Whether they’re strapped to our belts, sitting on our desks, or jammed in an overstuffed closet, we absolutely love our gadgets.
So it wasn’t exactly easy coming up with the definitive list of the 100 best gadgets ever unleashed. In the weeks we spent debating the entries, tempers were flared, fingers were pointed, chairs were smashed over heads, and feelings were hurt. But we emerged, like Moses from the mountain, with the world’s most authoritative ranking of the best gadgets of all time.
Editor’s Note: mobilepc has picked several gems (a nd I own quite a few!). Some great examples are:
99: Swingline 747 Stapler (2002) – staple in style!
87: Radio Shack TRaSh, I mean TRS-80 Model 100 (1983) – I use to play on this thing for days on end!
75: Laser Pointer (1980s) – a great pet toy to drive your pet insane!
70: Atari Pong C-100 (1976) – sucky game but at the time it was the coolest!
65: Mattel Football II (1978) – great game to wear out your thumbs!
40: Falcon Dust-Off (early 1970s) – fun to turn upside down and freeze someone’s pants with!
25: Nintendo Gameboy (1989) – I still get teary eyed when I think of the Gameboy because I dropped mine and it broke…
12: Apple Ipod (2001) – start of a revolution!
10: Tivo Series 1 (1999) – can’t live without TiVO!
The top gadget of all time? Try the Apple Powerbook 100 (1991). First true “laptop” as this was the first portable machine that wouldn’t give you a hernia if you put it on your lap.