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.


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.


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.