There are some gadgets that remain appealing despite being old and outdated. These are the gadgets which retain their cool factor through the ages. It doesn’t matter how crusty and unloved they may be, we still want to own one for ourselves.
So much so that we’d be willing to scour market stalls and thrift stores for them. Or, a more likely scenario, jump on eBay and pay over the odds for this particular item. But which retro gadget still has such a hold on you that you would still buy it today?
We want to know, What Retro Gadget Would You Still Buy Today?
This question was inspired by the video embedded above, which shows a bunch of precocious teenagers reacting to the Nintendo Power Glove. This was a precursor to the Wii and its motion-controlled games, but the Power Glove failed spectacularly due to being ahead of its time. And a little bit crappy.
Still, despite what these teenagers thought of it, I must admit I’d still like to play with the Power Glove. So much so that I’d be willing to pay good money for one. This isn’t an invitation for you to sell me yours, but it is an example of a retro gadget which is still desirable. At least to one person.
So, what old gadget would you still buy today if you were given the opportunity? It can be anything from a classic video game and the console to play it on, to an original iPod. Or an old toy your parents refused to buy you. Or an old mobile phone which you wouldn’t use but which would hold sentimental value.
The sky is the limit. If it’s a gadget, it’s more than a few years old, and it’s still desirable to you for whatever reason, then it’s a winner. Our ultimate aim is to compile a list of old gadgets people are still willing to pay good money for to this day, but we need your help to make such a list possible.
Please scroll down the page to let us know your choice of retro gadget in the comments section below.
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