12 Monumental Gadget Firsts

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These clunky "firsts" will leave you hungry for a game of Duck Hunt and your favorite cassette. Or possibly send you scrambling to hug your sleek iPhone while giving thanks for the goodness that is modern technology.

Disclaimer: These gadgets were chosen because they were the first available to consumers on the market—not necessarily the very first model invented. And if you'd like to check out some other ancient electronics, take a look at some of the earliest wrist watches, old analog computers, a visual history of video recorders, 10 neat vintage phones, or a collection of some of the earliest TV sets. [Oobject]