The Sinclair MTV-1 Micro TV

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Sinclair's little ultra-sharp black and white TV was meant to be a pocket set. But with a 4x6-inch footprint, it was impossible to stash in most disco-tight pockets at the time, even if it was under 2 inches thick.

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The 2-inch screened set took 10 years to develop and was $395. [Modernmechanix via retrothing]

Gizmodo '79 is a week-long celebration of gadgets and geekdom 30 years ago, as the analog age gave way to the digital, and most of our favorite toys were just being born.

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I'm amazed that the US still doesn't have a broadcast standard for mobile devices.

I know there was supposed to be a big push for it with the switch to digital but I still haven't seen much of it.

Say what you will about this device but I can't do now what it did then.