calculator watch for this contest topic, but I got busy. Nice review.

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      Compu-Smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Many children today would still love a couple of these iconic gadgets if they were given as a present today especially Simon and the

      Einstein Rocks!


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      penmanzee 9 years ago

      Ah! At the risk of dating myself, I actually remember owning the camera and a version of the computer game.

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      Britton King 9 years ago from North Carolina Mountains

      hi, one of your fans here. Einstein is one of my favorite people, Coole hub