The Sinclair MTV-1 Micro TV

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]

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